If you aren’t familiar with MakeupGeek stop right now and check her out. Ok…actually finish reading this post, then check her out. Marlena from Makeup Geek is the first makeup blogger I started following years ago. She started with makeup tutorial videos and reviews and now she uploads videos in categories including makeup, hair, fashion, and her weight loss journey. She launched her own line of makeup somewhere along the way, I finally got my hands on some of her shadows after watching her video comparing them to MAC’s eye shadows.
Described on her website as:
Highly pigmented, half price of high end shadows without sacrificing quality, all shadows are cruelty free, talc and paraben free.
Here’s what I found:
I was very impressed when I received this in the mail. I immediately dug into them and started swatching. I started with only 3 shades: Taupe Notch (frost), Homecoming (frost) and Creme Brule (matte). All 3 gave great color payoff and wore well throughout the day. I would say they are as good as MAC’s eye shadows, hands down. And at only $5.99 for the pan, its definitely a better buy. One of my shadows was broken upon arrival, but a simple email to customer service (with photo attached) and they immediately sent out a replacement without requiring me to send the broken back. Great service!
You will need a Z Palette if you order the pan sizes as they do not stick in a MAC palette. You can purchase the Z Palette on her website or on Amazon. Z Palettes are by far my favorite as they come in a variety of sizes and you can see through them.
Overall Rating of this Product:
Pros: Impressive Color Payoff, Long Wearability, Affordable
Retail: $5.99 for Pan Size (must have Z Palette)/$7.99 for Compact Size