Makeup Geek Eyeshadows | New Additions To The Family

My Makeup Geek obsession is strong. I've bought many eyeshadows from Makeup Geek in the past, but lately I've been on a "hiatu...

My Makeup Geek obsession is strong. I've bought many eyeshadows from Makeup Geek in the past, but lately I've been on a "hiatus" of sorts. I've been attempting to not buy so much makeup, so the past few releases, I haven't bought anything.
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Swatches
A few weeks ago, I went ahead and ordered four shades that I've had my eye on, but there are so many more that I want. 
The four shades I picked up are Curfew, Venom, Taboo, and Americano.
Makeup Geek Venom Curfew Americano Taboo
Curfew is described as a matte, medium plum purple.
Venom is a deep moss gross with a golden shimmer.
Taboo is a matte, ultra deep raisin purple.
Americano is a matte, dark brown with subtle purple undertones.
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Review
I like Makeup Geek's descriptions because they're normally spot on and I totally agree with them.
The four shades I grabbed are gorgeous, pigmented and easy to blend.
I'm always surprised my Makeup Geek mattes because they're always so soft and blendable.
I was slightly concerned when I first swatched them because Americano swatched terribly on my hand, but it applied beautifully with a brush on my eyes. 
MUG Swatches
Venom is so shimmery and gorgeous, I couldn't believe the pigmentation. Honestly, it's on a whole other level. It's almost at foiled status, but it's more shimmery than metallic. It's seriously gorgeous, and if you're a fiend for greens, you must have it.
I'm going to show you my updated Makeup Geek collection so you can see that the obsession is real. I've hit pan on a couple of shades. I am in desperate need of another Z Palette before I can even consider buying more shadows. Not to mention, the highlights just released and there are duochromes. I mean, come on! Duochrome highlights? It's like she's speaking to me, and my wallet is crying and so is my husband, but duochrome.
Okay, here's my collection:
Makeup Geek Review
Here's the rundown, top to bottom, left to right.
Palette 1:
Curfew, Taboo, Grandstand, Voltage, Mocha, Americano, Creme Brulee, 
Fortune Teller, Starry Eyed, In the Spotlight, Steampunk, Cocoa Bear, Shimma Shimma, Peach Smoothie, 
Magic Act, Flamethrower, Houdini, Typhoon, Envy, Bitten, Cherry Cola, 
Mesmerized, Jester, Venom, Secret Garden, Bedrock, Burlesque
Palette 2:
Razzleberry, Poppy, Peacock, Duchess, Concrete Jungle, Country Girl, 
Mango Tango, Chickadee, Mermaid, Unicorn, Masquerade, Drama Queen, Galaxy, 
Mai Tai, Cosmopolitan, Shore Thing, Wisteria, Prom Night, 
Phantom, Daydreamer, Moondust, (this one is not a MUG shadow, it's an old MAC shadow & the name is gone), Bliss.
I'll also include a couple of looks I did using the four new shadows.
Venom & Americano
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Curfew & Taboo
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Obviously, my shadows are well loved and I've had more than enough time to test all of the current Makeup Geek formulas and I love them all. I definitely recommend trying them and I absolutely love the newest four I added to my collection, and I can't wait to add more!
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Thanks for reading!

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  1. I hear you on Venom - that baby is gorgeous! I'm drawn towards mossy greens. Your collection is amazing! :)

    1. Thank you! I'm struggling to not use it everyday.

  2. Venom is one of my favorites of all my MUG shadows. She makes such great products.

  3. Wow, those shades look so buttery and pigmented! Love! <3

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    1. Me too! Such high quality and so affordable.

  5. These sounds lovely - your looks are so GORGEOUS!!! You are the blending queen! :)

  6. The colour payoff on these is amazing!

  7. Venom looks spectacular on you!
    Ela |

  8. Venom is at the top of my list. And it looks so beautiful on you!!! I love that she has a variety of greens - not many people do anymore.

    1. I know, greens are hard to find and Marlena does them right. Venom is gorgeous, I struggle not to use it everyday.

  9. I'm loving how Venom looks! It's the kind of green I can pull off!

    1. I think anyone could wear this kind of green, so pretty!

  10. I'm sorry, duochrome highlights? I need to get in on this madness. I hear so much about MUG and I've never tried them, I need to remedy this. Your color choices here are gorgeous!

    1. I know, right? I need the duochrome highlights! Who am I even kidding, I need duochrome EVERYTHING!

  11. Your collection is goals. I love Venom xx

    Coco | The Beauty Milk

    1. Thank you! Venom is absolutely gorgeous & my favorite of the bunch. I can't recommend it enough.

  12. Love the looks you created. Venom and taboo are my favourites


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