Favourite Makeup Geek Eyeshadows

favorite makeup geek eye shadows
Although I really like the Makeup Geek eyeshadows, it can be tricky purchasing them because your only option is ordering them online, which means you don’t get to see the colours in person or swatch them. I have quite a number of MUG shadows, and most of them are awesome but some of the shades, once I received them, didn’t really work on me so much.

makeup geek eyeshadow collection

the rest of my MUG eyeshadow collection

I thought a post about the MUG eyeshadows that work really well on fair skin might be helpful for others contemplating which shades to order. I generally prefer cooler toned shadows and I do find that the MUG shadows can tend to be on the warmer side. Here are the 9 shadows that are my favourite of all of the ones I’ve ordered:

  • White Lies:  a matte white
  • Vanilla Bean: a creamy beige that is a close dupe for MAC Brule. You can see I’ve hit pan on this one.
  • Rockstar: a very unique shade, described ad “pale silver with purple iridescence”
  • Moondust: a slightly shimmery silver taupe
  • Barcelona Beach: a creamy matte, sandy brown (pretty neutral)
  • Hipster: a very natural looking, light, shimmery taupe. absolutely love this one!
  • Prom Night: a cool, purpley-gray taupe that is very similar to MAC Satin Taupe. One of my favourite eyeshadows from any brand.
  • Taupe Notch: a neutral, satiny taupe
  • Pretentious: a wearable bronze, even for fair skin, that isn’t overly warm
White Lies, Vanilla Bean, Rockstar, Moondust, Barcelona Beach, Hipster, Prom Night, Taupe Notch, Pretentious

Can you tell I like neutrals?

swatches White Lies, Vanilla Bean, Rockstar, Moondust, Barcelona Beach, Hipster, Prom Night, Taupe Notch, Pretentious
These super pigmented, creamy eyeshadow pans sell for an amazing $5.99 USD, which at the current exchange rate is about $7 CAD. They ship via Canada Post so I have never incurred any additional duties or customs charges. Shipping is less than $10 USD and is very fast. I could definitely recommend ordering from the Makeup Geek site.

I purchased both my Z Palettes from the Makeup Geek site as well. The small black palette, which I ordered to keep my favourites in, was $14.99 USD, and the large pink Z palette (which holds 27 MUG e/s pans) is $20 USD.

I hope this helps you if you’re are trying to decide which MUG shadows to get. Have you tried the MUG shadows yet? What are your favourites?

Thanks for reading!
Nerdy Librarian Girl ❤


Filed under Eyes, Eyeshadow, Favourites

13 responses to “Favourite Makeup Geek Eyeshadows

  1. I don’t have these, but of the ones I have my favorites are Cosmopolitan, Grandstand, In the Spotlight, and FlameThrower. Cosmopolitan is close to In the Spotlight though.


  2. sonalhira

    I really want to try these! How would they compare to mac shadows? X


    • Some of the shades remind me more of the Urban Decay shadows – soft and powdery. I get a bit of fall down from some. They are very pigmented like the MAC, but I think the wear time isn’t quite as long. They are very good for the price!

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      • sonalhira

        I might definately have to try some! Have you ever tried morphe shadows? X


      • No, I haven’t [immediately Googles] 🙂 Would you recommend?

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      • sonalhira

        Haha no I haven’t either…apparently they’re supposed to be good too! Jacyln hill, the youtuber released her own palette with them. Hmm so many brands to try!! X


      • Carla N.

        I quit buying MAC about 10 years ago, when they quit being cruelty-free, and Makeup Geek is one of the companies that’s helped me cope.
        I find most of their eyeshadows to be as good as MAC; in fact, I’ve come across a few MAC dupes there.
        My most recent “discovery is Faux Fur, a medium-deep matte greyish taupe that reminds me of MAC’s long-gone LE French Grey.
        And Shimma Shimma reminds me of MAC Shore Leave/Shroom.
        I have a few other MUG shadows, mostly grays, and I just ordered Hipster, since I’m lately on a brown tangent.


  3. I really want Rockstar. I almost purchased it in my last order but I thought 7 was even. Barcelona Beach has been my favourite for the crease lately.

    Beauty Isles | An Island Girl’s Beauty and Lifestyle Blog


  4. I love Make Up Geek Eyeshadows! Cocoa Bear, Bitten and Creme Brulee are my favourites.
    Jay x


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