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Makeup Geek Shadows - Part 1

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By cristalena56 · April 3, 2016
As Thrift Thicke would sing on YT, "Youtube made me buy it and now i'm going to try it". In January of last year after watching a Jaclyn Hill makeup geek favorite shadows video, I  decided to buy some of these shadows. I have since made a few orders since that initial order. I think I own now 40 shadows of theirs (38 pans and 2 pigments). 
 
Makeup Geek Cosmetics is a makeup company started by Youtuber Marlena. She considers herself a makeup teacher rather then a makeup artist. I have been following her yt channel for quite a few years now. I think she was my second youtube subscription after Leesha (xsparkage). I don't know why I was so late joining the bandwagon on these shadows because they are amazing.
The shadows are pigmented, blend easily, and last all day. Plus they only cost $6 a Pan or $10 for their Foiled shadow pans. I noticed recently MAC reduced their price of their pro single refill pans to $6.00 and I think it's probably because they were losing business to this company since their shadows were $10 compared to MUG $6.00. I actually put my mug shadows in mac pro duo palettes with inserts. 
 
These are the shadows I bought recently when they were having a bundle sale. From time to time they will put bundles of 9 shadows for a certain price. They are made up from their regular, duochrome, and foiled lined shadows. This set was on sale for $25 and i also bought one extra shadow. They currently have the Spring Fever Set for $30. 
All their shadows come in these thin cardboard squares. I recently ordered some mac ones and they came in similar packaging. 
I'll start with the 2 duochromes and 2 foiled shadows. Duochromes are when you have one color but when you move it around in the light it can reflect 1 or more other colors. The foiled shadows give you that wet (foiled) look without having to wet your brush. 
Duochromes on the left and foiled on right. Took these outside with no flash.
Shade: Mai Tai
Description: Apricot Base with Orchid Reflects 
Thoughts: I think it's a dark peach color that in certain angles it looks more pink. It reminds me a little of the duochrome shadow from the morphe jaclyn hills favorite palette (ES67).  
Price: $6.00
  Next
Desscription: Buff Base with Peachy-Pink Reflects.
Thoughts: 
Price: $6.00
Foiled...
Description: Soft Pink with Coral Undertones and a Foiled Finish.
Thoughts: It looks like a  peachy-coral to me with a golden foiled finish.
Price: $9.99
and then... lol
 Name: Daydreamer
Description: Light lilac purple with cool undertones and a foiled finish
Thoughts: Light lavendar purple with a silvery foiled finish.
Price: $9.99
do be do be do...
 These shadows are from their normal line. 
 Here there are 3 mattes and 1 shimmer.
Description: Metallic Champagne 
Thoughts: Light beige with a frosted golden sheen. I mainly use this color as a inner corner highlight. This was one of the first shadows i bought. This one will be a backup. 
Price: $6.00
 I didn't swatch this one or the next one because I already own them. I'll have swatch them from my other ones and add them later...
Description: A Light Peach Beige with a Soft Matte Finish
Thoughts: A light peachy orange matte. I mainly use this as a transition shade in my crease. 
Price: $6.00
 It's a little more orange then it shows in the picture above... When I post the pictures of another haul, you will see what I am talking about.. 
 Name: Sorbet
Description: Pastel Melon Pink with a Matte Finish
Thoughts: Dusty Light Corally Pink Matte. It didn't want to swatch very well so this one I had to swatch over a primer. 
Price: $6.00
lalalala..
 Name: Bedrock
Description: Medium Gray with Strong Brown Undertones and a Matte Finish.
Thoughts: This was another one I had to apply over a primer because it was patchy. It's a brownish gray color.
Price: $6.00

 
 

Ipsy - Glam Bag December 2013 Celebration

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By cristalena56 · December 17, 2013
Contents of Bag. (Forgot the Envelope Picture.)

The theme of this month is "Celebration!".

These are the brands featured in this month's bag.

The goodies!! :D


Product Name: Be a Bombshell The One Stick Girl Crush
Description: An all-in-one multiple stick with a smooth texture. Apply to eyelids, cheeks or lips for the perfect pop of color anywhere! 
Size: Full Size (2.5g)
Where to Buy: Be a Bombshell Cosmetics
Value: $16.00


Product Name: NYX Extra Creamy Round Lipstick in Celene
Description: A classic lipstick for all occasions that has a mineral-based emollient formula, beautiful velvet texture, saturated color, and resists wear and smudging. 
Size: Full Size (0.14 oz)
Where to Buy: NYX
Value: $4.00

I had a swatch for this but it looks gross on my lips so i'm not going to bother posting it. This is not a good looking shade at all upclose.

Product Name: Nicka K New York Nail Color in Classic Taupe
Description: The Nicka K New York is specially designed to glide across fingernails with minimal effort for vibrancy that is dazzling and long lasting. Formula is free of DBP, Toublene, and formaldehyde. Ripe Apple was also featured in this month's bag.
Size: Full Size (0.15 oz)
Where to Buy: Nicka
Value: $4.99

I loved the polish itself. Applied smoothly, dried quickly, and shiny with no top coat. I just didn't care for the color.

Product Name: Ardell Natural Lash 120 Demi
Description: Ardell’s Natural lashes are perfect for enhancing your eyes for an everyday look. These are the most popular lashes as they give the desired, natural look of full, beautiful lashes. Lightweight and reusable, these lashes are permanently curled, waterproof, comfortable to wear and easy to apply. 
Size: 1 Pair
Where to Buy: Ulta
Value: $3.99


Product Name: Pop Beauty Bright Up Your Life Smokin' Hot Eyeshadow Trio
Description: This palette of hues adds definition & intensity to lids, creating a broad range of looks that complements all eye colours. From brightening bare to sultry smoke, these hues blend smoothly onto the lid, adding a veil of silky luster that will outlive the day or night! Ipsy subscribers who receive this product will receive Naturally Bare or Smokin Hot.
Size: 0.15 oz
Where to Buy: Pop Beauty
Value: $7.20 (Full Palette 10 shadows $24.00)


Swatches of the 3 makeup products. Lipstick swatched better then it applied to my lips. 

Price of Bag: $10.00
Value of Bag: $36.18
Where to Subscribe: Ipsy
Thoughts on Bag: I liked my bag for the most part. I love my lashes!! I wore them on christmas!! :) The trio is good but can find better shades of these. The nail polish was awesome but the color. The all in one stick didn't really show up on my cheeks or lips. The lipstick shade I recieved was horrid. I would never buy this color or recommend it. They had all sorts of shades being sent out and i think i got the worse one for my complexion.

These are the other products featured in this month's bag:
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*Mirabella Eye Blender Brush $27.00
*English Laundry Signature Fragrances (5 mL) $4.50 (Full Size: 100 mL $90.00)
*Andrea Strip Lash (1 pair) $2.98
*Salon Perfect Perfectly Natural Strip Lashes
*Demeter Snow Perfume Oil Roll On (.29 oz) $10.00
*J.Cat Beauty Big Lip Pencil (Full Szie: 0.3 oz) $3.99
*Jesse's Girl JulieG Holiday Frosted Gum Drops in Sugar Plum Fairy (.35 oz) $3.99
*Starrily Nail Polish in Bzzz Bzzz (.17 oz) $5.00 (Full Size: $12.00)

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