By now, I’ve made my love for Makeup Geek shadows clear – they’re some of the best single shadows that you can buy, the shade range has something for everyone and the formula across the board is pretty amazing. But when placing an order, it can be just a little overwhelming deciding which shades are worth checking out. I’ve combed through my collection picked out the nine shades that definitely worth adding to your cart next time you’re planning an order.
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One of the first shades that I picked up from the MUG range and one that would be useful in just about anyone’s collection. It’s a stunning champagne shimmer – one of my favourites for inner corner and brow bone highlighting but it’s also beautiful all over the lid with a deeper shade in the crease.
Although Peach Smoothie is widely regarded as the best shade to start off any eye look, I find that the slightly peachy, slightly beige-y Beaches & Cream works much better on my pale skin. Whenever I pull out my MUG shadows, I blend it all over the lid to start off. It helps shadows blend later on and also cancels out any discolouration on the lid.
My very favourite subtle neutral shade in the crease and the MUG shadow that’s definitely seen the most use. The formula is absolutely beautiful for blending into the crease or for a subtle, matte look all over the lid. If you love your neutrals, this is the one for you.
Beautiful, mid-brown shimmers will always be my favourite shadows to reach for and Homecoming is a particularly stunning one. For a super simple eye look I blend out a bit of Barcelona Beach in the crease, place this in the outer third of the eye and highlight the inner corner with Shimma Shimma. Beautiful.
Makeup Geek have some beautiful purple-toned shadows in their range and although I don’t reach for them a lot, Twilight is undeniably beautiful. The muted purple shade is just a little different to my normal neutral browns so I love pulling it out for special occasions.
A warm eyeshadow lover’s dream and one of the creamiest formulas I’ve found in the regular MUG line. Roulette is a stunning sienna shade, again, a little out of my comfort zone but it’s always the one I reach for when I feel like working with warm-toned eyeshadows.
The foiled formula from MUG is well worth the couple of extra dollars – they’re soft, creamy and pigmented and the shade range is incredible. In The Spotlight is a light coral-pink with plenty of shimmer. It’s stunning all over the lid or just used to highlight the inner corner of the eye.
My very favourite Foiled eyeshadow – sometimes it looks rose gold, sometimes it looks a mid-brown but there’s no doubt it’s always stunning. Whenever I don’t know what eye look I want to go for, this ends up on my lids. If I could recommend just one shadow from the MUG range this would be it.
A slightly more cool-toned brown from the foiled range, with the same beautiful formula. This would be a beautiful base for a cool-toned, brown smokey eye or subtly blended out into the outer corner of the eye. It also looks really nice when it’s sheerly blended out all over the lid.
L to R: Shimma Shimma, Beaches & Cream, Barcelona Beach, Homecoming,
Twilight, Roulette, In The Spotlight, Grandstand, Mesmerised.