Makeup Geek Foiled Eye Shadows Review and Swatches

Makeup Geek Foiled Eye Shadows Review and Swatches

The moment I have been waiting for is finally here. Makeup Geek launched its foiled eye shadows on Dec. 1, with 10 colors released so far. 

I joined the pre-order list the moment she uploaded a video on YouTube and was jumping with joy when I received an email that I could finally order them before it was officially open to the public. I think it was a great idea that Makeup Geek decided to do this. The pre-order list prevented the website from crashing on the day it went on public sale, kept everything under control and customers stress free.

There is a bundle sale price of all the eye shadows for $89.99 and $9.99 per pan. The foiled eye shadows are obviously pricier than the original eye shadows, which cost $5.99, but that’s because it cost more to create the formulation in the lab.

The following colors were released:

  • Caitlin Rose – Bright amethyst purple with a foiled finish. All profits made from this color are donated to help support and research Batten disease.
  • Center Stage – Bright royal blue with a foiled finish.
  • Flame Thrower – True brightened warm copper with a foiled finish.
  • Grandstand – Medium rose gold with slight taupe undertones and a foiled finish.
  • Houdini – Deep emerald teal green with a foiled finish.
  • In The Spotlight – Soft pink with coral undertones and a foiled finish.
  • Jester – Bright mossy green with slight gold undertones and a foiled finish.
  • Magic Act – Light gold with yellow undertones and a foiled finish.
  • Mesmerized – Deep medium taupe with strong purple undertones and a foiled finish.
  • Showtime – Rusty brown with warm undertones and a foiled finish.

I purchased Grandstand, Showtime, Flame Thrower and In the Spotlight. These colors immediately stood out to me since I am such a neutrals kind of girl.

When I received them in the mail, I was so stoked and could not wait to open the package. I was immediately mesmerized by the metallic rose gold packaging used for the foiled eye shadows. Makeup Geek did such a fantastic job with the packaging. I actually prefer the rose gold packaging than the original damask packaging.

The pigmentation on these eyeshadows are insane and have that BOOM-power effect! 🙂 I didn’t have to apply a primer before I swatched them. The eye shadows swatched beautifully and were rich in color, a second swatch was not needed. They feel so creamy and buttery. I am so in love with these babies. These eye shadows are supposed to be foiled, but I found them to be more metallic. I have worn most of these eye shadows this whole week and they lasted pretty well on the lids with and without a primer. They did not crease throughout the day, which is a huge plus.

Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadow Swatches Grandstand, Showtime, Flame Thrower, In the Spotlight

Swatches: Left to Right- Grandstand, Showtime, Flame Thrower and In the Spotlight

I admire Marlena so much; you can tell she puts so much effort into creating high-quality products, and they are so affordable. I’ve been watching her YouTube channel, Makeup Geek, for years, and I feel so happy about her accomplishments in the beauty community.

Words can’t explain how happy I am with the products. They definitely lived up to my expectations. How amazing and beautiful are these eyeshadows?

Will you be purchasing any of these foiled eyeshadows? They are so worth it 🙂




  1. http://Davina says

    Hiya! Love your posts.
    How would you say the Anastasia Beverly Hills single shadows compare to Makeup Geek? I noticed that you’ve tried both and I was wondering whether you think one makes better eye shadows than the other?
    I have quite a few MUG shadows, but I haven’t tried the ABH ones, are they worth the investment?

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