The day has finally arrived. I now have some of the Makeup Geek duo chromes. These released on the 17th I believe, and I got mine today the 24th. I already had one (Insomnia) which is a permanent pigment but they added it to this line as well. I didn't swatch it though and I meant to.
So the duo chrome line is 12 pressed shadows and 8 loose pigments. The shadows have stayed in stock pretty well but the pigments have been selling out like crazy. They've been really good about restocking them fast though. I got two pigments and two shadows, to test them out. The shadows are $6 the pigments are $12.
The top two swatches are the shadows and the bottom two are the pigments.
So far my favorite color is Hologram which I wanted from day one, so no surprise there. Sugar Rush I haven't yet found out the best way to use it. Using it on it's own is very pretty but very bright and white cast so the duo chrome doesn't hardly show through as good. However using it over another color like Pixie Dust makes it look very very cool. So it's all in what you pair them with. Mai Tai is really really wearable and beautiful, you almost don't realize it's a duo chrome. I think this would look so pretty on brides. Black Light is not as intense as I thought it would be, I was expecting like neon glow sticks type color. It's actually a really pretty blue-ish purple. I think this paired with Sugar Rush could be really neat. Hologram is in your face gold and coral and that's why I love it. The name is perfect for it.
As of right now all the shadows are in stock but two of the duo chromes have sold out. Some other colors I'm interested in is Secret Garden, Wildfire, Chameleon, and Prism. If you want something that's not as intense then I would try the shadows, if you want something that is really gonna get people's attention and be the center of the look, get the pigments.
In this look right here I'm wearing Hologram with Mai Tai on the inner lid although you can't really see it because of the pigment. Not that I'm complaining.
In this look I'm wearing Pixie Dust, Envy, Mocha, Peach Smoothie and Sugar Rush on the inner half of the lid it was too bright and not hardly as colorful as I was wanting so I added Hologram to the center over Pixie Dust. I will say that I applied these wet. You don't have to but I always apply my pigments wet. It does get far more intense that way though. I actually had to re-apply Pixie Dust over part of Hologram because it had completely covered up the colors underneath and didn't look blended. So keep that in mind as well.
This picture I love because it looks like I'm wearing two different eye looks when I'm really not it's just the light catching the duo chromes. So as you can see they've done really well with the duo chrome effect.
I can say that I genuinely love these. I like the pigments more, but in general I do like pigments more than shadows most of the time. If I'm wanting that pop of color that is. If I want everything to be soft and even, then I stick to shadows. It's all in personal preference. I also used a little of Hologram on my Cupids bow but you can't really see it in this picture.
So there you have it. That's my first impressions of these. There is a video of them on my Instagram @lovemascara so check that out if you're interested.
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