If you watch Youtube beauty vloggers, or are in on all the makeup looks on social media, you've probably heard about Makeup Geek's new foiled shadows. The foiled shadows aren't necessarily new but they just released new colors a few months ago and I finally picked some up. I avoided the first batch because they just didn't have anything I was DYING to have. The spring/summer collection though, was a whole different story. As you know I love color. Anything bright and bold is what my life is all about. So to see such bright and fun colors in this crazy formula I had to get some.
The above picture is two foiled and one regular shadow. I'm still working my way to an entire palette of just Makeup Geek it's about half MUG half ABH right now. So I picked up another neutral shade that I had been wanted which was Cupcake. It looks very underwhelming but when I see it used in looks it makes such a difference. The foiled shades I got where In The Spotlight and Pegasus. You know I had to get that crazy blue.
Here they are in the top row the first three: Cupcake, Pegasus, and In The Spotlight
As you can see from the pan Pegasus and Mermaid (1st shadow, 2nd row) look so similar.
In The Spotlight on top and Pegasus on bottom. This is without primer or any base for that matter and on unfortunately dry hands. I had just gotten out of the pool.
Top to bottom: Mermaid, Pegasus, and Poolside.
Now all three are different formulas, Poolside is kinda matte but with glitter/shimmer in it. I'm sure that someone would correct me on that. Mermaid is metallic with a golden duo chrome almost. Not sure if it's a duo chrome technically but definitely has gold in it. It has a lot of dimension none the less. Pegasus is like Mermaid without the gold and has the "foiled" look which mimics aluminum foil or what I think is a wet look. Super intense and shiny. So they're all similar in tone with Poolside being a little different I guess. Just different formulas. Which kinda bummed me out because when I was playing with them on the eye Pegasus was really really similar to Mermaid so much so that it almost looked the same just with no gold. However which the "foiled" action really kicks in that's what makes it different. My advice is choose one or the other. Choose Mermaid if you want something that's a little different since it has gold in it and is a unique shade of blue. Pick Pegasus if you want that bright bright turquoise pop, or super shiny look.
These swatches are to show you anything remotely close to this color that I already have. The ONLY thing I had in my whole arsenal that could compare just slightly was Loreal Amber Rush pressed pigment. Sure there are shimmer shadows in this shade but none that have a foiled look to it. Amber Rush is darker though and not as creamy a formula as this is. In the Spotlight is more of a pale peach but it almost looks silver on the eye kinda depending on what it's paired with.
The formula of these are very soft and buttery feeling. They are INTENSE. I compare them to the Anastasia Beverly Hills Titanium line. I will say thought that these are better. These stick to the lid better in my opinion and keep their intensity or "foiled" look instead of fading when transferred. I like the Titanium shadows don't get me wrong but these are better I won't lie.
They're also comparable to Loreal Pressed Pigments. Again not as good a formula but close to the same price point. The Anastasia Titanium shadows are $12 or $13, the Loreal Pressed Pigments are anywhere from $8 to $11 and these are $10. So I would choose these everytime.
I ordered these on Monday I want to think and I just got them Friday. That's actually kinda long for Makeup Geek. I normally get their stuff in like 2 to 3 days tops. This was actually more of a wait than I've had in the past. I don't mind that though.
This look is with In The Spotlight.
Cupcake is in the crease, along with Mocha and Chickadee. Corrupt is on the outer corner. Which is what I think brings out the silver in this color. Had it been all warm tones I think it would've been more of a peach cast.
This look is with Pegasus.
It's a lot going on I know but Pegasus is in the center of the lid. It's also underneath the wing. I used an angeled brush and wet it with a misting facial spray and applied Pegasus with it just underneath the wing.
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