Monday, 28 March 2016

Pretty Shiny Robot: Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadow in Grandstand, Charmed & Mesmerized

Grandstand, Charmed, Mesmerized

Grandstand, Charmed, Mesmerized in my large Z palette
Grandstand, Charmed, Mesmerized

I bought these Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadows from BeautyBay out of curiosity, having heard a bit of buzz about the brand, which sprung from the Makeup Geek tutorials website and YouTube channel.  Being drawn to anything sparkly and/or metallic, I chose the more expensive Foiled Eyeshadow, which costs £7.95 per pan, rather than the standard eyeshadow, which costs £4.95 per pan.

And wow, these are very, very metallic indeed - the swatches are what I'd expect from a cream product, not a powder eyeshadow.  The shadows are soft and blendable, although I noticed that the more you blend them, the less foiled they look - I've been blending a layer across my lid with a fluffy brush to get a well blended edge, and then patting more shadow onto the middle of the lid to get a truly metallic finish, but if you can't be bothered you'll still get an intense look with one, blended layer.

Of the three shades I bought, Mesmerized is my favourite - it's an intense, richly metallic brown/purple/taupe shade which makes for a lovely eye which isn't too neutral, but isn't too colourful either.  Charmed is a good deal cooler and icier than I thought it would be, and Grandstand in retrospect was a bad choice - it's a lovely colour, like a new shiny penny, but truly metallic copper eyeshadow is easy to come by.

If you love a metallic eye, I'd definitely recommend trying Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadow out.  They're only sold in pans, so you'll need a Z Palette (or similar) to keep them in - that means an initial separate cost of about £12 for a palette, and then a whole heap of space to put your (now comparably quite cheap) eyeshadow pans into.  I'll be trying a few of the 'normal' eyeshadows next.

Disclosure:  Bought by me.

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