I have been following Makeup Geek Cosmetics for quite some time now and I love all their products. I don’t think Marlena has come out with a bad product yet.
You go girl!
Recently (some of you might already know this) she came out with her Duochrome Shadows and Pigments. I watched her swatch video and was blown away. I raced over to her site to order everything (obviously) and the pigments were all sold out but the shadows were still available. So I bought them all!
- I’m Peachless
- Mai Tai
- Secret Garden
Here are the 6 light shadows swatched from Top to bottom, left to right:
- Voltage (Silver + Yellow)
- I’m Peachless (Pink/ Peach + Gold)
- Mai Tia (Bright Pink + Peachy Orange)
- Phantom (Silver + Lilac)
- Blacklight (Purple + Aqua)
- Rockstar ( Silver + Pink. Rockstar is VERY hard to capture on camera. Trust me on this though, it is beautiful. A dark purple in the crease or even a black and this colour POPS!)
Here are the 6 Dark shadows swatched from Top to Bottom, Left to Right:
- Karma (Gold + Yellow)
- Ritzy (Rust+ Copper)
- Typhoon (Green + Blue)
- Havoc (Brown + Blue/Green)
- Steam Punk (Copper + Black)
- Secret Garden (Green + Black)
These shadows are super creamy, and colour payoff is amazing. I do find however, that the duo chrome effect doesn’t really show up unless they are wet. (This is even more apparent in the light shades…) So if you spritz a small amount of M.A.C Fix+ or some sort of facial mist onto your brush before you use them, they are killer! I love them! My favourite shade is Ritzy. It is this dirty gold/green/rust colour. It looks great with brown eyes and would look awesome on darker skin tones as well. When I used this shadow, I buffed MUG Barcelona Beach and Bitten into the crease then applied Ritzy all over the lid.
Instant smokey eye that wasn’t your typical brown/black/grey. It looked amazing! It was warm toned with such a unique colour, I don’t think I could have duped it if I tried. So using them wet is a must, BUT if you use them dry, they are really nice as well, just a lot softer in the duo chrome department.
I have ordered some of the pigments, (WildFire, Kaleidoscope and Mood Ring) and when I try them out, I will let you know what I think of them. Typically though, pigments have better payoff over shadows. Shadows just tend to be less messy, and easier to use. (Which is why I prefer shadows because I am messy on a good day…
Let me know what you think of these shadows, or if you would like to see a walk through tutorial using them!
Until Next Time