Back when I decided to reorganize my shadows into empty palettes, I realized one gaping hole in my makeup collection: even though I had the first Urban Decay Naked palette, I was absolutely woefully low on good neutral blending mattes. Most of my neutrals were shimmery. And the ones that I had in matte leaned neutral/cool, whereas I look best in neutral/warm. So I went to Makeup Geek to fix that problem.
If you have never heard of Makeup Geek, they are a lovely little line that sells pretty eyeshadows, gel liners, blushes, and lipstick. They’re some of the best products out there you can buy for relatively little money (these shadows were $6 each).
After agonizing over the swatches, I chose Vanilla Bean, a barely there shade for blending up into the browbone, Peach Smoothie, a pale nude peach that looks particularly nice with my yellow undertones, Creme Brulée, a warm leaning neutral mid-tone brown, and Cocoa Bear, a warm cocoa brown. Somehow, two colors snuck into my cart as well: Bitten, a burgundy, and Twilight, a satin grey-purple.
These are lovely shades, though they be not flashy. They’re soft, buttery, and perfect for blending. They make a rockin’ hot classic pinup eye. I absolutely love Peach Smoothie & Cocoa Bear for soft neutral looks.
Here’s a look I did with several of them. The only shadow that is not MUG is the lid shade of metallic gold.
The liner is also MUG. I decided to try gel liners to perfect my wing tips, and truly, the right brush makes all the difference. So I picked up their bent liner brush and two liners: Immortal, a black, and Twinkle, a shimmery gunmetal grey.
These are quite nice, especially for $9 each. Creamy, pigmented, and easy to apply. They take about 4 minutes to truly set, but once they’re on, they’re not going ANYWHERE. They are quite smudge proof. I like them a lot and will be picking up Mobster and Poison once the latter is back in stock.
If you’re a MUG fan, what products do you consider must-haves?