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Makeup Geek Matte Palette

19th April 2016

If you read my make-up posts, you’ll be familiar with my love for mattes. I find myself always complaining that palettes could use a few more, so decided to fill out my collection with some versatile neutral shades -along with one cheeky shimmer which managed to slip through- from Makeup Geek.

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I love the quality of Makeup Geek eyeshadows, they have great colour payoff and wear well all day. These matte shades all blend wonderfully and I intentionally selected shades which could all be worn together for just about every type of look, either as a transition shade or for the full look.

From left to right, top row: Crème Brulee, Peach Smoothie, Baby Face.
Middle row: Frappé, Latte, Barcelona Beach.
Bottom row: Cocoa Bear, Americano, Bada Bing.

Bada Bing is the odd one out as it’s obviously not matte, but I love how subtle this shade is, it’s kind of low key shimmer and it accompanies the mattes I got nicely. So far my most used are Frappé, Latte, Cocoa Bear and Americano.


The palette I’m using is a Z palette, which I was pretty impressed with. They’re very reasonable and can be used to house either eyeshadows or blushes, although in theory any product would work as it comes with metal stickers for non metallic pans.

What shades would feature in your Makeup Geek palette?

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  • Beka Louise
    19th April 2016 at 5:37 pm

    I’m starting to hear so much more about Makeup Geek and I’m really starting to create a small wish list. You picked up some great shades!

    Beka. xo | littleworldofbeka

    • Amy
      21st April 2016 at 11:35 am

      I would recommend them I’m really impressed with what I picked up 🙂

  • Elese
    20th April 2016 at 9:52 am

    Yaaaaas I love mattes the best. This looks like a perfect palette full of super versatile shades, wish I still had my Z palette so I could fill it up with some of theeeese! x

    Elese |

    • Amy
      21st April 2016 at 11:35 am

      Yes! I need all the mattes in my life. x

  • Kathryn
    20th April 2016 at 10:19 am

    Perfect shades, I won’t be buying MAC eyeshadows again after trying MUG, they are so much more buttery!
    Kathryn /Cherries in the Snow

    • Amy
      21st April 2016 at 11:34 am

      Agreed I think MUG eyeshadows are definitely > MAC x

  • Bernadette
    20th April 2016 at 1:50 pm

    These eyeshadows are making me drool! Wow i need to do a makeup geek order stat!

    • Amy
      21st April 2016 at 11:34 am

      They launched 9 new mattes yesterday too haha! So tempted. x

  • Yiotou_La
    21st April 2016 at 12:45 pm

    These shades are amazing! I love mattes but lately I am all into shimmery shades, I don’t know what’s wrong with me haha!! 🙂


    • Amy
      22nd April 2016 at 10:16 am

      I love a good shimmer too 🙂

  • Gabrielle RoseBonniee
    21st April 2016 at 2:55 pm

    Nice shades ♥

    Love from Slovakia ~ ♡
    ♡ Ziaja Cupuacu ♡

    • Amy
      22nd April 2016 at 10:17 am

      Thanks Gabrielle x

  • Kiran
    21st April 2016 at 3:58 pm

    Matte heaven, love these shades. I will have to keep this bookmarked as I have yet to try any MUG shades, but all of these look too gorgeous to pass up. Thanks for sharing x


    • Amy
      22nd April 2016 at 10:17 am

      Ah I would recommend checking out MUG! Thanks Kiran <3

  • Cara E
    21st April 2016 at 4:35 pm

    I keep hearing about MUG on blogs and they sound like such a great brand, definitely gonna have to look into buying a few bits! x

    • Amy
      22nd April 2016 at 10:17 am

      They’re sooo good, I want all their shades! x

  • Clementia DSouza
    21st April 2016 at 7:11 pm

    Looks really great, especially since its matte, never used Makeup Geek but will consider it 🙂

    • Amy
      22nd April 2016 at 10:17 am

      I would definitely check them out 🙂 x

  • Mantenso
    22nd April 2016 at 11:12 am

    That dark purple looks amazing! It’d be perfect to incorporate into a smoky eye!



    • Amy
      22nd April 2016 at 12:27 pm

      It’s a nice smoky shade 🙂 x

  • Rachel Stinson
    24th April 2016 at 10:14 pm

    Awh these shades look right up my street – we seem to have very similar eyeshadow tastes! I also love the look of the Z Palette 🙂 xo

    • Amy
      28th April 2016 at 8:27 pm

      Awesome taste ha :). It’s really handy x

  • Christina Marie
    25th April 2016 at 11:14 am

    I’ve not used this brand before but the shades look lovely!! Can’t go wrong with nude shades x

    Xtina G Says..

    • Amy
      28th April 2016 at 8:27 pm

      They’re really good, one of my favs for eyeshadow without a doubt 🙂 x

  • Lou
    27th April 2016 at 9:30 pm

    I am dying to try out some Makeup Geek Eyeshadows! I have so many eyeshadow palettes that I try really hard not to buy any more but I am very tempted x
    Louise |

    • Amy
      28th April 2016 at 8:27 pm

      I would really recommend them but know what you mean ha x