My Make Up Geek Collection with Swatches…

Hi Guys!

I’ve got an exciting video for you where I go through my Make Up Geek eyeshadow collection, show you some detailed swatches AND give you a bonus tutorial at the end!

I have been loving these make up geek eyeshadows and have been using them an awful lot recently…let me know which is your favourite!!

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Filling my Z Palette – Make Up Geek Eyeshadows…

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Ever since I posted about making my own Z palette for a measly £1.50 or something, I have been looking at the spaces left and getting itchy fingers… I had space for around four more pans and I was very excited to finally get around to filling them!

I knew for a fact I wanted very versatile choices which would mean this palette would satisfy both matte eyeshadow looks and more dramatic ones. So after some very careful deliberation, I chose the cream, brown, orange and metallic purple shades in the picture above!

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My Eyeshadow Palette Collection!

Hi Guys! 

I’ve been doing as much as I can to stop my make up melting off my face in this ridiculous heat but I thought I’d take some time to show you through my palette collection :).

Some of these are oldies but goodies and some are newer additions to my make up collection. Palettes do tend to take up alot of space – especially when you have a particularly small room like I do. So being selective with palettes can sometimes be a must, read below for my honest opinion of the ones I own!

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Make Up Geek Eyeshadows + Swatches

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For the first time in Roshni Reviews history (this is a big thing) I have tried the eyeshadows from the American beauty brand Make Up Geek!

The only thing I had tried before from Make Up Geek was one of the sparklers (a loose glitter) which took some getting used to but was pretty impressive when I worked out how to use it! You can read my review of that here…

Until recently Make Up Geek was hard to get hold of here in the UK, but then BeautyBay.com started to sell their products and everyone has gone mad for them.

I had heard SO much about the pan eyeshadows from Make Up Geek being REALLY pigmented, smooth and blendable so I just had to try them. They are quite reasonably priced I would say – much more inexpensive compared to MAC or Urban Decay but with those brands I’d say you are paying for the name in part.

My eyeshadows cost £4.95 for the matte and duo chrome shadows and then £7.95 for the foiled eyeshadow. (I almost forgot to put the . in there so it looked like £795. Damn that’s expensive).

The first shade I got was a Foiled Eyeshadow in the shade ‘In The Spotlight’ (pictured above yo) which is a beautiful peachy gold shimmer shade. This is SO BRIGHT – I haven’t yet tried these shadows on my lids yet but I have swatched them and been amazed at the pigmentation!

The second shade I got was a matte shade called ‘Bitten’. This is a gorgeous and understated red/brown crease shade. The texture of these is so buttery – I think because of this there is a little bit of fall out but I think I could deal with that.

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This shade will be really useful as a pop of colour in the crease – I think it will come off more brown than anything but you can’t beat a good brown in your collection!! Especially a warm one…

Finally I bought a duo chrome shade called ‘Secret Garden’ which has green and blue/brown flecks running through it and it looks really beautiful as an all over lid colour.

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I am impressed with these so far and will definitely post a tutorial on a look using them OR do a video on my channel swatching and using them!

Speaking of which, here are the swatches of these lovely shades…the palette I am storing them in is actually one I made for a measly £1.85!! I showed you in a post how I made it here, as Z palettes are so bloody expensive for what they are.

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Have you tried any Make Up Geek eyeshadows? Are there any other shades I should try/lust over?!

Thanks for reading 🙂

Roshni xxx

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How to Make Your Own Z Palette for £1.85…

SO, I have been really excited to do this post for you :).

The story starts when I decided to dip my toe into the Make Up Geek Pan Eyeshadow pond, then I realised that I would need something to put them in. I opted for a foiled eyeshadow, a duo chrome eyeshadow and then a matte crease shade that’s a deep auburn colour. (You will see some sneaky peeks of these as you look through my post!)

Cue me looking online to try and find a Z palette to buy, only to be sorely disappointed that they were quite expensive for what is essentially an EMPTY BOX.

If you want a Z palette from Make Up Geek, a 4 x eyeshadows palette costs $14.99 (£10.53) and even on Amazon they are still quite expensive for what they are. If anyone knows me, they will know that I try to be as resourceful as possible! I set about trying to see how I could make my own :).

So I have a step by step guide to show you how I made my own Z palette:

YOU WILL NEED:

  • Your Make Up Geek Eyeshadows
  • An old empty/cheap palette (I had one lying around, you want one where you can lever out the eyeshadow section)
  • Scissors
  • A sheet of magnet (I got mine from eBay for £1.85)

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  1. First step is to lever out the eyeshadows from your current palette. I used an old MUA palette that I had which must have been around £4, so even if you needed to buy one of these then you still wouldn’t be paying as much as a Z palette! I used a small flat head screw driver to (carefully) lever out the eyeshadows. Voila! One empty palette.

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3. You will need to place your empty palette onto your sheet of magnet and use a ruler to measure and draw on the sheet so you can cut this out to put into the palette. I found the best way was to cut a little bit larger than needed, then you can trim the edges to get it to fit in.

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3. I found my magnet didn’t need to be stuck in – it fit quite snugly so it stayed flat in the palette. Next you need to get your MUG eyeshadows ready! This is the fun bit 🙂 

z palette 44. Open up your eyeshadows and then put them into your palette!! In any order you want 🙂

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I am loving this so far – and it cost me £1.85 to make so I am very very happy! I’d definitely recommend this if you are on a budget or don’t want to spend loads on an empty box like me. Haha! Also, as the magnet was an A4 sheet I have enough for more palettes if I want a bigger one!

Would you give this a go?! 😀

Lots of love,

Roshni xxx
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Make Up Geek Sparklers Review – Disappointing…

A late night Friday browse on Beauty Bay led to a purchase that I was very excited about. Make Up Geek have released a range of ‘Sparklers’ which are loose glitter pots in a range of really striking colours. I had been on the hunt for an emerald green glitter for a while – I even checked Urban Decay shadows but the closest they had is a dark forest green.

I had a look through the shade options and the one that caught my eye was called ‘Martian’. Also, they were discounted so I thought it would be a great chance to buy them! Little did I know that the reason they were discounted is BECAUSE THEY DON’T BLOODY HAVE ANY SIFTERS ON THEM. Apparently MUG have announced that this is why they have reduced the price, to cover the inconvenience and UTTER MESS the little pots create when you try to open them. (You lose a significant amount of the glitter just by merely opening the pot). I have listed some alternatives you can look at below!

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At first I was really excited and expected the pigmentation to be insane, for it to be a really easy product to use. Even from Neve Cosmetics (which I at first didn’t trust) have sifters on the pots.

After opening the pot and losing around half a penny size of glitter, I then sprayed a flat eyeshadow brush with the NYX Make Up Setting Spray to see if that would help the glitter stick and adhere.

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I was sorely disappointed to find out, then later hear that you can’t use this as a simple eyeshadow, make up setting sprays don’t help and the best thing is to use an eye safe adhesive to stick the glitter on. You could try the Too Faced Shadow Insurance glue which is suitable for glitter.

If you are looking for some alternatives to the Make Up Geek Sparklers you could try:

I think I won’t buy one of these again, I will probably invest in a reasonably priced glitter glue like the one above to try but it sounds mega fiddly!

Have you had any experience with good eye adhesives?

If so, let me know in the comments! 🙂

Thanks for reading,

Roshni xxx

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