About the brand

Makeup Geek cosmetics began when founder Marlena Stell started a YouTube channel in 2008. Her makeup tutorial videos quickly became popular and she has since turned her passion into a successful cosmetics company. The company offers contemporary budget-friendly products available on their website.

https://www.makeupgeek.com/

Overall rating
3.8
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66%
would repurchase
3.8
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Overall rating
66%
would repurchase

Latest Makeup Geek Reviews

Signature Eyeshadow - Beach Please
5.0
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2 months ago

Makeup Geek “Beach Please” is a beautiful neutral matte eyeshadow whose color on the Makeup Geek site is described as “soft, cool tan,” and that’s accurate. But, given its name, I expected (and wanted) “Beach Please” to be more of a light sandy brown. In real life, though, it has a definite gray undertone, rendering it essentially a light taupe. I LOVE taupes, mind you, but I already own dozens of them, and this time I wanted a true brown. Color particularities aside, “Beach Please” is a great product: it’s silk-smooth, generously pigmented, blends readily, and lasts beautifully all day long over a primer on my very oily 55-year-old skin. The finish is matte, as billed, but there’s a barely discernible hint of a faint sheen(though no shimmer or glitter) that precludes any chalkiness. Eyeshadows like “Beach Please” are the reason I shop Makeup Geek often; they offer excellent, cruelty-free products at very reasonable prices. Like other Makeup Geek single eyeshadows, this one comes in a refill pan (some are round, some are square; "Beach Please" is square) that fits nicely into a Z-palette. Makeup Geek, please keep these new shades coming!

Signature Eyeshadow - Beach Please
5.0
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2 months ago

Makeup Geek “Beach Please” is a beautiful neutral matte eyeshadow whose color on the Makeup Geek site is described as “soft, cool tan,” and that’s accurate. But, given its name, I expected (and wanted) “Beach Please” to be more of a light sandy brown. In real life, though, it has a definite gray undertone, rendering it essentially a light taupe. I LOVE taupes, mind you, but I already own dozens of them, and this time I wanted a true brown. Color particularities aside, “Beach Please” is a great product: it’s silk-smooth, generously pigmented, blends readily, and lasts beautifully all day long over a primer on my very oily 55-year-old skin. The finish is matte, as billed, but there’s a barely discernible hint of a faint sheen(though no shimmer or glitter) that precludes any chalkiness. Eyeshadows like “Beach Please” are the reason I shop Makeup Geek often; they offer excellent, cruelty-free products at very reasonable prices. Like other Makeup Geek single eyeshadows, this one comes in a refill pan (some are round, some are square; "Beach Please" is square) that fits nicely into a Z-palette. Makeup Geek, please keep these new shades coming!


Eyeshadow - Peacock
3.0
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7 months ago

Matte deep teal. Seems pigmented at first but sheers out and goes patchy and uneven when blended. Powdery with lots of fallout. Works better patted/pressed over a sticky base with a packing brush, then just barely blend the edges. Don't overwork it, and do your eyes first then foundation as there is always fallout with this one. OK for a blue smoky eye but I wouldn't buy again.

Eyeshadow - Peacock
3.0
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7 months ago

Matte deep teal. Seems pigmented at first but sheers out and goes patchy and uneven when blended. Powdery with lots of fallout. Works better patted/pressed over a sticky base with a packing brush, then just barely blend the edges. Don't overwork it, and do your eyes first then foundation as there is always fallout with this one. OK for a blue smoky eye but I wouldn't buy again.

Contour Powders
3.0
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a year ago

Ok, good pigmentation, maybe little too powdery.