MakeupGeek Foiled Eyeshadows Review & Looks


Have you tried any of the new MakeupGeek foiled eyeshadows? These beauties are INSANE! I have had the opportunity to test these out over the past few weeks and wowee, they are addictive. If you’re wondering how different these are compared to the other eyeshadows in the MUG line, they are MUCH more pigmented, extremely buttery and just a dream to work with. One tap of the brush into the shadow and BOOM! Instant color!

Not only was I thoroughly amazed at the level of quality, but the shade range offered in this new line is equally unique. I personally love Flamethrower and Houdini, but what can I say? I’m drawn to those kinds of colors! Which one is your favorite?

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(Top Row, L to R) Houdini, Jester, Grandstand, Caitlin Rose, Center Stage (Bottom Row, L to R) Magic Act, Mesmerized, In the Spotlight, Showtime, Flamethrower

First Looks with these Eyeshadows


To Get this Look:

  • Apply Magic Act to inner third of the lid
  • Apply Jester on the middle of the lid
  • Apply Envy to the outer third of the lid and into the outer v
  • Apply Chickadee in the crease
  • Use Frappe to blend in between the lid and crease



To Get this Look:

  • Use Cupcake to deepen and define the crease
  • Apply Peach Smoothie into the crease and blend out edges of Cupcake
  • Apply In the Spotlight to the inner half of the lid and the tearduct
  • Apply Flamethrower to the outer half of the lid and lower lashline
  • Line eyes with black eyeliner, if desired

14 thoughts on “MakeupGeek Foiled Eyeshadows Review & Looks

  1. I’m getting to a point, at age 44, where foiled shadows are not necessarily advised for any number of reasons, but I can’t help myself where these are concerned. INSANE is the right word. They are just so gorgeous. I find that I can make them a bit more wearable (for me) by pairing with mattes, or using a slightly fluffier brush. I know that defeats the purpose of the foiling, but I feel better about wearing them.

    Please treat these like a palette, and give us lots of ideas!

  2. Unfortunately these e/s did not work for me. I got Grandstand, Jester, Center stage and Houdini. The last two are the worst in my entire e/ s collection. Houdini looks beautiful in the pan, but when you apply it, it looks muddy.
    They are hard to apply, crease, Central stage has a very poor pigmentation. Grandstand is the best out of the bunch, but it has a horrible fall out. Be careful when you use them. They crush easily. For the money I spent I’d better buy a good eyeshadow palette. Very disappointed.

    1. Thanks so much for your honesty if I spent that kind of money on a eyeshadow pallet ( almost 100 which includes shipping) it better be great especially since its non refundable they cost the same as Mac eyeshadow in the refill pan so I should be able to apply it with a brush or finger and get the same pigmentation also I shouldn’t have any creasing issues so thanks again ypu save me 100 dollars

      1. You are very welcome. I wish I did a research before buying them. Later I found out that Temptalia and YouTuber TheFancyFaced had experienced the same problems with these e/s.

  3. So excited that you’re posting looks with these! I bought the whole set right when they came out because they were soooo pretty but I’ve been a little perplexed on how to use them. I did notice that Caitlin Rose seemed less pigmented (or at least harder to get it to stick to the brush) than the others, which is a bummer since that’s my favorite color of the set. I love Grandstand and Center Stage 🙂 I can’t wait to see more of your looks with these shadows!

  4. I love these. I am 48 and I wear them on the lid or for a pop of color on the lower lash line. I get many compliments when I wear them. Regardless of the type of shadow be it shimmer, foiled or glitter. Too much of anything can look crazy on anyone regardless of their age.

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