MAKEUP LOOK + REVIEW // Makeup Geek's Duochrome Eyeshadow in Phantom

I remember back in the day, watching Marlena's YouTube channel. I absolutely loved her, her content was so addictive and I found her...

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I remember back in the day, watching Marlena's YouTube channel. I absolutely loved her, her content was so addictive and I found her to be a really inspiring person, having quit her day job in 2009 to focus on her online career. Of course, now she's gone beyond just being a YouTube celebrity, on to bigger and better things - like launching her own makeup line called Makeup Geek.

Whilst Makeup Geek don't quite cover everything you might need, for the time being at least, they do have a strong focus on the eyes and cheeks, and one of the things that really caught my eye lately was the Duochrome Collection. By now you ought to know that I love pretty much anything with even a hint of iridescent, and eyeshadow is no exception, so naturally I picked up five of them!

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Of the five I purchased, Phantom is the one I'm raving about right now - I just love the colour! In the pan it looks a pale pink, but it comes to life when swatched. As you can see below, it transforms into a vivid lilac shade, but more importantly, that's when the colour shifting iridescence comes into play and the colour starts to bounce around between lilac, pink and purple. It just looks dazzling.

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Getting the colour right is one thing, but matching that with a texture that doesn't leave you wondering "If only..." is something completely different, but it's something that Makeup Geek have managed to get spot on. It's soft, buttery, a dream to apply and easy to blend, definitely no chalky business here! So far, I've used it is a highlighter here, and around the inner corners, as you can see in this look. You can really see just how pigmented Phantom is, it clearly steals the show and immediately draws your gaze into the eyes.

// FACE //

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Illamasqua Hydra Veil Rehydrating Gel*
EX1 Invisiwear Liquid Foundation - F300
LA Girl USA Pro Conceal HD Concealer - Creamy Beige
BEN NYE Banana Powder

// BROWS //

NYX Cosmetics Tame & Frame Brow Pomade - Espresso

// CHEEKS //

NYX Cosmetics Powder Blush - Mocha
Makeup Revolution Radiant Lights Breathe
Sleek Face Contour Kit - Medium

// LIPS //

Barry M Lip Liner - Orange
Lime Crime Perlees Lipstick - Penny

// EYES //

NYX Brow Pomade Espresso Review 7_

Makeup Academy Pro-Base Eye Primer
NYX Cosmetics Jumbo Eye Pencil - Milk (brow bone)
Sleek i-Divine Ultra Matts V2 -  Flesh (lid)
Lime Crime Venus The Grunge Palette - Rebirth (crease) & Muse (lower lash line)
Makeup Geek Duochrome Eyeshadow - Phantom (inner corner)
L'Oreal Paris False Lash Sculpt Mascara 

Makeup Geek eyeshadows come in a small round pan, similar to MAC, which is great because it means they'll fit in to so many of your other palettes without any trouble. It's particularly great for me as I'm beginning to run out of space and could not deal with five more little containers to find room for! I purchased mine from Beauty Bay at the very reasonable price of £4.95 each, which when you consider the quality of the product, is an absolute steal. And if cruelty-free is your thing, Makeup Geek fits the bill on that too!

*PR Sample

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  1. That Phantom eye shadow is gorgeous! I love lilac and light purple and it looks great used in the inner corners of your eyes. I wish I was this good at make up!!x


  2. Thank you for your comment on my blog! Always makes me smile when someone stops to read and share a thought :)

    Your make up is the bomb dot com I could never do that with my shaky hands, even a winged liner is the mount everest for me!

  3. Oh wow! Phantom is freaking gorgeous! I've never tried Makeup Geek. Thanks for heads up about this:)

  4. The eye shadow colours are amazing and they look gorgeous. Beautifully made up.

  5. Lilac is my favourite colour. It looks great on you x

  6. Amazing make-up! I wish I could do make-up like this. You have a real talent x

    Lauren |

  7. Amazing, I love this colors!!!!
    Have a nice day doll,
    Johanna ♥

  8. Fabulous! That duo chrome is gorgeous!!

  9. You look like a total beach babe!


  10. Wow that cat eye is AMAZING! The pop of purple / pink in the corner of your eye just takes this to the next level x

  11. I'm blown away right now - your makeup skills are incredible! The eye makeup is so gorgeous and vibrant, though my attention has totally been stolen by that lip colour. Talk about perfect...

  12. That colour looks so pretty on the inner corner of your eye!
    Rachel // Rachel Ellen

  13. Girllll...your makeup game is on point to the T. The eye work is all kinds of awesome and I love your hair. You're beautiful!! Makeup definitely on fleek! :)
    Thank you for visiting my blog. Appreciated so much.

  14. This looks crazy amazing! I'm obsessed!

    Anika |

  15. Phantom is so strikingly stunning on you Lima! Love how it's such a rich, spacey shade full of vibrancy and magic. I'm absolutely in awe of your gorgeous, mesmeric make-up looks, they never fail to leave me transfixed! You have true talent girl, keep slayin'! <3

    Sophie | soinspo xo

  16. I seriously need to order some Makeup Geek stuff. I just hate ordering things online because I like swatching everything beforehand haha. But this colour on you looks just fabulous and seeing as we're basically the same colour, I NEED this :D xo

  17. I loved the stuff and the same thing happens with me as just maryam said. But I have found the alternative for this. I will buy only one product and will try it. If it suits me, then I would like to have the whole package.

    aliceie inspired by lifecell wrinkles creams


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