Friday, 22 January 2016

Huge Makeup Geek Haul & Swatches

For absolutely ages, I have been wanting new Makeup Geek products to add to my collection, so when I first heard about the foiled shadows back in mid 2015 I just had to get my hands on a few, and maaaaybe pick up a couple of new shadows too. I already own quite a lot of Makeup Geek shadows and a few of the pigments too, but I'd seen Jaclyn Hill raving about the blushes and a crazy amount of other YouTubers/Bloggers loving the brushes too so this meant I had to add a couple of them to my basket as well, I couldn't resist!

However, I placed an order off the Makeup Geek website whilst I was on holiday in Florida, expecting them to turn up whilst I was able to collect them... they only turned up on our last day when we were checking in at the airport. Nightmare! In the end, I had them posted home to the UK, and I received them a couple of days ago. Shipping cost a fortune and it took about 2 weeks after I paid for the post and packaging at the beginning of January, so that's my lesson learnt.

My first thoughts when it comes to the brushes are that they are absolutely amazing quality in every single way. The brush hairs are soft and fluffy, a great shape, and high quality. The ferrules and handles are also extremely high quality and the length of the handles aren't too short or too long and feel very comfortable to hold. However, the Rounded Blush brush seems to be a bit too small for a blusher brush in my opinion but perfect for contouring so I think it will end up being used for that rather than blush.

In total, I bought 12 of their eyeshadows, 5 of which being the new foiled eyeshadows and the rest just from their regular line of shadows, 2 blushes, 2 brushes and a large Z-Palette. As I haven't actually used them in any looks yet, just swatched them, there is only one product that I was slightly disappointed in and the rest are amazingly creamy, smooth and pigmented! And for the price point, you really can't go wrong with these Makeup Geek products. I will be linking the products to the Beauty Bay website, as they have just started to be sold on that website in the past couple of months, so if you're from the UK, this is great news! 

Now that the shadows are being sold on Beauty Bay, I will definitely be purchasing more to add to my collection in the future! What are your favourite Makeup Geek products??

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