This may or may no surprise you but I have never made an order for Make Up Geek products before. It’s a little crazy how quickly MUG blew up but I never did get swept into all the hype. I’ve heard so many good things but most commonly that they are very similar to MAC at half the price. I planned on checking them out sooner or later and finally, I found the deal I had been waiting for.
Top L to R: In The Spotlight, Bedrock, Masqurade. Middle L to R: Shimma Shimma, Mermaid, Peach Smoothie. Bottom L to R: Mai Tai, Poppy, Phantom.
I had a good idea of what I wanted but hadn’t taken the plunge until I saw a beautiful-fantastic-amazing sale: 9 shadows for $30. Here is a similar deal but this exact set is no longer available (the individual shades are). The best part about this deal was that 5/9 shadows were ones I was eyeing up.
In The Spotlight: I hadn’t heard about this shade before but it might just be my favourite of the bunch. It is a wildly intense rust/gold duo-chrome.
Bedrock (wanted): I don’t know exactly what drew me into this matte taupe-grey but I am glad to have one in my z palette!
Masqurade: I hadn’t heard about this shade either but all you had to say was purple foiled eye shadow. Sold!
Shimma Shimma: I had heard endlessly about this shadow and now I totally understand why. It’s a GORGEOUS champagne sparkle that stands out.
Mermaid (wanted): I am not a frequent blue-eyeshadow girl, this is so unique and stunning. It is an amazing aqua gold pigment.
Peach Smoothie (wanted): Has anyone not heard of peach smoothie? I wanted to try this orangey peach shade and see what all the hype is about.
Mai Tai: This is really subtle baby pink/peach shadow that is freaking gorgeous.
Poppy (wanted): Who could resist a rorange like that?
Phantom (Wanted): This shadow is rightfully named. This goes from a soft lilac to a vibrant frost depending which way you’re looking at it. A very stand out shade.
Top: Voltage. Bottom: Dirty Martini.
Then of course, while I was at it, I wanted to pick up a few singles that caught my eye.
Dirty Martini: I can honestly say I don’t have anything this colour in my collection. When this khaki/olive shade started trending in the fall, I fell deeply in love with it. I have a lot of plans for this beauty.
Voltage: This is a very interesting white/yellow duo-chrome that I am excited to play around with.
Top L to R: Voltage, Mermaid, Shimma Shimma, Dirty Martini, Peach Smoothie, Poppy, Bedrock. Middle L to R: Mai Tai, Phantom. Bottom L to R: In The Spotlight, Masqurade.
From Nail Polish Canada, I had to pick up an essential: the Lippy Girl Lip Love Lip Conditioning stick. Roxanne and I are hooked on this and it lasted us forever. Vegan, cruelty free, amazing quality. To bump me up to free shipping, I also picked up the elf blush brush for blush and the Real Techniques Setting brush for highlighting.
Unfortunately, I also picked up the LA Girl Pro Conceal in the wrong shade (Light Ivory is the second lightest shade and it is WAY too dark for me – oops!). In my next order, I will pick up Porcelain and see how that goes.
Is any haul complete without some Sephora goodies? Somehow, I was able to convince myself that I needed even more eye shadow so I picked up the ABH Artist Palette. I am in love with their eye shadow formula like you wouldn’t believe so it really was a no brainer.
While I was at it and I had 15% off (Thank you VIB Rouge status), I also picked up one of the few available Too Faced Melted Matte lipstick in Drop Dead Red. I shockingly have no lip products this colour so I didn’t feel too guilty picking it up plus I get to try out their newest creation. So far, I haven’t worn it out but the colour is just as perfect as I imagined. I originally went online looking for the Urban Decay Corrector Fluid in Green that I was drooling over in store the previous week. It seems to be like a liquid concealer but it dries down to a beautiful matte that you don’t really have to mess around with. It’s kind of perfect.
I hope you enjoyed this mid-spring haul. I know I certainly did! All products mentioned are cruelty-free (as far as I am aware). Have you tried any of these products? What do you think?
Til next time, ttfn x