Monday 25 July 2016

Monday 25 July 2016

Makeup Geek X MannyMua Eyeshadow Palette Review and Swatches

Hey  Hey HeyJ

My love for  makeup artist/brand collaboration is epic!( Little Surprise there eh!!) .When I hear about my favourite artist announcing their range, I  have to give it a try for sure. Being a top Vlogger, MannyMua is well respected in the makeup industry and when his announcement about his makeup range came out, the whole world, quite literally went GAGA over it and it involved server crashes! Now, that is some serious hype! After much eager waiting, I finally got my hands on the Eye shadow palette!

The packaging is classy! It comes in a black and gold limited edition box, embossed with the MakeUpGEEK logo and Manny’s stylish crescent Logo. Manny’s love for all things Sailor Moon is certainly translated in his palette as well.

With a selection of nine eyeshadows, and a cardboard--mirrored compact, the palette  is perfect for travel  and the shades suit all skin tones. Out of this nine, three are from existing permanent shades from MakeupGeek and five MannyMua custom shades, and the palette has two foiled eyeshadows.

The Shades:
Artemis(custom) is described as muted champagne yellow. Its iridescent cream shimmer perfect for highlighting. It has great pigmentation, easy to blend, easy application and lasted a good 8 hours.
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Beaches & Cream is a matte eyeshadow in a peachy nude shade. This one is from the current MakeupGEEK  range and Many a times, Manny himself  has proclaimed his love for this one. It has a firm texture and it was challenging to get it on onto the brush.

artemis,beaches and cream,luna

Luna(custom) can be described as a medium rose gold. It is a cocoa brown shade with a metallic finish. It is highly pigmented giving eight hrs of wear time. Super sleek and easy to apply.

Cosmopolitan from the MakeupGeek Collection, is a muted medium coral shade with warm undertones and some gold shimmer. It has a semi opaque pigmentation, with a slight dry consistency. I got a good 6.5 hours of wear time. When using this shade it is better to have a good base colour first and then layer it and it goes really well with all the shades in the palette.

Sora (custom) named after the protagonist in Kingdom of Hearts. Like Sora’s Hair, this shade is a medium earthy terracotta with warm undertones. With matte finish, this one has a good colour payoff. A very good transition shade. It blends like a dream and gave me a good 7.5 wear time.

Frappe another brilliant shade from the MakeupGeek Fraternity. With medium brown tone and cream undertones it gives you a matte finish. This one is a sheer coverage shade and was buildable. I somehow felt that the consistency of the shade in this palette is different from their actual one, which I had bought previously.

Insomnia (pressed version of their loose pigments) is described as a medium dark reddish brown with bluish teal metallic finish. Its highly pigmented and a true testament of ‘A little goes a long way’. Foiled shadows work best when applied using flat firm brushes. Super easy to apply and It gave me a wear time of 8.5 hrs.

Mars(custom) is  a dark raspberry red shade with cool undertones and  a matte finish. With a grainy/gritty consistency, Mars is well pigmented and a gentle stroke of your brush is all you need for  good coverage. It is inclined more to the drier side, making blending a little tricky when you do not have a good base underneath. I got a wear time of 8 hrs.

Aphrodite(custom) can be described as a dark taupe brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. This has a semi opaque colour payoff with a dry texture. Like Mars, this one also needs  good base underneath for an even application. This lasted on me for 7 hrs.

Overall the palette is good pick and definitely a value addition to your collection. Its versatile and gives you the benefit of creating a wide range of looks from Nudes to dark Smokey eyes- the possibilities are quite endless! You can buy it directly from the MakeupGeek Site, the palette is priced at $45.00 for 0.58 oz and this is lot cheaper than buying the shades individually as the foiled shadow is priced at $10 per pan and regular shade at $6 per pan!

I absolutely loved it and Manny has won my vote for sure! He has definitely left me wanting for more;) !

Until Next Time

Take care


  1. I love the shades! Mars is my favourite! I still have to decide between the mannymua palette or the jacyln hill face palette 🙈

    1. Hello Ayesha:) both the palette's are epic and its indeed a tough decision to make!!I might be slightly biased to the JH palette because I have always loved her products and as for MannyMua's palette its good value for money and amazingly versatile! And we absolutely loved the content on your blog:)