My Custom Eyeshadow Palette: Mac & Makeup Geek.


A little tour of my custom eyeshadow palette that’s made up of 15 different Mac & Makeup Geek eyeshadows…

If any of you have been following me for quite some time, you’ll probably have seen my custom Mac palette before. It had 15 Mac eyeshadows in and I completed it some time ago before Mac brought out their pre-made palettes and brands like MUG existed. So it cost me quiteeeeee a lot of pennies to build but I was happy with it at the time. These days I barely touched it and found it too cool toned for my love for warm toned shades, so I decided to revamp it with some Makeup Geek eyeshadows and bring it back to life. I’ve never tried MUG eyeshadows before but I’ve been reading about them all over the blogosphere for months so this was my chance to finally try some out! I ordered myself 7 different shadows, 2 of which are foiled, and replaced 7 of my Mac eyeshadows with them.

I’m so much happier with my custom palette now and I think it’s probably my favourite palette again, look how pretty it is! I was a bit disappointed to find out after I placed my order that the MUG eyeshadow magnets don’t actually stick to the Mac pro palettes, as I wasn’t going to remove any of my Mac shadows. But oh well, the 7 Mac ones that I took out, I actually don’t really like or use anyway so it’s fine. And also it looks far more organised with the insert in and definitely prettier for photographing! So without further ado, here are the shades in my palette:

L-R: Mac Vanilla, Mac Shroom, MUG Frappe, MUG Cocoa Bear, MUG Americano.

Mac Vanilla: A matte white with really subtle hints of glitter in. One of my favourite highlight shades. Super pigmented too.

Mac Shroom: A beige satin eyeshadow that’s lovely all over the lid or works as a really pretty glowy inner corner/brow bone highlight. Perfect for those ‘quick fix’ makeup days.

Makeup Geek Frappe: A warm toned light matte brown. I chose this because it’s going to be the ultimate crease shade and will work with so many different eyeshadows all over the lid. Not overly pigmented but it’s buildable which makes it perfect for the crease.

Makeup Geek Cocoa Bear: Another warm toned matte brown with red undertones. This is a perfect match for Frappe and they’ll work so well together. Really pigmented and will work great for the crease, outer V, all over the lid, everything!

Makeup Geek Americano: A dark matte red-brown. I bought this to replace Mac’s Embark eyeshadow, it’s the perfect dupe for it but my Mac one is too chalky & dry and is forever leaving horrible lines on my lid. Hopefully this one will work much better! Perfect for those smokey eyes.

L-R: Mac Sable, Mac Mulch, MUG Vintage, Mac Jest, Mac All That Glitters.

Mac Sable: A red toned bronze shimmer. Beautiful everyday shade for all over the lid with a matte brown in the crease.

Mac Mulch: A cooler toned brown shimmer with gold specks of glitter. Another great wearable shade for all over the lid. I love my browns!

Makeup Geek Vintage: A matte medium brown with purple undertones. I bought this because I fell in love with ‘Dusty Rose’ from ABH and couldn’t get hold of it over here, and Vintage looked like a good dupe. I love it, so beaut.

Mac Jest: A frosty light pink shimmer. Such a gorgeous shade for a subtle and easy all over the lid shade or for the inner corners of the eyes.

Mac All That Glitters: A peachy pink with lots of gold shimmer. Probably Mac’s most famous eyeshadow? I love this, it’s so wearable and I always get compliments when I have it on.

L-R: MUG Cosmopolitan, Mac Cranberry, MUG Grandstand (Foiled), Mac Honey Lust, MUG Starry Eyed (Foiled).

Makeup Geek Cosmopolitan: A rose/copper shimmer with specks of gold glitter. Looks really orange on the swatch but when light reflects on this it’s the most gorgeous rose gold shade, I’m obsessed!

Mac Cranberry: A deep red/plum shimmer. Such a beautiful shade for the Autumn & Winter. I’ve worn this under my bottom lash line and it’s just gorgeous.

Makeup Geek Grandstand (Foiled): A metallic copper with a rose gold undertone and lots of glitter. Suuuuuuuuper pigmented shade, another one that the swatch doesn’t do justice for. Can’t wait to do a look with this, it’s so so beautiful. It’s my favourite shade overall I think!

Mac Honey Lust: A peach shimmer with gold specks of glitter. This is a shade that goes on as practically just a glitter so it can be layered over anything. It’s absolutely gorgeous, if you love glittery shadows it’s a must have.

Makeup Geek Starry Eyed (Foiled): A light champagne/pink shimmer. This is a lot like Mac Jest but way more glittery and pigmented. This is like the most perfect inner corner highlight or lid shade for a glam look. So gorgeous.

So that’s my updated custom eyeshadow palette, I love it so much. Let me know if you recommend any other eyeshadows that would go well with these and I might get myself a Z Palette and expand it in the future 🙂

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