MakeUp Geek Nude Palette

Makeup Geek In the Nude Eyeshadow Palette ($50.00 for 0.58 oz.) includes nine eyeshadows with four new, palette-exclusive shades (So Pale, Buffed, Creased, Dark Roast) and five shades from the permanent range (two–In the Spotlight and Grandstand–are Foiled Eyeshadows). It’s a warm, neutral eyeshadow palette that is good quality: pigmented, blendable, and wore between seven and eight hours. I didn’t have any major issues applying or using the eyeshadows in practice.

MakeUp Geek Nude Palette





Makeup Geek Eyeshadows retail for $6.00, while the Foiled Eyeshadows retail for $10.00, which makes the palette a value of $62 ($42 worth of regular eyeshadows, $20 worth of Foiled eyeshadows).
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Palette x 9 In the Nude

 


Makeup Geek Rapunzel Eyeshadow

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Rapunzel is a light-medium yellow with warm undertones and a soft, pearl finish. It had good pigmentation with a soft, lightly dusty texture that applied fairly well on bare skin, though a primer would help. It wore well for seven and a half hours on me.
Anastasia Legend (P, $12.00) is less shimmery (95% similar).


Make Up For Ever ME512 Golden Beige (P, $21.00) is darker (95% similar).


Disney by Sephora Sand in the Glass (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar).


bareMinerals Aspire (P, ) is darker (95% similar).


Gucci Beauty Tuscan Storm #1 (P, ) is lighter (95% similar).


MAC Whenever You Call (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar).


Smashbox Keeper (P, ) is lighter (95% similar).


Cle de Peau Champagne Supernova #1 (P, ) is darker (90% similar).


Rouge Bunny Rouge Golden Rhea (P, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar).


Too Faced Nectar (P, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar).




Makeup Geek In the Spotlight Foiled Eyeshadow



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In the Spotlight is a brighter, light-medium peach orange with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. The consistency was smooth, denser, and cream-like, though it was a powder, and yielded rich, opaque pigmentation in a single layer. The version in the palette seemed to lean a bit pinker than my standalone shade, but it was hard to tell on the lid and in some lighting. It started to crease on me after seven hours of wear.


Tom Ford Beauty Golden Peach (Eye Color) (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar).


LORAC Unpredictable (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar).


bareMinerals Ball Gown (LE, ) is more muted (95% similar).


MAC Mortal #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar).


Too Faced Cherish (P, ) is more muted, less pigmented (90% similar).


Urban Decay Steady (LE, $19.00) is more muted (90% similar).


Gucci Beauty Autumn Fire #1 (P, ) is darker (90% similar).


Anastasia Gleam (P, $12.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).


Anastasia Gem (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar).


Tom Ford Beauty Sphinx (LE, $45.00) is cooler (90% similar).





Makeup Geek So Pale Eyeshadow

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So Pale


So Pale is a light, yellowed beige with warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had medium pigmentation, which was somewhat buildable, but it would need a primer to get anywhere close to semi-opaque to opaque coverage. The texture was soft but powdery in the pan and likely led to some of the sheerness. This shade started to fade on me after six and a half hours of wear.


LORAC Crepe (LE, $19.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar).


Smashbox Hero (P, ) is brighter (95% similar).


Tarte Sand (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar).


Kat Von D Sage (Highlight) (P, ) is darker (95% similar).


Urban Decay Righteous (LE, $19.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar).


Smashbox Vanilla (P, ) is more muted (95% similar).


Inglot #353 (P, $6.00) is warmer (95% similar).


Colour Pop Full-Zip (LE, $5.00) is warmer (95% similar).


Too Faced Rock Candy (LE, $16.00) is brighter (95% similar).


Too Faced Dream On (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar).





Makeup Geek Tan Lines Eyeshadow

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Tan Lines is a medium brown with warm, orange undertones and a matte finish. The color payoff was opaque, while the eyeshadow felt smooth, silky, and applied evenly to bare skin. It blended out with ease and lasted for eight hours on me. I did feel like it seemed a touch lighter than my standalone version, which had a richer texture (a little denser, more substantial).


Buxom Filthy Rich (P, $12.00) is brighter (95% similar).


LORAC Maple (LE, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar).


MAC No Me Queda Mas (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar).


Too Faced Chocolate Cookie (P, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar).


Wet ‘n’ Wild To Muse and Carouse #2 (LE, $2.29) is warmer, lower quality (95% similar).


Too Faced Girl’s Night (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar).


Inglot #357 (P, $6.00) is warmer (95% similar).


Tarte Seaside (LE, ) is darker (95% similar).


MAC Saddle (P, $16.00) is more muted (90% similar).


Too Faced Toffee Crunch (LE, $16.00) is more muted (90% similar).



Makeup Geek Buffed Eyeshadow

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Buffed is a light-medium, peachy brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. The eyeshadow had good color payoff, though it wasn’t opaque in a single layer. The consistency was soft, a smidgen dusty but not too messy in the pan, and blendable on the lid. This shade wore well for seven and a half hours.


Colour Pop Cornelious (P, $5.00) is darker (95% similar).


Too Faced Tiramisu (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar).


Colour Pop Wake Up Call (P, $5.00) is darker (95% similar).


bareMinerals Granted (LE, ) is darker (95% similar).


Anastasia Birkin (P, $12.00) is warmer (95% similar).


Dior Undress #3 (P, ) is lighter, more muted (90% similar).


MAC Layin’ Low (P, $18.50) is warmer (90% similar).


Tarte Force of Nature (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar).


MAC Layin’ Low (DC, $18.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar).


LORAC Dance ‘Til Dawn Eyeshadow #4 (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar).





Makeup Geek Creased Eyeshadow

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Creased is a medium-dark taupe brown with soft, warmer undertones and a matte finish. It had excellent pigmentation that applied well to bare skin. The texture was soft, smooth, and blendable without being powdery or dusty in the pan. The eyeshadow lasted for just over eight hours on me.


LORAC Cool Taupe (P, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar).


Pretty Vulgar Nest Egg (P, ) is warmer (95% similar).


Urban Decay Dare (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar).


Stila Warm Taupe (LE, $18.00) is lighter (95% similar).


LORAC Brown (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar).


Urban Decay Primal (P, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).


Becca Ombre Nudes #3 (P, ) is lighter (90% similar).


Sephora + Pantone Universe Cocoa Brown (LE, ) is lighter, brighter (90% similar).


Tarte Sweet Tea (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar).


Urban Decay Fix (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar).




Makeup Geek Cabin Fever Eyeshadow

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Cabin Fever is a muted, medium-dark red-brown with warmer undertones and a matte finish. The color payoff was opaque, while the eyeshadow had a soft, blendable consistency that felt a bit firmer in the pan compared to other shades in the palette but was not difficult to blend or diffuse on the lid. It was softer and easier to work with than the standalone version I have.


bareMinerals Good Spirits (LE, ) (100% similar).


Estee Lauder Bronze Dunes #4 (LE, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar).


Coloured Raine Moments (P, $6.99) is cooler (95% similar).


Natasha Denona Vulcano (125CM) (LE, ) is darker (95% similar).


Make Up For Ever M600 Pink Brown (P, $21.00) is more muted (95% similar).


MAC Swiss Chocolate (P, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).


Anastasia Violeta (LE, $12.00) is darker (95% similar).


Tarte A Beautiful Degas (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar).


Gucci Beauty Autumn Fire #4 (P, ) is warmer (90% similar).


Inglot #360 (P, $6.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).



Makeup Geek Grandstand Foiled Eyeshadow

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Grandstand is a medium copper with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It was intensely pigmented with a creamy, smooth consistency that felt dense and applied more thickly compared to other shades in the palette. It was easy to apply and blend out on the lid, but it did start to crease on me after seven hours of wear.


LORAC Unbelievable (P, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar).


Natasha Denona Bronzage (124K) (LE, ) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar).


Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 03 (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar).


Make Up For Ever D712 Creme Brulee (P, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar).


Stila Affection (P, ) is less shimmery (95% similar).


Colour Pop Birthday Girl (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).


MAC Mortal #4 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar).


MAC A Harvest of Greens #1 (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar).


Stila Peace (P, ) is less shimmery (90% similar).


Buxom Bold Bling (P, $12.00) is cooler (90% similar).




Makeup Geek Dark Roast Eyeshadow

Dark Roast- MakeUp Geek




Dark Roast is a dark brown with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that applied evenly for the most part, but it took marginally more effort to blend out compared to other shades in the palette. The coverage was buildable to full coverage with two to three layers, though. On me, the eyeshadow started to fade noticeably on me after eight hours of wear.


Too Faced Charmed, I’m Sure (P, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar).


Too Faced Almond Mocha (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar).


Tarte Yule Be Surprised (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar).


Sephora #tbt (P, $10.00) is warmer (95% similar).


Makeup Atelier Red Ochre #5 (P, ) is lighter (95% similar).


Tarte Powerful (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar).


Urban Decay Secret Service (P, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar).


Natasha Denona Earth (102CM) (P, ) is darker (95% similar).


MAC Cross-Cultural (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar).


Benefit Quick, Look Busy (P, $20.00) is darker (95% similar).