Makeup Geek recently released 10 new colors in their brand spankin' new pigment line. I've been drooling over the idea of MUG pigments ever since it was mentioned in a forum. Marlena always keeps her fans and followers in mind when creating new products, asking for our input along the way with everything from colors to packaging.
Makeup Geek is ultimately my favorite brand of all time because of how much effort and thought goes into the line, not to mention the products are amazing!
So onto the review! First off, is the fun, colorful packaging.
The product comes packaged in a wide glass jar with a flat lid. It's about 2x larger than your normal indie pigments and along with that comes some pros and cons. I absolutely love the large lid to mix product in and to use to pack pigment into a brush. Larger size also means more product, which of course is never a bad thing!
It doesn't fit with my other pigments, which is a shame, but I think these will have to make a home somewhere else in my desk. My biggest and only pet peeve about these is that they don't have a sifter. Pigments are so messy and literally get everywhere. Even though the pigments were sealed tightly with plastic, some of them were still spilling out into the crevices of the lid. I would love it if these pigments had optional sifters!
Some quick swatches of each of the pigments. I'll go more into detail about each pigment later on. These were swatched using Fix+, no base, natural lighting.
|Enchanted: Red toned plummy purple-shimmer|
|Birthday Wish: Goldeny Peach-shimmer|
(Looks less orange-y in person)
|Prince Charming: Metallic grey-blue undertones|
|Utopia: Blackish brown and duochrome glitter- exact dupe for Antique Gold by MAC, But better|
|Liquid Gold: Greenish gold-metallic|
|Paparazzi: Smokey grey with glitter|
(Note: Glitters don't show through when applied wet-see swatch)
|Afterglow: Champagne-loads of shimmer-great to use for a cheek highlight|
|New Years Eve- Soft white-gold with small glitters|
|Sweet Dreams- Pinky beige- tiny amount of shimmer|
|Insomnia- dark brown duocrome-blue reflects|
These pigments are ultra smooth and glide on like butter. The colors are absolutely brilliant and I love that there are a few MAC dupes in there. A Vanilla pigment dupe is recommended in my opinion, but these are above anything I expected. These are turning out to be a staple in my collection. I've grabbed them every day so far this week and I absolutely love them!
Pigments retail for 6.99 USD each at www.makeupgeek.com