Worth the Hype Wednesday – @MakeupGeek Custom Eyeshadow Palette (new formula)

July 22, 2020

When @makeupgeekcosmetics announced the release of their new eyeshadow formula, as a lover of their previous formula, I knew I needed to test it out! All of their new shades are available on the @makeupgeekcosmetics website ($5.49 – $7.99 per shadow – and some are even available at @target ($14.99 per quad – I created my own palette in hopes that it would be the perfect combination of mattes for me!

Shades I purchased:

🔘 Vanilla Bean

⚪️⚪️ Light beige with peach undertones

🔘 Beach Please

⚪️⚪️ Light soft tan

🔘 Creme Brûlée

⚪️⚪️ Light warm brown

🔘 Berry Shady

⚪️⚪️ Deep berry pink

🔘 Eternally Grapeful

⚪️⚪️ Deep cool purple

🔘 Coffee Before Talkee

⚪️⚪️ Deep neutral brown

🔘 Olive You

⚪️⚪️ Medium olive green

🔘 Spilled Tea

⚪️⚪️ Rich moss green

🔘 Enchanted Forest

⚪️⚪️ Deep ivy green

My verdict?

For this look, I was inspired by @angelabright. I used the Vanilla Bean, Olive You, Spilled Tea and Enchanted Forest on my eyelid and Eternally Grapeful and Vanilla Bean on my lower lash line. I began to do swatches of this custom palette on my arm, but the shadows didn’t swatch well at all, so I skipped taking a photo since I don’t think the bad swatches would represent the product well. As for how the performance compares to the old formula, I still own the Autumn Glow Eyeshadow Bundle and I continue to get a lot of use out of it because the shades are stunning and the quality is superb. When comparing those shades to the shades I purchased in their new formula, honestly, I prefer the old formula – which is, from the reviews I’ve seen, quite the unpopular opinion! Both formulas are high quality and the shade selection with the release of the reformulation is excellent, but I just didn’t fall in love with it like I did the originals.

If you have tried both the old and the new formula, what did you think of the change?

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