I love Marlena's (of blog, Simply Marlena) tutorials. Informative, fun to watch and easy to follow. She is also CEO of Makeup Geek an awesome website that is not only a store, but is described as a cosmetic education website. There are tutorials, reviews, a forum and much more, including selected NYX, MAC, Ben Nye and Sugarpill products. What I really wanted to try was Makeup Geek's own line of cosmetics. On offer from this line include eyeshadows, gel liners, lipsticks and brushes. I decided on just a few eyeshadow pans for starters.
PREPPY: *Neutral matte.
CUPCAKE: *Matte medium pink.
CINDERELLA: *Shimmery nude pink.
TAUPE NOTCH: *Taupe shimmer.
COUNTRY GIRL: *Pinky brown shimmer.
COCOA BEAR: *Reddish brown.
I went for quite a simple look, as this was the reason for the colour selection that I had chosen, colours that can be worn everyday. I used Cupcake on my lid, Preppy is under my brow and I applied Cocoa Bear in my crease.
Where do I store these eyeshadow pans? In this cute pencil tin
A couple of strips of magnetic tape, and hey presto, a simple pencil tin becomes a cute palette!(the 2 larger pans are shadows that I picked up on clearance price at Priceline)
I love how easy these eyeshadows are to work with. Very blendable and buildable. I would really like to try the Makeup Geek gel liners, and if I need to try them, I'm sure some more eyeshadows will fall into my "shopping cart" too ;)