Wednesday, 27 April 2016

WHAT'S NEW IN MY MAKEUP GEEK STASH & HOW I STORE IT ALL FEAT. INGLOT FREEDOM FLEXI


Let me just get it out there: I Love Makeup Geek ! Since getting my first "few" shadows my collection has grown significantly and recently I updated it again :) I'd like to show you all the new shades that landed in my collection and see how I store them in my Inglot Flexi palette (courtesy of my lovely friend Dominika who purchased it for me back home where it's practically half price). The time has come and we'll have a little chat about new additions to my collection :)

Firstly, I did not plan on purchasing quite that many shades & the only reason I even looked at Beauty Bay was Makeup Geek new Spring/Summer '16 releases. There were few that caught my eye and few old shades came back in to stock so I couldn't say no to that now, could I? ;) Marlena, the brain behind Makeup Geek has announced all shades on her Youtube channel and I re-watched it few times to ensure I do my research before ordering all the shades. Thankfully only few really caught my eye: Anarchy, Tuscan Sun, Fashion Addict & Venom. All of these are just beautiful and I don't have any that match these in my MUG collection. I also ordered few cult shades that only just came back in stock and got I'm Peachless, Cosmopolitan, Cherry Cola Masquerade, Jester & Flame Thrower (I know, I know - I couldn't stop myself). I don't regret buying a single shade from MUG so far and I know, I'm already loving these, so it was all worth it :)


Inglot Freedom System Flexi Palette (RPR £16.00 - buy here

We all know and love Z-Palette, but I really wanted to try Inglot Flexi as I loved the way it opens and closes with the lid being held by 4 corner magnets. It's roughly the size of large Z- Palette and can hold up to 30 single shadows. What I really love about the empty palettes is my freedom to compose the palette of my dreams, not having to buy made up palettes where I may use half of the shadows but not the rest. You can also mix and match with your setting powders, contour powders, blushes, highlighters. Many professional brands like Inglot, Makeup Geek, Anastasia Beverly Hills, MAC & Make Up For Ever all have most of the products in their pro range available as per pan, so you can pick and choose your favourites :) 
Do I truly love Inglot Flexi? I do and I don't, If I have to be honest... There are few cons to owning the palette like this, for example when removing the pans, you can so easily stab the shadow with your nail. Or even opening of Flexi where the 4 magnets may just lift some of your shades from the palette and you drop them? I also don't feel too safe travelling with this palette, the magnets aren't so strong, and I'd worry constantly that it's open somewhere in my luggage. I must say I prefer Z- Palette to Inglot Flexi as I trust it more ;) 
Despite all that I still think it's well made, with heavy matte plastic and very presentable :) The price is similar to Z-Palette and yes, the material out of which Z-Palette is made may not be plastic, but overall I just prefer it.

MAKEUP GEEK EYESHADOW PANS 
(matte/shimmer/duochrome) RPR£4.95 & (foiled) RPR £7.95
                                                    
I'm Peachless - light beige with pink/peachy reflects, duochrome finish
Cosmopolitan - peach with golden shimmer running through 
Anarchy (new) - light cranberry with rose gold shimmer running through
Venom (new) - dark green, shimmer finish
Tuscan Sun (new) - medium peach, matte finish
Fashion Addict (new) - light pinky purple, matte finish
Cherry Cola - dark brown with purple tones, matte finish (similar to Bitten, less purple in the undertone)
Masquarade - purple with lilac tones, foiled finish
Flame Thrower - true copper, foiled finish
Jester - medium green, foiled finish 

Top row from left: Jester, Masquerade, Fashion Addict, Flame Thrower, Anarchy
Bottom row from left: Venom, Cherry Cola, Tuscan Sun, Cosmopolitan, I'm Peachless
FIRST IMPRESSIONS OVERVIEW:

All the shades have an amazing pigmentation, I mean there isn't a shade which isn't buttery and pigmented as hell. However new shades are quite something else. Is it a new formula Marlena has kept under wraps? I don't know what it is but they're even better pigmented and buttery than your usual Makeup Geek goodness. And I thought I don't need all 18 shades from the collection! Wrong lol. I may pick up a few more in a due course, but for now I'm settled with my collection. It's any warm tone maniac dream line - I practically have it all. I may need to update my collection with more neutrals and cool tones, to have a variation there,but how can I, if Marlena keeps bringing out all these? First impressions are super positive but I will continue to review and test all the shades in different conditions so I will report back, I'm sure :)

Thank you for reading,
Love

Dorota x

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15 comments

  1. Cieni u Ciebie nigdy za wiele prawda? ;) ja ostatnio kompletnie nie maluje oka oprócz tuszu do rzęs. Nie wybudzi mi to wiec tego nie robie ;)

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    1. Nigdy ! Ale jestem bardzo dumna gdyż nie dałam się skusić ani na duże palety Zoeva Spectrum ani na nowe Too Faced. Mam słabość do Makeup Geek, gdyż lubię kompletować swoje paletki i uwierz, ale żaden z moich Geekowskich cieni nie leży bezużyteczny. Każdego używam, czego już nie mogę powiedzieć o żadnej innej palecie w mojej kolekcji ;) x

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  2. I am always nervous to try on new and different kinds of make up or eyeshadows, lipsticks, but the more I come back to your page, the more I feel like I should be encourage to try new things, I can practice at home and test the colours with different lighting and use your tips. Great work Dorotka!

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    1. Hey ;) thank you so much for your lovely comment !! It means a world to get such excellent feedback :)

      I used to be stuck in neutral zone and one day, I went and picked up my first matte coloured palette (it was one from Makeup Revolution) and I was sold. I'm very into warm tones right now but try my best to incorporate colour in my daily looks (I post my daily MOTDs on Snapchat, just search i.dorottka)

      Thanks again xx

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  3. Ahh, I need Anarchy and Venom, and Flame Thrower and Jester, I need all of them, haha! x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

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    1. Anarchy is AMAZING, actually all the shades you mentioned are! And I need some of the cool toned ones you have in your Collection as mine looks like warm toned three up rainbows on other warm tones - Unicorn style ;) You should get Snapchat - I was rocking Jester the other day <3

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  4. Zgadzam się z Tobą co do wad Flexi, ale akurat dla mnie ma przeważające plusy: jest przede wszystkim tańsza i łatwo dla mnie dostępna, a do tego bardziej mi się podoba niż ZPalette. Ale to prawda, ze zdejmowanie tej pokrywy może być katastrofalne w skutkach i w dodatku mam wrażenie, że ma słabą przyczepność (cienie mi się po niej przesuwają zupełnie luźno jak nabieram cienie pędzelkiem). Cienie wspaniałe, ale to już wiesz, że mam do cieni MUG taki stosunek jak Ty :D

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    1. Zdecydowanie będąc w Polsce paletki Inglota mają przewagę ze względu na cenę, ale kupując ją w UK cena jest identyczna do ZPalette ;) Inglot jest tutaj 2x a czasem 3x droższy niż w Pl ;) co do samej paletki, uważam, że wyglada super Pro, lubię jakość plastiku ale jak sama zauważasz cienie mają słabą przyczepność a kilka razy zdażyło mi się, że pojedynczy cień przyczepił się do wieczka jak otwierałam. Na szczęście jeszcze nic mi nie spadło ;) co do cieni Makeup Geek, nic dodać nic ująć, są wspaniałe a formula nowej kolekcji jeszcze lepsza ;) xx

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  6. I like all of the colours, but "Venom" is probably my favorite :)

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    1. Venom is a gorgeous medium dark green! It looks and feels amazing. So easy to work with & so pigmented! I love Makeup Geek so much X

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  7. The MUG shadows look gorgeous! I really need to pick some up. I should probably check to make sure I'm not duping anything I already have in my collection though! I think I'm most excited to try the duo chrome shadows, as I don't have any thing like this in my collection. Xx

    Tania | When Tania Talks

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    1. It's the biggest issue. I'm trying my hardest not to duplicate shades in my collection but it's so hard ! I have all warm toned shades Makeup Geek has to offer and I still get excited about Violet Voss Holy Grail and 'have to have it' ! Are we crazy? If we are, then I dont ever want to be normal ;) xx love, D x

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  8. This has some really new and interesting shades, would wait for you to report back to see how gorgeous they look :*

    http://missweirdandnormal.com/2016/03/oriflamesofeverfragrance.html

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  9. Hey Love this post, was just wondering is that gap fillable with another shadow? I have the flexi palette but I hate leaving extra room in it so im not sure if I should get a z palette for makeup geek and just stick to inglot in the inglot palette or if i can just use the inglot pallete and fill with makeup geek... if that makes sense hahah...

    Love your blog :)

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