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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 – https://www.makeupgeek.com/collections/eyes) and some are even available at @target ($14.99 per quad – https://shopstyle.it/l/bkswV). I created my own palette in hopes that it would be the perfect combination of mattes for me!

Shades I purchased:

πŸ”˜ Vanilla Bean

βšͺ️βšͺ️ Light beige with peach undertones

πŸ”˜ Beach Please

βšͺ️βšͺ️ Light soft tan

πŸ”˜ Creme BrΓ»lΓ©e

βšͺ️βšͺ️ Light warm brown

πŸ”˜ Berry Shady

βšͺ️βšͺ️ Deep berry pink

πŸ”˜ Eternally Grapeful

βšͺ️βšͺ️ Deep cool purple

πŸ”˜ Coffee Before Talkee

βšͺ️βšͺ️ Deep neutral brown

πŸ”˜ Olive You

βšͺ️βšͺ️ Medium olive green

πŸ”˜ Spilled Tea

βšͺ️βšͺ️ Rich moss green

πŸ”˜ Enchanted Forest

βšͺ️βšͺ️ 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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