We’re finishing up “The Week of Makeup Geek” a bit late due to the fact that right in the middle of the week I got a new job! I’m super excited to be working in customer service again and am enjoying my work and colleagues. It was a bit of a transition though which is why this post is coming today and not the end of the week before last, so sorry about that! However, that did give me time to film a video which shows off the custom palette from today’s post, the Starter Kit from this post, and the Mystery Bundle from this post! Check out the video below and make sure to keep scrolling for more information on making a Makeup Geek Custom Palette and swatches of the colors I got!
About Makeup Geek
Makeup Geek is a shop and education site that is run by Marlena. You can find videos on different looks in the Education section of the site and you can find articles on things like “Best Foundation for Dry Skin” in the Tutorials section of the site. As for the shop, Makeup Geek started out as just individual pressed eye shadows for purchase and then moved onto other products like foiled shadows, pigments, lipsticks, highlighters, and even palettes! Makeup Geek currently has products that are available throughout the year and products that are only available during certain seasons, i.e. they currently have an Autumn Glow II Bundle that is only available during the fall. Makeup Geek also does collaborations with different YouTuber personalities like MannyMUA, an eyeshadow palette that is no longer available, and Kathleen Lights, a highlighter palette. Lastly, Makeup Geek’s products are cruelty free!
Makeup Geek Magnetic Palette
As stated in the Makeup Geek Starter Kit Bundle Post, read that here, the Makeup Geek empty palette is called the Travel Vault and comes as an empty magnetic palette. The Travel Vault can be purchased from Makeup Geek for $13 and can house any of their pan eyeshadows, blush, and contour powders. In addition, the Travel Vault can house other brands pan products as long as they are magnetic (i.e. anything you could put in a Z Palette). While purchasing a Travel Vault isn’t necessary for purchasing Makeup Geek products, it does make for a nice palette and I plan on purchasing more for other loose products I have. Lastly, for those who are a little hesitant to purchase a magnetic palette, Makeup Geek does offer a cardboard welled palette that can hold the eyeshadows in welled holes. You can see and purchase the 9 well palette here.
Makeup Geek Shadows
Here is where the Makeup Geek Custom Palette comes in at. If you’re looking to make a palette of your own colors you can get one for as little as $67 through Makeup Geek and that includes the price of the Travel Vault! Essentially you would purchase 9 regular or duochrome shadows and the Travel Vault to make your own Makeup Geek Custom Palette. You can also purchase some of the Makeup Geek Foiled Shadows but those are $10 each instead of the $6 that the other two types are. However, it is your palette to do as you please. My Makeup Geek Custom Palette was purchased by the Hubs for me last year and he wanted to get a mix of different types of colors, formulas, etc. so that is why this palette appears so random. Below you will find swatches of the colors he chose!
Hopscotch – Matte Iris | Hot Pants – Shimmer Orchid with Purple Shift | Chit Chat – Shimmer Periwinkle
Friend Zone – Matte Dusty Brown | Phantom – Duochrome White Base with Purple Reflects | Tan Lines – Matte Tan Brown
Casino – Shimmer Gold | Ritzy – Duochrome Warm Red Brown Base with Green and Gold Reflects | Havoc – Duochrome Warm Red Brown Base with Teal Reflects
Final Thoughts on Makeup Geek Custom Palettes
If you’re looking to get into Makeup Geek products and the Starter Kit Bundle just aren’t the shades for you then you for sure should try making a Makeup Geek Custom Palette. If you are someone who is looking to build your eyeshadow collection and there are shades that you don’t have (or ones that look similar to what you have and you want to see how Makeup Geek compares) then you should give the Makeup Geek Custom Palette a try. Essentially there is no reason for you not to try making your own Makeup Geek Custom Palette!