Claims: 9 eyeshadows | Mattes & Shimmers | Magnetic Palette | Warm & Cool Shades | Cruelty Free
Size: 9 full-size eyeshadows and a magnetic palette
Purchase: Makeup Geek
It’s the start of a week of Makeup Geek so that means 3 posts all about Makeup Geek. Starting out we’re doing a Makeup Geek Starter Kit Bundle Review and I’m going to tell you what exactly Makeup Geek is, what the Start Kit Bundle is, and IF you should purchase it. So let’s get this week of Makeup Geek started by scrolling on down!
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!
About the Makeup Geek Palette
The magnetic palette that comes with the Makeup Geek Starter Kit Bundle is called the Travel Vault and it is an empty palette that can hold individual products in metal pans. The Travel Vault has a Rose Gold Metallic Lid with the Makeup Geek logo, that LOVES fingerprints…, a matte black base, that LOVES eyeshadow, and a big mirror on the inside that is great quality! There are different combinations of Makeup Geek products that can fit into the Travel Vault that I will list below but you can also use other brands individual or depotted products as long as they are not in non-magnetized pans.
- 6 eyeshadows and 2 blushes / contour
- 8 eyeshadows and 1 blush / contour
- 10 eyeshadows
- 4 blushes / contour
About the Makeup Geek Shadows
The Makeup Geek Starter Kit Bundle comes with 5 matte shadows, 3 shimmer shadows, and one metallic shadow. Makeup Geek eyeshadows are $6, except for the foiled shadows which are $10, and have 1.8 grams of product. The Makeup Geek shadows can be placed in magnetized palettes other than the Travel Vault and are paraben free. The 9 shadows that come in the Starter Kit are also a mix of warm and cool tones so you are trying out three formulas and in both cool and warm tones. I personally found the matte’s to be very blendable, the shimmers to be very pigmented, and both to be very long lasting. I also like that the shadows didn’t get muddy when blended together. The shadows included in the bundle are:
Makeup Geek Starter Kit Bundle Review
When you factor in the price of the Travel Vault, $13, and the price of the 9 individual shadows, $6 each, you’re not getting any discount by purchasing the Makeup Geek Starter Kit Bundle but I still highly recommend it! For one, you’re getting a set of 9 shadows pre-picked for you which means that for the most part they’re going to look good together. Next, a bundle like this is a great way of getting jumping in with a brand as you’re trying not only their matte and shimmer shadows but their magnetic palette as well. Lastly, if there happens to be shades in there that you KNOW you’re not going to like if you’re not a smoky eye persona and you just know that Corrupt isn’t going to get any use you could leave it in the envelope it comes in and gift it to a person and just put in that spot a shadow you would like from the shop!