Side by Side: Makeup Geek Gel Eyeliners

Makeup Geek Gel Eyeliners

Makeup Geek Gel Eyeliners

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Marlena, the gorgeous artist and creator of the Makeup Geek website, was one of the first beauty bloggers and a true innovator in the field. The BIZ has long admired Marlena and her work and now her cosmetics line is earning our love as well.

Read on to find out what Lisa and Marcia think about Marlena’s Gel Eyeliners!

Lisa’s Side:

There are so many gel liners out there, why buy the ones from Makeup Geek? I think there are three reasons:

1.  The price – these are so affordable.  3G / 0.1 oz for $7.99. Compared to my other favorites from Bobbi Brown ($23 for the same size) and MAC ($16 for the same size), these are much easier on my pocketbook.

2.  The colors – they are different, vibrant, fabulous.

3.  These gel liners WORK on the waterline. They go on easily, and they stay!!

Electric

Electric

Electric is a bright royal blue with no shimmer at all. This is absolutely stunning on brown eyes!! I especially love it on the waterline.

Mystic

Mystic

Mystic is a light emerald green with metallic gold shimmer. This is stunning as a lid liner, especially if you smudge it out a bit.

Fame

Fame

Fame is a dark navy teal with shimmer. It is truly unique and just gorgeous.

swatched

Left to right:  Fame, Mystic, Electric

Here is my Make Up Geek eye look with Electric Eye Liner on the waterline and bottom lid:

My MUG Electric eyes

My MUG Electric eyes

My Makeup Geek eye look below features Mystic on the upper lid, and Fame on the waterline. Seriously, for the price and for the waterline wear these are must haves!!

Make Up Geek eye look

Makeup Geek eye look

Marcia’s Side:

While Lisa showed you the gorgeous bright colors I’m going to showcase more “normal” colors from the line. The ones you’d want to wear day in and day out. Like my blog partner, I’m totally impressed with these liners. They glide on yet they last better than just about any other gel liner I’ve tried. You just can’t find this kind of quality at this price elsewhere.

Twinkle, Mobster and Rave

Twinkle, Mobster and Rave

My trio of delights contains Twinkle, Mobster and Rave.

Twinkle

Twinkle

Twinkle

Twinkle

TWINKLE is a beautiful charcoal with just a touch of shimmer to the look. Many charcoal shades show up too black but Makeup Geek’s Twinkle has a pretty radiance and a true gray color.

Mobster

Mobster

MOBSTER is a matte brown. It’s the workhorse of the bunch. I wear a lot of brown on my eyes and I find that Mobster works with everything.

Rave

Rave

I have to rave about RAVE. Just look at that color. How many times have you seen a taupe eyeliner? The only one I can think of was a Chanel pencil that was 4 times the cost of Rave. There’s a complexity to it that I love. It’s great for my bottom lashline too since it has a lightness to it that’s terrific. Here’s another shot just in case …

Rave

Rave

from top Mobster, Rave, Twinkle

from top Mobster, Rave, Twinkle

Rave, Mobster Twinkle

Rave, Mobster Twinkle

You can’t go wrong with Makeup Geek Gel Liners. Whether you want the bright shades like Lisa’s or the staid shades like Marcia’s you’ll end up with long lasting liners that go on smoothly in very rich shades. It’s a win-win situation.

*samples sent for review

Make Up Geek Eyeshadows: Yellow Brick Road, Appletini, and Cinderella review and swatches

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Perfect for spring:  Make Up Geek eyeshadows

Spring is upon us, so I am augmenting my eyeshadow collection with more pastels. Marlena, the gorgeous and talented force behind Make Up Geek, sent the BIZ some new eyeshadows to review and I am thrilled with them. Here are some great shades that updated my collection for the season:

Yellow Brick Road

Yellow Brick Road

Yellow Brick Road ($5.99 for the pan) is a shimmery pale yellow that is right on trend and awesome for spring. Yellow brightens the eye and this one is spectacular. It’s highly pigmented but not super bright so it’s totally wearable for daytime and works for the lid and brow.

Appletini

Appletini

Appletini (again, only $5.99!!) is an apple-green shimmer with golden flecks. Have you seen anything so gorgeous??? And it goes perfectly with Yellow Brick Road.

Cinderella

Cinderella

Cinderella (I need to say it once more…only $5.99!!!!!!!!!!!!) is a brownish/pink shimmer. This is a pale shade so it actually really works with the yellow and green, surprising but true.

swatches

Yellow Brick Road, Cinderella, and Appletini

Together they make a fabulous spring eye look.  Below, I have Yellow Brick Road on the lid, Cinderella in the crease, Appletini with Mystic Gel Liner over, and Fame Gel Liner on the waterline.

My MUG spring eye

My MUG spring eye

Yellow Brick Road eyes

another look

I love how the yellow perks up my eyes but doesn’t scream ‘PASTEL’!!

MUG FOD

MUG FOD

Here is my MUG face of the day.  Along with all of my Make Up Geek eyeshadows and liners, I chose Make Up Geek Lavish Lipstick to round out the look.

Marlena has inspired me over and over with her fantastic tutorials and now she is inspiring me with her high quality, affordable cosmetics. Head on over to makeupgeek.com right now to check out what Marlena has been up to lately!! – Lisa

*pr samples sent for review consideration