MakeupGeek’s eyeshadows ($5.99 for refill style, $6.99 for single compacts. 1.8 grams either way) in Homecoming, Taupe Notch and Bada-Bing make up one of my all-time favorite trios, as you can see from the use evident in the above photo. That’s Homecoming on the left, Taupe Notch on the upper right, and Bada-Bing toward the bottom.
These are three of my favorite eyeshadows, like, ever. I have to say, the MakeupGeek formula is overall excellent, with some shades being a little better than others. Each of these is one of the very best from the line, and the combination of the three is amazing.
All three of these shades go on like butter, with lots of pigment and excellent color payoff. You can use them wet or dry. They’re intense enough dry that the only reason I ever use them wet is when I’m lining with them and want a more defined, sharp line. They wear for a long time without fading or creasing – primer will add an hour or so, but even without it the wear is impressive. Because these are on the soft side, certain brushes or application styles can create a little bit of fallout during application, but I’ve never had any while wearing them. The pigments are bound to the powder really well.
Blending is a dream with these shadows. The darker colors don’t sheer out over the light ones, so you can blend to perfection without losing the deeper color.
- Homecoming is a cool-toned light to medium brown with gold shimmer. It makes a lovely lid color.
- Taupe Notch is taupe with cool plummy undertones and a satin finish. It’s great for the crease and also as a medium brown liner.
- Bada-Bing is a deep chocolate brown with gold micro-glitter. This one is, like, pigmentation overload, making it awesome as a dry or wet liner. I’ve never had fallout from this one, even with the micro-glitter.
That’s Homecoming on the lid, Bada-Bing in the outer corner and blending up into the crease, and Taupe Notch in the crease.