02 September 2015

Makeup Geek Haul!

Hello again!

It's been a beautiful (but super busy) summer this year! I hope you all have been enjoying it! For me, there have been new job opportunities (which has been an absolute blessing), bridal shower planning and weddings galore! Needless to say, I've lacked in my content due to such an upbeat and amazing summer. Nevertheless, I've been inspired to get back into the swing of things when one of my friends started her amazing new blog called, The Crafty Bombshell ! Cari is one talented and super creative mother. Her new blog has given you DIY's and party tips and tricks that will surely make you want to go out and gather your weapons to be able to follow her fun ideas. Her blog is certainly a one stop shop and you'll find everything you need there. With that being said, she is a full time, hard working woman / mother who still finds the time to blog which made me want to step up my game and start getting my blog posts rolling.

I'd like to start with a haul of a makeup brand I've heard endlessly about, but never actually thought of getting myself. I've known of Marlena's channel on YouTube called Makeup Geek and have known for a while that she has successfully made her own brand of cosmetics called Makeup Geek as well. I've watched hauls and first impressions of her products that have been highly admired and even compared to MAC cosmetics. I don't know why it's taken me this long to even have a look at the website but when I did, I noticed myself hoarding things into my cart very quickly. The site itself isn't just a normal cosmetic site that you shop from. Not only does it have all the shadows, blushes and brushes you could want, but it also has tabs for other purposes such as "Education" tab which helps you achieve the look you're going for and an "Idea Gallery" which is makeup looks from other people put together to show you how they got the look. It's truly a well thought out site and I was excited to learn more about it.

The moment I was on the homepage I saw a beautiful look from another blogger who had used Makeup Geek shadows to create this beautiful, bronze goddess look. Now, if you know me, that's exactly what I would like to achieve! Neutral colors are right up my street and I seem to gravitate more towards a great bronze look. When I clicked on the photo it took me to what the bloggers used to creative the look and step by step what they did to get it. I noticed two sultry bronze looks with almost the same shadows applied and I knew that was a great start to my Makeup Geek journey.

Now, I know what you may be thinking, "Don't you have colors like these already?!" The lovely thing is, they may look the same but can be completely different formula's or finishes to them. These are my first four pressed shadows by MUG that I own and I couldn't be happier with them! The texture is definitely high quality and the pigmentation is beautiful. I've never tried MAC shadow's before but if these are compared to them, then these are certainly a steal for the price. They retail at $5.99 each on their website. That affordable price makes it hard not to just keep stashing these in your cart until you realize you have all products offered on their site - basically. I also bought a loose pigment eye shadow that I'm obsessed with and will be repurchasing again when this one runs out. Unfortunately, I forgot to take a photo of what the pigment actually looks like (I took pictures once I received my package and couldn't wait to get to playing with them).

Along with those, I bought a Z Palette so I can put my eye shadows in. Z Palette's give your shadows a home to dwell safely, along with having them neatly in one place. They're sturdy and slim enough that you can store them easily and convenient enough to take them with you when you're traveling. They also come with little thin magnets and instructions on how to depot other makeup from other brands that you would be able to put in these palettes as well.

Overall, I love my new purchase of everything I ordered from Makeup Geek. It's an amazing brand that I completely recommend. I know I'll purchasing more from that site in the future. If you want to check it out, you can click HERE . If you've purchased from MUG before, let me know what your favorite products are!

Thanks for reading!