Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Makeup Geek // Manny MUA Palette

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I recently picked up the Manny MUA Palette from Makeup Geek and I had to share it with you guys because I am SO impressed. It is my first experience with the Makeup Geek line, which is a cruelty-free online company started by Marlena, who has an awesome Youtube channel you can find here

I heard about MG through the vegan/cruelty free makeup community and loved the look of her products, especially the eye shadows. I really like that you can buy individual pans and make your own palettes. For my first purchase though, I decided on the Manny MUA palette because it had some amazing looking shadows that I really wanted to try out. 

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First off, the packaging is on point. It comes in a beautiful box, and then the actual products are in a high quality palette with a gorgeous foil designed front. The palette is $45.00 for 9 generously-sized shadows (bargain!) that range from light to dark and come with a mixture of matte and shimmer. 

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One thing I love about this palette is that it can be used to create so many different looks. The lighter and medium shades can be used for natural every-day looks, the darker shades are awesome for a smoky eye, and the bold colors can be used creatively for playing around with unique looks. 

As for the shadow quality - I am very pleased. They are buttery and very easy to work with and blend. There was a bit of fall out from Insomnia - the {amazing} bottom left shade, but nothing that couldn't be cleaned up with a bit of concealer.

Manny MUA palette

I wanted to include some quick swatches of all the shades, since whenever I read a cosmetic product review - that is one thing I always look for! I quickly swatched each row on my fingers and you can immediately see how awesome the color payoff is. 

Artemis / Beaches and Cream / Luna

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Cosmopolitan / Sora / Frappe

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Insomnia / Mars / Aphrodite 

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I hope to be able to share a post on some of the looks I create using this palette soon! And I can't wait to try out more of Makeup Geek's products and shadows now. 

Have you ever purchased from this brand? What products do you love? xx 


  1. That cranberry color is everything!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  2. Oh my gosh, this is so pretty! It's such a good variety of colors & I love how pigmented and creamy even the matte shadows look!

  3. Thanks for the introduction! The pigment payoffs is very impressive.


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