Makeup Geek's New Eyeshadow Colors Are Like Little Pans of Summer Vacation

I created a sunset-like look to hold me over until I get to watch the sun go down in Mexico in a few months.
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I created a sunset-like look to hold me over until I get to watch the sun go down in Mexico in a few months.

This summer, I might, for the very first time in my adult life, go on a vacation with my boyfriend. I am VERY excited. I'm so excited that even though this (potential) trip is a full three months away, I'm thinking about what I'll wear, what things I'll need to pack, finding my passport, practicing Spanish, etc.

Anyway, the very first vacation that I will be planning and organizing will be to Mexico! I'm very excited because I've never been there, and I have a very big "to see" list. 

And when Makeup Geek sent me their new eyeshadow colors, I just knew I needed to make a summer-vacation-inspired sunset eye look.

Because these colors. It was like they were meant for this very job.

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I'm starting out by applying an extremely light gray called Sand Dollar all over my lid to act as a base and to make it easier to blend out all the other colors. I chose to not apply an eyeshadow primer for this look because I'll be using mostly matte shades and I have trouble blending matte powders when applied onto a sticky base.

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In the crease is the shade that got this whole thing started. LOOK AT IT. Have you ever seen a color quite like it? The aptly named Tiki Hut is a matte strongly orange-yellowish medium brown shadow, and I applied it in my crease with a slightly less fluffy brush.

I'm not winging out my eyeshadow, so I kept this color in my natural crease and blended it down so it can incorporate with the rest of this look.

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To deepen the outer corner I applied Wild West, which is a matte rosewood-y brown shade. I also applied this under my lower lash line to add a shadow and to make the whole eye look go together.

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Over the whole mobile lid, I applied Tuscan Sun, a matte dusky pink. With this color, I struggled to work up to the depth I wanted, so I applied with a densely packed brush and even patted it on with my finger to up the amount of powder getting onto my lid.

Even though I struggled, the color is so pretty that I've been wearing it almost every day lately. It's like the color I want my entire life to be.

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On the outer thirds of my eyes I added a dab of Fashion Addict, which is a stunning matte orchid shade. You could go darker with the purple to really push the sunset vibe, but I couldn't not use this color.

I always thought that wearing bright purples wouldn't go with my skin tone, but this color looks so pretty mixed with the salmon on the lid and the orange-brown in the crease that I'm tempted to create a whole look centered on it.

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For the inner corner, I finally used a shimmer shade with Casino. This is a gorgeous canary yellow that fills in for our sun in the sunset, so obvs, shimmer was needed.

The shimmer shades from Makeup Geek are basically perfect: creamy, highly pigmented, and they blend super-easily across the board. This color is no exception.

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I applied a light line of Makeup Geek Corrupt shadow as liner. This is a seriously pigmented black that actually looks black, not gray when it is applied lightly.

I just loaded up my angle brush with the black shadow and tapped off the excess powder so I wouldn't end up with fall-out, then stamped it across my lash line. I take the line about halfway across my eye to open the shape, and I ever so slightly extended the line for a kitten flick.

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I finished off the look by curling my lashes and applying a few coats of mascara.

For reference, here's all the colors I used in this look. L-R Sand Dollar, Tiki Hut, Wild West, Tuscan Sun, Fashion Addict, Casino

For reference, here's all the colors I used in this look. L-R Sand Dollar, Tiki Hut, Wild West, Tuscan Sun, Fashion Addict, Casino

And because I couldn't not share them, here are a few more cool colors that Makeup Geek just released. Look. How. Pretty.

L-R Pillow Talk, Hot Pants, Toxic, Hopscotch, Anarchy, Venom

L-R Pillow Talk, Hot Pants, Toxic, Hopscotch, Anarchy, Venom

This whole look was a step way out of my comfort zone. It is more color than I've ever used all at once and I absolutely love it.

  • When is the last time you wore makeup outside your comfort zone?
  • Planning any cool vacations?
  • Where is the last place you took makeup inspiration from?