Makeup Geek Pressed Eyeshadow Review Part 2

In this review I will be looking at Makeup Geek pressed eyeshadow singles in the shades Tuscan SunMango Tango, Anarchy, and Desert Sands.


This pink eye look was created with Tuscan Sun all over the lid, Mango Tango in the crease, and Anarchy in the outer edge of the eye. These eyeshadows were applied over Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden. Paired with Kat Von D tattoo liner in trooper and Yves Saint Laurent Babydoll mascara.


Makeup Geek Tuscan Sun is a matte shade that comes in a metal 26 mm pan and sells for $6USD on Makeup Geek’s website. Makeup Geek describes this shade as a “medium salmon pink with a matte finish.” I found the shade to be a little darker but still a salmon pink.

I found the application of this shade to be a little patchy, even when applied over primer. The pigmentation also was not as good as some of the other shades I tried — I had to do two layers of shadow to get the same opacity that I got with other shades. However, the lasting power of this shade was quite good once it was applied. I would not call this a bad eyeshadow; it just took a little more work than other Makeup Geek shadows. Over primer, this shadow lasted about 14 hours.

Three and a half star Has good staying power but problems with pigmentation and application.


Makeup Geek Mango Tango is a shimmer shade that comes in a metal 26 mm pan and sells for $6USD on Makeup Geek’s website. Makeup Geek describes that shade as a “peachy pink with flecks of gold.” In practice, I could tell the shade was shimmery, but the shimmer was subtle and I couldn’t really see the gold. I also found the shade to be a darker peach.

This shade applied quite smoothly but was not the most pigmented. I had to use a couple layers to get the opacity I wanted, and it tended to sheer out when I blended. I used this shade as a crease color over Tuscan Sun, but I think it would probably work better as an all-over lid color. The color, once applied correctly lasted about 14 hours with primer without creasing.

Four star Good lasting power and smoothness but could be more pigmented.


Makeup Geek Anarchy is a shimmer shade that comes in a metal 26 mm pan and sells for $6USD on Makeup Geek’s website. Makeup Geek describes this shade as a “medium marsala with a shimmery finish.” The shimmer in this shade was more pronounced than Mango Tango but was still more on the subtle side. I would say this shade is a sort of brown-toned magenta.

I found this shade to be more pigmented than the other shades in this review, and the application was smooth. However, it was prone to sheering out when I tried to use my blending brush to blend into my brow bone. I had the best luck getting the blending and opacity that I wanted when I applied the shade with my fingers rather than a brush. Over primer this shadow lasted about 14 hours

Four and a half star Good application and pigmentation but a little difficult to blend.


Makeup Geek Desert Sands is a matte shade that comes in a metal 26 mm pan and sells for $6USD on Makeup Geek’s website. Makeup Geek describes this shade as a “medium camel brown with warm yellow undertones and a matte finish.” I actually found this shade to be more yellow tone than brown tone — I would describe it as a tan yellow.

The application and pigmentation of this shade was quite nice. I could get the opacity that I wanted with one layer, and there was no patchiness in the application. The staying power was good as well; it lasted about 14 hours without creasing with primer.

Five star Excellent pigmentation, application, and lasting power.