Makeup Geek Everyday/ Go To Z Palette & Swatches

Makeup Geek time! People are always interested in and asking me about which Makeup Geek eyeshadows I use and my must haves in terms of shades they should pick up, so I thought now is as good a time as any and I’m going to show you! I won’t talk about/ show you my whole MUG collection (we’d be here all day!), but instead, I’m going to concentrate on my ‘go to/ everyday’ MUG palette…currently housed in an extra large Z Palette (Available on Amazon*). The extra large size palette fits 35 standard eyeshadow pans perfectly and I’m aware to some, that’s probably a lot and I’m not saying you need them all (a lot are very similar too!) however, it will hopefully point you in the right direction of a few essentials if you’re thinking of placing an order.


I’m sure you’ve noticed already, haha, but this is a generally warm and pretty neutral selection, but that’s just my personal preference and colours I enjoy working with and using on a daily. It’s also conveniently very Autumnal! I used to house all my regular signature MUG shadows and foiled (beautifully metallic) shadows separately, but decided when putting this ‘go to’ palette together, that I was going to mix them, so although a lot do have a matte finish, there’s a good selection of textures in there too. Even in this one palette, there’s quite a lot to cover, so lets get straight in to it!


Top Row (left to right)
➕ White Lies – matte, pure white
➕ Shimma Shimma – metallic champagne
➕ Vanilla Bean – light shimmer cream with a peachy beige undertone
➕ Baby Face – matte, very light beige brown with cool grey undertone
➕ Starry Eyed – foiled, light champagne beige with slight pink undertone
➕ Mirage – satin matte, warm butter cream
➕ Beaches and Cream – matte, natural beige with a hint of peach


Second Row (left to right)
➕ Peach Smoothy – matte, light soft peachy orange
➕ Mezmerized – foiled, medium taupe with plum undertone
➕ Purely Naked – satin matte, cool light sand
➕ Creme Brule – matte, light sand
➕ Barcelona Beach – matte, medium sand
➕ Chickadee – matte, tangerine with yellow undertone
➕ Desert Sands – matte, medium caramel brown with yellow undertone


Third Row (left to right)
➕ Tiki Hut – matte, tawny brown with slight yellow undertone
➕ Hipster – slight shimmer, sandy taupe tan
➕ Preppy – matte, khaki brown
➕ Latte – matte, medium brown
➕ Frappe – demi matte, medium maple brown
➕ Tuscan Sun – matte, medium muted salmon pink
➕ Roulette – shimmer, rosy burnt sienna


Fourth Row (left to right)
➕ Flame Thrower – foiled, bright true warm copper
➕ Morocco – matte, rich burnt orange
➕ Taupe Notch – demi matte, medium taupe
➕ Wild West – matte, rich rose brown
➕ Cocoa Bear – matte, red brown
➕ Brown Sugar – shimmer, medium brown, red undertone
➕ Burlesque – shimmer, metallic muted burgundy


Bottom Row (left to right)
➕ Showtime – foiled, rusty red brown
➕ Bitten – matte, earthy maroon
➕ Cherry Cola – matte, deep brown with a strong red undertone
➕ Mocha – matte, deep true brown
➕ Bada Bing – subtle sparkle, deep chocolate brown with a gold fleck
➕ Americano – matte, dark brown with a plum undertone
➕ Corrupt – matte, intense black


Makeup Geek shadows are richly pigmented, smooth, blendable, long wearing and brilliantly affordable. With their extensive range of colours and textures, there’s something for everyone. If you’re new to the brand and possibly to eyeshadow in general and wanting to pick up a few essentials to start off with, I’d suggest these… (for any eye colour)
➕ A light base shade/ highlight – Vanilla Bean
➕ A light/ medium transition (blending) shade – Creme Brule
➕ A deeper shading colour – Cocoa Bear
➕ A definition/ liner shade (to go smokier too!) – Corrupt

For those of you who are more eyeshadow savvy, already have plenty of essentials/ neutrals and wanting eye catching and different to add your shadow collection, I love… (again for any eye colour)
➕ Bitten (this cult shade is my own no.1 favourite in this palette!)
If you don’t have it already, get it and thank me later, haha, it’s so beautiful on!

I love how Makeup Geek eyeshadows and products in general are now easily accessible to us UK and Ireland folk too, no longer do I need to order from the US and get stuck with customs fees! Find Makeup Geek at beautybay*

Lyd x



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