Monday, March 19, 2012

My new acquisition - MUG eyeshadows!

Hello Everyone! 

Sorry again for the lack of posts, I am finally getting back to blogging and I have lots to share with you all. The first post for this year is going to be about the latest addition to my makeup collection. 

In the past I have spoken about every now and then. They have an online store and I order products from them from time to time. This year, they had an offer for 20% off during a few days in March and of course I took advantage of that opportunity. :) They have recently released their own line of eyeshadows at somewhat affordable price and I ended up ordering 6 of them among other things. So this post is going to be a  review of the eye-shadows and a couple of looks I came up with!

So here's the long and short of these eye-shadows:

-The e/s come in individual pans only so no plastic packaging and no palette packaging.
-They have around 50 colours and retail for $5.99 = 300.646 rupees (the same price as Inglot e/s)
-The actual e/s that I ordered are: 

  • Corrupt: The blackest JET black e/s I have ever seen in my life! One swipe packs such a punch of black that you don't need a black base to use the e/s. It is a matte finish and the first black e/s in my collection.
  • Vanilla Bean: This is an off white, creamy colour. It's one of those really nice e/s that just blends into your skin and looks very natural. It's a nice highlight shade for me. It has a matte finish but it's got a bit of dimension in terms of a subtle sheen to it.
  • Cinderella: This is a pretty pink colour with just a touch of shimmer. It's nothing spectacular but a nice enough colour.
  • Stealth: A very nice, matte finish basic gray colour. I don't have any gray e/s so this is just great for me. It works very well in the crease!
  • Taupe Notch: This browny-taupe colour is again a beautiful colour which blends away to give a beautiful shimmery - pale- brown effect on the lids.
  • Mango Tango: My favorite of the lot, this is a fun coral-red-brick colour if that makes any sense! It's got this subtle gold shimmer which makes it a very unique colour. 
My overall thoughts on these e/s: 
--I think they are pretty good quality e/s. 
--The price point is pretty nice for us living in India where a single MAC pan retails for more than double the price. There is a good mix of mattes and other finishes.
-- I think the colours are quite exciting too. 
--If you want the colour to come through, then they need to "packed" onto the eyelid, otherwise they are awesome for blending. 
--Of the 6 that I purchased, I would recommend Corrupt, Vanilla Bean, Stealth and Mango Tango. The other two e/s are nice but they are not entirely unique shades. 

Here are some pics of the actual products and packaging and of course a couple of looks that I came up with! (Warning: I just could not get a good pic of the swatches, I hope you can get a good idea of the colours from all the photos and not just the one with swatches. My apologies for the bad pic of the swatches.)


THE PACKAGING (Notice the weigh it grams and oz)







 So those are all the pics associated with these MUG eyeshadows. The smokey eye was done using only MAC Painterly paint pot as base so you can see how dark the eyeshadows are. The second look was done using Mango Tango on the lid and Taupe Notch in the crease.

So I hope you enjoyed this little review of Makeupgeek eye-shadows! I hope to order some more in the future and have fun playing around with them!

Do leave your comments, thoughts and suggestions in the comments below! Until next time, thanks and tata!


  1. Pretty shades :) ... where u were??????

  2. Thanks Shalini! How are you? I was here only - it's just that work was very hectic and I was in no shape to blog but now I am back - stay tuned for more posts!