Are you a makeup geek like me who’s obsessed with everything makeup, especially eyeshadows? If you are an ultimate makeup junkie, you’ll be thrilled to know that popular YouTuber, Marlena
‘s Makeup Geek cosmetics brand
has launched its Duochrome Eyeshadows
collection! Be prepared to be immersed in a world of rainbows and infinite textures!
The Makeup Geek Duochrome is a collection of 12 pressed eyeshadows, together with 8 loose pigments. I find myself using more pressed eyeshadows, hence I”ll be focusing on the pressed eyeshadows in my haul.
If you’re still wondering what’s “duochrome”, it is a term widely used in association with makeup. It encompasses the essence of “iridescence”, which means a lustrous rainbow-like play of colour caused by differential refraction of light waves that tends to change as the angle of view changes. Hence, duochrome in powdered pigments and even nail polishes, have colour shifts (or hue changes) when viewed at an angle and as they move towards or away from a light source.
As you can see, they kind of have like a reflective change of colour at different angles, know what I mean?
Impressive is the only word to describe these eyeshadows. For an eyeshadows lover, I have been playing with different textures and pigmentation and I must say that these are out of this world, especially with the colour shifts! They are highly pigmented and very long-lasting that you don’t even need a base. However, I do notice that if you apply on your lower lash line, the shade tends to smudge on oily lids even with an eyelid primer. You probably have to line it with a waterproof and budge-proof eyeliner before pecking the colour on.
The 12 shades include:
- Voltage – vanilla base with champagne-yellow reflects
- I’m Peachless – apricot-beige base with peachy-pink reflects
- Mai Tai – apricot base with orchid reflects
- Ritzy – warm red-brown base with green and gold reflects
- Karma – golden base with yellow-green reflects
- Typhoon – deep teal base with green and gold reflects
- Secret Garden – deep espresso base with bright teal reflects
- Steampunk – black base with rich copper reflects
Aren’t they superb? These were done with one swipe on the arm and they reflect so well! You can visibly see all the colour shifts! There are a mixture of light to dark shades too which is suitable for even a complete eye makeup look with just these. What’s more, these round eyeshadow pans can be placed in empty palettes such as Z-Palettes, which I have done so.
Also, I have gotten myself one of the 8 Makeup Geek Duochrome Pigments as well and it’s in the shade Sugar Rush. It has a translucent base with icy blue and purple reflects. It is highly pigmented as with the other pressed eyeshadows, but it can be a little messy as the pigment is all over the mini jar it came in. Nevertheless, it still looks so appropriate for Christmas, isn’t it? 😉
Here’s a brief makeup look on my favourite shade, Blacklight, paired with Sugar Rush pigment. Just look at the icy blue reflects. Simply gorgeous!
All Makeup Geek eyeshadows are cruelty-free as no testing is done on animals, and they are also talc and paraben-free!
The Makeup Geek Duochrome Eyeshadows retail for US$6 each, or full set of 12 for US$65; Duochrome Pigments retail for US$12 each, or full set of 8 for US$80; and the full set of 12 pans & 8 jars retail for US$150.
Create yourself and be gorgeous! ♡
Disclaimer: Products were purchased by my own means. The above review is based on my true and honest opinion without influence from others. I am not compensated by/affiliated with the brand.