OK you guys I’m finally doing this review/comparison on Viseart and Makeup Geek shadows. Please share your thoughts down below…hope you enjoy mine.
So I did similar eye shadow looks on two different days, basically a bronze/brown smokey eye. Now I’ve used these shadows before, you may have seen my holiday makeup looks. I’ve used both brands alone or simultaneously. I’ve experimented with both brands and feel like I can make a good review at this point.
These are kiss lashes in case anyone is wondering. They are my favorite. you can get them at wal-mart or drugstores. they are so comfortable!!!!
This is viseart shadow from the 01 matte palette and the 03 bridal satin palette and viseart gel liner (mixed with some inglot duraline solution)
Pardon the top knot. I had just gotten back from a top knot party. 😋 so anyways… These are makeup geek shadows in moondust, glamourous, and bitten in the crease with an urban decay pencil liner I think.
UGH bitten…it looks so pretty in the pan but then once you start applying it, it just goes EVERYWHERE. it doesn’t look to bad in the picture but that’s because i put a bunch of concealer on top of it. There’s blendable and then there’s this…where it’s just like a two year old smearing food on a wall. That sh*t goes everywhere!
I will say that I do love most of their duochrome shadows (and probably darn near all of their foiled shadows). OMG typhoon is my favorite. just to give you a recap of typhoon:
MAKEUP GEEK: Typhoon Duochrome (lid only) and of course VISEART hanging in the crease (from the 08 Editorial Matte palette)
More Makeup Geek: Fortune teller, ritzy, and cocoa bear I really adore this gold and Viseart does not have one this quite yellow.
Some may argue that Makeup Geek Shadows are more unique and brightly colored…but Viseart did this:
To get the sparkles i applied Urban Decay’s Heavy Metal liner in Glam Rock.
Pardon all of the stray hairs
EFFORTLESS. That’s what I think when I think Viseart. Even when I was trying to do the negative space cut crease. The pigmentation is there, it’s blendable, it’s buildable, it’s beautiful. Overall, I would have to say that I prefer Viseart Eye shadows. I think they are better quality and have more consistent quality throughout their shadows. I have to work a lot less with all of the Viseart shadows and it’s pretty hit or miss with the makeup geek shadows. That being said, I do not think Makeup Geek has bad shadows. I think they have really nice ones and then they have a lot of duds. If I had to return one brand of of shadow and never use it again it would be Makeup Geek.
OK OK…right now you’re probably like, “are you sponsored by them or something?” ha no… i wish. I will say that in terms of inconsistency Viseart does have a select few shadows that appear different in the pan, but you are pleasantly surprised at the color once your swatch or apply. But that is really only with a handful of colors. Most of them are true to pan color and will glide on your lids like a dream and lay beautifully.
Here’s my score for the SHADOW BATTLE:
APPLICATION – Viseart wins
COLOR PREDICTABILITY – This one is tied, for the most part the colors are true to pan
COLOR PIGMENTATION – This one is tied, there a some let downs with each brand, but overall they are both very pigmented.
CUSTOMIZATION – Makeup Geek takes it, you can purchase what ever shadows you want or ordered pre-made palettes, I will say though, Viseart arranges their shadows nicely in most of the palettes
QUALITY – Viseart takes this one. Although most of the foil and duochrome Makeup Geek Shadows are out of this world. BUT MG just has too much fallout.
PRICE – They are actually pretty comparable. This one is a tie, but leaning towards MG because you can customize and purchase less. Foiled shadows are a wopping $10 a piece (same size mind you) and the duochrome, shimmer, and matte shadows are $6 a piece. On average Viseart shadows are about $6.66 a piece. The bridal satin palette is the same quality of the foiled shadows (maybe a touch less foily) but you pay less for a great product.
OK so who won? Viseart 4 vs. Makeup Geek 4
Each brand of eye shadow shines in different ways.
Have you tried these brands? Which is your favorite?
And let me know in the comments if you want to see swatches!
Up next week is the Anastasia Beverly Hills LOVE AND HATE Glow Kits Review.