Tag Archives: eye

SHADOW BATTLE: Viseart vs. MakeupGeek

31 Jan

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.

and this:


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.




Holiday Makeup Challenge (Day 27 of 30)

29 Dec

30 Days of Holiday Makeup. Day 27. “Wintermint”


30 Days of Holiday Christmas. Day 27. “Wintermint”

It’s time to get shimmery! I wanted to do a minty green look. I feel like that color is being used a lot these days. This is definitely a look that I would personally wear for nighttime because it is quite of bit of eye makeup. I love pairing green eye shadow with pink lips.


If you follow my instagram @beautybyburden, you can get a sneak peak of all the lips. I post them after midnight.

I don’t think this look would be complete without some lashes. Faux lashes help to balance out heavily loaded eye shadow.


These are some of my favorite lashes. They are by Ardell. So cheap!!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Let me know me if you’d want me to do a tutorial on this look. This is probably one of my favorite looks out of the 30 that I did for this challenge. I plan on starting a youTube channel next year!


Here’s how I made this wintery minty fresh look:



Eye Primer: Urban Decay Original Primer Potion

Eye Shadow:

MAKEUP GEEK (typhoon – main color on lid. THIS IS MY FAVORITE SHADOW FROM MUG)

Viseart – Crease is from 08 editorial palette (teal matte)

Brow highlight – Viseart 05 sultry muse

Waterline: Inglot Kohl in 05

Eyeliner:Bobbi Brown Gel Liner

Mascara: Armani Eyes to Kill Excess

Faux Lashes – Ardel Curvy 415 (my FAV lashes from Ardel)



Serum: First Aid Beauty Anti Redness Serum

Eye Cream: Ginzing Eye Cream

Undereye corrector: Tarte CC for undereye

Bobbi Brown Undereye Brightner

Foundation: Nars Tinted Moisturizer in Terre-Nueve

Concealer: Nars Radiant Creamy in Chantilly

Highlight: Laura Mercier Baked Matte Radiance

Contour: M.A.C. Eye shadow in Fashion Fix

Blush: Hourglass Ambient Light Blush in Mood Exposure

Bronzer: Urban Decay from the Naked Flush palette



Lip liner: M.A.C. in pum and Nars in El Agua

Lipstick: Bite Beauty Lip Cream in Cava and Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencil in Madiera



Anastasia Brow powder in Chocolate

Anastasia Brow Gel in Blonde



Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder

30 Days of Makeup Challenge

8 Nov
North Carolina Makeup Artist

hello world! time for a vote!

i’m going to do 30 days of makeup on Instagram starting December 2nd and i want to come up with a theme for it. let me know if you want me to post on word press.

SO i want to hold a vote.

1. 30 days of holiday makeup (ranging from very natural to dramatic)


holiday makeup.

2. 30 days of smokey eye makeup (ranging from natural to dramatic)


smokey eye.

3. 30 days of rainbow makeup (i will do a range of analogous to full spectrum which will include muted to true vivid colors)


rainbow makeup.

Theresa Burden

Raleigh . Cary . Chapel Hill . Apex . Durham . Garner: North Carolina

MAKEUP ARTIST at your service.

visit my website: www.theresaburden.com

follow me on instagram: jobensgirl

only picture in this post that belongs to me is the first one!