If you haven’t heard of MannyMUA on Youtube yet, then you need to escape the rock that you live under. He’s the cutest make-up man I’ve ever seen, and he has awesome taste. Which is why I knew that I would have to have the palette he created with Makeup Geek– even before I saw the shades.
Thankfully, I was not disappointed. The MannyMUA x Makeup Geek collaboration is a 9-shadow palette is my first purchase of Makeup Geek shadows, which worked out in my favor. The palette is a mix of existing shadow shades, and a few that Manny created himself.
From the bottom up, the shades are: Luna, Beaches & Cream, Artemis, Frappe, Sora, Cosmopolitan, Aphrodite, Mars and Insomnia.
Frappe, Beaches and Cream, and Cosmopolitan are all permanent shades at Makeup Geek, and Insomnia is a loose shadow pigment that is pressed for this palette only. Luna, Artemis, Sora, Arphrodite and Mars are all shadows that Manny designed.
My favorites are Beaches & Cream, Luna, Artemis, and Aphrodite. Aphrodite is a gorgeous brown-purple that I love using to darken up a neutral eye and give a look more depth. And I’m sure I’ll run through Beaches & Cream first, and have to buy it in a single very soon. It’s the perfect peachy transition shade for someone of my skin tone. It pairs so nicely with Sora if you want a warm look. Artemis is my current favorite highlighting shade, while I find myself reaching for Luna for an all-over lid color if I want a more glam look.
Basically, I’m obsessed. Not only am I super impressed with the quality of Makeup Geek shadows, but I am in love with how many different looks I can get out of this palette. Neutral, natural, fun, glam, vampy, you name it. I reach for this palette at least every other day, if not everyday. Definitely an amazing purchase for the money.
Also, points to Manny for the packaging. I have strong Gatsby-esque vibes whenever I look at it, which makes me incredibly happy, and am in love with the giant mirror on the inside. Bravo, Manny.
You can pre-order the palette here, as it supposedly comes back into stock in about a month or so. If you’re new to Makeup Geek, I highly recommend this gorgeous palette as your intro to the brand. The shadows are creamy, incredibly versatile, and well worth the $45 dollar price tag for 12 quality shadows.
Do you have the MannyMUA x Makeup Geek palette, or already an existing Makeup Geek fan? What MUG products should I try next? Let me know!