I have a mini review today for a few products from Geek Chic Cosmetics! I reviewed some of their solid scents here, but today I’m reviewing some of their makeup products. The first is their awesome eyeshadow primer, and the second is one of their blushes!
Power Up Primer
Power Up Primer: If you’ve never used a primer, it’s ridiculous how much they make color stick and pop. We made our own from scratch and after a ton of testing and tweaking it’s finally over 9000 and ready to perform some devastating finishing moves.
This is a wax-based, non-pigmented sticky primer. For the comparison shot, I used the Geek Chic eyeshadow Mockingjay. And holy wow–there is a HUGE difference! I find that it’s best to put down a pigmented, non-sticky primer, let it dry, then layer this on top. That way your eyeshadow doesn’t crease. I use this whenever I use powder eyeshadow from any company, and it makes a HUGE difference! My eyeshadow goes on so opaque and lasts all day! It does make blending a challenge, but it’s not a deal breaker. I absolutely love this stuff, I’m already planning to get more!
Loose Powder Blush
Mistress of the Dark blush: Mistress of the Dark is a saturated hot red blush with a sprinkling of gold shimmer and golden sheen for an extra touch of glam. This blush is very pigmented so a little goes a long way. For best application tap brush before applying!
I kinda figured that if I was going to get a blush I might as well go all out, right? Wrong. They aren’t kidding when they warn you that it’s very pigmented! And this stuff is crazy bright. Even with a light hand it’s too bright for my cheeks, and I don’t love the gold shimmer. BUT, this makes an amazing gloss. Ah-maze-ing. I mix it with a little gloss base I got from Life’s Entropy Cosmetics, but you could mix it with any clear/light gloss. It makes a gloss that’s a great bright pink, opaque and a little shimmery. I’ll probably use the rest of my sample on my lips to be honest.
Overall, I’m really happy with both of these. I’m so happy Mistress of the Dark is lip safe because it makes an AWESOME lip gloss. And I use the Power Up Primer all the time. I really love Geek Chic Cosmetics, both for their feminine+geeky=AWESOME mentality that’s so close to my heart, and for their products (and prices! #poorgradstudent). I have several more reviews for them coming up so keep your eyes peeled!
Questions of the Day:
How do you feel about adventurous blush colors?
Do you consider yourself feminine and geeky? How do you express both?
Until next time,