Recently I’ve been just a little bit obsessed with wearing this Makeup Geek Masquerade eyeshadow in several ways.
On the Makeup Geek website it’s described as follows:
The Bottom Line:
Bright medium plum with warm undertones and a foiled finish bright warm plum.
About The Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadows
With these rich and intensely-hued shades, the new Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadows go beyond your standard line of cosmetics, introducing you to a new and powerful cosmetic experience.
Yesterday I published a youtube video (linked below) of a first impressions and makeup tutorial using this eyeshadow and since I filmed that, I’ve been playing around with this eyeshadow a little bit more.
I find that without a base, the eyeshadow isn’t as vibrant as I was expecting. Although it’s a foiled eyeshadow I don’t find that it gives the same foiled effect as the other foiled eyeshadows that I own. Here’s a swatch of Masquerade over the bases that I’ve tried. I swatched these by rubbing my finger over the pan several times then trying to get the eyeshadow to look as vibrant as possible on the different bases.
The first swatch from the left is Masquerade by itself. It’s a nice colour for a not so bright makeup look, but it’s not what I was expecting from a foiled eyeshadow and to me, it looks very different to what it looks like in the pan.
Next is a swatch of Masquerade over the Mac Soft Ochre Paint Pot. I find that this dulls down the pink tones but it’s a very wearable, beautiful plum shade.
Over the NYX Milk Jumbo liner, I find that this looks more plum than any other base. It’s great for quite a neutral plum look. Also very beautiful and easy to wear.
Next, I tried this shadow over two black bases. The Urban Decay Perversion liner is what I used in the first impression video. I find that this liner is good as a base because the edges can be blended out to leave a gradient effect. The colour comes off deeper, more blue toned, and it looks more foiled.
Finally, I’m not quite sure what crossed my mind, but I tried the Stila All Day waterproof liquid liner. I am in love and quite impressed with how this shadow swatches over this liquid liner. However, a word of warning, working with this liquid liner as a base did require blending with some black shadow over the edges after applying Masquerade on top of it. The liquid liner does not blend like any regular (sane) black eyeshadow base so the blending has to be done after applying the shadow. Masquerade over the Stila All Day Waterproof liquid liner gives off the most vibrant and foiled effect. With the rest of my makeup, it looked very bright. Of course, this look isn’t for everyone — but I’m into it.
Here are some bonus pictures of this makeup look since I’m officially obsessed with how this shadow looks over the liquid liner. Other shadows I’m wearing are Makeup Geek Peach Smoothie, Unexpected and In The Spotlight for the inner corner. There’s also some Milani Love Potion in the crease, and a DeliPlus black shadow for blending out Masquerade.
You can compare Masquerade to how it looked over Urban Decay Perversion in the video down below.