Sunday, January 5, 2014

Makeup Geek Utopia Pigment Review

Hi everyone! I hope you all had a good weekend. Were currently snowed in with almost a foot of snow! So what better time to blog. Today I want to review Makeup Geek Pigment in Utopia. I've seen so many people using it lately and it looked so beautiful I knew i needed it. I've loved Marlenas videos on youtube for so long and was excited to try her products out! I'm happy to say this did not dissapoint :)

Packaging: Plastic pot with a screw off black lid. You get about 2 grams of product. There is no sifter.

This particular pigment is one like I've never tried before. It's not a traditional loose powder pigment but more of a flaky shimmery glittery pigment. It's very light and fluffy to the touch. I'm not very accustomed to using pigments, so had to work with this a bit to get it. I found a method that works for me though.

Utopia without flash
Utopia with flash.

 

Gorgeous, right? I can't even.

I had such a hard time photographing the swatches. They really don't do this pigment justice but my eye look shows it better. So the swatch in the far left is done using nothing but the pigment itself. It kinda just went everywhere, not very effective. The next swatch is done by wetting the brush with the pigment on it. Much more effective but left a couple bumps where the pigment collected. The next swatch is done on top of a primer. It basically did the same thing as the wet method, clumped up a bit. They were easy to smooth out but I wouldn't want to deal with that on my lids. Which brings me to my last method. Eyelash glue. I spread a thin layer of lash glue down then applied the pigment. It came out much smoother, and lasted much longer. So in my opinion, lash glue is the way to go. Unless you have some kind of mixing medium, I however do not.

Here is the look I created! I used it on my lid only, the lower lashline is half baked by Urban Decay. You can really see just how beautiful this pigment is! I love it so much. I did get quite a bit of fallout with this but I expected that. If I plan on using this Ill just do my eyes first. I'm really happy with this product and can't wait to purchase some other MakeupGeek products! I paid 6.99 for this for Makeupgeek.com

Have you tried any makeup geek products? What should I pick up next?? :) I hope you all enjoyed this review and thank you so much for reading!

--Nicole xox

 

37 comments:

  1. Wow, this is stunning! I want to try some Makeup Geek products! How was the shipping/ordering? Was it easy to tell from the site if swatches were almost correct?

    Krystal xo
    littlebeautybug.tumblr.com

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    1. The swatches were pretty spot on! And the shipping was very quick and only cost me 2 or 3 dollars I believe. I do live only about an hour away from where they ship it from though so it may be different. But I'm very happy and can't wait to order again! :)

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  2. Gorgeous! Never would have thought of lash glue!! Cool tip!! Totally worth the hassle for the end result, I think. I haven't tried anything from them before. The Insomnia pigment looks amazing too!

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    1. Yes it's definitely worth the extra step! I'm thinking of ordering some more pigments this one is just wonderful! Xox

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  3. So pretty!! I've seen it all over ig. Def. on my list of pigments to get!

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    1. That's where I've seen it too! I had to have it.

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  4. Wow this looks so gorgeous! Wish they sold it in the UK :( x

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  5. Wow this looks stunning, I've heard a lot about this pigment will definitely have to order it for myself. Great post! :) x

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    1. Yes you should! I read on Marlenas twitter they're low on stock of this!

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  6. So beautiful look !!! I love the color of that Glitter you used in this look :) Pretty eyelashes you have dear :) xx
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  7. That is so gorgeous!!! And your eye look is so pretty! That makes me want to buy this haha!! I've always wanted to try makeup geeks products!

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    1. Thanks so much Ashley! I want to try more also, very impressed!

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  8. Hey there, completely IN-LOVE with your blog, just followed you on GFC (73), would love if you follow back :)

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    1. Thank you so much! I'll follow you back :))

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  9. What a great look! I love the color of this product as well and for such a great price, I may have to check it out. Thanks for sharing :)

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  10. Happy New Year Nicole!! This is absolutely gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing!

    Kendra
    beautybykendrac.com
    youtube.com/beautybykendrac

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    1. Happy new year to you!! Thank you so much!

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  11. Stunning! Your photo is so clear and balanced that it really shows off how beautiful this pigment is. I have the hardest time photographing my eyes to look this clear.

    katespitz.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much Kate! I use to struggle to take a good one but I have an awesome camera I can finally use and I make sure I have good light! Xx :)

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  12. Hello girlie.

    Really like this dark smoky makeup :)

    Would u like to follow each other? Let me know on my beauty - fashion Slovenian blog :)

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    1. Thank you, I am following you dear! Xx

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  13. This looks so gorgeous!! I will def give it a try! :)

    Feel free to visit my blog as well! You will find topics such as health, beauty, NYC fashion, personal growth and motivation between others! <3

    Diana
    www.ManhattanImageandStyle.com
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  14. Wow this is so gorgeous.. love your eye look :)

    Am a new fellow blogger. Following your blog now. Don't forget to check my blog and follow back :) The Lipstickholic

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  15. Oh wow, that's insanely pigmented! I'm really impressed with Makeup Geek pigments, they're brilliant. I love how gorgeous it looks on your eyelids. :) Would you like us to follow each other in GFC and BlogLovin'? I would love to stay in touch and be friends! :)

    Take care always, love Christine ~ xo
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  16. Great post!)Very beautiful!) Would you like to follow each other? Just let me know in my blog. xoxo
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  17. Hello beautiful, I just discover you, and would love us to follow us, you think, let me know on my blog.
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    I hope, greetings.

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  18. 6.99?!! IT looks fricking amazing!! Love the look your created!! Pity I can never pull those looks off! But job well done! :D And I love your blog so you've a new follower now! :D
    I'm also new to blogging and i'm trying to meet some fellow bloggers so I'd love if you had some time if you could check out my blog and let me know what you think! it'd be greatly appreciated! And maybe even follow me on bloglovin or gfc if you like the contents and want to!
    Thank you and looking forward to more of your posts!
    Eneshai
    http://thebeautifulcloud.blogspot.ie/
    xxx

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  19. Me encanta el resultado. Buen post.
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  20. This is so pretty! Its gorgeous on the look you've done on your eye. Lovely post. x

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