Eyeshadow Palette: Peach Bellini by Makeup Geek
This is one of those eye shadow palettes I received in an IPSY box several months back. While I have tried and liked Makeup Geek shadows before, when I got this palette, I wasn’t exactly feeling it. I think when I got it, the weather was cold and nasty and this just wasn’t the color scheme I was wanting to reach for.
This week when I picked it up out of the drawer, I kind of liked it a bit better. To be honest I had a lot of fun with this palette. It has been a crazy week and to be honest, I didn’t have a lot of time to spare. My eyeshadow looks this week ended up mostly being me choosing one color, dabbing it a little on the outer edge of my eye where I wanted the pigment a little darker and then using a second clean brush to blow out the color across the lids. The colors work excellently well for this. The trick is to remember they are HIGHLY pigmented.
Seriously a little dab will do you.
In the first row we have Peaches, Prosecco, Bellini and Nectar (L to R). Prosecco is the one shimmer shade in this row and it is butter soft. It can be used to accent any of the other colors. I generally found that after I blew out the color across the lids, I could lighten the inner corner with Prosecco and just be done. The mattes, especially Bellini, tend to be a little on the powdery side if you use too much. I recommend lightly dipping in with a flat brush, placing the color where you want it darkest and then switching to a fluffy blending brush.
The second row of colors: Cheers, Juicy, Cocktail and Venice (L to R) are again three mattes and a shimmer shade. The shimmer is Cheers and it is a gorgeous copper. I know I have a weakness for coppers. Again, the shimmer is butter soft while the mattes are a little powdery. In fact with this palette it is better to remember that the darker the color, the more powder kick up there will be. Remembering that will help a lot, especially if you are reaching for the shade Venice. Because it is a Peach palette all of the colors except Cocktail and Venice have peachy undertones. For me this made it a very good summer palette.
While I think the lower row could be used for a more fall look (and to be honest I didn’t reach for them a lot this week as I was doing a lot more lighter looks), for me this palette just reads summer more than anything else. I don’t mind that actually. I naturally tend to gravitate towards more fall colors so in the summer, I generally find myself struggling to figure out what kind of shadows I want to wear. This palette fills a definite gap in my collection. The colors are nice and relatively easy to work with, once you get used to how pigmented they are, and I am happy to keep this around in my collection and possibly look at picking up more Make Up Geek Shadows in the future. As I’ve had some not so great palettes lately, I am especially glad to find this one. When dealing with my palette collection, my palate needed a bit of a cleansing. and this provided it. Thanks Makeup Geek.