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Inside My Z-Palette | Makeup Geek Collection

Makeup Geek shadows are the first individual pan shadows I've ever purchased. I went through a phase where I spent a bunch of money on just MUG products in a span of a few weeks. Definitely no regrets but I accumulated so many shadows from them and didn't have anywhere to store them, so I decided to buy myself a z-palette. The palette is currently pretty much filled and finished, so I decided to share the contents of it with my readers.

Actually, I have two Z-palettes. I think the big one is a size XL or L, I'm not entirely sure. Inside this bad boy, I have an array of shadows. Mostly in the purple/burgundy/mauve range and then a few random shades. Also, these are a mix of matte, shimmer, foiled and duo chrome shadows. Let's dig in, shall we?

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Shimma Shimma (shimmer) - Metallic champagne
Phantom (duochrome) - White base with violet purple reflects
Whimsical (foiled) - Light silvery pink with a foiled finished frosted silvery pale pink 
Blacklight (duochrome) - Electric purple base with icy blue reflects
Unexpected (matte) - Pale pink brown
Prom Night (shimmer) - Pale purple with hints of grey
Graphite (shimmer) - Light graphite grey with flecks of silver

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Burlesque (shimmer) - Metallic muted burgundy with warm undertones
Vintage (matte) - Medium brown with mauve undertones
Last Dance (shimmer) - Medium to deep plummy brown
Taupe Notch (shimmer) - Taupe
Cherry Cola (matte) - Deep brown with red undertones 
Mango Tango (shimmer) - Peachy pink with flecks of gold
Havoc (duochrome) - Warm red-brown base with teal reflects

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Creme Brûlée (matte) - A medium sand colour
Preppy (matte) - Khaki brown
Desert Sands (matte) - Medium camel brown with warm yellow undertones
Cocoa Bear (matte) - Reddish brown
Enchanted Forest (matte) - Deep ivy green with black undertones 
Peacock (matte) - Deep teal blue 
Sea Mist (shimmer) - Turquoise 

This is a mini z-palette that I bought from the MUG site. I love this one. It has a mirror outer shell with the Makeup Geek name and logo etched on it. Then on the inside it has a really nice mirror. As for what I keep inside it; I have two of their contour pans and two blush pans. 

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I got these pans this year and they're really nice! The formula is very smooth and buttery. A lot goes a long way with these pans, so be sure to use a light hand when first applying. The shades I have are Infidelity, which is a cool toned contour shade that is more suited for fairer skin tones, & Complicated, which on the other hand is more suited for medium skin tones but still a cool toned shade. 

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The formula of these blushes are not as buttery & smooth as the contour pans. I did get them when they first came out though. If they changed the formula within then and now, I'm not sure but regardless, they're still pigmented and really pretty. Like I mentioned I own two shades: 
Summer Fling - A deep papaya with a matte finish
Spell Bound - A light salmon with a matte finish
I prefer to use Summer Fling in the warmer months, whereas Spell Bound I prefer to use during the cooler months. 

L-R: Creme Brûlée, Cocoa Bear, Vintage, Shimma Shimma, Whimsical, Blacklight
L-R: Desert Sands, Peacock, Sea Mist, Summer Fling (blush), Spell Bound (blush), Complicated (contour)

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