Four Halo Eye Looks Using Makeup Geek Matrix System Eyeshadows

 

 

I recently purchased the Makeup Geek Matrix System Mega Set of eyeshadows, containing the Colour Matrix Palette and the Neutral Matrix Palette.  I’ve been enjoying playing with the eyeshadows so much and coming up with lots of different looks.

I came up with four different eye looks using the Halo (or highlighted effect) eye technique.  For this eyeshadow style, you have a light shade on the middle part of the lid and a darker shade in the inner and outer lid sections (you can get more tips on how to create this eyeshadow style here).  I don’t wear this eyeshadow style much, so it was fun to experiment with different colour combinations.

I have given details on how to re-create each combination below, along with suggestions for cheek and lip products to go with each look.

If you would like some look ideas using particular shades or certain types of looks, let me know! I’m really enjoying playing about with these eyeshadows, so stay tuned for more combination ideas!

I’m planning a post on the Makeup Geek eyeshadows, including photos and swatches, so keep an eye out for that soon!

You can see my article on my experience of placing and receiving an international order from Makeup Geek here.

 

Click here to read my article ‘Parts of the Eye’ for help on where to place eyeshadow colours.  I wore a medium peach-pink lipstick with this look but I think it would look wonderful with a vampier lip, such as a plum or deep berry shade.

 

LOOK 1

Legend is the most gorgeous golden-bronze shade and I was keen to try it out alongside some warm browns.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Base: Smashbox Photo Finish 24 Hour Eyeshadow Primer
Transition Shade in Crease: Honey Badger eyeshadow
Outer and Inner Lids: Chocolate Wasted eyeshadow
Crease: Cheetah Bear eyeshadow
Middle of Lid: Legend eyeshadow

Browbone Highlight: Vanilla Bean eyeshadow
Inner and Outer Lower Lashline: Chocolate Wasted eyeshadow

Middle Lower Lashline: Legend eyeshadow
Blusher: KVD Everlasting Blusher in Peony

Cheek Highlight: Pixi Glowy Gossamer Duo in Subtle Sunrise (gold side)
Lips: MAC Lipstick in Fanfare

 

LOOK 2

Plum and pink is quite a classic eyeshadow combination and one that I think suits a lot of eye colours.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Base: Smashbox Photo Finish 24 Hour Eyeshadow Primer
Crease: Cupcake eyeshadow
Deepen Crease: Getting Figgy With It eyeshadow
Inner and Outer Lids: Give Me The Dirt eyeshadow
Deepen Crease Further: Bitten Eyeshadow eyeshadow
Inner Crease: Prim and Proper eyeshadow
Middle of Lid: Whimsical eyeshadow
Browbone Highlight: Vanilla Bean eyeshadow
Inner and Outer Lower Lashline: Getting Figgy With It eyeshadow
Middle Lower Lashline: Whimsical eyeshadow
Blusher: Urban Decay Afterglow 8 Hour Blusher in Obsessed
Cheek Highlight: Anastasia Beverly Hills Powder Highlighter in Crushed Pearl
Lips: MAC Lipstick in Fanfare

 

LOOK 3

Medieval is an amazing deep foiled teal shade and I couldn’t wait to try it out on the lids.  The shades in the crease are a little patchy as Medieval ended up being a lot darker than I had expected and so I had to go back and forth a lot to blend it in with the other shades on the lid.  Still fun to play about with a different colour combination, though, and it helped me learn about how the different shades look on the lid.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Base: Smashbox Photo Finish 24 Hour Eyeshadow Primer
Crease: Bedrock eyeshadow
Inner and Outer Lids: Take for Granite eyeshadow
Middle Lid: Medieval eyeshadow
Deepen Crease: Clean Slate eyeshadow
Browbone Highlight: Vanilla Bean+Shimma Shimma eyeshadows
Inner and Outer Lower Lashline: Clean Slate eyeshadow
Middle Lower Lashline: Medieval eyeshadow
Blusher: Kiko Baked Blush in 01 Marmoreal Biscuit (you can read more about this product here).
Cheek Highlight: MAC Extra Dimension Skin Finish Highlighter in Fairly Precious
Lips: MAC Lipstick in Brick-O-La

 

LOOK 4

This is one of my favourite looks I came up with, as I love the contrast between the purples, pinks and corals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Base: Smashbox Photo Finish 24 Hour Eyeshadow Primer
Inner and Outer Lids: Staycation eyeshadow
Blend out Edges: On Wednesday eyeshadow
Middle of Lid: Daydreamer eyeshadow
Crease: Current Obsession eyeshadow
Browbone Highlight: So Pale + Vanilla Bean eyeshadows
Inner and Outer Lower Lashline: Staycation eyeshadow
Mid Lower Lashline: Dreamer eyeshadow
Blusher: Kiko Baked Blush in 01 Marmoreal Biscuit (you can read more about this product here).
Cheek Highlight: Anastasia Beverly Hills Highlight Powder in Crushed Pearl
Lips: MAC Lipstick in Fanfare

I hope you enjoyed these looks! I’m really enjoying playing with the Makeup Geek eyeshadows, so stay tuned for more combination ideas!

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