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.

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Ordering Internationally from Makeup Geek (Matrix Palettes)


Makeup Geek parcel with make-up goodies!











The very first make-up tutorial I watched on YouTube was by Marlena Stell on her Makeup Geek site.  It was a white and green MAC eyeshadow look and I remember finding it so interesting as it was in the early days of make-up blogs and YouTube beauty videos.  Marlena started her own make-up brand (Makeup Geek) several years ago and the brand was recently re-branded and re-vamped earlier this year (2020).

One of the big releases as part of the Makeup Geek re-launch has been their Matrix system for eyeshadows (you can see Marlena’s videos on the Matrix system here and here).  I’ve seen several people on YouTube (and some blog posts) showcasing, swatching and reviewing the Makeup Geek Matrix Palettes.  They looked amazing and so I couldn’t resist ordering them to try myself, along with some other products from their range. 

Makeup Geek is based in the USA, so I had to place an international order to be shipped to Scotland, where I live.  I’ve only ever placed a small-ish order on the Tarte official site before, so this was my first experience of placing and receiving a large international order.

I thought it might be helpful to provide some information on my experience ordering from Makeup Geek, in case you are interested in what it’s like to place and receive an order if you live outside of the USA.   This post provides details on the following aspects: what I ordered; customs, duties, import and handling fees; delivery timescales; shipping options; parcel packaging; and customer service.  I’ve provided several photos as well so you can see how the parcel and all the contents were packaged.

I will try to get a post together on the Matrix Palettes, along with combination ideas for the eyeshadows, so stay tuned!

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