|Swatches from the Makeup Geek website|
Artemis: is a muted champagne yellow with a shimmery finish. As an alternative I picked the Makeup Geek foiled shadow in Starry Eyed. It is slightly less yellow than Artemis so not a dupe, but on the eyes I dont think you can really tell the difference and any bright champagne eyeshadow will do.
Beaches and Cream: this is a soft peachy beige with a matte finish. It is a shade available in the permanent line (here) and one of my most used transition colors, hence the huge dent in the pan.
|Luna dupe: swatch comparisons without primer|
Luna: is a medium rose gold with a foiled finish. This was the most difficult to find a dupe for because it is in between a coppery shade (like Pure Ganache from the Zoeva Cocoa Blend or Essence Smell the Caramel pigment) and a rose gold like Cosmopolitan. The shade I picked at first (and is in the top swatch) is the Kiko Milano Pigment n.28, but in hindsight the closest shade I own is Desire by Nabla Cosmetics because it is a rose gold without the coral base that Cosmopolitan has.
Cosmopolitan: is a gold-flecked medium rose with a shimmery finish. It is part of the permanent shade and I’ve had it for the longest time. No need for a dupe here.
Sora: is a medium earthy terracotta with a matte finish. I found an almost exact dupe in the shade Substitute for love from the Zoeva Cocoa Blend palette that I depotted. This is a great warm-orangy transition shade.
Frappe: is a medium maple brown with a matte finish. Another shade from the permanent range that you can purchase anytime.
|Makeup Geek Insomnia comparisons from the web | left from Lisanne Blogt and right from Consigli di Makeup|
Insomnia: is a warm red brown with blue reflects and a metallic finish. This is the pressed version of the Makeup Geek loose pigment Insomnia. If you have it and don’t use it because the form it is in, you can try pressing it yourself following a few tips here. From swatches online the color is a very close dupe to MAC Blue Brown pigment, even though Insomnia is slightly greener. The alternative I found in my stash is Neve Cosmetics Camaleonte which has the same warm reddish base and gorgeous blue/green duochrome.
Mars: is a deep cherry red with a matte finish. Rather than giving you a dupe here, I give you the shade I would have liked it to be. Mars looks incredibly gorgeous when swatched but in every look I find online it blends out to a pinky hue which is so sad for one light me who always looks for the perfect red shadow. The close I have gotten to is the shade Fahrenheit from Nabla Cosmetics. It’s just red, I love it!
Aphrodite: is a deep plum brown with a matte finish. I picked Makeup Geek Americano as a dupe, even though it is slightly cooler than Aphrodite. They both do a great job at darkening the outer v and giving depth to any look.
My current obsession being duochrome lips (here), I added Camaleonte also in the center of the lips on top of MAC Diva and I absolutely adore the effect. even more than the eye look to be honest.
What do you think? Did you manage to put your paws on the Makeup Geek x MannyMUA palette or will you be shopping your stash for dupes and alternative? Let me know in the comments below!