Hello Makeup Lovers! Today I decided to share my thoughts on the new MannyMua & MakeupGeek palette collaboration that just released a few days ago. First off I would like to say Manny is such a big inspiration to me.He works so hard on his videos and makeup tutorials. Not to mention that he has such a funny personality and he always manages to make me smile whenever i’m watching him. A while ago he discussed with Marlena (CEO of MakeupGeek) about possibly doing a collab with MakeupGeek and now look what happened! Dreams really do come true and that’s why this palette means something to me too. I see it as a motivation to keep working hard to achieve my goals and who knows hopefully i’ll be lucky enough to have my own palette some day 😁💖
So enough rambling why don’t we get started with my thoughts and review shall we? ✨
To start I would like to say that the packaging is absolutely STUNNING. The palette retails for 45$USD + shipping costs. The cover sleeve of the packaging shows MannyMua’s holographic logo and small holographic stars. It is a type of cardboard material and feels smooth to the touch. On the back of the cover sleeve is MannyMua’s photo along with the palette introduction. On the actual palette itself is MakeupGeek’s rose gold and black logo & on the back of the palette there are the names of the palette shades with crescent moons.
When the palette opens you will find the shades and a fairly big squared mirror which is such a bonus because I personally dislike not having a mirror in palettes. The fact that this palette includes a mirror makes this really convenient for taking it with you while travelling!
The shades of this palette include two foiled shadows which are ‘Luna’ & ‘Insomnia’, 5 mattes which are ‘Beaches & Cream’, ‘Sora’, ‘Frappe’, ‘Mars’ & ‘Aphrodite’ and Two shimmers which are ‘Artemis & Cosmopolitan’. There are 5 custom shades in the palette that Manny came up with himself and 4 that are already from MakeupGeek’s permanent shadow line. The shadows are extremly pigmented and smooth with an exception of ‘Mars’ which is pretty rough to the touch but don’t fret because that’s natural with any extremly pigmented shadow! It still blends beautifully on the eyes. The rest of the shades blend beautifully aswell.
🌙’Beaches & Cream’ •Matte• (Permanent Shade) is the perfect transition shade. It is described as a soft shell beige.🌙
🌙’Luna’ (Custom Shade) •Foiled• Manny named this shade based on the black cat of Sailor Moon. It is an in between Taupy Pink of ‘Grandstand’ and ‘In the spotlight’ from MakeupGeek’s current permanent shadows.🌙
🌙’Cosmopolitan'( Permanent Shade) •shimmer• It is described as warm rose gold.🌙
🌙’Sora’ (Custom Shade) •Matte• Described as a burnt orange transition shade. Named after Kingdom Hearts.🌙
🌙’Frappe’ (Permanent Shade) •Matte• Described as a Maple brown which is not to warm and not to cool. 🌙
🌙’Insomnia’ (Permanent Pigment but pressed exclusively for Manny’s palette) •Foiled• Described as a blue brown/burgandy reflective duo-chrome.🌙
🌙’Mars’ (Custom Shade) •Matte• Described as a true berry red. Manny named this shade after the character Mars in Sailor Moon.🌙
🌙’Aphrodite’ (Custom Shade) •Matte• Described as a brown with a plum undertone 🌙
Here is a look that I came up with the same day I got the palette!
I first primed my eyes with Urban Decay’s primer potion. I used ‘beaches and cream’ all over my crease & over my primer to set the primer. Then I went in with ‘Sora’ to add definition and warmness to the look. I added ‘cosmopolitan’ to add warmth aswell & then I went in with ‘Mars’ to deepen up the look. I then brushed ‘Aphrodite’ on my outer V to smoke things out and then added ‘Insomnia’ all over my lid. For my inner corner highlight I used ‘Artemis’ 🌙✨
I hope this review helped someone out there who’s looking to purchase this bad boy! I’m really considering ordering a backup 💖 Overall this palette includes shades that I would use on a daily basis. I personally think it’s worth every penny. This palette is currently sold out but will be back instock in a few days on the MakeupGeek website.