Makeup Geek launched their new foiled eyeshadows on December 1st. However you could've signed up for the pre-order invite and could be the first to shop on November 27th, which is what I did. I ordered 4 out of the 10 colours available.
Showtime. Houndini, Grandstand and Caitlin Rose
First of all I must say that these eyeshadows are not foiled in the true sense. A foiled eyeshadow looks like melted metal on the lid. What these are, are some very nice metallic eyeshadows. They feel like cream/powder hybrid. They are buttery, smooth with a high shine. They are really some well done eyeshadows that don't have any fall out.
These eyeshadows in my opinion apply better with your finger than a brush but it's up to you. They go on like a cream so there aren't any particles to fall anywhere. They last for about 8 hours before they start to fade significantly.
L-R: Houndini, Caitlin Rose, Showtime, Grandstand
Swatched on bare skin, no primer
Houndini: a blackened teal with blue reflects. It's quite a pretty colour. Sadly this colour came broken and I thought pressing it back in the pan would've fixed it but when I placed it in my Z palette, the entire eyeshadow dropped out of the pan and smashed everywhere. However I contacted customer service at Makeup Geek and in less than two hours they responded and they are sending me a replacement shadow with no hassle whatsoever. That's the kind of customer service that I like.
Caitlin Rose: a perwinkle purple. This had the weakest pigmentation in the bunch but it's still a strong colour just not as strong as the rest. But it's really beautiful and all proceeds from this eyeshadow goes to a charity for persons with Batten's Disease.
Showtime: a bronzy brown with silver shimmer. This wasn't as shiny as the rest but the pigmentation on this is strong and it's so smooth and it blends out easily. An instant favourite.
Grandstand: a rose gold with a hint of brown. This colour is so damn beautiful. You see that swatch? That is one swipe! Now this is the closest one to a true foiled shadow. It's buttery, smooth, packs a punch and is long lasting.
Final thoughts: I like this product. I really do. I love whatever it is they made these eyeshadows out of. You can't find better metallic eyeshadows at this price point. Rating: 4.3/5
0-0.9: Ignore it like last week's garbage that even an alley cat wouldn't touch.
1-1.9: Piss poor product. Don't even look at it.
2-2.49: Got lots of kinks in it but you could work with it to get something decent.
2.5-2.9:An average product. Nothing special but it gets the job done.
3-3.49: Good product with a few minor glitches.