Makeup Geek Duochrome Collection: Shadow and Pigment Combinations

October 30, 2015

Hi Everyone!

I recently hauled and reviewed the Makeup Geek Duochrome collection, but I feel like these deserve a follow up post. I often find myself staring into my Z-Palette or looking at the pigments wondering what I could pair with them to make them look their best. Being a lover of neutrals, I can get a little overwhelmed by so much amazing colour variety. The Duochrome collection is a collection that looks different each time you play around with them, so you have so much freedom to create with these. When I scanned the internet looking for inspiration, I didn’t really find what I was looking for, which has led me to write this post today. I’m going to share with you some combinations I have loved with these, to hopefully spark your own creativity.

Chameleon Pigment with Make up For Ever M928 (Eggplant)


This creates such a unique combination. Chameleon pigment is this beautiful mermaid type shade and pairing it with purple really pulls the green in it out. MUFE Eggplant is a huge staple in my collection and I reach for it for a ton of different looks.

Chameleon Pigment and L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow- Eternal Sunshine


Chameleon pigment also has lots of gold in it, so to pull that out, I paired it with the brightest yellow gold I own and it really works well to compliment Chameleon.

Sugar Rush Pigment and Inglot #88 Gel Liner


When I first used Sugar Rush on it’s own, it didn’t do a ton for me I’ll admit. I needed a way to pull out the teal reflect that is so pretty when swatched. So I decided maybe it needed a base. I used the Inglot liner all over my lid and pressed Sugar Rush on top and it created this really beautiful, bright teal eye. This one is not for the fearful of colour, but I thought it was a nice pop on the lid.

Karma and Make Up For Ever M846 Morello Cherry


Karma is a strong yellow gold with subtle warm brown undertones and green reflects. This shade pairs really well with red shades since it compliments the warm tones. Morello Cherry is a true brick red shade, but blends out softly so it doesn’t overpower Karma. If you have hazel or green eyes like I do, these kind of pairings will do wonders for your eye colour. This also screams holiday to me.

Hologram Pigment and Kat Von D Rewind and Analogue (Mi Vida Loca Remix Palette)


Hologram is a very versatile shade that looks great with basically any warm toned shade. I love to create a super warm crease with light browns and an orange like Analogue and then buff a little of Rewind on the outer corner for some deeper warmth.

Ritzy and MUFE 660- Speculous


Ritzy is such a unique and one that really shines when paired with simple neutrals. This is why I like this one with Speculous as it’s a very warm brown with strong yellow undertones which compliment the gold in this shade.

Kaleidoscope and Lorac Navy


Kaleidoscope is a really unique shade as it’s grey with purple reflects, but it also has teal as well. In order to pull out the sort of slate tones it has, I paired this with Navy from the Lorac Pro Palette 2. You could put Navy in the crease and outer corner or all over the lid and layer Kaleidoscope over it for a deep smoky eye. It looks great both ways.

So there you have it! These are the combinations I have been testing out thus far. Are there any MUG Duochromes you’re stuck on? Leave them in the comments below and maybe we can come up with some combinations together!


Bye for now!


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  • Reply rubyvo24 October 30, 2015 at 12:29 am

    The makeup Duocromes are my new favorite!! Great post(:

  • Reply Rachel Ellis Fashion & Beauty October 30, 2015 at 6:20 pm

    Those pigments are gorgeous! I have never tried Makeup Geek before but I am definutely going to look into them 🙂 xx

    • Reply Chelsey October 30, 2015 at 8:51 pm

      The pigments are stunning! These were the first eyeshadows I tried from them and I like them!

      • Reply Rachel Ellis Fashion & Beauty October 31, 2015 at 6:34 am

        I went on the website and they ship everywhere so I will definitely be placing an order sometime soon 🙂 xx

        • Reply Chelsey October 31, 2015 at 9:30 am

          Ya their shipping was pretty reasonable!

  • Reply blancobeauty December 15, 2015 at 11:28 am

    Lovely eyeshadows! I just restarted my blog and was hoping you’d take a look:


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