Hi Everyone! I hope you are having a good week so far. I’m back today with this week’s favorite, the Makeup Geek Contour Powder in Infidelity. This isn’t really a new product, I actually bought two of the contour powders around spring time last year when they launched. I remember using them a lot when I first got them, but as I accumulated more and more makeup they sort of fell off my radar.
In fact, I have quite a bit of makeup that just seems to accumulate dust for no good reason. So, my goal in the next few weeks is to periodically move items that I haven’t been using in a while to my top drawer so they can see the light of day again. For the most part, if I don’t love it, I’m going to throw it out or give it away. I sense a makeup graveyard post coming…
Anyways, this is how the Makeup Geek Contour Powders came back into my life. I tend to ALWAYS gravitate towards TheBalm’s Bahama Mama for contouring but this Makeup Geek Contour Powder in Infidelity is just as good. I also don’t hear people talking about these at all which leads me to the conclusion that they are completely underrated in the beauty world.
What I Like About It
+ There are 8 shade options for these contour powders. Four are on the warm side while four are on the cool side. I love that you can get the same formula in such a wide range of shades. I have one in the “cool-fair” and another in the “medium-warm” range and let me tell you the medium? it’s pretty dark. How is this good you may ask? Well, contouring (or bronzing for that matter) are NOT a one size fits all and I feel like most products on the market cater to the light-medium skin tones. Props to Makeup Geek for having such a great range.
+ Piggy backing on the above, the Infidelity shade is a great cool shade. It has hints of grey, but the grey definitely doesn’t over power the brown tones. I personally prefer using cooler tones for contouring since this creates the most natural illusion of shadow.
+ The formula is pigmented & blends really well. As a plus, the powder has very little fall out which is great for a contour or bronzing powder since you don’t run the risk of picking up too much.
+ Each pan costs $10 which is really affordable. It would take quite some time to ever use it all up.
+ These come in a magnetized pan to put in a palette. I love palettes since I can put all the items I need in one spot.
+ The products are talc & paraben free. Plus, Makeup Geek does not test on animals.
What I Don’t Like About It
+ Like most bronzing or contour powders, this can sometimes look muddy on me. I don’t really think it’s anything with the formula, I just have all the factors that can lead to muddy application (weird dry patches, peach fuzz, etc.). Check out this post on how to avoid muddiness!
+ This is a matter of personal preference, but I can see how getting this in a pan could be an issue for some people. If you don’t have a Z palette or some other magnetized container, storing this would be a hassle. You can buy this in a compact but the price goes up to $15.
Makeup Geek’s Infidelity on the left and TheBalm’s Bahama Mama on the right.
Overall this is a great product for the price. I could see these being perfect for a makeup artist or just anyone wanting to experiment more with contouring without breaking the bank.