MUG Eyeshadow: Everyday Neutrals

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I’ve watched Makeup Geek on Youtube for years. Marlena’s achievements are seriously inspiring and I was really excited to try out and support the MUG line. Plus, I’d read the many raves about MUG eyeshadows, so I knew they were going to be good.

I ordered four shades – all neutrals (shocking, I know).


  • Vanilla Bean: light beige with subtle shimmer
  • Beaches & Cream: matte pinky-peach beige
  • Peach Smoothie: matte light orange-beige
  • Purely Naked: light brown with shimmer

They are silky smooth and pigmented. The colors are great for blending and everyday. I got them in pan-form, but they are sold in compacts as well. They’ll work with any empty magnetic palette like Z palettes and Coastal Scents palettes (which is what I have mine in). They don’t work in my UNII palette (without adding an additional magnet), but my UNII palettes are the old version – I think the new palette should work with these. I think the old UNII palettes are the same as empty MAC palettes, so I suspect you’ll need to add a magnet if you want to store them that way.

The quote on the packaging says: “As Makeup Geeks, we stay true to who we are. Cosmetics are not used to changed ourselves, but to enhance the exquisite and unique people that we are. To be a Makeup Geek means to be a reflection of our inner beauty.”

MUG EYE SHADOWS MUG Eyeshadow: Everyday Neutrals


Vanilla Bean Beaches Cream 2 MUG Eyeshadow: Everyday Neutrals

L-R: Vanilla Bean, Beaches & Cream

Beaches Cream Peach Smoothie MUG Eyeshadow: Everyday Neutrals

L-R: Beaches & Cream, Peach Smoothie

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 L-R: Peach Smoothie, Purely Naked

MUG Eyeshadow Swatches MUG Eyeshadow: Everyday Neutrals

L-R: Purely Naked, Peach Smoothie, Beaches & Cream, Vanilla Bean


Basic Info

  • Price: $5.99 for pans, $7.99 for compacts
  • Where to Buy: Online at the Makeup Geek Store
  • Availability: Ships worldwide
  • Shipping Cost: $3-4 for US orders, additional $1-2 dollars for international
  • Animal Testing Policy: MUG is cruelty-free


Have you tried any MUG products?

  • Moxie

    I have not yet tried any MUG eyeshadows. I love what you selected–these are gorgeous, and I’m glad that you swatched them for a comparison. All of these colors would work for me! I also love her videos! xo

    • Catherine

      I have SO many neutrals, but these shades manage to still be unique from any others that I own – especially Peach Smoothie and Beaches & Cream. If you try them, let me know which colors you pick! Thanks so much for your comment, Moxie! <3

  • Sunny

    I’ve heard great things about MUG eyeshadows, and the ones you swatched here look great! Very smooth and pigmented. I really need to look into the brand!

    • Catherine

      Thanks so much for your comment, Sunny! I’m really impressed with what I’ve tried from MUG so far, so I’d definitely recommend :) They’re apparently working on a bunch of new products, too.

  • Lulubelle

    Have not tried MUG yet, but her tutorials are so gorgeous! I will have to put these on my list.

    • Catherine

      Thank you so much for leaving a comment, Lulubelle! I agree – Marlena’s tutorials are great. Let me know which shades you pick! <3