Makeup Geek x Manny MUA Dupe?!

Unless you have been living under a rock, then you're bound to have seen, drooled over, dreamt about and everything in between the eyeshadow palette collaboration between Makeup Geek and MannyMUA. No one can blame you, it's absolutely gorgerous and a must have for AW 16. Unfortunately, the price tag that comes with the palette is pretty hefty for the nine shades, along with some shades being specifically made for this palette only. 

Beauty Bay | £54
Now after seeing this palette and not having a spare £54 to buy it, I decided to try and dupe it. I researched for ages and haven't seen many suitable dupes/cheaper options or products which are easy to get your hands on. Where possible I have also tried to give a couple of options so everyone can pick up whichever is easiest for them.

*While making this post Beauty Bay have increased Makeup Geek shade to £5.50 - £8.50 so therefore not all options in this palette would make a cheaper dupe. However, I decided to still write the post anyway in case there are specific shades from the palette that you would just like to get - especially the limited edition shades. 

**I don't actually own the Makeup Geek x MannyMUA palette - the dupes are just determined from lots of online research and swatch comparisons. 
Makeup Geek x MannyMUA palette swatches
Makeup Geek x MannyMUA palette swatches
  • Artemis - Cream iridescent (Shimmer)
  • Beaches & Cream - Peach/nude (Matte)
  • Luna - Brown with hues of Bronze (Shimmer)
  • Frappe - Mocha w/ Cream undertones (Matte)
  • Sora - Dark Beige w/ Chocolate undertones (Shimmer)
  • Cosmopolitan - Copper w/ Mocha undertones (Foiled)
  • Aphrodite - Dark Brown w/ Plum undertones (Matte)
  • Mars - Red Velvet (Matte)
  • Insomnia - Dark Coffee hues of Forest Green (Shimmer)
1. MUG - Rapunzel 
2. Morphe - Glisten 

Beaches & Cream
This is a permanent shade in the MUG collection

1. Nyx - Bedroom Eyes
2. MUG - Grandstand
3. Nabla - Desire
€ 6,50

This is a permanent shade in the MUG collection

1. Morphe - Spice
2. Nyx - Warm Brown

This is a permanent shade in the MUG collection

1. MAC - Blue Brown pigment

2. MUA - Pearl Shade 12

1. Morphe - Secretive
2. MAC - I'm Into It
3. Make Up For Ever - Morello Cherry

1. MUG - Americano

Makeup Geek x MannyMUA palette dupe swatches

Sorry the swatches for Glisten & Beaches and cream kind of blend in with my arm
 L-R  Glisten, Beaches and Cream, Grandstand, Cosmopolitan, Spice, Frappe, Blue Brown, Morello Cherry, Americano 
If you could get your hands on all the cheapest options, this palette would cost you: £35.05
By far, Mars was the hardest shade to dupe in this palette, but this definitely has to be one the most unique colours and a HUGE selling point of the palette. 
I had so much fun duping this palette! If you know of any other dupes please leave it in the comments to help others out.


  1. Amazing post! Definitely going to be picking a few of these up! Xx

    1. Aw thanks Kat. That really means a lot! You'll have to let me know which ones you pick up!