Geek Chic is an indie company catering to "geek girls" while being cruelty free and offering vegan-friendly shades. Well, that's the idea at least. To be honest, I can't name many girls who like things considered "geeky" who also wear makeup. The company has somewhat gone down a lot since opening in my opinion.
It's not a terribly old shop nor is it really new anymore! I can't figure out when they started, honestly. I'm sure there is a blog somewhere that has this information, but there are so many hits for Geek Chic Cosmetics that it isn't terribly worth the trouble.
Anyway, the thing that started irritated me the first time I went to make my order was that the store was closed. It would close up at random, no warning, no particular reason–just poof, no orders can be made. Initially, their turn around time wasn't bad; when I made my order, it was about 3-10 days. The last time I had ever checked, it was something like 7-15 days.
I understand that they supposedly made each eyeshadow by hand in limited quantities, but if these batches are so small that turn around takes 3-10 or 7-15 days, why make such tiny batches? It was off-putting.
Now the website. Decent lay out, each eyeshadow is in it's own little collection and you can browse each collection as you please. They have swatches of the shades, but don't rely on them or the descriptions for the shades. They can be misleading, honestly. I'm not saying all the shades' swatches and descriptions are misleading, but beware.
|Getting used to new lighting set up. The label says "THE CAKE IS A LIE," a message scattered throughout Portal.|
|Accidental water damage. Grr..|
|See the orange? That's Portal Orange.|
|Pretty in the pot, not so pretty on the eye sadly.|
|There's a teeny bit of shimmer in the pot, but that doesn't translate at all on the skin. Little weird.|
|No fancy lights|
|New fancy lights|
|Flash, but no fancy lights|
When I bought these, they were $3.99 and shipping was $2.35, so in total $14.32.
I honestly cannot recommend buying from them. Am I telling you not to buy from them? No. If you want to, go right ahead. This is merely my personal opinion and experience, take it as you will. This is not an attack on Geek Chic, it's merely my experience and shades I bought with my own money.