Whether I go home to visit for a holiday, when Louis is out of town, or just to see my family, my mom often has little gifts waiting for me on my bed when I arrive. She’s just thoughtful that way. 🙂 On one of these occasions awhile ago, one of the surprises she had for me was an e.l.f. eyeshadow palette along with some other goodies. This particular palette, Golden Goddess, included four neutral eyeshadows meant to be worn together for a complete eye look.
I finally gave them a try last week, and they work together to create a great, everyday eyeshadow combo! As you can see, each color is labeled with where it should be applied on the eye: Base, Lid, Crease, and Line. These palettes are great for someone just starting out with makeup because it allows you to see what should go where.
I think these colors would work on most skin tones, and I loved that they had a hint of orange to bring out my blue eyes. I did use my Maybelline Color Tattoo in Barely Branded as a sort of eyeshadow primer to help the colors stay on longer and apply brighter. Other than that though, all of the shadow is from the palette.
I used the Line color to line both my eyelid and underneath my eye, and I think it definitely added some definition. I usually wear liquid or pencil liner, but I decided to just use the shadow as liner with this palette to see the full effect. I think it works great for a lighter daytime look and especially for someone who wants to define their eyes some without wearing a heavier liner.
As a whole, I’m impressed with the e.l.f. Golden Goddess Flawless Eyeshadow palette. I’m always a fan of e.l.f. products because they are priced great and can be found at almost any drugstore or grocery store. If you’re wanting to try a new eyeshadow look or just starting out with makeup, this palette is a great way to go without breaking the bank. They have seven different color combos in this palette type alone, so feel free to experiment away!
Love it! I’m such a novice with eye-makeup, I think this would really help me. 🙂
Well this palette is fool-proof, so you should give it a try! (Not that you’re a fool! Haha!)
What lipstick do you have on in those pics? so pretty
Hi Anni! Thanks! It’s Revlon Matte Balm in Unapologetic. I did a post about it here: http://hootsofanightal.com/2014/06/11/beauty-blurbs-revlon-colorburst-matte-balm-in-unapologetic/
It’s a great color for summer!
A helpful post! Thank you ! I’m a new beginner to playing with eyeshadow.
I’m happy it’s helpful! Let me know how it goes if you try this out!:)
I’m curious about what brushes you used for each part of your look. Like did you use a liner brush for the line, an eye shadow brush for the crease, lid, and base? Did you use a blending brush for the crease and lid area? What kind of brush do you use to line the inner part of the eye( the tear duct area) ?
Here’s what I used:
Base-fluffy eyeshadow brush
Lid-fluffy eyeshadow brush
Line-liner brush (I used this to line my eye and under my eye, the shadow on my waterline was accidental from this brush! Hah! Oops!)
I use an old brush set from Sonia Kashuk (similar to this: http://www.target.com/p/sonia-kashuk-essential-eye-kit/-/A-10806929#prodSlot=_1_2), and that should give you all the brushes you need for this look and more!
I know it’s not very professional, but I also use my fingers to help blend my shadow if I’m not getting the look I want from my brushes! Hope that helps some! Let me know if you have more questions! 🙂