Tuesday, August 25, 2015

On 4:34 PM by Hira Tabassum in , , , ,    30 comments
MUA eye shadow palettes are renowned for their economical prices and good color pay off. Here is our take on the MUA Going For Gold Eyeshadow Palette.

The Brand Claims:
To celebrate the much anticipated 2012 London Olympics, MUA has introduced the champion of all make-up palettes, a limited edition Going For Gold Palette! Made up of 10 fabulously shimmering eye shadow shades in the new square pans, MUA urges you to get in the winning mood and go uber glamorous to cheer on your team. Whether you are going for a subtle highlighting effect or attention-grabbing statement eyes, you will be sure to dazzle with the Olympians.
MUA Going For Gold Eyeshadow Palette
MUA Going For Gold Eyeshadow Palette
MUA Going For Gold Eyeshadow Palette
MUA Going For Gold Eyeshadow Palette
MUA Going For Gold Eyeshadow Palette
MUA Going For Gold Eyeshadow Palette
My Experience: 
MUA Going For Gold Eyeshadow Palette was launched specifically for the 2012 Olympics that were held in London. It comes in a flimsy rectangular packaging with a transparent lid. Even though the shades have not been named individually, they are labelled on the back of the palette respectively from 1 to 10. The inside of the palette contains ten different hues of golden and silver in square pans each. There is a dual ended sponge applicator as well but I prefer to use my Sigma E55 brush. 
The MUA Going For Gold is an all metallic eye shadow palette. The texture of the eye shadows is soft and they are thus easy to apply and blend. There is almost nonexistent fall out in the pan with only one or two troublesome shades. The pigmentation, too, is good except for shades 1 and 6. The lasting power of the eye shadows is decent with over 4 hours of wear time even for poorly pigmented ones. Since the eye shadows are all metallic, they budge easily without a base and I would recommend the use of a primer unless you are okay with a glitter smeared face. Below, I have discussed the shades individually as well for your convenience: 
MUA Going For Gold Eyeshadow Palette Shade 1 to 5- Swatches
MUA Going For Gold Eyeshadow Palette Shade 6 to 10- Swatches
MUA Going For Gold Eyeshadow Palette- Applied
Shade 1: The color is difficult for me to describe but I have read fellow bloggers describing it as a sand like color. It has a medium to high buildable coverage and unlike shade 6 it does not need an eye shadow base or a primer to bring out its color. But since it has a soft texture,a primer ensures that it does not budge easily. I love to use it for highlighting my cheeks. 
Shade 2: A charcoal grey with good pigmentation. 
Shade 3: A bronze eye shadow with good pigmentation but was prone to pan fall out. 
Shade 4: A silver with chunky glitter that is prone to fall out. You have to pack the eye shadow to avoid that. Use a primer for the eye shadow's better adhesion to skin. 
Shade 5: A mustard with exceptional pigmentation. Shade 6: A light grey with a more satiny finish than metallic. It has a very light pigmentation and would work better with a primer. Use a white base for maximum coverage. 
Shade 7: A champagne color again with good pigmentation. 
Shade 8: It is a deep gold with yellow tones that can be used to highlight medium to brown skin tones if a light hand is used. 
Shade 9: A copper color with buildable coverage. 
Shade 10: A dark grey metallic eye shadow over a frosted finish. Since it had chunky glitter, it was prone to fall out and needed to be packed together or used with a primer. 
To sum it all up, MUA Going For Gold Eyeshadow Palette is a very good purchase in terms of its economical price and good color pay off with minimum fallout and decent staying power. 

Pros: 
  • A myriad of golden and silver shades to choose from.
  • The soft texture of the eye shadows is easy to work with.
  • Good color pay off.
  • Decent staying power.
  • Pocket friendly price.
Cons: 
  • Flimsy packaging.
  • Almost all shades need a primer to improve adhesion to skin.
  • Eye shadows with chunky glitter need to be packed closely or else there is visible fall out.
Price & Availability: MUA is only yet available for online sale in Pakistan. It can be bought online from just4girls.pk for PKR 210 (Approx. US $2.05). Internationally it can be bought for GBP 4. Visit Make Up Academy's Pakistan facebook page for more information.
My Rating: 4.25/5

Have you tried MUA before? What are your thoughts about it?
lots of love,
Maria
*pr sample

30 comments:

  1. Oh my this is a must have for the price actually ♥ how beautifully pigmented shades are they. Nice review thankew ♥

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    1. Definitely affordable and pigmented. Thank you for your appreciation <3

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  2. Colori favolosi,la adoro!
    http://piubuonepiubelle.blogspot.it/

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  3. This palette has always attracted me but I never got the chance to buy it. And look at that pigmentation!

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    1. The pigmentation is indeed great :) Thank you for stopping by <3

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  4. The swatches are really pretty....xoxoxo....:)

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  5. I never liked the MUA products. I always like run to the mountains when I come across this brand. But the shades in this palette look promising.

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    1. The pigmentation and shades are great :) Thank you for your appreciation <3

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  6. Your images look beautiful Maria! The pigmentation looks good but the colors are not my type. :) xx

    Momina Haseeb @ ๑ Divine Smudge ๑

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  7. Oh I don't like eye shadows with chunky glitter, so I might be skipping this. The shades look gorgeous though. Loving the intense pigmentation.

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    1. Eye shadows with chunky glitter are difficult to work with. The pigmentation has us drooling too :) Thank you for stopping by <3

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  8. The shades look beautiful and pigmented :)

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  9. ooh i love MUA palettes although they are very powdery but they still give a very nice look. i do wish they would stat giving brushes with the palettes instead of these applicators.

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    1. Lucky us; this palette had nonexistent fallout :) Brushes seem like a good idea <3

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  10. I love the golds. Its a good palette for the price. Pretty eye makeup there :)

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  11. MUA palettes are gorgeous! xx

    Love XoxoX
    http://www.walkinvogue.blogspot.com/

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  12. I love the shades and you've created gorg eye look :) x

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  13. This has some nice staple shades for events but I wish it had some matte crease shades as well. Nicely reviewed :) -Sadaf

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    1. I think the matte eye shadows would not suit the general mood of the palette; its great as it is. Thank you for your appreciation <3

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  14. This palette has beautiful metallic shades. You have created beautiful look.

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  15. OMG all shades are really beautiful. Its a superb product.... Lovely

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