Sunday, November 9, 2014

Show & Tell Sunday: e..l.f Golden Goddess Look

Hey everyone! Happy Sunday. I seriously love Sundays so much... especially now that it is my Saturday. Anyway, earlier in the week I asked if anyone would be interested in seeing some makeup looks as I play with my new products and everyone seemed to be into it so here we are! I went out for a family friend's birthday this afternoon and was really happy with the way my makeup came out so I decided to share the look with you here. I am going to show you all of the products I used, include my thoughts on them and show you how everything came out. I hope you like it!

I titled this post the e.l.f. Golden Goddess Look because I used the e.l.f. Golden Goddess eyeshadow quad for my eyes. This is by far my favorite eyeshadow that I've gotten from e.l.f... I've actually been disappointed by the other palettes I've gotten but that's for another day.



These are all of the products I used. Except the blush. I forgot to photograph that but I used e.l.f.'s baked blush.

Lipstick: e.l.f. Moisturizing Lipstick in Cheeky. This is my favorite lipstick at the moment. It is a pearly/frosty rosey bronze and it is so pretty.

Bronzer: e.l.f. Essential Bronzer in the shade "Sun Kissed." I'm kind of meh about this product.

Foundation: Tarte Amazonian Clay full coverage foundation. I LOVE this stuff. It has amazing coverage, feels super light on your skin and it is a mineral foundation and contains no chemicals which I love. Really great product! My shade is "fair beige."

Concealer: e.l.f. Maximum Coverage Concealer in the shade "Porcelain." I really like this product a lot, it does a pretty good job hiding my insanely dark circles under my eyes.

Mascara: Tarte Amazonian Clay Smart Mascara. This was a free sample with my Tarte purchase and it is AMAZING! I love the way it makes my lashes look. It does an amazing job lengthening and separating my lashes. Love this product a lot.

Eyeshadow: e.l.f. Essential Flawless Eyeshadow in Golden Goddess. This is by far my favorite eyeshadow by e.l.f. I've had problems with my Baked Eyeshadow Palette and the large palette I got because there is tons of fallout and it gets really messy but this one isn't too bad. And the colors are gorgeous. 

Setting Powder: Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder. Another sample from Tarte and another great product. There is so much product in it for a sample too! It does a really great job setting my concealer and foundation.


I swatched the eyeshadows that I used so you can see what they look like. Aren't they gorgeous?! The far left is the shadow located at the top of the quad in the photo and is a beautiful shimmery champagne color. I used this as my inner corner highlight and my brow highlight. The middle shade is the second shadow from the top of the quad and I used that on the inner 2/3 of my lid. It is a gorgeous metallic gold shadow. So beautiful. The far right shadow is a beautiful metallic copper shade and I used that for my crease and outer 1/3 of my lid. 



Here is the finished look. I'm still not great at eyeliner so I didn't use any since I was going out and didn't have time to play around with it. How pretty is that lip color?!



You can tell how great the mascara is in this photo I think. It makes a huge difference in the look of my eyes. I know the Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara is the popular Tarte Mascara but I really like this one.


Close up of my eye :X It is a little out of focus but it's kind of difficult to get this shot yourself, ha! It's a subtle look I think but I really like it. I'm going to start playing with color soon and see how that works out.


I also tried out another one of the e.l.f. Essential Nail Polish colors. This color is "Garnet" and it is GORGEOUS! This is perfect for the upcoming holiday season. It is a rich burgundy color and really stunning. There are a lot of negative reviews for these nail polishes and I don't know why. The formula is really great, the coverage is great and the five colors I got are gorgeous. They lasted about 5 days before I got my first chip in the Copper color which I think is pretty great for a $1 bottle of nail polish. The only thing I agree with is that some of the swatches for the colors are completely horrible and misleading but I was still incredibly happy with the ones I got. I expected this to be more red but I'm definitely still satisfied with what I got. I still definitely recommend this product... maybe just google image search some real swatches of the colors before you order them. From my understanding the teal color is actually a Kelly Green which would annoy me, ha!

So there you have it! I don't think I'll have one of these posts every Sunday but I will do the best I can! I hope you have all had an amazing weekend!

11 comments:

  1. Maybe next Sunday you can do a post on how to get all that stuff off. That is the thing about me. I would just leave it on till it eventually wore off. Fun though.

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    1. Haha I just use makeup remover wipes then wash, tone and moisturize my face. It's not that bad :)

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  2. So pretty! I love the colors, and your skin is flawless!! I think I love the champagne colored shadow on the swatch the most! And you're right - the lip color is beautiful!

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    1. Thanks Ingrid! haha I wish my skin was flawless, it takes a lot of work to get it normal looking. But thank you :) The champagne color is the perfect highlight color, I love it! The lipstick is great and really long lasting, I really recommend it.

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  3. Love e.l.f. Most all of my makeup is elf bc it's so cheap. And so easy to find! And vegan! I use the black/grey/white color palette almost everyday, and their liquid eyeliner is the BEST. If I were stranded on an island and could only have one makeup product, I'd choose elf eyeliner.

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    1. I love e.l.f. too for the same reasons! I love that they sell it at Target and we have a store here called Harmon that has tons of e.l.f. products. That is good to know about the eyeliner! I have the eyeliner pen thing from them and I really like it too. I'm just terrible at liner so I'm practicing when I don't actually have to go out ;)

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  4. how pretty! i absolutely LOVE that mascara. literally ALL of my makeup is tarte...it's all for sensitive skin and cruelty free!! looking gorgeous girl!

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    1. Thanks Caralyn! Isn't it a great mascara?! I love the way it makes my lashes look. That is why I purchased tarte foundation... I wanted a chemical free product if I'm going to be spreading it all over my face! They have such high quality stuff :)

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  6. For a long time, my to-do list in my mind has been: learn how to wear make-up. Ha. I have never really worn eye make-up (other than mascara occasionally - and my wedding when someone did it for me), so I have no idea how to do it. And I'm always afraid people will think I look weird if I started all of the sudden. You look amazing. Thanks for the ideas.

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