Whether Flawless Like a Diamond or a Cubic Zirconia, ELF’s Flawless Eyeshadows in Golden Goddess and Party Purple Look Great for $2 Each

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Just a few pics of the ELF Flawless Eyeshadows in Golden Goddess and Party Purple, $2 each (!).


LOVE the color combinations in the quads — so bangin’!

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Golden Goddess

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Party Purple

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Swatches of Golden Goddess on the left and Party Purple on the right

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A note for the interminably time crunched (among whom I count myself a lifelong member): these require some effort to use. I built up these swatches in layers to convey the colors because each layer applies quite sheer.

I had to do a lot of layering to be able to see the colors clearly on my skin and plenty of patting and buffing to smooth out the visibly large, fluffy grains of powder; otherwise, they appeared to be sunning themselves on on top of my skin. After that, I also had to clean up a hefty amount of fallout around my eyes.

I really like how the look turned out, but it sure took a lot of elbow grease.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. For 2 I guess it’s not so bad, but I can probably pass because I already own many similar colors that perform well!
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  2. Nina says:

    Not bad at all, I say! Looks great on you as well. The gold palette – want!

  3. stalkthepostman says:

    Ooooh, sounds like a bit too much effort for me (I hate fallout) but that purple does look awesome on you. And what are you wearing on your lips? It’s gorgeous….

  4. Rachel says:

    Dang. I was looking forward to the purple quad. 2 dollars is cheap but it’s still better spent on something else. Thanks for the review!
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  5. Joyce says:

    With all that effort, the results do not look bad at all! I really can’t complain about the amount of effort that these quads require because $2 is a steal!! =)
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  6. Stephanie C says:

    I like these colors. Do not like work in the AM to get the color I want. Boo. the Copper collection really looks great in the pans. Do you think it has to do with skin tone? I am a NW 25. And I realize this post is all over the map. Love the purple accent on ya,

  7. gio says:

    The colors are really pretty but if they take so much effort to use, I’m gonna pass!
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  8. kimberly says:

    Mmmm that purple needs to be a smidge more smokey and it’d be perfect. I love it when eyeshadow combos make it easy for me. I’ve been using a similar set but it’s a trio of smokey purples from Sephora and it’s almost dead.

  9. I love your lip color here Karen, which one is it?
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  10. ooh pretty! I wish I had seen these when I was at Target the other day. I did get my first elf product though–that blush/bronzer duo that everyone calls a dupe for the Nars one. We’ll see…
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  11. Icequeen81 says:

    Tthe first photo is very nice, I think is the best photo I have ever see of you is very natural and spontaneous .

  12. antara says:

    love the party purple palate!!
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  13. Rose says:

    What are you wearing on your lips?? It’s gorgeous!!

  14. Tina B says:

    I love the colors in these palettes, especially Golden Goddess. It stinks that you had to put so much work in! I do love some elf products like the All Over Color Sticks, I use those every day for blush and highlighter. I think their products make fantastic gifts for tweens and teens looking to experiment. Even great for more mature ladies like myself for inexpensive practicing!
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