e.l.f. Mineral Eyeshadow Golden Review & Swatches

** This post was written by Fiona. She no longer blogs for Swatch And Learn. However, Mary still continues to blog and will be happy to reply to your comment. **

Let’s cut to the chase: I l-o-v-e e.l.f. Mineral Eyeshadow Golden. There. I said it. I think the gold color is so warm and beautiful! It instantly adds a special look-at-my-eyes effect that you’re going to love.

Not only that, it’s also versatile. I’ve used it on the lid as the main color, as well as on the crease, underneath the brow, on lower lash line – however you decide to wear it, it works! It’s one of the good eggs of the elf Mineral Eyeshadow collection.

e.l.f. Mineral Eyeshadow Golden Swatches & Pictures

Swatches from Site & on Box


    Soft, translucent shade
    ? Minimize the appearance of fine lines
    Easy to apply
    Easy to blend
    Can be applied wet

Key Notes

  • Name: e.l.f. Mineral Eyeshadow Golden
  • Amount: 0.03 oz.
  • What I Paid: $1.50 US (was on sale; retails for $3 US)
  • Price Per Unit: $50/oz.
  • Other Colors Available: Elegant, Celebrity, Sweet, Mysterious, Earthy, Wild, Temptress, Confident, Sassy, Glamorous, Seductive, Natural, Innocent, Enchanting, Partier, Caffeinated, Girly, Socialite, Royal, Angelic, Trendy, Outdoorsy, Dreamy, Beachy, Smoldering, Flirty
  • Where to Buy: e.l.f. website

elf Golden Mineral Eyeshadow Review

If you’re interested in a golden shimmery shade, I definitely recommend elf Golden Mineral Eyeshadow. Don’t be fooled by the swatches on the elf website. They’re not accurate; it looks much yellower there than it really is. The actual shade is a gorgeous gold with a teeny bit of antiqued bronze to it. It doesn’t have an obnoxious orangey tone to it like other gold shadows either.

Now the shimmer. Wowzer. In some light, you can see a bit of a green shimmer, but the green isn’t noticeable at all unless you look really hard. Even still, e.l.f. Golden Mineral Eyshadow makes my eyes subtlety glisten for attention. And there wasn’t much fall-out happening.

With elf Mineral Eyeshadow Golden, you have to wear a primer. I don’t experience any creasing with this shadow. However, it fades. Well, it does more than just fade. The times that I tried it without a primer, the shadow completely disappeared. I don’t know where it goes, but at the end of the day, it’s not on my lids anymore. The color goes, and the shimmer also goes. So make sure to prep your lids with primer or your hard work will vanish.

I also love how easily elf Golden applies. The shadow is finely milled, so application is superbly smooth. It goes on more like a soft, soft cream! Blending is also a breeze. Because the shadow is quite pigmented, the color doesn’t blend out as easily. So you don’t have to worry too much about over blending it.

  • Affordable
  • No parabens, preservatives & chemical dyes
  • Contains vitamin A & B
  • Can be worn dry or wet
  • Easy to blend & apply
  • Pigmented

  • Color disappears if not worn with primer

Final Verdict: 9.7/10

If I run out of e.l.f. Golden Mineral Eyshadow, I will definitely repurchase it again. It’s at such a great price, and I absolutely love the color!

What’s your favorite or least favorite color from the elf Mineral Eyeshadow Collection? Please share your thoughts!


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