Review | MUA Going for Gold Palette w/ swatches!

Recently MUA have been bringing out loads of new products with their new lip liners only just been announced the other day (available in August) on top of everything else that has just come out! But today I am going to be talking about and reviewing the new Going for Gold Palette which was inspired by the Olympics!

What do MUA say about it?
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 eyeshadow shades in the new square pans, MUA urges you to get in the winning mood and go ├╝ber glamorous to cheer on your team. Whether you’re going for a subtle highlighting effect or attention-grabbing statement eyes, you will be sure to dazzle with the Olympians. 

What do I say about it?
 First Row (without primer/base)
First Row (with the NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk under the eyeshadow's)
 First Row (no primer/base)
First Row (with the NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk under the eyeshadow's)

As you can see from the above swatches the eyeshadow's are already very pigmented for a palette that only costs £4. But with a base/primer underneath the eyeshadow's really become very vibrant and even more pigmented! I was very impressed with the pigmentation of these eyeshadow's and the palette had a lot to live up to as I already have many MUA palettes already with exceptional pigmentation so I am glad this one lives up to the standards of ones like the 'heaven and earth' palette.

The staying power of these with or without a primer/base is also very good! I tried them for a few days with no primer and they lasted all day, they still lose a bit of colour but not much. When I used them with a primer/base they were practically the same by the end of the day as they were in the morning! 

I found the colours in the palette very easy to use together to create a look and didn't use any other eyeshadow's when creating a nice natural day look. All the eyeshadow's co-ordinate well with each other. 

One thing I really like about this palette is the square shaped pans. I feel like you get more product and its different from any other drugstore brand that just stick to the plain old circle shaped pans. I think MUA should definitely bring out more palettes with square shaped pans!

There is only one thing that wasn't so great about this palette and that is that the eyeshadow's when in the palette can be a little chalky and messy when dabbing your brush into them so you can have to be careful not to apply too much pressure or you end up wasting some product. I have found this with most MUA palettes but its not something that would put me off buying any more palettes!

Overall I really like this palette and is just as good as their other palettes!
You can buy it in Superdrug or on their website muastore.co.uk for just £4! Bargain! And MUA have usually got an offer going on so look out for any!

Thanks for reading,
Shona x

*This product was sent to me for review consideration but this does not alter my review about it. I will always give you my 100% truthful opinion about a product.


  1. Some nice colours but some are also a little to bright for me :)

    Tanesha x

    1. The good thing about them though is that they can be blended out to soften the colours :D Xx

  2. This looks really lovely! I'm not sure if I could pull off the gold colours though! Really love your blog and youtube Shona :) xxx

    1. It is! Maybe try the heaven and earth palette then?? Thats another great palette :D Thank you! xx

  3. This looks like a really great Palette!

    Lovely review.

    Amy xx

  4. Lovely review, i agree I love the square pans:)


    1. Thanks :) I think I prefer them over the circle pans :) x