MUA Going for Gold Palette Review & Swatches


Hi all,

Makeup Academy launched a limited eyeshadow palette to celebrate the Olympics. Like their all the other eyeshadow palettes, this also retails for £4 but instead of 12 shades in round pans, this has 10 shades in square pans.

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About MUA Going for Gold Palette

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 über 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.

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My Take on MUA Going for Gold Palette

As it is based on the Olympics, the theme seems to be medals – Gold, Silvers (greys) and Bronzes. All the eyeshadows have some level of shimmer-some more than other.

Description of the shades-

Top Row-

Light golden color, matte grey, beautiful bronze color, bright shimmery silver(I use it as a highlighter), bold golden color-very different and an unusual shade which was missing from my collection.

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Swatches Of MUA Going For Gold Palette :-

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Bottom Row-

Another silver which is very light and one of the least pigmented shades, pale golden color that can be used to highlight the inner corner, this shade looks almost the same as shade 5, both in the pan and swatches, this is another bronzey shade that is slightly darker than shade 3, last one is again a silver with lots of shimmer but my favourite among all the other grey/silver in this palette.

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Swatches Of MUA Going For Gold Palette :-

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As ever with MUA eyeshadows, the formulation is creamy soft and super highly pigmented. Just what I have come to expect from their high standard of product.

I have to use a primer as otherwise these don’t last long on me but with a primer,it lasts easily for 8 hours or so.

Again its only available online for those who live in India. I got this when MUA had 25% off on all their products and were offering free shipping.

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Pros of MUA Going for Gold Palette:-


  • Very beautiful mix of silver, gold and bronze colors
  • Super creamy
  • Easily blendable
  • Highly pigmented
  • Very cheap

Cons of MUA Going for Gold Palette:-


  • Availability is an issue as it can only be ordered online
  • Some shades are less pigmented than others.

Will I recommend MUA Going for Gold Palette –

This palette will satisfy all your needs for gold, bronze and silver colors and with it priced at just £4, you cannot go wrong.

Have you tried MUA Going for Gold Palette?


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  1. i have some MUA palettes.. m loving thm thy r so so gud for d price thy cm … infact mua hav some gud single eye shadows and lipstick and othe cosmetics too..


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