As you may remember, I received a press release with IsaDora's collection "Golden Edition" in December, and fell in love with the gold glitter to the eyebrows :)
Now I have finally tested as well IsaDoras Eye Shadow Palette Golden Edition* which is a palette with 5 eye shadows, and I immediately felt that I wanted to do a look with the golden one to put it to the test!
But even though that shade is super nice, I did not like it to 100% actually. I can definitely imagine using it on smaller parts of the make-up, e.g. combined with a brown eye shadow. But alone, as I used it in today's makeup, I do not actually like it at all.
And that is because the shadow, which is very shimmery and almost metallic, is only nice where the light is on, but where it does not get the light directly on it, e.g. on the outer edges of the make-up and along the globe line (slightly depending on how you have your head angled towards the light) where it gets darker and goes more in the orange-brown direction.
So it looks like I have shaded with a darker shade, in a rather ugly orange-brown shade, at the edges, and in some light it also looks like I have made an uneven fading. Not flattering at all.
In other words, very nice shade if you e.g. want it on small parts of the make-up or actually shadows with a dark nice eye shadow at the edges, but smoked on the whole eyelid so there is no hit unfortunately.
Here is a picture that I took a little from below, and then it is very nice because then it gets more light! But you will see what I mean in the other pictures:
- Eyeshadow primer, Pixi Eye Bright Primer
Golden eye shadow on the entire eyelid
- Fade out the edges (and here you see that it is a dark strange spot on the outer edge, it is not dark there if you turn your head a little, but it looks dark due to how the eye shadow reflects, and does not reflect, the light)
- Dark plum purple eyeliner along the waterline and lower lash line, Paese Linea Automatic Eyeliner (Plum Glam)
- Light eye shadow in the corner of the eye (this one I liked though)
- Black mascara on the upper lashes, gloMinerals Water Resistant Mascara
And here you see the make-up when I close my eyes.
In other words, the eye shadow is very nice, but like this on the whole eyelid, the golden eye shadow does not look great.
Do you see that it is much darker at the outer edges? Though it is the same shadow on the entire top of the eye.
There are shadows that change differently depending on how the light is on them, but that do it in a nice way, and this one does not turn out that way in a nice way in my opinion.
Face primer - Paese Makeup Base (Matte)
Foundation - gloMinerals Pressed Base Foundation (Golden Light)
Powder that neutralizes red - gloMinerals Redness Relief Powder
Contouring - Pixi Book Of Beauty Contour Creator
Rouge - Pixi Book Of Beauty Blush Palette
Makeup Fixing Mist - Pixi Makeup Fixing Mist
Dehydrating powders - Paese Bamboo Silk Powder
Lips - Dr. Hauschka Lip Liner (Aubergine)
So I'm not very happy with the make-up, but it's a review in itself that can be of use to you, I thought :)
Any of you who have tested this shade? What do you think?