Not too long ago I won the entire Hello Waffle Greek Gods and Goddesses Collection in a Hello Waffle Facebook Giveaway. Naturally, I was excited by this! Today I’m bringing you my swatches and review of this collection. I was very excited to see Hello Waffle do Greek Gods and Goddesses because I always like gods and goddesses (Iron Druid anyone? Or maybe Lost Girl?) and she chose fun names rather than ones you’d expect. Almost the entire collection is vegan; only The Renowened Artificer is not vegan.
Hello Waffle Greek Gods and Goddesses
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Where to Buy
$7.75 (full size)
Let me just say, after swatching some lackluster eyeshadows that were patchy and lacking pigmentation, it is so nice to swatch some eyeshadows that are highly pigmented. Like most loose eyeshadows, Hello Waffle eyeshadows have good pigmentation, blendability and they’re long wearing on me with primer. With hooded, oily eyes if I try to wear eyeshadow without primer, my eyeshadow is gone in less than an hour. Additionally these have a lot going on. They’re complex colors and they’re pretty!
Because these are multidimensional colors I swatched them on Coastal Scents Step 1 eyeshadow primer, using my bdellium 777 brushes. I tried to capture all the complexities that you can see in these eyeshadows.
The Unseen (Hades)
An inconspicuous brown with silver-green to silver-red to green-gold shift. Some sparkle.
Deep cool brown with silver to green shift. From some angles it looks turquoise blue and gold
Savior of Sailors (Poseidon)
Glowing sapphire with turquoise to blue to violet shift.
Deep, glowing blue with blue-violet shift, from some angles I see turquoise in the shift. This is such a cool color.
Bringer of Storms (Zeus)
Stormy purple with a barrage of green to blue shift.
Deep, blue-toned purple with turquoise blue to green shift. I really wish there was no green in this because I love the base shade and the turquoise blue shift but I’m less fond of the green. It makes me think Hulk MAD!
Of the Wildland (Artemis)
Light lilac with pink to blue shift and a twinkling of pink and purple shimmer.
Lilac purple with pink, purple and blue sparks. I love this shade so much! It’s perfect for a lid shade to brighten the eyes.
Goddess of Love (Aphrodite)
Pale dusty pink with silver to green to blue shift.
Light dusty pink with fine sparks of silver, blue and green.
Of the Glinting Helmet (Ares)
Dark helmet green with red to orange to pink shift.
Warm army green with yellow undertones and orange to pink sparks.
Guide into the Underworld (Hermes)
Dark orange with red to gold to bronze shift.
Rich metallic orange with pink to gold sparks.
Light of the Sun (Apollo)
Intense metallic gold with a subtle red to blue shift and an explosion of blue and golden green sparkle.
OMFG stunning metallic gold with red, blue, gold and green sparkles.
The Renowned Artificer (Hephaestus)
A shimmering golden tan with green to red shift.
Light golden tan with peach undertones, golden shift and green and red sparks.
My favorites in the collection are Light of the Sun, Savior of Sailors, Of the Wildland and Bringer of Storms. I also think The Unseen is pretty neat for a brown.
Colors like Savior of Sailors and Bringer Of Storms I would use at the outer lid, outer crease, as a smoky cat eye liner shape or as liner. The Unseen and Of the Glinting Helmet would make nice crease colors. Of the Wildland, Light of the Sun and Guide into the Underworld would be beautiful on the lid. The Renowned Artificer and Goddess of Love would make great inner lid shades. Of the Wildland, Goddess of Love and Of the Glinting Helmet might make fun one wash colors, too. See my first Hello Waffle feature! See more Hello Waffle Eyeshadows and Lavender Cream highlighter!
How would you wear these shades?