The legendary line of Estée Lauder introduces the Bronze Goddess Collection of powders, gelée bronzers, highlighters, eye shadows as well as lip and nail shades. Lauder says that the inspiration for the collection came from that primal source of light and heat: the sun. adding, “…summer is fleeting and meant to be honored and adored. Extend the season with these gorgeous, shimmering shades.”
I was given three products from the new line to sample. The first was the Bronze Goddess Powder Bronzer, $37
According to the literature, this “silky powder bronzer imparts a beachy glow to face shoulders and décolletage to enhance a tan or summon the sun on overcast days.” Lauder suggests that you, “brush it across the high plains of the face, along the hairline and cheekbones where the sun hits your face, and don’t forget to sweep it down the center of your neck and onto your collarbones as the finishing touch. Available in four warm shades to suit every skin tone—light, medium, medium deep and deep.” Additionally, the product is:
- Non-acnegenic; won’t clog pores
I used it several times and was very pleased with the effect. It really picked up my complexion in a way that was subtle and natural—no fake tan look at all. The texture was silky and shine-free. Plus it was long wearing enough to see me through a busy day and fun night out. Can’t argue with that! Since I am sun-averse (nothing more aging than the sun!) I will be using this come summer too; it’s a great way to create a sun-kissed look without any of the disadvantages. I teamed it with other products from the Bronze Goddess line (see reviews below) for a burst of sunshine on a cold and gray day.
And can I say a word about the packaging? Leopard inspired graphics, beautiful shape, materials and design—Lauder knows how create the look of luxury that does not disappoint. These products are pretty enough to leave out on your dresser or in your bathroom; they add glamour and style wherever you place them.
Limited-Edition Bronze Goddess All Over Illuminator, $30
I found this creamy, blendable, buildable stick highlighter highly versatile. I used it on cheeks and dotted a bit on my forehead too, to achieve an all over summery glow. My skin looked instantly refreshed—wow! I also like the way it can be layered; used alone, it’s perfect for a quick pick-me-up but used in conjunction with the bronzer or blush, it gave more lasting color and sculptural definition. Love the cylindrical packaging too; perfect to tuck into your bag or suitcase.
NEW Limited-Edition Bronze Goddess Shimmering Nudes Face & Eye Palette (Exclusive to Sephora), $55
This is a gorgeous, all all-in-one bronzing set for face and eyes. The sleek tortoise compact features one warm, universal bronzing shade to highlight and contour the face and three gleaming metallic shades to customize eyes. These eye colors can be used alone, for a natural, wash of translucent shimmer over the entire lid, or all together for a more dramatic, evening-worthy eye. Because of the one-shade-for-all, this makes a perfect gift for your mom, sister or BFF; she will love it and so will you.
For more info, go to: http://www.esteelauder.com/makeup/bronze-goddess
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