As you’d expect, the Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess 2015 collection is all about the bronze – illumination, intensified glow and creating those mesmerizing eye looks that need sun to make it magical. I’d completely forgotten about the Gloss Pens, though; tiny sized shimmering gloss pens, with a new addition in a bronze colour.
It’s actually my least favourite; I’d always opt for the Pearl Nude, a clear, gold shimmer shot shade that you can use alone or over any other lip colour. The other options are Nude Coral and Nude Bronze – I’m stressing here that they’re literally just washes of colour and highly translucent.
They’re £17 each.
Next up, the Bronze Goddess Powder – this isn’t a new product but it’s not too shimmery, so I like it. I think it’s on the pricy side at £32 but the included brush is very decent and good for creating contours.
Not forgetting the Illuminating Powder Gelee – a kind of hybrid of powder and creme (but feels more powdery than anything) which makes it highly blendable; exactly what you want to avoid robot cheeks. The overall effect is one of gold but it’s got down tones of peach which I think makes it more wearable; not too stark. It’s £32 but doesn’t come with a brush. Suggestions for use include dabbing some on your upper lip around the cupid’s bow – unless you want people saying, oh excuse me, you have something on your lip, don’t do this. Unless you’re a make-up artist, who seem to be the only people who can make this work.
Now to my favourite, favourite item of the entire Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess 2015 collection. The All Over Illuminator Stick (£33). It’s got just enough colour (pinky bronze) to use on cheeks as a cheekbone sharpening blush, but also has the ability, with blending, to highlight anywhere at all without looking strange. If you’re blessed with fine legs, down the shins and across shoulder tops if you’ve caught a little sun. I know that it’s a thing to put highlighter on your decolette but I think that seems kind of old hat now – there are cleverer things to do with illuminators than to make your chest gleam. It’s pictured here alongside the limited edition Gelee Bronzer – a translucent wash of tan to give skin a naturally sun kissed look.
So, swatched here is the very natural looking Gelee Bronzer (feels like a BB rather than a gel of any kind), followed by the Illuminating Stick, followed by the Powder Gelee Illuminator.
We’re rather spoiled for choice with the Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess 2015 – my pick is the stick illuminator for all skin tones followed by the Shimmering Nudes Face & Eye Palette that I swatched on Friday. Roll on summer!
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