Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess 2103 Eyeshadow Palette Batik Sun
Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess 2103 Eyeshadow Palette Batik Sun

Oh! I couldn’t love this palette more – it’s the Batik Sun Palette from the new Bronze Goddess 2013 collection that launches in May 2013.

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Pure Color Fice Color Eyeshadow Palette Batik Sun Swatch
Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Pure Color Face Color Eyeshadow Palette Batik Sun Swatch

I cannot wait to start wearing the orange shade. It’s far more vibrant in real life than it looks on the swatch.. I wish it had been sunny while I was taking the pictures. The collection is inspired by the Caribbean and if you take that inspiration idea – soft, sandy beaches, shimmering water, the heat of the sun and tropical colours – it’s bang on. The palette is £35.

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Pure Color Liquid Liner Duo in Black Sands
Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Pure Color Liquid Liner Duo in Black Sands

The Pure Color Liquid Liner Duo in Black Sands has a very black black and a bronze-gold shade – they’re stayers too, because I had a bit of a job getting them off after swatching.

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess 2103 Black Sands swatch
Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess 2103 Black Sands swatch

The Pure Color Liquid Liner is £21. To accompany the palette and liner there is also a Sumptuous Extreme Waterproof Mascara in Extreme Black, £22.

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess 2103 Pure Color Sheer Rollergloss in Succulent and Squeeze
Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess 2103 Pure Color Sheer Rollergloss in Succulent and Squeeze

While I love the concept of these rollerball glosses, in reality, they’re not working quite as well as you’d hope. They’re very strongly flavoured in Guava Lychee or Fruit Passion (and actually do taste rather lovely) but there is so little pigment that you can barely pick up any hint of colour once it’s on the lip. In fact, they looked virtually clear in swatching which is why I didn’t put a swatch pic up. However, if you’re after some very glossy gloss with a great taste, and don’t mind that there is little or no colour, I’d challenge you to find a better flavoured pair. They’re £17 each.

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess 2103 Pure Color Long Lasting Lipstick in Fuschsia Fever
Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess 2103 Pure Color Long Lasting Lipstick in Fuchsia Fever

Two Pure Color Long Lasting Lipsticks in Fuchsia Fever (above) and Solar Crush (coming soon) are loud and proud.. gorgeous pigments that adds to the vibrancy of the collection. They’re limited edition shades and will cost £ 19.50 each.

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess 2103 Pure Color Long Lasting Lipstick in Fuchsia Fever
Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess 2103 Pure Color Long Lasting Lipstick in Fuchsia Fever

Finally – I’m waiting for a couple of other bits to swatch; the Nail Lacquer in Hot Spell notably – the Illuminating Powder Gelee in Heat Wave is getting a post all of its own because it’s so lovely!

Bronze Goddess 2013 Collection Line Up
Bronze Goddess 2013 Collection Line Up

 

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