Estée Lauder | Bronze Goddess Summer 2016 Collection

EL Bronze Godess 2016 opener

 

One of the brand’s most hotly anticipated seasonal collections, Estée Lauder has recently launched Bronze Goddess 2016 – a group of products that were created to compliment the summertime heat, as well as make you feel instantly transported to tropical locales.

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Estée Lauder | Bronze Goddess Summer 2016 Collection

 

EL Bronze Goddess 2016 Eyeshadow Palette

Bronze Goddess Summer Glow Eyeshadow Palette, limited edition (CAN $55.00) | A collection of 6 sultry shades that include 2 matte and four shimmers, in a gold coloured slim-profile compact that’s perfect for travelling with. Shade breakdown (left to right):

  • almond, matte (with a slight sheen)
  • nude pink, soft shimmer
  • gold, shimmer
  • teal with aqua reflects, metallic
  • taupe with rose gold shimmer
  • chocolate brown, matte

The two matte shades on either end are quite pigmented and lay down along the skin easily, while the four shimmers range in colour saturation: the first three (from the left) applying much less intense than seen in the pan, with the taupe giving the strongest colour payoff. All blend quite easily and can be layered over a base for even more depth of tone, but I prefer a slight translucency to my eyeshadows during the Summer as it helps to keep my makeup look a touch more lighthearted and fun.

EL Bronze Goddess 2016 Eyeshadow Palette macro

Estée Lauder | Bronze Goddess Summer Glow Eyeshadow Palette

EL Bronze Goddess 2016 Eyeshadow Palette swatches

Estée Lauder | Bronze Goddess Summer Glow Eyeshadow Palette swatches

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Bronze Goddess Summer Multi-Glow Palette, limited edition (CAN $55.00) | The must-have palette of the collection, this travel-friendly trio includes a highlighter, blush, and bronzer – all in a gold coloured slim-profile compact. The gorgeous pattern on the surface (which totally reminds me of waves) adds visual appeal while the texture on each shade is softly milled and quite easy to work with. Shade breakdown:

  • highlighter – iridescent pearl with a pale pink undertone
  • blush – soft rose/pink with a refined shimmer
  • bronzer – light tan with a subtle sheen

EL Bronze Goddess 2016 Multi-Glow Palette macro

Estée Lauder | Bronze Goddess Summer Multi-Glow Palette

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Estée Lauder | Bronze Goddess Summer Multi-Glow Palette

EL Bronze Goddess 2016 Multi-Glow Palette swatches

Estée Lauder | Bronze Goddess Summer Multi-Glow Palette swatches

EL Bronze Goddess 2016 Illuminator

Bronze Goddess Summer Glow Illuminator, limited edition (CAN $36.00) | The creamy consistency of this liquid highlighter makes it so incredibly easy to blend along the skin, while the light peachy hue also has a subtle iridescence to it for even more visual appeal. If you’re already sporting a light tan, then all you really need is a few swipes of this Illuminator along the cheekbones for the most effortless evening look, although it looks equally amazing over makeup along key areas (upper cheeks, cupid’s bow, brow bone). Bonus: can also be applied at the décolleté and collar bone area, or along shins for gorgeously glowing touches.

EL Bronze Goddess 2016 Illuminator macro

Estée Lauder | Bronze Goddess Summer Glow Illuminator

EL Bronze Goddess 2016 Illuminator swatches

Estée Lauder | Bronze Goddess Summer Glow Illuminator swatches

EL Bronze Goddess 2016 fragrance

Bronze Goddess Eau Fraîche Skinscent, limited edition (CAN $78.00) | For me, the pièce de résistance has got to be this fragrance, redolent with the scent of the beach and all things ‘getaway’. Notes of amber, coconut milk, sandalwood and vanilla are rounded out with vetiver and myrrh while lush tiare flower, exotic jasmine and creamy magnolia petal add the perfect floral touches (the image that comes to mind: laying along the sandy shore while wearing a crown of orchids. So totally not practical but who cares?). All I can say is that as a a huge fan of anything beach-related, a few spritzes of this heavenly concoction and I literally have a smile on my face throughout the entire wearing. #beachobsessed

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Estée Lauder | Bronze Goddess Eau Fraîche Skinscent

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Estée Lauder | Bronze Goddess Summer 2016 Collection

 

I’m all about Summer and having just returned from holiday, this Bronze Goddess Collection is doing a fabulous job of keeping the beach-withdrawal to a minimum (or so I tell myself). The standout for me is Bronze Goddess Skinscent, primarily because the fragrance manages to be both sultry and fun (killer sexy, but not taking itself too seriously), although both the palettes and the Illuminator are right along up there as perfect holiday essentials. Plus, the collection has the words ‘Bronze’ and ‘Goddess’ – who needs anything more?

Available now at The Bay and esteelauder.ca

EL Bronze Goddess 2016 closer

 

 

Kindly provided to enhance my Goddess ambitions/As always, all opinions are my own

4 Responses to Estée Lauder | Bronze Goddess Summer 2016 Collection

  1. Poppy Lilly says:

    Hey Eugena, I must admit that the collection although is not absolutely unique.. Is worth admiring! I have always been a fan of Estée Lauder products and this collection seems to have something for everyone!

  2. Margarita says:

    Bronze Goddess Summer Multi-Glow Palette looks incredible. thank you fpr swatches

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