It’s fair for me to say that I don’t really get excited about summer makeup until I’ve seen the Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Collection. That’s my “opening day” collection, year after year. The beautiful bronze shades for eyes, nails and lips…I can’t get enough. And this year’s Bronze Goddess Collection is more gorgeous than ever!
Highlights of the Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Color Collection for Summer 2014 include:
Limited Edition Bronze Goddess The Nudes EyeShadow Palette, $60
Limited Edition Bronze Goddess Cheek Glow, $28
Limited Edition Pure Color LipShine in Mandarine and Luscious Plum, $24
Limited Edition Pure Color Nail Lacquer in Burnished Nude and Bare,$21
The star of this collection is new Bronze Goddess The Nudes EyeShadow Palette. This is really a departure in terms of the eyeshadows of past collections and I love it. The faux-tortiseshell case looks luxe and when you open it up, there are eight eyeshadows. The group of five matte nudes on the left is meant to enhance, in shades that flatter everyone. To the right, there are three metallic shadows used to intensify eyes with a bolder look. I found that I did need to use a primer with nude eyeshadows, or they just didn’t have the staying power that I’m used to.
The Bronze Goddess Cheek Glow is a cream blush that provides that sun-kissed pop of color. You can’t go wrong with this universally flattering shade. More and more, I’m reaching for cream blushes over powder. The formula is buildable, goof-proof and travel-friendly. Love! Bronzing options available (not shown) include the Bronze Goddess Powder and Bronze Goddess Luminous Liquid Bronzer. I’ve used both in the past and have no hesitation recommending.
I also tried the Bronze Goddess Pure Color LipShine in Luscious Plum. It’s so nice to see Estée Lauder updating their lip options beyond lipsticks and glosses. I’m a huge fan of lip crayons and this formula is excellent, with Mango and Shea Butters for hydration.
I received the Pure Color Nail Lacquer in Lust; a deep brown cream that is seasonless, but particularly pretty with gold accessories. I love the Pure Color Nail Lacquer formulas and especially the brush, which makes for effortless application.
The Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Color Collection for Summer 2014 is available now in department stores including Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus and coming soon to EsteeLauder.com. Will you be a Bronze Goddess this summer?
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