I have been wanting to share with you the Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess limited edition collection but was too busy with work. I hope that the collection is still available now. Please pardon me for the delayed review.
Product Description (extracted from Estee Lauder's Press Release)
Inspired by hues from the surf and sand, the NEW, Limited Edition Bronze Goddess Island Oasis EyeShadow Palette of six irresistibly wearable shades brightens and defines eyes by day and transforms them by night. The eyeshadows’ delicate iridescent pigments allure with radiance and luminosity in warm sand shades of copper, bronze, gold and coral balanced by cool surf hues of turquoise, seashell pink, silver and seaweed.
Inspired by the hues and atmosphere of luxurious resorts on the Riviera, the collection invites you to sit poolside and take in the cool waters, warm sand beaches and sun’s luminous rays. Experience the casual luxury and seductive spirit of a Goddess with shades that sparkle, shimmer and shine for eyes, lips and nails, while face and décolletage are transformed into golden, glowing perfection.
Inspired by long walks on the beach and treasured mementos from the sea, NEW, Limited Edition Bronze Goddess Sea Star Bronzing Blush is a beautifully-crafted, feather-light illuminating blush that enhances any skin’s bronzed complexion with a perfectly warm sun-kissed glow. Featuring an artful starfish resting on a shimmering sand-inspired background, the silky, soft powder bronzing blush gives skin a naturally radiant, smooth, sun-kissed finish. Color-true and with buildable coverage, this unique bronzing blush enhances your natural cheek color with an added touch more summer radiance with every stroke. Easy to apply and blend, the blush can be worn alone, or over any Bronze Goddess bronzer and will not streak or settle into pores.
Each color is swatch one time without using any primer/ eye base. You can see how pigmented they are.
The eye color showed really well even though I just used very little product. I just dab my brush lightly on the color and picked up the color very easily. The texture is very similar with the Estee Lauder Pure Color Eye Shadow that I reviewed in 2010.
I simply love the intensity of the color because what I see is what I get!
For those who do not own many eye color palette yet, you may want to consider getting this as it has very good color combination and brilliant color payoff. I am very pleased with the formulation and I think that Estee Lauder eye color has improved tremendously over the years as compared to the Pure Color range that I bought in 2009.
As you can see I have created 2 looks using this palette. I think you can easily create more than 4 looks with this palette.
For the first look, I used the Gold color (inner corner) and the darkest color (outer corner) and lightest color as the highlighter at the brow bone. As you can see, the gold color shows really well even with the bad camera lighting. Doing mt eye shadow takes me less than 5 mins due the good color payoff. The gold color does add some glam to my makeup look.
For the 2nd look, I used the blue color (inner corner) and the darkest color (outer corner). The blue really shows well just like the rest of the colors.
My favourite color is the blue and darkest color. You can create a brown look or nude look with this palette as well.
Overall, I think this is a very versatile palette. I love the packaging of the eye palette as it is magnetic.
As the bronzer is quite light and doesn't show well on camera, I did not have a picture to show you. The powder is very fine and has a shimmery finish.
I must tell you that I really adore the star fish design. The star fish is simply beautiful! I can stare at it and be captivated by its sheer beauty....day dreaming of my holiday by the sea....ha...ha....
The full range of Bronze Goddess makeup is available exclusively at Estee Lauder in Isetan KLCC, The Gardens and Lot 10. (I hope they are still available, else you have to wait for the next limited edition). I am actually looking forward to see the holiday Block Buster collection 2011.
The Bronze Goddess Soleil Makeup Collection:
NEW, Limited Edition Bronze Goddess Island Oasis EyeShadow Palette RM145
NEW, Limited Edition ShadowStick Duo in Gold Bronze and Pink Teal RM70
Sumptuous Waterproof Mascara in Black RM90
Pure Color Gloss in NEW, Limited Edition Sun Burst Sparkle RM75
Pure Color Gloss in Blazing Coral Sparkle RM75
Pure Color Gloss in Plum Divine Shimmer RM75
Pure Color Crystal Lipstick in Tiramisu RM85
Pure Color Nail Lacquer in NEW, Limited Edition Shimmering Bronze RM70
NEW, Limited Edition Bronze Goddess Sea Star Bronzing Blush RM120
Bronze Goddess Soft Matte Bronzer RM120
Bronze Goddess Soft Shimmer Bronzer RM120
Bronze Goddess Soft Duo Bronzer in Amber Bronze Medium RM120
and Amber Bronze Rich
Limited Edition Bronze Goddess Luminous Liquid Bronzer RM128
Have a lovely day.
Note: The products were provided by Estee Lauder company for product consideration. This review is not paid. It is my personal opinion after having tried the products.