Estée Lauder always knocks it out of the park with their Summer collections. They always have me dreaming of being a tanned beach babe. Something I am so totally NOT! We can always turn to bronzers thought to bring some sun kissed colour to our look and this year Estée Lauder brings us an extended line of four shades of their Bronze Goddess Powder Bronzer ($40 CAD) housed in an elegant tortoise shell compact. The bronzer contains a subtle shimmer that reflects light with buildable coverage to subtly warm your complexion or provide for dramatic facial contouring. Sweep it onto your face, shoulders or décolletage to enhance skin with a beautiful, year round glow.
The above photograph represents how this bronzer appears on my skin. Very warm and sun kissed. The photograph below is the best I could do at capturing how it looks in the pan. It actually comes off as fairly neutral in the compact. I think this would be an excellent bronzer for anyone with a light, warm toned complexion and beyond. Even though this is in the shade medium it worked well pigment wise on my fair skin. It wasn’t too intense and the silky powder blends in beautifully. The coolness of my colouring however, did not work well with the warm tones. It brought out the orange undertones. Of course Medium is not meant for my skintone. I am sure the new Light shade would work much better! I am curious to see if it is a cooler toned shade. If you’ve seen it I would love to hear from you.
You can see in the swatch below that the shimmer is very delicate. It gives the skin a healthy radiance in a very discreet way. The shimmer is the most gorgeous copper colour. Such a refreshing alternative to the usual gold shimmer in bronzers. There is no chalkiness to the powder at all. The enclosed brush is a nice size and shape for touchups.
The Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Summer 2013 Collection will be available for a limited time at Estée Lauder counters across Canada and www.esteelauder.ca beginning in March 2013.
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