Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

Estee Lauder’s Bronze Goddess Collection is a mix of summery color goodness from a gorgeous blush to a “Sand and Sea” eyeshadow palette. The collection features a Matte and Shimmer Bronzer ($30.00 each), a Duo Bronzer ($31.00), Pure Color Gloss Stick in Orange Poppy and Pop Pink ($18.50 each), Luminous Liquid Bronzer ($28.50), SunBlush Illuminator ($32.00), Sand & Sea Eyeshadow Palette ($38.00), Duo Tone Eye Pencil ($18.50), Pure Color Lipstick in Golden Goddess ($18.50), High Gloss in Golden Goddess, Coral Goddess, and Rose Goddess ($17.00 each), and finally Pure Color Nail Lacqueri n Golden Goddess ($18.00).

The SunBlush Illuminator ($32.00) is a “blush and illuminator in one.” The center is a pinky-coral shade–perfect for summer–and the outer ring is more of a peachy shade with more shimmer than the center color. You can easily use just the center color if you so wish, but using just the outside color will be more difficult. To be honest, I prefer them swirled and used as one. Together they make a very pretty pink-coral color with golden sheen. I definitely will be reaching for this during the summer!

The Sand & Sea Eyeshadow Palette ($38.00) is a good mix of cool and warm shades of color. I really love the theme of “Sand & Sea,” and I feel they hit it dead on. You get a medium bright blue paired with a lighter, more sky blue shade for your “sea.” You have a rich, warm deep brown with red toned shade as your darkest color in the palette. There is a pop of true gold and a medium brown with gold-peach sheen for “sand.” The lightest shade is a fairly nude highlighter, but it also gives off a blue-gray sheen. I give kudos to Estee Lauder for putting out such a fun mix of colors for their summer collection! Color texture was smooth and soft, and the color pigmentation was exactly what I wanted–there!

I can also appreciate the packaging on both the Illuminator and Eyeshadow Palette, because they’re in a warm, bronzy-brown color with gold detailing, but it doesn’t feel like traditional Estee Lauder packaging–it feels younger. Yay!

Estee Lauder’s Bronze Goddess Collection is available now at Nordstrom.com.

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27 thoughts on “Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Illuminator & Sand and Sea Palette Reviews

  1. Faiza

    Both of those look great! lol, if only i wasn’t broke. Sigh.

  2. binky

    wow estee lauder is steppin up their game!

  3. Anitacska

    I love the illuminator. Not that bothered about the palette tbh.

  4. wredna6

    That illuminator is gorgeous!<3 My wish list is getting longer with each one of your posts Christine… ;)

  5. ayat

    I love this collection and honestly this is the first time I ever liked anything Estee Lauder!!! I am impressed!

  6. Felicia

    I bought the Orchid Garden collection from Estee Lauder. I must say I wasn’t impressed too much by any of it. As much as I’d love to try out that palette which looks gorgeous I’m afraid to spend the money on something that I have to constantly work at to get the look I want.

  7. Dawn

    Oh man, the shadows look GORGEOUS!! I might have to get this one

  8. SephoraMac

    This collection is sooooooo sweeet for summer.
    Please do a look with these. Thanks

  9. carriespooner

    I looked at this collection at Macy’s and it’s so beautiful.

    They do a great job with the bronze goddess collections.

  10. Samantha

    If you had to choose, would you pick Dior’s Harmony blush over this Estee Lauder one? They both look so pretty!

  11. Mikki

    The illuminator is absolutely gorgeous!

  12. I don’t usely like bronzers, but I love this collection! The eyeshadow pallet is a must-have!

  13. Annette

    I really liked the eyeshadow pallette, got to have it!

  14. valleydi

    anyone know where I can find the Bronze goddess sunblush illuminator this late in the season..

    thanks