Every year Estee Lauder launches a summer Bronze Goddess collection and it's become one of the collections that I really look forward to. (see past year's reviews here) There are usually color and body products launched - I have typically reviewed the color items before, but this year I wanted to experience the body products (and the eye palette because I cannot resist a gorgeous neutral palette).
1. Bronze Goddess Eyeshadow Palette - Many summer collections experiment with vibrant color which in fun in theory, but not something I would wear regularly. However, this palette had a great option of neutral shades, but the bold/wild card shade was actually much more wearable than I am used to. The teal had a silver/taupe undertone so I can see this being worn on the lid alone with a bronzed cheek and peachy gloss, or as a liner underneath the eyes for a hint of color. The formula is a medium pigmentation but takes a bit of work to get it to the payoff I show above. The last two shades were the most pigmented with only one swatch needed to get that richness, however the other 4 shades required 2-3 swipes to reach this desired intensity. Yet, oddly enough when I used these on the eyes, I found that each color was much easier to apply and build up color. I am not quite sure why that happens with some palettes I review - swatches with my fingers will require more effort than using a brush on my lid. Either way, this is a stunning palette for summer with a nice range of shades.Bronze Goddess Skin Scent - Ok - real talk. The packaging was the first thing to lure me in with this fragrance, as the scent wasn't something I typically wear. It smells like a mixture of coconut and suntan lotion - though much more elevated and refined. I couldn't decide if I wanted to smell like that - until I sprayed it on my skin. After two hours of running errands and walking around, I was leaning down to smell my wrist every few minutes! LOL I fell in love with how it wore, and frankly it put me in the best mood that day. Perhaps it was the reference to summer that a scent like this conjures up, but all I knew is I couldn't get enough. Since it is a body mist rather than an EDP, I anticipated the scent dissipating quickly, but was pleasantly surprised when it lasted most of the day. Not in an way that overpowers those around you, but in a way that develops nicely the longer I wear it.
3. Bronze Goddess Whipped Body Creme - If a mist is not your thing, the body cream is a great option. It still contains the Bronze Goddess scent, but is more subtle. From the picture, this cream looks like the thickest body cream imaginable. However, when I dipped my finger into the tub, it had more of a whipped texture that felt like a cooling gel on the skin rather than a stifling heavy cream. Since there have been a few days here that allowed me to break out my bare legs, I have been enjoying rubbing this into my lower legs as a finish to my getting ready routine. It makes my skin feel smooth and fresh, with just a hint of that coconut and amber coming out in the fragrance.
4. Bronze Goddess Exfoliating Body Cleanser - To complete the body care trifecta - shower scrub, body cream and mist, this exfoliating scrub is a nice change from the tubs of scrubs (I love the way that sounds) that I have been using over the past few months. The texture is much like a shower gel with bits of exfoliating beads in it, so it's a nice alternative to the thicker more intense scrubs I have in my collection. The scent is the same as the body creme and mist, though obviously it is much less intense since it's a shower product that you rinse off. I have been using this shower cream for the past month, but have been alternating it with the Estee Lauder scrub when I want a change, and to smell like summer. *insert sun and palm tree emoji*
* pr samples included
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