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Another Look at the Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Shimmering Nudes Collection

Published in: Estee Lauder, Makeup, Video

I call upon thee, Zeus and Hera, to worship at the altar of the Bronze Goddesses! Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Shimmering Nudes collection is coming, and here’s another look at a few of the pieces, this time in 3d, and video.

OK, no 3d. Just video. :)

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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The Bronze Age Returns! Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Shimmering Nudes

Published in: Estee Lauder, Eyes, Face, Lips, Makeup, Palettes, Product Reviews

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess 2015

Wearing makeup from the latest in a long line of annual Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess collections

If I had to be a goddess, I would not say no to being a goddess of bronze, but what I’d really want to be is a goddess of cats.

No, scratch that. I’d be the goddess of plus-size tabby cats with low-hanging bellies, because it’s all about being specific.

Yes, I have no idea what I’m talking about. :)

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Shimmering Nudes Face & Eye Palette

That’s the Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Shimmering Nudes Face & Eye Palette on my eyes and cheeks, the All Over Illuminator on my upper cheekbones, and Pure Color Gloss Pen Nude Coral on my lips

Every year around this time, like clockwork, Estée Lauder reveals a new Bronze Goddess-themed collection, and this year it’s Shimmering Nudes.

The collection’s face and eye palette, stick highlighter and gloss, all of which will be available this April with the rest of the 14-piece collection at Estée Lauder counters and online, are telling me that 1) summer is right around the corner, and 2) I should probably book a vacation to someplace warm soon.

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess 2015

Three of 14 pieces from the new Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Shimmering Nudes collection

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess 2015

Clockwise from the stick on the left: the All Over Illuminator, Shimmering Nudes Face & Eye Palette and Pure Color Gloss Pen in Nude Coral

Is it just me, or does the Shimmering Nudes Face & Eye Palette ($55) radiate a MAC vibe?

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Shimmering Nudes Face & Eye Palette

Bronze Goddess Shimmering Nudes Face & Eye Palette, $44

Its eyeshadows could totally pass for Ricepaper, Amber Lights and Bronze, and even though I’ve seen the colors before, I still like this formula and the way they’re executed here.

The powders meld seamlessly into each other on my lids, and blending them is like three snaps in a Z formation. In other words, “haaay!” So good.

I actually did my foundation and concealer before this makeup look, and I didn’t have to do any additional cleanup under my eyes afterwords. No problems at all with fallout.

And I like the bronzer, too. It has a strong undercurrent of red that mimics a legit tan. There’s also golden flecks of glitter in it, which makes me think that this bronzer might even work better as an all-over warming product than one to contour (I prefer to use ashy cool-toned mattes to really carve out those cheekbones).

Interestingly, the face and eye palette is a Sephora exclusive, which is kind of cool and weird, and by that I mean this: have you actually seen Estée Lauder at your local Sephora store? Because mine doesn’t carry the line, and I don’t know if this is a one-shot deal or the start of a long-term trend. I really hope it’s the latter.

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess All Over Illuminator

Bronze Goddess All Over Illuminator, $30


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Try Estée Lauder Little Black Primer for Lashes Curled Like Roman Arches, Lifted Like My Bangs in the ’80s and Defined Like Merriam-Webster

Published in: Estee Lauder, Eyes, Makeup, Product Reviews

Estee Lauder Little Black Primer

Estée Lauder’s Little Black Primer, $24, available now at counters and online

Holly Golightly. :)

I wonder what Holly would have thought about Estée Lauder’s Little Black Primer ($24), because I know what Kendall Jenner probably thinks about it, or maybe, since she’s the official spokesperson, but I dunno…I’ve always been more of a Holly Golightly gal.

And Holly sure did love long lashes and little black dresses.

Not that Holly would have needed a lash primer like this one because her fringe always looked fierce, even when she was rolling out of bed at 2 in the afternoon (probably because she was wearing false lashes).

As for me, I will happily complicate my makeup life when it comes to things like eyeshadow (“Absolutely! A third color in the crease sounds like a brilliant idea!”), but not so much when it comes to mascara.

When it comes to mascara, I usually keep it simple. One tube, a couple coats on my top lashes, and that’s it.

Most of the time.

Sometimes, though, like when I’m feeling fancy, I’ll do a separate swipe of MAC Extended Play Gigablack Lash mascara on my lower lashes.

But Estée Lauder’s Little Black Primer is turning me into a Lady Layers-a-Lot. When I use it with my regular go-to mascaras, my lashes look downright dreamy — curled like Roman arches, lifted like my bangs in the ’80s and defined like Merriam-Webster.

Estee Lauder Little Black Primer

Estée Lauder Little Black Primer with Buxom Lash Mascara on top


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Dewy Wear Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Cheek Glow? Yes, We Dew!

Published in: Estee Lauder, Face, Makeup, Product Reviews

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Cheek Glow

The new Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Cheek Glow

How smooth is Estee Lauder’s new Bronze Goddess Cheek Glow ($28), my favorite piece from this summer’s annual Bronze Goddess collection?

Well, it’s smoother than an iced Frappuccino on a 92-degree day.

Ah… I sure could go for one of those right now.

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Cheek Glow

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Resist Red Lipstick Mediocrity With Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick in Defiant Coral

Published in: Estee Lauder, Lips, Makeup, Product Reviews

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick in Defiant Coral

Wearing Estee Lauder’s Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick in Defiant Coral ($30) on my lips

I love the name of this Estee Lauder Lipstick — Defiant Coral.

Like it hangs out with a bunch of ruffians in front a 7-11 past curfew or, I dunno, stands up in the middle of a boring staff meeting and yells, “KISS THIS!” to the boss on its way out the door.

LOL! Oh, Defiant Coral, you rebel, you. :)

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick in Defiant Coral

Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick in Defiant Coral, $30

Defiant Coral is one of the new Sculpting Lipsticks in Estee Lauder’s permanent line, which are called “sculpting” because the multi-faceted pigments in each of the 21 high-intensity statement shades is supposed to make lips look more defined, shaped and curved.

  • Full coverage with 6-hour wear time
  • Time-release moisture complex helps capture and seal in moisture
  • Lips feel continuously moisturized throughout the day
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They sound pretty expensive for Estee Lauder at $30 a pop, but they remind me of Guerlain’s pricier $51 Le Rouge Gs in terms of how they feel, look and perform.

I mean, I don’t think the packaging is as sexy as the silver bulleted Rouge Gs — although the navy and gold is elegant in its own way — but Defiant Coral’s smooth creaminess, rich hydration, opaque coverage and 5-6 hour wear time is like something out of the Rouge G line.

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