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.
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.
Three of 14 pieces from the new Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Shimmering Nudes collection
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?
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.
Bronze Goddess All Over Illuminator, $30