The summer collections are trickling in, hooray! Yup, winter’s days are numbered, and spring’s almost here. Just imagine how great all those summery shades of bronze, gold, coral and teal will look with your upcoming tan.
After class today I swung by the Estee Lauder counter to see Bronze Goddess, one of the first summer releases so far.
It’s a fairly large collection of summery eye and lip makeup, bronzers, self-tanners, a fragrance and even a nail polish thrown in for good measure.
Even though it was pouring down rain outside, the collection made me daydream of surfing and beaches… and beach dudes.
The Sand & Sea Eyeshadow Palette ($40) and Duo Tone Eye Pencil in Aqua and Teal ($18.50) are gonna be keepers.
Sand & Sea features six shimmery shadows, most of which apply surprisingly cool on my tanned skin.
Both of the uber-shimmery colors in the Duo Tone pencil have incredible staying power. I swatched ‘em five hours ago, did the dishes, and can still see them both on the back of my hand.
Duo Tone Eye Pencil in Aqua and Teal swatches on top row, Sand & Sea Eyeshadow Palette on bottom
What do you think of the two High Gloss lipglosses, Golden Goddess and Coral Goddess ($17 each)?
Pure Color Lipstick in Golden Goddess ($18.50) reminds me of MAC High Tea lipstick…
Golden Goddess Lipstick
From left to right: Golden Goddess Lipstick, Coral Goddess High Gloss, Golden Goddess High Gloss
In a collection called Bronze Goddess, there has to be at least a few bronzers, right?
From left to right: Soft Matte Bronzer ($30), Soft Shimmer Bronzer ($30), Soft Duo Bronzer ($32)
Luminous Liquid Bronzer ($28.50)
And then there’s SunBlush Illuminator ($32), the collection’s one lonely blush…
Self-tanners ($22 to $28.50)
Pure Color Nail Lacquer in Golden Goddess ($18)
Estee Lauder is also launching a new line of plumping summer stick lipglosses called Gloss Sticks ($18.50). I swatched the ones that caught my eye — Summer Melon, Pop Pink and Nude Almond.
Pop Pink: a creamy hot pink
Summer Melon: a creamy coral
Nude Almond: a shimmery light tan
Luminous Liquid Bronzer swatch on top; Gloss Stick in Summer Melon, Pop Pink and Nude Almond on bottom
What say you about Bronze Goddess?
I really like the Sand & Sea palette, Duo Tone pencil and Coral Goddess lipgloss.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,