Yesterday I managed to squeeze in a visit to the Nordstrom beauty department, and the first thing I did was hit up the Estee Lauder counter to swatch the new Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Soleil summer collection. I’d only seen bits and pieces of the release before yesterday and had been itching to see the whole shebang in person.
Estee Lauder has been having fun with this theme for the past few years (here’s a look at what they did for it back in 2008, 2009 and 2010), and after seeing this year’s colors up close and personal, I can say I’m not tired of it yet.
Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Soleil Collection for Summer 2011: Swatches
For reference, I’m an NC35 in MAC foundations.
Bronze Goddess Island Oasis EyeShadow Palette ($42); for swatches of the palette on lighter skin, check out Gaia’s post over at The Non-Blonde
Shadow Stick Duo in Gold Bronze on left and Pink Teal on Right ($20 each)
From left: Bronze Goddess Soft Duo Bronzer in Amber Bronze Medium ($30), Bronze Goddess Soft Shimmer Bronzer ($30) and Bronze Goddess Sea Star Bronzing Blush ($34)
First row from left: Pure Color Gloss in Blazing Coral ($20), Pure Color Gloss in Sunburst Sparkle ($20), Pure Color Gloss in Blazing Plum Divine ($20), Pure Color Crystal Lipstick in Tiramisu ($24) and Pure Color Nail Lacquer in Shimmering Bronze ($19); bottom row, Bronze Goddess Luminous Liquid Bronzer ($28.50)
Bronze Goddess Luminous Liquid Bronzer ($28.50)
Swatches with the flash…
…and swatches without the flash
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Every year around this time when a new Bronze Goddess collection arrives, it’s an annual beauty milestone that reminds me that winter won’t last forever.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,