This Bronze Goddess Is a Star: The Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Sea Star Bronzing Blush

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estee lauder bronze goddess sea star bronzing blush

HOTNESS! Can we please pass “Go” and skip directly to summer?



I can’t make it much longer… It’s imperative that I be poolside soon, and warm, wearing Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Sea Star Bronzing Blush ($34) on my cheeks.

Sea Star is a golden peachy pink blush, both pigmented and shimmery, from the new limited edition Bronze Goddess Soleil Summer 2011 collection, and I’m guessing it’ll look great on a wide range of skin tones. To use it, I mix the colors that comprise the pink sea star with the sandy peach background in the pan; to me, the combined shade looks like a slightly less shimmery version of the lovely NARS Orgasm.

estee lauder bronze goddess sea star bronzing blush

If you’re lighter than I am and looking for a way to wear Sea Star, try using it as a gentle wash of color applied with a fan brush. I bet that would look great. πŸ™‚

estee lauder bronze goddess sea star bronzing blush


It is a touch expensive, but at least it comes in a big pan. If you’re on the market for a peachy pink golden blush to defeat the doldrums of winter, Sea Star could hit the spot.

PRICE: $34 (at least it comes in a large pan)
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Estee Lauder counters and places online

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Michelle says:

    So pretty! And I love all things beachy! Adding to my wishlist . . .

    • Karen says:

      Oh me too. Beachy colors, beachy scents… love it all. πŸ™‚

    • rezel says:

      Checked this out last night at Nordstrom and thought it was pretty on the compact but for my NC42 complexion had to pile it on so I skipped it. I bought the Bronze Goddess Soleil and the gold and bronze eye pencil instead. Will be going back for the Bronze Goddes Eau Fraiche. Also got some samples of their skin care and I really like their daywear moisturizer and night cream. The daywear made my skin so smooth. Has anyone tried their skin care? Any recommendations. Trying to prevent wrinkles and sagging.

      • Rozae says:

        Hi Rezel,

        I always thought Estee Lauder was for not for me because its projects its clients is for old folks, however when I found out, a lot of other companies are under them, ex) Clinque & mac I figure I should give them a try. Most of these child companies use the same formula for products but change it up depending on client. Their skin care is better than most of their child companies. So give it a try or get samples and decide on yourself.

  2. Suzanne says:

    Oooh I love this!

  3. Vijaya says:

    This looks positively lovely! <3
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  4. Nina says:

    that sea star is just soooo cute! it can be marine life’s big sister! πŸ™‚

    • Karen says:

      It’s super pretty, right? EL did a great job with this one. πŸ™‚

      • Nina says:

        yes they did!

        and for what it is and how huge it is, the price aint half bad!

        oh and ps – remember that gray and yellow fossil purse? it is mine! the hubs got it for me as a superdelayed valentines present! <333

  5. Wow that is one gorgeous compact!

  6. Ada says:

    I’ve never really stopped at the Estee Lauder counters before, but they’re making such nice things – I’m going to try something new!

  7. Megan says:

    I just purchased this bronzer at Macy’s and they also had the bonus sale going on. So I received a cute makeup bag full of makeup samples form Estee Lauder and the starfish bronzer. Can’t wait for summer to get here.

  8. Ruchita says:

    Nice! That almost looks too pretty to use. I’m definitely ready for winter to be over for good!

  9. irini says:

    Ohhhhhh i want this!WHERE ARE YOU SUMMER? It is the second day of spring and the weather is still like winter πŸ™
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  10. Tracy says:

    I love these-I get them every year! It looks gorgeous on you!
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  11. Meghan says:

    Oh my goodness! I love it! πŸ™‚
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  12. Giannina Sy says:

    It reminds me of NARS orgasm.

  13. Liz! says:

    Ahhhhhh sooooooo pretty!!!

  14. Trisha says:

    That seems a lot more blushy than bronzy, though still nice.

    I also can’t wait for summer. I really need to move to the tropics. Cold weather is laaaaame.
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  15. Faye says:

    Oh, it looks sooo pretty. I was going to try and resist this because of the umpteen million bronzers and blushes I have already, but this picture makes it awfully hard. Why did you have to post (and why do I keep looking at these posts when I know what they’ll cause me to do :)???

    Have you tried any of the other pieces — the glosses, for instance? I’m interested in your take on the coral ones.

  16. Lucie says:

    Wow, I like the look of this! I have never bought anything from Estee Lauder in my life as it always seemed like an old-lady brand, but lately they’ve been coming out with some pretty nifty things. I might have to put my prejudices in the past (and risk looking like an old lady when I pull my lipstick out) and get a couple pieces from this collection.

  17. Carrie says:

    I just ordered this and I’m wondering if the design is ruined after you use it a couple of times? I’m also wondering if the pretty golden sheen is just over spray. This is such a gorgeous bronzer/blush.

  18. Heidi says:

    So pretty… and with Macy’s doing an Estee Lauder gift with purchase…… score!

  19. Ashley says:

    It’s so beautiful; thanks for your review! Now, honestly, do you think it would work on a NC50 skintone? Or will it look kind of ashy/be too light to show up?

  20. Kim says:

    This looks really pretty and natural on you. I was like “oooh! I love NARS Orgasm! Oh, wait.. LESS shimmery.” πŸ™‚ And I can tell you are very ready for summer, young lady! I’m just hoping we’ll see some sun, up here on the frozen tundra, in the next couple of months. HAHA!

  21. Nina says:

    So cute! And tabs is a great model, as always! πŸ™‚
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  22. gio says:

    Oh, that looks gorgeous!
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  23. karo says:

    Oh,I love this!
    It´s soooooooo cute!
    sommerfeeling! yeah!
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  24. amanda says:

    oooh this is so gorgeous!!! i still don’t think i can overlook the price to get it though πŸ™
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  25. Claudenka says:

    wow, Karen! you’re on a bronzer rampage πŸ˜€
    that one most def looks like a keeper

  26. Olga says:

    This one looks so great! OMG I need it right away!!!
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  27. Adria says:

    Wow, it looks so natural on you, Karen!!

    Would you recommend this for us chicas with large pores? I am always afraid that any shimmer at all will attract attention to this problem….

  28. Clarisa says:

    I love your necklace !!

  29. Lindsey Huber says:

    I want to buy it so badly, but I declared a shopping freeze on myself….maybe i should break it for this πŸ˜‰

  30. Cassie says:

    I LOVE the starfish design so much! It’s a gorgeous poolside decoration piece you’d pull out, stylishly check yourself and do a little maintenance work.

    Is the starfish sprayed on? It’d be a shame if it disappears after a few uses, like the Mac To the Beach sea horse one last year. Ah, bring on the summer now!

    Cassie x
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  31. Tiffany says:

    I want this! looks super pretty!!!

  32. Beautiful golden shimmer ready for the sun! I don’t stray very far from my New Kid Cosmetics Coral Crush bronzer/highlighter but I may give this a go.

  33. Audrey says:

    Gorgeous! I really want to get this now (:

  34. Karen says:

    So pretty!

  35. Sarah says:

    I agree that the starfish is too cute. Haven’t tried Estee Lauder yet, and it’s because I think of their products of being for older women, but this is cute. I might break down and try it. And I love that hat Karen!

  36. Bianca says:

    I have been wanting this since the first time I saw the promo pic… I read this post this afternoon & I ran out the door to Macy’s! It is so gorgeous! I love it! They’re selling out fast b/c of the free gift. Which includes your choice of cool or warm toned eyeshadow quad, lipstick, mascara, & your choice of facial cream, cream makeup remover & advanced night repair serum & a cute bag! Yes it pricey but the SA said it should last for two years! Much prettier than orgasm & it serves two puroses!

  37. JamieRebecca says:

    estee lauder is in gift at my macys. granted i work in cosmetics in macys. the moment we opened this from the freight box, i excused myself to get my wallet. pathetic, i know. LOVE bronze goddess collection! i also bought the double ended shadow stick. i’m an nw20 and this looks amazing on me. after 6-7 hours into a work shift the pink has faded some but the bronze stays so it looks like i’m bronzed and contoured. i love this product. i was surprisingly pleased with the staying power.

  38. Bella says:

    Hi Karen,
    Your skin looks amazing!
    What are you doing to it?
    I went to Nordie’s yesterday and I love the whole collection! The pencils have great staying power.

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