Thursday, 13 August 2015

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Illuminating Powder 2015

There is only one collection that I look forward to being re-released every Summer; not because I buy every single product from it as that would both be ludicrous and expensive but because I get a weird thrill from seeing the same products being re-released again just like in previous years. That one collection is the Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess which has got such a cult following that I can completely understand why everyone goes crazy for it each and every year. I personally didn't get on with the infamous fragrance at first but it was only when I smelt it on myself that I understood why everybody said that it's a holiday in a bottle and instantly rushed out to buy a bottle for myself. Fragrances aside, this year they've re-released the Bronze Goddess Highlighter which they've renamed this year as the Bronze Goddess Illuminating Powder Gelee which I bought the very second I swatched it.

The Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Illuminating Powder Gelee (£32) is one half highlighter and one half bronzer but all round one hell of a beaut! The beauty of this product is rather the formulation as it's a slick gel like powder that effortlessly glides onto the skin instantly creating a glowing sheen to the skin without shimmer or glitter particles included. It creates a natural lit from within glow that doesn't need anything more as it looks effortless by itself. The gel based powder is not only long wearing but cooling on the skin too, it doesn't settle into fine lines nor open pores, making one hell of a fuss free product.

Unlike other highlighters that I own, the Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Illuminating Powder Gelee has a slight bronze tinge to it which instantly adds a little warmth to the skin which you can use as either a highlighter, bronzer or both. I personally wouldn't use it in place as a bronzer due to both the finish of the product as well as the shade however I would much rather pair it with the likes of say, NARS Laguna for an effortless sun kissed look without being too over the top. What I like the most of this product is no matter how much you apply, you can not over do it so I can often be found dusting this all over for a really radiant, lit from within look that no other highlighter can achieve. It may be one of the more expensive highlighters out there but I promise that you won't be disappointed!

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