Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Summer Glow Eyeshadow Palette

When it comes to summertime makeup, I’m a big believer in the more natural the better. I love when you have naturally glowing skin, and all you need is a lick of mascara and something a little shiny and you’re good to go. Thankfully, Estee Lauder has answered my summer glamour prayers in the form of the brand new Bronze Goddess Eyeshadow Palette.

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Packaged in the sleekest of golden compacts, the Bronze Goddess Eyeshadow Palette is pretty much summer in a nutshell. There are six shadows to choose from – a mix of must-have neutrals complete with a shimmering gold and jolt of marine blue.

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The shadows are well balanced mix of mattes and shimmers, and the balance of shades is enough to see you through the longest of vacations. The formulas for the shadows is buttery perfection – wonderfully pigmented with serious colour payoff.

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The left hand side of the palette is reserved for the three lightest shade. The bone shade on the far right is beautiful for highlighting the brow bone or as a blending shade. It’s perfectly matte, and I also like to use it in the inner corner of my eyes for a little brightness. Next up is the prettiest shell pink, which is perfect if you’re after subtle definition, or it’s also a stunning way to mix up my go-to brown smoky eye.

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The central golden shade might just be my favourite. It’s a warm shimmering yellow-toned gold which looks like molten metal on skin. For evening, I tap a little into my inner eyes for a sleek update, and a little tapped into the centre of the eyelid gives eyes a beautiful gleam. The brightest shade in the palette is the marine blue which sits in the centre of the palette. It’s a really beautiful true sea blue which has a  stunning metallic finish. The shadow is quite sheer to begin with, but it’s easily built up to a rather stunning effect.

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Beside the blue is possibly my most used shade – a stunning metallic taupe. Again, it has quite a highly reflective finish, and it’s so pretty worn sheered out over the lid as a wash of colour. It’s a perfect choice for everyday makeup too! It’s quite a warm-toned brown, so it’s great when you have a little colour! Last up is the palette’s deepest shade – a warm-toned chocolate brown which is super matte and super creamy. It’s just the thing for adding a little to drama to your eye makeup, and I just love to use it as a liner, as the colour payoff is so wonderful.

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In addition to the six shadows, the Bronze Goddess Eyeshadow Palette also includes a nifty double ended applicator. With one end as a foam-tipped applicator, and the other a soft acrylic brush, it’s never going to be my first choice to use, but if I’m out and about and have forgotten my regular brushes, it does well in a pinch! The palette is pretty much a must-have if your jetting off anywhere this summer. The mix of colours and finishes of the shadows feels so well thought out, I’ve been reaching for it most mornings. It makes creating a multitude of looks so easy, and it doesn’t hurt that the packaging is to die for too!

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Eyeshadow Palette is priced at £40.00 and is available here

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Illuminating Drops

Ok, so it’s not exactly news that I am just loving glowy skin at the moment. It’s just so pretty and fresh, and of course, perfect for summer! Estee Lauder obviously agrees, and they have just released their annual Bronze Goddess Collection, which is designed to keep you looking beautiful all season long!

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Packaged in a dinky little bottle, complete with drop applicator, the Summer Glow Illuminator might just be my favourite product out of the whole collection. When I first saw the Illuminator, I was worried it would leave too warm a cast on my skin (I have quite pink skin which I’m always toning down), but happily, I needn’t have worried. It’s the most glorious little product – after applying a light base and a little concealer, I simply dot a little of the illuminator over my cheekbones, the bridge of my nose, my eyelids and my cupid’s bow. Then, just using my fingers, I blend it in and add a dusting of bronzer. Unlike may highlighter that leave a sparkling or frosted sheen, the Illuminating Drops give the skin a beautiful natural looking sheen. The drops make skin look so healthy and fresh, they really are just perfect for sunny weather. I can’t wait for warm evenings to add a little to my collar bones for an extra little sheen.

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Illuminating Drops are priced at £27.00 and are available here (UK) and here (US)