Monday, April 29, 2013

Estee Lauder Summer 2013 Collection - Bronze Goddess

The Estee Lauder summer collection is either exactly the same or very similar every single summer, this is the third year in a row that the collection has been named Bronze Goddess and I now wonder if all the products are the same yet again.  I have admired pieces of this collection in the past but I have never been able to get my hands on any of the pieces that I really love, many of the palettes and limited shades sell out very quickly and I have had to get on waiting lists for some of the items.  However, none of the waiting lists have ever come to fruition and the counters never really restocked fast enough to fill the whole demand.  The one piece of this collection that I was the most excited about when the collection was brand new was the Bronze Goddess fragrance but I was sorely let down the first time that I tried it.  I imagined a coconut vanilla fragrance with a sophisticated mix of tropical gardenia but the fragrance smelled heavier of vanilla and musk than I would have liked it to.

I do see some new pieces in this collection and some that I know that I have looked at in previous collections.  I see a lip gloss rollerball on here that takes me right back to when I was in elementary school and first started being allowed to wear clear lip gloss, I might just purchase this product for the novelty value but I would hope that I could find a shade in it that I would actually like to wear.  I am also excited to view the bronzers in this collection as this is yet another company that is known in the beauty industry for having great bronzer shades and formulas. 

This season I do not see the fragrance included in this collection but I did see it earlier this month at the counter so I know that it is still available if anyone wants to purchase it for themselves.  Personally, if I am looking for a beachy fragrance, I prefer Bobbi Brown's Beach and I would rather purchase a bottle of that for this summer.

Here is the newest summer collection from Estee Lauder!

Pure Color Illuminating Powder Gelee - A heat wave of color.  This seductive all-over bronzer is endless summer.  Innovative tri-blend liquid, powder, gel formula goes beyond face powder to give you a sexy, sophisticated glow.  The perfect mix of pigment and pearls for a multi-reflective finish.  Smooths on as an all-over soft sheen. Builds for luminous pearl highlighting.  From the Bronze Goddess Summer 2013 Collection.
- Heat Wave - multiple shades of bronzes

Bronze Goddess Powder Bronzer - It's endless summer with this super-luxurious powder bronzer.  Sweep it on and the smooth, oil-free powder gives face, shoulders and décolletage a seductive bronze look.  Unique oil-control complex keeps skin shine-free and comfortable.
- Medium - medium tan
- Deep - deep tan
- Light - pale tan
- Medium Deep - medium to dark tan

Bronze Goddess Luminous Liquid Bronzer - Give yourself a heavenly glow with this super-luxurious liquid bronzer.  Great for all skintones, it includes a unique blend of bronzing pigments in a pearlized, reflective base.  Long-wearing, oil-free formula feels weightless and comfortable as it smooths on a sheer, natural-looking radiance.  Available in one universally flattering bronze shade.

Pure Color Five Color Eye Shadow Palette - EyeShadow palette created by Tom Pecheux for the ultimate eye expression.  A high-style mix of textures and shades to inspire creative blending, highlighting and color accenting.  Release your inner artist. This versatile 5-color palette allows you to play with intensities, mix and blend shades, express different attitudes-soft to bold.  Holds 5 varying color intensities and finishes: matte, satin, shimmer or metallic.  Use the shades for a touch of trend or to make an all-out color statement.  The highlighter is the magic touch. Use it to brighten the look and widen eyes instantly.  The deepest shade structures and defines the eyes.
- Batik - bright aqua/pale champagne/medium red bronze/medium gold/deep brown

Pure Color Liquid Eye Liner Duo - A heat wave of color.  Two shades for eyes that smoulder. It's pure seduction.  Felt-tip wands line and define with precision.  Waterproof formula glides on, stays on, won't budge.  Ophthalmologist-tested. Fragrance-free.  From the Bronze Goddess Summer 2013 Collection. 2 intense liquid eyeliner shades. Waterproof formula.
- Black Sands - black/gold

Sumptous Extreme Waterproff Lash Multiplying Volume Mascara - Extreme volume. Even when wet.Lashes seem to multiply, magnify and grow. Three different high-volume fibers act like lash extensions, creating audacious lash effects-that last through all wet conditions. All weather. All waterproof. Get extreme waterproofing for all wet conditions: Water, Chlorinated water, Saltwater, Tears, Perspiration, Humidity, and Rain.  Everything you love about original Sumptuous Extreme Mascara-now Waterproof.Extreme Bold Volume™ Waterproof formula provides extreme volume, lift and curves for an audacious, false-lash effect-plus advanced total waterproofing.Exclusive multiplying fibers (three different high-volume fibers) are blended in a mousse-light base.Acts almost like lash extensions, multiplying and growing the look of lashes. Lashes are supple, not brittle.Fortified with conditioning Lash-Advancing Vitamin Complex.  Oversized BrushComber Extreme™ with two types of bristles-flexible fibers carry maximum formula; solid fibers comb and separate for clump-free definition.  Extreme volume, lift and curves for an audacious, false-lash effect. Eyes look brighter, wider, more seductive.
- Extreme Black - deep dark black

Pure Roller Sheer Rollergloss - A heat wave of color. Tempt your lips with luscious shine and sheer color.  Irresistible, lightly flavored gloss leaves your lips wanting more.  From the Bronze Goddess Summer 2013 Collection.  Sheer, juicy color in a high-shine gloss.
- Succulent - bright orange coral cream
- Squeeze - bright watermelon pink cream

Pure Color Long Lasting Lipstick - Color so incredible, it leaves your lips wanting more. True Vision™ technology takes ordinary color and makes it extraordinary.  In a seductive spectrum of shades, from sublime to vivid.  TRUE VISION™ COLOR: Maximized color impact; Magnified vibrancy, clarity and dimension; Amplified brilliance.  INDULGES YOUR LIPS
In 2 seductive finishes: Satin, Lasting Creme; Lustrous, Lasting Shimmer.  Medium-to-full, buildable coverage.   Long-lasting wear.  Fade-resistant.  Enriched with lip-loving ingredients, including apricot kernel, shea butter and murumuru butter that leave lips soft and creamy smooth.  "Lipstick makes a woman sensual, powerful and kissable." -Tom Pecheux, Estée Lauder Creative Makeup Director.
- Solar Crush - bright coral red cream
- Fuchsia Fever - deep cool magenta cream

Pure Color Nail Lacquer - Turn your fingertips into fashion statements with a wardrobe of sensational shades to add definition, polish, and style to your fingertips.  Designed by Tom Pecheux, world-renowned makeup artist and Estée Lauder Creative Makeup Director.  Tom combined today's top trends with timeless classics-all the colors he prefers for photo shoots and fashion shows.  Formulated with True Vision™ technology to transform ordinary color and make it extraordinary.  Rich, glossy with an intense mirror-like high shine.  Fast-drying. Long-wearing.  High-pigment, high- impact brilliance in 3 effects: creme, pearl and shimmer.  True Vision™ technology takes ordinary color and makes it extraordinary.  Choose from a multi-faceted spectrum of modern and timeless shades.  Resists chipping-even in water.  High coverage that won't fade, dull or streak, even in strong sunlight.  The brush makes it easy.  Specially designed brush shape makes application incredibly easy.  In 3 strokes-middle, left and right-you're done.
- Hot Spell - bright orange red cream

Bronze Goddess Eau Fraiche Skinscent - Summer's new sun-kissed fragrance.  Inspired by the warmth of the Mediterranean, a citrus floral blend with notes of Bergamot and Orange Blossom.  Fragrance Type: Solar Citrus Floral.  Top Notes: Sicilian Citron, Calabrese Bergamot, Blood Orange, Sweet Tangerine, Provencal Lavender Flowers, Lemon Tree Leaves (Petitgrain).  Middle Notes: Pittosporum, Neroli from Tunisia ORPUR™, Moroccan Orange Blossom ORPUR™, Indian Sambac, Grapefruit Tree Blossoms, Pink Lily Nectar.  Base Notes: Blond Woods, Iris Accord, Ambrette Seeds, Crystalline Musks.

Bronze Goddess Body Oil Spray - A lightweight, silky oil that gives skin a sensual sheen as it surrounds you with the fragrance that makes every woman feel divine.  Spray it on to radiate sensuality from every inch of your skin.  Bronze Goddess.  The fragrance that worships every inch of you.  A sensuous, sun-drenched blend of Bergamot and Mandarin, cooled with Tahitian Gardenia Petals and Coconut, warmed with Amber, Sandalwood and Vetiver.  All heat. All desire. All woman.

I will have to try the newer version of the fragrance and decide if the lighter and more citurs version will suit me for the summer months.  Citrus scents and I haven't always gotten along well so this version of the scent might not be any more to my liking than the original version, I might just have to concede that this is not a series of fragrances for me.  Maybe the makeup part of this collection will just work better for me...

I missed out on the eye shadow palette last year, I wanted that product more than any others in this collection and now I have the chance to try and get it again.  I am a bit afraid that it will be sold out at my favorite counter again this year and I will try to search for it on several different department stores' websites.  This is the one and only item that I was really unhappy about not getting last year and I would love for this year to be more successful in that regard!  The other item that I really want is the rollerball lip gloss and I am happy to say that I don't just want it for the packaging, I love the pink hue that is comes in and I don't really have any watermelon colored glosses.  Most of my pinks are much cooler than this one but I have high hopes for this shade against a summer tan.  I cannot wait to try this lip gloss out!

The last item that I am really excited about from this collection is the double sided eye liner pen, I already needed a black pen and I love to use gold eye liner shades on my eyes and this product is just the best of both worlds.  I wanted this product from the moment that I first checked out the collection, I am really excited for three pieces of the collection however nothing else in it really jumps to my attention.  I will be more than happy if I can get my hands on the palette, the lip gloss, and the duo eye liner!

photo courtesy of Estee Lauder

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