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A bronzer thats natural!
Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Soft Matt Bronzer
Member Name: sarahhhx
Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Soft Matt Bronzer
Advantages: Natural, little lasts a long time.
Disadvantages: Too light for me & pricey
"Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Soft Duo Bronzer"
I have been wearing Estee Lauder Double wear foundation for 5 years now and no other foundation that I have tried during these five years has even beaten it. Despite this I only own two other Estee lauder products at the moment. One is the double wear concealer which is great for extra coverage on my dark circles and the other is of course the 'Estee lauder bronze Goddess soft duo bronzer'.
I have really toned down my make up shade and sometimes this can cause a problem when I get a tan (when the English weather decides to give us a break from the rain). So I decided to buy a bronzer that I could wear all over my face for these times but looked natural and not cakey.
So I went into boots and asked the Estee Lauder advisor if she could recommend a bronzer that is very natural looking and one I can wear all over my face as opposed to just on my cheek, forehead and chin area.
The bronzer she ended up recommending me was of course the Estee Lauder soft duo bronzer. Which I will be basing my review on.
This product is available in Boots, Debenhams and any other department store that has an Estee lauder counter- this product is £27 which I do think is pretty pricey for a bronzer, I do spend a lot on cosmetics usually especially foundations but one product I have never spent a lot on is in fact bronzer, as I have never been really known to wear it. It isn't tested on animals as the brand refuses to do so which is also very important to me.
According to the Estee Lauder- "Give yourself a heavenly glow with this super-luxurious powder bronzer duo. Unique oil-control complex keeps skin shine-free and comfortable. Two smooth, oil-free shades blend brilliantly to give face, shoulders and décolletage a seductive bronze look.
The Soft duo bronzer has a matte finish and has no shimmer. The product was definitely the way I asked for it extremely natural. In fact a bit too natural in some way as I could not even tell I was wearing it. So maybe too light for my skin tone. This would really suit people with light complexions like red heads, as it is hard to find a bronzer that is 'natural'. However, I wouldn't recommend it if your bang in the middle like me. Despite not necessarily liking how light the bronzer is, I do still use it because it definitely isn't awful; it is just not necessary exactly what I wanted. When I am feeling extra lazy I even use this bronzer on its own to set my foundation rather than using my pressed powder. It does seem to keep my make-up in tact quite well so I guess it can't be that bad doing jobs that it didn't necessarily set out to do.
This product is thankfully not loose- I have no patience for loose powder as it seems to get everywhere including the bed sheets (I know I shouldn't really apply my make-up on the bed anyway), the bronzer comes with a small brush that laid on top of the bronzer inside the compact. The brush is terrible, definitely not for me. It seems very cheap and hard. So I use my 'Great Technique' brush bronzer brush to apply it.
The bronzer is split into two shades. One is a light beige and the other is darker beige. I don't actually know the real reason for this but I just lazily mix my brush into both. But I guess there will be a reason for a duo of bronzers. Maybe one for when you're less tanned and the other for when you tan more? Oh I give up!
The bronzer typically looks like a bronzer you would use on holiday. The colour of the compact bronzer is that typical brown tanning product colour. The bronzer also has a bit of gold on the packaging, which makes the product have that extra luxurious feel that "Estee Lauder" seems to entail on all of its products.
The bronzer is expensive compared to the products I have also tried out. However, I can't believe how much of the product I do still have left- it looks still brand new after having it for other a month.
So maybe it will work out a fairly good price in the end with the amount of time I have it. Its just a shame the product isn't the right shade for me.
Summary: Good, just a shame about it been too light and expensive.
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