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Being a very pale person I have never worn blusher or even considered it. I then had a make-over at a stand in Selfridges with my friend as she was to become a bride and me the bridesmaid and we wanted to look our best.
I had never used Estee lauder products before due to the cost but I have to say they are worth every penny. I have now had this bronzer getting on for 3 years and still have more than half left and I do use it a couple of times a week (though not every day).
The bronzer itself looks darker than I would have thought suitable for my skin colouring. However I find with a light applications it gives my skin a lovely healthy glow. I do not pile loads on, as I am pale, and if i do put abit too much on then this can make me look orange but i think that is more my skin tone than an overall for the product.
I was told to use this product to highlight areas such as cheek bones, but i have to say i use this all over my face as it gives me abit of colour and a healthy glow and isn't thick like a foundation.
The product itself looks sparkly but it does not look at all glittery once on your face.
It comes in a handy round package with brush included for ease of application. This is quite a fat brush so good for all over coverage.
Overall I think this is a great product and I would not change to another bronzer for fear of becoming orange!
Even though I don't wear foundation or blusher that much, having lived in Liverpool for a while let's just say I learnt that "bronzing up" was an essential part of any night out!
Having first tried this off a friend, I set off to purchase one and completely baulked at the price tag of £25, promptly put it back and scuttled out of Debenhams! A few weeks later I went on holiday and purchased in the duty free on a whim and I am very glad I did! Just for reference - I actually purchased this in Oct 2008 and it is still going strong.....so although £25 may seem hefty it certainly is value for money!
*PACKAGING AND PRODUCT*
- 21g of powder per pack
- Sturdy orangey pot, which flips open. Great that it is sturdy, I am very clumsy and have dropped it, bashed it against doorframes (not on purpose you realise!) and the powder is still in tact!
- A large mirror on the inside of the lid, which is handy to use on the go - and I also tend to use to apply my eye make up when I want to get up close! Only problem is that it does require regular cleaning, as you expect loose powder tends to cling to the mirror and smear! However this is easily remedied!
- Only one real shade, which is quite dark. Can leave you looking a bit tangoed if you are naturally pale!
- A brush comes with the product, I find it fine to use whilst on the go, but as it is flat so it fits within the casing I generally use a round, bigger brush. (Maybe because I am of the school that more is more when it comes to bronzer!)
-It can be worn subtly or all out tangoed - you can see the glitter in the powder and this transfer across to your face as well. Very light and shimmery, it catches the light and gives you a natural dewy glow.
- Easy to apply and blends well
- I find it doesn't irritate my skin so I'm not trying to scratch my face off because there is powder on it!
- It has staying power! Stays on while I dance the night away and get all sweaty, but when it comes to removing it I don't have to scrub away at my skin!
- The powder has a lovely silky feel when you sweep across your face
An expensive product, however I think I have now proved that it has been worth purchasing as I would probably have gone through 2 or 3 of the cheaper bronzers within a year.
Plus points are that it does last for a long time, it applys and blends beautifully. A lovely dewy look is given off, very youthful looking base for your make up (I say at the grand old age of 27!)
Once again my favourite selling point of this product is that it doesn't react with my skin, so I have to give it 5 out of 5 stars!
I don't normally wear face make up however one day my fake tan decided to go very brown on my face and leave me with a very white chin, after trying everything from instant fake tan to foundation i was about to wash the tan off when my friend gave me this bronze.
All i can say is LIFE SAVER, it blended my chin in with the rest of my face and saved me leaving the house looking like a prat.
It has a nice golden shimmer to it that looks almost glittery in certain lights don't worry it doesn't come out glittery on your face so you wont end up looking like a power puff girl.
It gives your skin a lovely healthy glow that looks very natural, i no the price tag of £25 is very off putting but believe me this is by far the best bronzer iv ever tried, i find the cheaper ones leave you looking orange.
I think their are two down sides to this product one is if u apply a little to much u can end up looking a little orange but after a couple minutes of rubbing it in your good to go.
The 2nd is i wouldn't recommend this product if you have very pale skin, having used it in the winter ( where i was nicely told i looked deathly pale) it left me looking qwite orange and i found it hard 2 blend in with my skin but once summer hit and i had a little tan it was fine.
I was amazed when I was given Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Soft Shimmer Bronzer as a present for my birthday by a friend at work as I hadn't realised quite how well she knew me and was thrilled to find this bronzer when I opened it. This bronzer is the first product that I have used from Estée Lauder so I didn't really know what to expect. I was enormously impressed when it did come to applying this product!
Give yourself a heavenly shimmer glow with this luminous powder bronzer.
*About the Product*
This soft shimmer bronzer sweeps on an illuminated bronze radiance that's golden and glamorous. Apply to face, shoulders, décolletage or whenever you want a glamorous highlight.
It is oil-free and non-acnegenic and will not clog pores.
To apply this bronzer is easy. You simply need to use the brush that comes with the compact and gently sweep it across your cheek bones. I also tend to apply it a little to my forehead and my chin. If you wish, you can also apply it to your shoulders and neckline to get a gorgeous glow.
*Price and Availability*
Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Soft Shimmer Bronzer can be purchased at the very expensive price of £25. Are you standing with your mouth a little like a gold fish because you are in shock and unsure that you heard me right. Well you did and I understand that this a very high price to pay but it is an amazing product. Only you are able to decide whether you would spend this amount of money on a bronzer but I would just like to reassure you that if you decide to go ahead with your purchase you will not be sorry.
This soft shimmer bronzer can be purchased from most of the larger Boots stores as well as Debenhams, John Lewis and House of Fraser. The one other place that you can buy it from is online at www.boots.com.
The packaging: Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Soft Shimmer Bronzer is packaged in a golden red/orange coloured compact with a mirror on the opening side. I love the mirror as it is large and allows you to use the product on the go. The bronzer is sat in the base of the compact and fills the entire surface area.
The packaging was of very high quality and I found it very straightforward to use. It looks stylish and the packaging is sturdy so if you have it in a make up bag or your handbag, you won't need to worry about it breaking and the bronzer left crushed and ruined. I certainly felt that I had spent a lot of money with the design of the packaging although you would hope so at £25.
The brush: I love products where you get an applicator or brush with it and this is the case with this soft shimmer bronzer. And I must say that it is a very impressive one at that. The brush is thick yet soft and applies the bronzer to perfection, somehow getting the perfect amount on the bristles and sweeping it on giving you a natural glow. The handle of the brush is a half circle around the bristles mirror this shape. I would give the brush alone 5 dooyoo stars! When you first use the bronzer, you will notice that there is a piece of plastic that separates the brush from the bronzing powder and I tend to keep this as it prevents the handle from getting the product on it therefore you won't have any incidents where your hands get covered in bronzer but you can make the decision whether to keep it or chuck it away.
Texture and colour: The texture of this bronzer is thick but it doesn't clog up your pores, smooth and therefore glides onto your skin with ease, especially as the brush is so fabulous. The colour of the bronzer is rich and the shimmer slight yet noticeable. You can repeat the application if you want to achieve a deeper colour but I don't think you will find this necessary.
I think that getting the right bronzer is crucial. I would rather spend lots of money of a really great one than waste a few quid on a bronzer that is going to make me look like Michelle Heaton. I have had a few bad experiences in the past when I didn't blend it enough but Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Soft Shimmer Bronzer is so easy to use you don't need to worry about having any make up disasters.
Do you get a heavenly shimmer glow with this luminous powder bronzer? Yes I did. It gave me a natural shimmer glow that looked gorgeous if I do say so myself. If you don't like shimmer there is also a soft, matt version available but I personally think the shimmer gives your cheeks that extra little sparkle.
Does this soft shimmer bronzer sweep on an illuminated bronze radiance that's golden and glamorous?
Again, this is a resounding yes. It gives you the appearance of a natural tan and your skin looks sun kissed. This is great when you are trying to keep the look that you gained whilst on holiday but see that it is beginning to fade somewhat.
Range of colours: There is only one colour available but fear not, this is suitable for all skin tones. And it does make it a lot easily when it comes to deciding which colour to buy as quite frankly you don't have a choice.
Staying power: I was amazed by the endurance of this bronzer. It genuinely lasts all day long. Throughout the time that I have used this bronzer, I have never had to reapply it, even in the summer when it is hot and you get a little sweaty. This is probably due to the high quality texture and colour of the bronzer and it is a superb alternative to using fake tan on your face.
Longevity of the product: This bronzer will last you an extremely long time. I was bought this for my 20th birthday and I am still not even close to having used half of the product. This is due to the fact that very like of the bronzer is required for maximum impact and I only tend to use it in during the spring and summer months, resorting to my blusher when it comes to autumn and winter.
*Would I Recommend This Product?*
I would definitely recommend Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Soft Shimmer Bronzer. It is easily the best bronzer that I have ever used and if you are fortunate enough to be able to afford to buy this for yourself do it or are given it as a gift by someone then thank them lots! This bronzer is infallible and for those of you that suffer with bad skin, this is perfect as it is oil proof and therefore won't contribute to spots.
Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Soft Shimmer Bronzer is a product that I find priceless, especially in the summertime when you are trying to get a glamorous summer glow. So if you are looking for a product that will give you a feminine, yet natural looking shine, I strongly recommend this. When I do eventually finish this bronzer, I will definitely be buying it again.
Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Soft Shimmer Bronzer is without question the best bronzer that I have ever used or am ever likely to use. It is very expensive but I happy to think that it is well worth the money as it is a stylish product which is very high quality and lasts for a very long time.