The Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Summer Glow Multi-Palette ($50) is part of the traditional Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Collection for Spring 2016. I always look forward to Estee Lauder’s Sun Goddess releases not only because it means Summer is on the way but also because I’m such a big fan of the fragrance they release every year and also because some of the makeup offerings in this classic, traditional collection are quite good.
Most years, you’ll find the collection not only sports older offerings from past collections. But you can also expect something new and entirely different to pop up. That would be the case with the Bronze Goddess Summer Glow Multi-Palette!
I think everyone expected the Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Summer Glow Multi-Palette would be like the Pure Color Illuminating Powder Gelée due to the promo images. However, this is actually a completely powder palette and nothing at all like the popular Gelee formula.
The palette comes housed in a gold compact that features three shades of color. I’ve heard a lot of different descriptions for the powder one of which would be it can be used on face, cheeks, and eyes. Personally, I only used it on my face and cheeks but I can see some of these shades acting as an eyeshadow easily.
The shades consist of a bronzer, highlighter, and a blush. Both the blush and bronzer have a sheer, dense formula with a super smooth, soft surface. I was a little worried about this texture as I felt for sure that I wouldn’t be able to pick up color using a brush. Turns out, the density of the powder is actually great for those of us with heavier hands as the powder blends out flawlessly on my cheek bones and I had no issues with overdoing the shade as it isn’t super, boldly pigmented. You can get a nice, even, smooth, soft finish using both the bronzer and blush no matter if you have uneven skin texture or visible pores because it has a really flawless second-skin finish. Both shades are sheerer but it doesn’t stop them from looking very, very natural and soft on my complexion. I have drier skin myself so I’m always worried about my blush or foundation looking cakey or dry. This formula just melds with my skin and lays down a very smooth layer of color that looks and feels natural. I used the bronzer to add a little shape around my face and the blush on my cheeks with a little dab of the highlighter at the top of my cheekbones.
The highlighter is quite smooth as well with a pretty, subtle sparkle that adds natural light and radiance to my cheeks without appearing too frosty or shimmery.
If you have a heavier hand and you’re looking for flattering shades of blush, bronzer, and highlighter that bring natural color and light to your face I think you’ll really enjoy the Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Summer Glow Multi-Palette. This palette surprised me because I was a little worried about the density of the powders but it turned into a lovely way to get a fresh, Spring look!