April 21, 2010

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Collection 2010 Review and Swatches: Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Exotic Lip Gloss and Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Liquid Eyeshadow Review and Swatches

Ok, fess up, who indulged heavy hard in the Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Collection? And dude, if you didn’t, stop reading and go get some of that good stuff.

Jokes aside, the Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Collection is one of favorite releases of the year from the company and this year is no different. Loves it!


Best parts of the collection? The fragrance of course but loving all over the Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Liquid Eyeshadow and the Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Exotic Lip Gloss.

What is it?

The Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Collection consists of the popular release of its Bronze Goddess Fragrance and includes pieces of wonderful makeup that breaks into Spring and proceeds to follow through well into Summer!

The Good….

I got a chance to try out the liquid eyeshadow and one of the glosses. Soon after, I was dialing up www.esteelauder.com and proceeding to plop the other gloss in my cart as well as the shadows I didn’t get.

The shadows are a metallic liquid cream that has incredible vibrancy and color pay off. They have a really rich, creamy formula that was love at first stroke. I tried Sand Shimmer which is a nude, sandy beige and Aqua Flash which is an extra vibrant shade of aqua. To apply you simply stroke on and blend out or pat into place. They come with a handy sponge applicator which allows for easy application. I wouldn’t normally suggest using a cream shadow as a base but these dry down so quickly you can easily apply a little shadow on top for more of an impact. The overall effect is really wow aspiring in my opinion plus dude these are so waterproof. Once they are on, they aren’t going anywhere! You could prob take a nice dip in the pool and still have your eyeshadow in place.

Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Exotic Lip Gloss in Wild Coral is totally taking over my obession with MAC Pink Grapefruit. Love this shade. The color is a really outrageous orange that applies like a dream thanks to the brush applicator (god, I love brush applicators!). The shade has a nice coral base but comes across as a nice juicy orange shade on lips, nothing dramatic or crazy, as hey you think orange, you think crazy.

The Bad….

Shadows are a little too quick to dry down so it makes blending a little difficult at time. The darker colors stain a little bit as well and prove difficult to remove if you aren’t using an oil based remover. Darker shades prove extra difficult to work with as its hard to build color up so I suggest allow it to dry and proceeding to follow up with an extra layer to get the best color pay off.

Who might like the collection?

  • Anyone who wants some gorgeous shades for a Summer vacation!
  • Anyone who adores vibrant shades of gold, purple, and aqua!
  • Anyone who adores the Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Collection ever year!

Who might not like it?

  • Anyone who doesn’t like liquid eyeshadow!
  • Anyone who finds it difficult to work with liquid shadow that dries down extra fast.

Final Thoughts…..

Personally, I think the liquid shadows and Wild Coral Lipgloss are definitely worth a haul! I ended up purchasing the other two shades recently plus the other gloss. I think its safe to say the collection has a little something for everyone and you’re bound to find at least one item you love.

Gorgeous release in my opinion and well worth a trip to your local counter to have a little sneaky peep and a swatch.

Anyone haul anything from the Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Collection?

Planning to?

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Available now from www.esteelauder.com

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About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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    • the Muse

      thanks d *hugs* i love ya. you haul anything from EL Bronze? It’s always my fav release from EL

      • dina

        i didn’t. i like the colors but not so fond of liquid shadows and with that quick drying i’d look like a bigger clown than usual! although i do have the stila liquid shadow of kitten and it somewhat reminds me of the gold/champagney color

        • the Muse

          dina I really wanted to love the kitten liquid shadow but for some reason hated IT!


    ohh muse muse muse those eyeshadows are dreammy!!! i love both the blue and tan one on you!!!

  • mercedes

    hey muse!! wow i love your eyeliner! it’s subtle but once you see it its so precise and really looks good,gosh i wish i could tightline but im scared to death of poking my eyeball (so i just line my lash lines),oh i love the aqua on you so gorg!!

  • Tracy S.

    They look beautiful on you! I indulged in the purple one-all the other colors were sold out. 🙁 I think I shall have to go back and see if they restocked on that aqua!

    • the Muse

      tracy how are you liking the purple? waiting on mine to arrive 😀

  • Vonvon

    Yea, definitely looking forward to the liquid eyeshadows. Aqua Flash and the purple one and gold-champagne one too……

  • PJ

    You look gorgeous! I really want to try the gloss thanks to your review! My poor wallet.

  • Petra

    I purchased all liquid eyeshadow shades yesterday, except for the purple – but hesitating about that one too (it’s just a tad too metallic for my likings of purple). I’m also really tempted to buy the other shade of gloss (wild orhod, or sg like that), but I’m also kind of feeling the Michael Kors lipglosses, so I’m practicing some self restraint untill I decide which I like more. 🙂 (and we’re expecting the MAC Art supplies and Pret a Papier collection in the next week, so I really have to plan lol. 🙂 )

    Loving the aqua on You!

    • the Muse

      I had to get wild orchid petra 😀 too good to pass up! PaP is SO gorg, I really though I didn’t need or want it but obviously I NEED 😀 LOL!

      Aw thanks hun *hugs*

      • Petra

        Aw, *hugs* back, you’re such a sweetheart! 🙂

        Have You checked out the Michael Kors collection btw? Or is that all in the past already in the US? 🙂

        I’m feeling the urge to go and buy Wild Orchid today or this weekend, and also getting the last liquid eyeshadow (purple)… – I seriously have no self control, lol. Will You be posting a picture of it, maybe sporting a look with it?

  • kharanya

    O M G
    I am so kicking myself for not getting that aqua one, it’s absolutely stunning on you! Of course they’re all out of stock here now, but I’ll just come and drool over that post every so often.

    • the Muse

      aw thank you kharanya you’re too kind 😀 LOL! plus that’ll save you $$!