April 13, 2016

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Summer Glow Multi-Palette Review & Swatches

This was provided to me by a brand for review and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post but all opinions are my own.

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Summer Glow Palette

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!

Estee Lauder 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 GelΓ©e 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.

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Summer Glow Multi-Palette swatches

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.

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Summer Glow Multi-Palette fotd

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!

The Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Summer Glow Multi-Palette is available now at Sephora.com.

This was provided to me by a brand for review and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post but all opinions are my own.

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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  • MUA

    Hello, Muse! That case looks GORGEOUS, and I totally agree–those could easily be a fantastic eyeshadow. I’ll check this out.

  • Renae

    I’ve been reading your blog for years (thanks for all the swatches!) and I can honestly say that no makeup has ever been more complementary on you than what you are wearing in that picture. Your skin looks so bright! I’m going to have to buy that palette now!

    • Isabella Muse

      thank you Ranae for the lovely compliment and for being a long time reader <3!


    I agree with everyone, it looks fabulous on u! I can’t wait to get a new bottle of my fave summer scent, bronze goddess! I was wondering if u have seen the Estee Lauder Give Every Shade Limited Edition set? It looks amazing with 30 eye shadows, just wondering about quality…

    • Isabella Muse

      Agreed! I always buy the fragrance each year! πŸ™‚ I’m not sure, haven’t tried it! Sorry! and thank you πŸ™‚

  • Rachell Vicknair

    I do love this palette! Super convenient to house all 3 important shades in one. I love being able to grab and go, or pack products easily! Do you feel the bronzer has an orange hue at all? It looks like a nice brown from the pictures. I am seeing more contouring done with an orange shade, and I am just not a fan.

    I love your reviews!

    • Isabella Muse

      aw thank you Rachel! πŸ™‚ Yes, it does, but it actually looks quite good on my skin! I dislike orange-y or muddy shades but this worked very well for me! Gave a subtle touch of warmth to my cheeks but nothing orange-y or muddy!

  • Bonnie

    So glad you this a thumbs up! EL sometimes gets a bad rap for being old fashion, but it’s been around for sooo long & EL owns such a large number of other cosmetic lines, it really deserves RESPECT. Being a woman β€œof a certain age” I’ve worn alot of EL cosmetics & they very rarely disappoint. Very partial to to their powder formulations, plus her lipsticks & the Double Wear Stay in Place Long Wear Concealer is simply the best imo.

    • Isabella Muse

      not quite a thumbs up as I am waiting for my shipment to arrive but def loving the look of it. I enjoy the EL line as well! πŸ™‚