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Bronze Goddess


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One of the most anticipated summer bronzing collections each year is Estee Lauder’s Bronze Goddess. The limited edition makeup collection and summer-inspired scents often sell out in a matter of weeks. The 2014 colour collection features a spectrum of subtly nude hues accented by exquisitely rich colours from soft corals to deep blackberries and lavishly gilded metallics. Eyes glisten with nudes and metallic sparkle. Lips are glossed and brightened with luscious colour. Cheeks glow as if kissed by the sun.

The highlight of Bronze Goddess 2014 is an 8-shade nude eyeshadow palette in a tortoise shell-inspired case. The palette offers an expertly crafted gradation of five sunlit nudes. A trio of high intensity gelee shades transforms the look by defining and illuminating eyes. And the dual-ended applicator boasts a sponge tip that can be used wet or dry for the metallic shadows. The brush end is designed for the sunlit nudes. Even better, the dermatologist and ophthalmologist-tested and fragrance free products are perfect for those with sensitivities. To complete the alluring eye look, Sumptuous Waterproof Mascara in black and Sumptuous Extreme Waterproof Mascara in Extreme Black magnify and multiply lashes with bold volume.

For cheeks, Lauder offers a new limited edition Bronze Goddess Cheek Glow for a healthy, sun-kissed glow. The universal shade was tested to work on almost all skin tones and the skin-loving moisturizing cream formula sets beautifully. The blush is buildable blush creates finishes from subtle to dramatic.

Lips are glossed to a high shine thanks to new limited edition Pure Color Lip Shine in Mandarin and Luscious Plum. The balmy, non-sticky formula glides on lips and again is a buildable for stronger colour. Mango butter and shea butter offer added moisturization. We’re particularly impressed with the jumbo lip crayon applicator with the convenience of a twist feature at the base.

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Often, the first items to sell out of the seasonal collection are the fragrances. Bronze Goddess Eau Fraiche SkinScent evokes images of sun-drenched beaches thanks to notes of creamy coconut milk, sandalwood, vanilla, juicy mandarin, Sicilian bergamot, lemon, pulpy orange, luscious tiare flower, jasmine and orange flower buds. It’s light and exotic. Rounding out the collection is a new Body Splash, Shimmer Body Oil and Whipped Body Creme.

The collection arrives at Estee Lauder counters this month and retails from $25 to $90.

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