Last Sunday night, the usual doldrums roll around and I decide I am bored and want to buy some makeup online. Always, Always, ALWAYS (Did I emphasize that enough?) bad news.
Anyway, Estee Lauder isn't something I usually remember to look at but, every time I get something from Estee Lauder I wind up LOVING it and wondering why I don't remember to look at it more. I wonder why... I think it reminds me of older women because it has been around so long. However, It really is such a great brand with really quality products.
The product I am going to speak about next is Estee Lauder's Limited Edition, Illuminating Powder Gelee in Shimmering Sand. Before I go any further, if this sounds appealing to you, go get it NOW. I guarantee this puppy is going to sell out.
Go buy it: //www.esteelauder.com/product/8642/21172/Applications/Seasonal-Looks/2012bronzegoddess/face/Pure-Color/Illuminating-Powder-Gele/index.tmpl
No.... I don't get anything if you buy it, just go do it. I am looking out for you guys by telling you to go buy it! TRUST ME!
Anyway, back to the review, okay so this is a really smooth, gel like, powder. It is definitely a powder but the smoothness and softness is what makes it gel- like. At first, I thought it would be similar to one of my favorite products of the year which is, Laura Mercier's Rose Highlighting powder, which is a metallic-y rose gold. However, this is different, this could be a highlighter on darker skin, but this imparts a lot more color and pigment than Laura Mercier's product which is definitely a highlighter.
Estee Lauder swatches a beautiful rose/brick with a metallic edge. It would be a beautiful blush just swiped on and even a shadow or lip color. Yes, I use powders on my lips, I love it. Anyway, but what i LOVE LOVE LOVE this for is a bronzer. I know this might sound a bit odd, but this has that red undertone that a natural bronze/ sunburn has. If you put this product on the outer edges of your face, like a bronzer and buff in well, the shimmer goes away and this becomes the PERFECT bronzer for that tropical look.
I used it today and WOW! it transformed my NYC pale pasty winter skin into almost looking like it was mid-summer without having a fake orange tan look. VERY impressive. I am even thinking about picking up another. I love it that much and at $42 that aint a cheap-o pick up!
I will let the pictures speak for themselves!
Take a gander at this beauty!
Rich Pigmentation, swatched and then lightly blended below.
Blended and Buffer in. You can see the metallic fades a bit to a perfect sun burnt looking bronze.
Are you going to pick up?
PS: Catch all my sneak peeks on instagram @DaraKaye