Why did I consider getting the Estee Lauder Bronze Sands Eyeshadow Palette?
I first saw this palette when I decided to buy the Estee Lauder Shimmering Sands Illuminator at Nordstrom. I was looking at the Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Capri Summer 2012 Collection and this palette was screaming at me: “Pick me, pick me!” The colors on this palette are right up my alley, some that I really like. How could I resist this beauty?
Where can you get it?
I got the Estee Lauder Bronze Sands Eyeshadow Palette online at Nordstrom.com
What did I find in the package?
You get a golden color compact with the Estee Lauder logo embossed on top of the lid. The bottom of the compact is sort of clear over gold. When you open it, the lid has a mirror on the top part, and on the bottom part, the eyeshadows with two slits for small sponge applicators. The compact measures 3.5″ x 2.5″ and you get .15oz of product. The eyeshdaows itself have a gorgeous embossed texture that reminds me of the sand dunes in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. :-) They really made me think of the beach. Also, it kind of reminded me of last year’s Guerlain Terre Indigo Eyeshadow Palette.
Time to try them. What did they do for me?
This Estee Lauder palette is a limited edition product from the Bronze Goddess Capri Summer 2012 Collection. With this palette you get 5 different eyeshadow colors:
- chocolate brown
All of the eyeshadows have a metallic finish, but the only shade with some tiny glitter flecks is the beige/gold color. Their texture is like a dream: buttery, soft and finelly milled, making them very easy to apply and blend. There are so many color combinations that can be done with this palette! They can be used to highlight, define or even to achieve some dramatic looks. They can be used wet or dry, they’re very versatile!
The only tiny teeny thing I didn’t like personally is that they have a slight scent. I found them to have a slight plastic-like scent that is unfortunate for people like me who are sensitive to that. Granted, you have to be about an inch from the palette to actually smell it but I just wanted to let you know just in case you are sensitive to that.
Here are some pictures of the Estee Lauder Bronze Sands Eyeshadow Palette:
What is the Verdict?
This palette makes for a very versatile eyeshdow addition to your collection. Not only will these colors look great in the summer, as they are advertised, but I think they could work year round because of all the different combinations you can achieve. These super pigmented and beautiful colors look amazing on brown eyes. Great Buy!