Why did I consider getting the Estee Lauder Shimmering Sands Illuminating Powder Gelee?
The first time I put my eyes on this Estee Lauder Illuminator was about a month ago when I saw the promo pictures on Temptalia’s website. I immediately fell in love with it. You could say I was hypnotized by its wavy dune like shape. It’s so pretty.
Where can you get it?
I got the Estee Lauder Shimmering Sands Illuminating Powder Gelee online at Nordstrom.com
What did I find in the package?
You get a gold color compact that has the Estee Lauder logo embossed on top of the lid. The bottom of the compact is clear over gold. When you open it, there’s a mirror on the top part of the lid. They powder is on the bottom, along with a slit a small sponge-like applicator. The compact measures 3.5″ x 2.5″ and you get .15oz of product. The powder itself has a gorgeous wavy texture that reminds me of sand dunes. It’s beautiful, very much like the Estee Lauder Bronze Sands Eyeshadow Palette. Here’s what the compact looks like:
Time to try it. What did it do for me?
The Estee Lauder Shimmering Sands Illuminating Powder Gelee is a limited edition product from the Bronze Goddess Capri Summer 2012 Collection. Estee Lauder called this a “tribrid” system of liquid, powder, and gel. Right now, this powder looks amazing as a peachy bronze blush on my skin tone. It has a gorgeous soft sheen to it and it doesn’t look flat on the skin. I thought this powder was going to be used more as a highlighter but I can’t use it as such with my skin color. Therefore, a blush for me it is. I also love using this powder as an eyeshadow. I think it looks gorgeous on the eyes.
I love the super soft and silky texture of this powder. It blends easily and it’s super pigmented. A little goes a long way. It lasts a solid 8 hours on my cheeks! That’s awesome staying power. You can apply it with a blush brush or with the sponge applicator that comes with it.
Here are some pictures of the Estee Lauder Shimmering Sands Illuminating Powder Gelee:
What is my Verdict?
This palette makes for a very soft, sexy, pinky eyeshadow look. It’s something different and perfect for the upcoming spring and summer. I just wish the lighter color would’ve worked better for me as a highlighter. :-( I do like it a lot, it’s just I wouldn’t say you have to run to the store to get it right now. I hope you enjoyed the photos and swatches in my review!