I bought this on sale. I purchased the Golden Lilac Eyeshadow Quad, the Tropicoral Lipgloss and both the blushes (Sunkissed Rose and Sunkissed Coral)
I love the texture of the eyeshadow quad, I'm using the butter, the taupe and grey more than the lilac colour (blue eyes). The colours are beautiful and neutral, for me perfect for a professional look for the office, understated but polished.
The blushes have the most beautiful texture. I like the mechanism for grinding a little to put on my brush, a little goes a long way and it lasts all day without needing a touch up.
The Sunkissed Coral is my favourite colour as it is understated, but now that the Coral is running out :-( I'm using the Sunkissed Rose and applied with a light hand it is still beautiful and doesn't look overdone on my light skin. On darker skin either shade would look sensational.
The tropicoral gloss - pretty in the tube but when I wear it is more clear - but that's okay for a no make up summer look....would be better if it had an SPF. Doesn't smell, not too tacky, really lovely texture.
The Bronze in Bloom products have bought me back to Elizabeth Arden make up and I'm impressed with the quality of their products.
If you liked Laura Geller's Escape to the Tropics kit, but wished it didn't have shimmer, you may want to check out this collection. While the colors aren't dupes at all, the overall feeling and color-scheme feel similar...they create a beachy, tropical, "sun-kissed" look. The Bronze in Bloom Collection includes Pure Finish Mineral Bronzer, Pure Finish Mineral Cheek Colors in shades Sunkissed Coral and Sunkissed Rose, Color Intrigue Eyeshadow Quads in Golden Lilac and Blue Breeze, Smokey Eyes Powder Pencil in Black Violet or Blue Sky, and High Shine Lip Gloss in Tropicoral. I've had a hard time finding nice peachy-coral blushes, for years, and I initially ignored Elizabeth Arden's "Pure Finish" mineral line, because I assumed it would be shiny and line-enhancing, like every other brand of mineral makeup I've tried. The color of the blush I purchased, Sunkissed Coral, made it irresistible to me, and I've got to say, there's something to the concept of "freshly milled" powder. This blush is sheer, glow-y, beautiful and long-lasting, and it's completely devoid of that silvery "excess mica" look. I purchased the Golden Lilac shadows, and the colors are a bright lilac purple, a neutral medium brown, a light buttery yellow, and a medium gray. I like 3 of them, but gray is unflattering on my skin. I use the liner in Black Violet and I love it. It's smooth, precise, smudge-proof, and very long-lasting. It's a subtle, soft black with alluring hints of violet. The lip gloss is basic, sheer, peachy-coral lip gloss, but for $15.00 I don't expect it to be earth-shattering. Tropicoral is a pretty color, but I prefer to wear a lipstick or stain beneath it to balance the coral blush. I've never tried Elizabeth Arden makeup before this collection, but my positive experiences with recommended EA skin care made me curious about the entire line. Other than the internet, I've never actually seen this makeup. I've passed that iconic red door on 5th time after time, but I've yet to go inside! I can't recall ever having seen Elizabeth Arden in department stores in Southern California, where I've lived for 22 years, so it feels very East Coast to me. I believe EA is sold at Ulta stores as well, and we're finally getting an Ulta nearby soon, so I look forward to trying more Elizabeth Arden. Beautiful packaging, quality makeup, and surprisingly fair prices!