Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Powder Bronzer

Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Powder Bronzer

4.4

382 reviews

79% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.3

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.3

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

Talc, Zinc Stearate, c12-15 alkyl octanoate, c9-15 fluoroalcohol phosphates, lauroyl lysine, acrylates copolymer, pentaerythrityl, tetraoctanoate, farnesylacetate, farnesol, bisabolol, pathenyl triacetate, BHT, phenoxyethanol, isopropylparaben, butylparaben, isobutylparaben, mica, titanium dioxide, iron oxides

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Age: 36-43

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

This is by far the largest bronzer I ever had. It's huge and I'm quite positive that only pro makeup artists are able to hit the pan before product expires.
I find it to be too dark, too obvious and too orange on my skin. (Bare in mind I love Hoola Lite and BareMinerals invisible bronzers)
The packaging feels like something that comes from a drugstore, I hate the brush it comes with.
Also, the bronzer itself doesn't last long enough on my skin. There are better products out there.

2 of 3 people found this helpful.



on 12/16/2017 8:23:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I'm N25, very neutral, and I don't normally go for bronzers with a reddish undertone, but this bronzer is amazeballs.. I bought it over the summer, and probably won't use it much this winter, but it's perfection. Huge pan, smooth consistency, long wear time, just perfect... During winter months I lean more towards Benefit Hoola, or Bahama Mama by TheBalm as an all in one bronzer/contour, but if this suited me all year I would definitely use it.. It's pricey, but well worth it, especially for the size.. Definitely recommend.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.


on 11/14/2017 10:19:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Brown, Warm

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Grey


I've always been afraid to try bronzers, but I'm really happy I let the EL sa talk me into this one. I'm very fair, but I have rosacea so I don't tan. This bronzer gave me a very nice glow, nothing orange or muddy. I'll definitely repurchase.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.


on 9/21/2017 7:15:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I bought this just before I went on holiday with the intention of putting it all over my face instead of wearing foundation.

It looks amazing even now I'm back in my rainy hometown, my foundation is slightly too light for my skin so I cover my face in this and it adds a subtle glowy bronzy look to my face without looking orange or patchy.

I purchased the shade 'Light' but if I was to use this as a bronzer just for my cheeks I would purchase the medium one; the good thing is is that it is build able so if I do want to slightly contour my cheeks I would add a few layers of this.

I also use this on my eye-lids for everyday for a subtle shadow around my eyes and blends perfectly.

The packaging is nice and bronzer is quite big so it's value for money, the mirror is handy too. I wouldn't suggest using the bronzer brush that comes with it though, stick to a regular bronzing brush.

Would recommend this especially for any holidays coming up!

4 of 4 people found this helpful.


Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm

Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Blue

For reference: my HG bronzers are Guerlain Terracotta for both the color and the performance during the day. But I sometimes get sick of using the same ones, so I tried the Bronze Goddess ones. It looked promising as I tried the shades in shop and the ingredients didn't show up anything that would possibly clog or break me out. So I got the shades 02 and 04. It's smooth powder, finely milled, the tiny shimmer bits aren't obvious, and on skin it blends reasonably smoothly. I mean, there are finer and better bronzers out there (like Terracotta or others for way less money). Bronze Goddess doesn't last very long on skin, it tends to disappear or gets wiped away from places where my hair comes in contact with it, that's an odd thing that no other bronzing powder does to me. During mid-day Bronze Goddess also tends to start to emphasize skin's texture, i.e., it creates texture where there is none, and it's not a flattering look. So the performance isn't exactly stellar, a less expensive NYX or Sleek bronzer outperforms this one on my skin. The worst flaw in my opinion is that this bronzer oxidizes, it starts out beautifully, reddish-brown radiant tan, but about half-way through the day (when the bronzer probably starts to break apart) it oxidizes and turns orange and a bit muddy. It ends up looking like an unfortunate self-tanning accident. I ended up giving the 02 shade away and 04 I sometimes use as eyeshadow, as the shade contrasts nicely with my eye color and I don't mind it oxidizing on my eyelid (the more orange my e/s is the more the blue in my eyes pops). All in all, it would be a great value for the amount you get, but it has pesky performance issues and the oxidation makes me rate it poorly. Though, it mirrors my over-all experience with Estere Lauder make-up as a whole, it's rather mediocre when it comes to actual performance, which is a shame as the shades are usually well suited for everyday wear. I do like the sturdy packing of the bronzer, I've dropped it a couple times and it survived intact (which is more I can say for the notoriously bad shells Guerlain uses for Terracotta).

5 of 6 people found this helpful.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Sensitive, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Straight, Other

Eyes: Brown

This one is for sure my favorite bronzer! Is not too orange and it does the trick!! Also i love the packaging!

2 of 2 people found this helpful.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Very Oily, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

I had comedons AFTER USING THIS PRODUCT. I have very oily acne prone skin...also i found it orangish

2 of 3 people found this helpful.


on 3/5/2017 6:48:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Blue

This is an HG bronzer! I like the variety in shades. It blends beautifully on the skin, and gives you a sunkissed look. The packaging is great, it's a huge bronzer. It lasts a long time for me! The shades don't look too orange, just a nice bronze color. Definitely worth checking out!

3 of 4 people found this helpful.


Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm

Hair: Blond, Other, Fine

Eyes: Green

Love Love Love this bronzer!
This is one of my top 4 bronzers of all time (together with Dior , Guerlain and Burberry. I tried so many of them!
It is finely milled, does not give the orange look, it has a very subtle shimmer and gives an healthy glow,
I own this in 2 shades: 01 Light, that can be used all year round (I am NC15-20 in winter 3 tones darker in summer) and shade Medium-deep, that is the 3rd shade in the range and it is more pigmented: OK for summer.
I love it that it has golden tones (not orange a all) and a very subtle shimmer/glo (no sparkeles !)..
The other BIG plus is the HUGE compact, you get 21 grams for it and this is the double of a normal bronzer (let alone NARS: the Laguna pan is so shallow it lasted me only a couple of months! I love Nars for the peerformance but you don't get a lot of product for your money)
So Bronze Goddess is a real bargain, you get a lot of product and a nice compact, plus the lovely, soft brush (that I use only when I am on he go)

I use it also Bronze Goddess in winter, the light shade that gives you a healthy look, It leave your skin shine-free and is very comfortable.
I totally recommend this bronzer!!

4 of 4 people found this helpful.


on 11/10/2016 5:02:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

I love this more than my old love: Nars Laguna, it is not too brown,not too red, it's just a natural beautiful sun glow, and it is a huge pan! worth the price! I'm Asian nc20-25 fair skin, I use the shade:light

9 of 9 people found this helpful.


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