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).