Monday, 23 May 2016

ELIZABETH ARDEN SUNSET BRONZE COLLECTION

Elizabeth Arden Sunset Bronze Collection

I am completely in love with this year's summer makeup collection from Elizabeth Arden. Everyone raves about their Eight Hour Cream, but I think that their makeup offerings are often overlooked and I don't understand why - their products are always great quality and in beautiful packaging.

Elizabeth Arden Sunset Bronze Prismatic Bronzing Powder
Elizabeth Arden Sunset Bronze Prismatic Bronzing Powder Swatch

The limited edition Elizabeth Arden Sunset Bronze Collection* contains three lip glosses, a bronzer and an eyeshadow palette, and they are all amazing. The Sunset Bronze Prismatic Bronzing Powder (£28 from Elizabeth Arden) is beautiful. It's a shimmery bronzer, so I just use it round the edges of my face, and on my neck and decolletage. The light-diffusing gold shimmer particles are very finely milled - they give a beautiful natural golden glow to the skin and soften the appearance of fine lines and imperfections. There's also Vitamin E and Argan Oil in there to stop skin from getting dry.

Elizabeth Arden Sunset Bronze Prismatic Eyeshadow Palette
Elizabeth Arden Sunset Bronze Prismatic Eyeshadow Palette Swatches

The Sunset Bronze Prismatic Eyeshadow Palette (£25 from Elizabeth Arden) is a stunning mix of purple, pink and golden shades. They all have a long-lasting, shimmery pearlescent finish; are really creamy and pigmented and have literally no fall out. There are mica-based pearls in the formulation to reflect light for a multi-dimensonal effect. When you wear these shades, they are almost jewel-like.

Elizabeth Arden Sunset Bronze Prismatic Lip Gloss in Sunset Kiss
Elizabeth Arden Sunset Bronze Prismatic Lip Gloss in Moonlight Kiss
Elizabeth Arden Sunset Bronze Prismatic Lip Gloss Midnight Kiss
Elizabeth Arden Sunset Bronze Prismatic Lip Gloss Swatches

Finally, there are three beautiful shimmery lip-glosses. I wouldn't normally wear anything as sparkly as these, but there is something about them that makes me love them. I think it's the fact that the shimmer is again so finely milled and that there are multi-dimensional pearl particles in there - it makes your lips look super-glossy and fuller instead of glittery. There are three shades of the Elizabeth Arden Sunset Bronze Prismatic Lip Glosses (£18 each from Elizabeth Arden) - Sunset Kiss (a gold), Moonlight Kiss (a purple-toned irridescent) and Midnight Kiss (a deep pink). The formula of these isn't at all sticky and feels very nourishing on the lips - there is Aloe Vera to hydrate in the formula, as well as Vitamin A, C and E to protect and soothe.

Do you have your eye on any of the collection?

This post contains press samples, but all opinions are my own.

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