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Shypo

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^^ Oh wow - gorgeous!! I have to put Sinister on my list! I have Halo and it is a really nice 'under shadow' base, as VampyVarnish says......thanks for your thoughts Kate - glad you got the Fall lipcolors.....I giggled at your last comment.


Also got my shipment yesterday - the blush is gorgeous. Glad I backed it up as I'm sure it will sell out. Perfect mid-tone pink - same formula as the Modern Mercury highlighter that everyone raved about.
 

katred

Specktra Bestie
I couldn't resist, so I'm wearing sinister today, despite the fact that I'm at the office. I used a smudge brush to apply it along my lash line and a little bit up, then used a pewter shade over most of my mobile lid. Made a perfect, appropriately subtle smoky eye and, after almost five hours, it hasn't budged or faded. I think to get this operating at full strength, your best applicator would be your fingers, but I'm not certain. I need to go back for the "fuchsia" (it's a royal purple) and the cobalt blue!
 

Shypo

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That sounds like a gorgeous look! I must get Sinister......

I have to say that I am not that wow'd by the blush, unfortunately. I'm not thrilled with the sponge applicator it comes with, and prefer to use a brush for these 'tri-brid' formulas....but that said, it just didn't do too much for me. It ends up being too frosty or something. I'm going to give it another go tomorrow to see how it does, but if I have the same experience, both of the ones I ordered are going back.

Has anyone who has received it had a different experience?

Too bad - I love the Modern Mercury highlighter.......
 

Haven

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That sounds like a gorgeous look! I must get Sinister......

I have to say that I am not that wow'd by the blush, unfortunately. I'm not thrilled with the sponge applicator it comes with, and prefer to use a brush for these 'tri-brid' formulas....but that said, it just didn't do too much for me. It ends up being too frosty or something. I'm going to give it another go tomorrow to see how it does, but if I have the same experience, both of the ones I ordered are going back.

Has anyone who has received it had a different experience?

Too bad - I love the Modern Mercury highlighter.......
I ordered the blush after seeing swatches online. I haven't gotten it yet though. Must be transporting it by mule train over the Rockies or something. When I get it then I will let you know what I think.
 

Shypo

New member
I tried it again today, and used a fluffier brush. I like it well enough, but I was prepared to love it, so I'm a bit disappointed. I have to be careful not to buff too high - it gets to close to my smile lines between my eye and cheek and really accentuates them.

So I'm on the fence about sending these back - I will probably end up doing so. I have so many other blushes that I LOVE that I don't need to have forked over $80 on something I don't. I think I've learned a lesson about this new formula - best left to my eyes.
 

Icecaramellatte

Well-known member
I tried it again today, and used a fluffier brush. I like it well enough, but I was prepared to love it, so I'm a bit disappointed. I have to be careful not to buff too high - it gets to close to my smile lines between my eye and cheek and really accentuates them.

So I'm on the fence about sending these back - I will probably end up doing so. I have so many other blushes that I LOVE that I don't need to have forked over $80 on something I don't. I think I've learned a lesson about this new formula - best left to my eyes.
Shypo - I'm so sorry you didn't love the blush. I'm on the fence about it. It looks really nice but it may be too cool toned for me. I don't know if frost would necessarily bother me though. I may still try it. I definitely want that nail polish though. I'm curious about the lip pens too.
 

Miss QQ

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I tried it again today, and used a fluffier brush. I like it well enough, but I was prepared to love it, so I'm a bit disappointed. I have to be careful not to buff too high - it gets to close to my smile lines between my eye and cheek and really accentuates them.

So I'm on the fence about sending these back - I will probably end up doing so. I have so many other blushes that I LOVE that I don't need to have forked over $80 on something I don't. I think I've learned a lesson about this new formula - best left to my eyes.
Sorry the blush doesn't work. I can only use Modern Mercury lightly too as a highlight. Otherwise it gets in my smile lines below my eyes too. Is it a colour you can use as an eyeshadow? If it doesn't work I think it is a good idea to send it back. Too many blushes in our stash already!
 

Haven

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I have been playing with the blush for a few days, and I am not overly impressed. I don't find it too frosty, and it is nice enough. I just don't know if it is worth keeping. It is rather generic looking when applied.
 

Shypo

New member
^^ I'm really surprised at all the raves......I read Best Things in Beauty's assessment this morning - she is older than I am and gushing over it. I have to believe it would look the same on her as it does me......but then again, maybe she only put it on her arm
.

I'm on the fence about keeping mine as well - I'm going to try it a few more times before I decide.
 

mac_aiken

Active member
^^ I'm really surprised at all the raves......I read Best Things in Beauty's assessment this morning - she is older than I am and gushing over it. I have to believe it would look the same on her as it does me......but then again, maybe she only put it on her arm
.

I'm on the fence about keeping mine as well - I'm going to try it a few more times before I decide.
I am so sorry to hear that you didn't like it. I love it. I don't use the sponge applicator just a fan brush. It gives my uber pale skin a just in from a winter walk look. I was worried because I have rosacea and don't usually wear pink on my cheeks. At 47 I was worried about it settling in lines but no issues with that.
 

katred

Specktra Bestie
So today I tried wearing Sinister with Nars Marie Galante layered over it. It seemed like a great idea, but unfortunately the textures of the 2 shadows just did not get along. Layering something sparkly over Sinister unfortunately seems to make the different sparkles get balled up. I might be being picky here. Seen from most angles, it looks ok, but up close, it's a bit scary.
 

katred

Specktra Bestie
This collection is one of those where I don't think that the colours would work terribly well on me, but I can just sit back and admire how lovely it is and enable others. That shadow palette will look unbelievably beautiful on any ladies with an olive or golden tone to their skin.
 

mac_aiken

Active member
I am so excited about this years Bronze Goddess collection. I will definitely get the eyeshadow palette, highlighter and eyeliner duo. With a March release date this should be popping up soon.
 

duku

New member
MUBB posted about this collection yesterday. The highlighter looks gorgeous! http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/nails/the-new-estee-lauders-bronze-goddess-summer-2013-collection/ Found a review of the illuminator! http://bestthingsinbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/estee-lauder-pure-color-illuminating.html
 

Icecaramellatte

Well-known member
I just found some swatches too! Vampy Varnish link below:

http://www.vampyvarnish.com/2013/03/estee-lauder-bronze-goddess-summer-2013-swatches-review#more-37697
 

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