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Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Collection for Summer 2017

Happy June my beauties! I’m back! I took a small break as you might have seen on my Instagram (come and say hi, I post rather frequently there), as hubby and I were tangoing in Edinburgh (isn’t Scotland beautiful)? In any case, among all of the travelling and work related things, summer is indeed here! I’ve reviewed a few summer collections already (for example, here, here and here), but one that I always look for every summer is the the Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Collection, and in particular the Bronze Goddess Shimmering Oil Spray, which is a personal favourite!

Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Oil and lipstick for summer 2017

Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Shimmering Oil and Summer Lip Glow


I’ll keep this short and sweet. If you like oils and semi sweet, floral scents that mix with the natural scent the sea leaves in our skin, you need this in your life. I’ve been wearing the Bronze Goddess Shimmering Body Oil for three years now and it’s even in my wedding photos because that’s what I wore on my wedding day, the day after, during our honeymoon and all of last summer! I love it that much.

I have to admit that when the weather is warm, I don’t like wearing perfume. This means that a scented oil is perfect for me in the summer. If this is ever launched without the shimmer, I would be sure to bathe myself in it daily. I use it in my hair and body, sometimes I mix it with my body cream because it’s so hydrating. I have it with me, next to my sunscreen, when I go to the beach. If you are going on holiday this year, take it with and try it after having a swim. Even as you’re sunbathing. You’ll love it. It’s mostly a floral fragrance but mixed with fruit oils, which make it special for me (I love fruity scents in the summer- could I smell of peach, coconut or watermelon all the time?)!

Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Shimmering Oil

Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Shimmering Oil

In the picture above you can see Bronze Goddess Shimmering Oil from 2017 (right bottle) and the one in the middle is from 2015. In 2016, the company released on with pink glitter particles (First one on the left below).

Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Oil collection

My Bronze Goddess Shimmering Oil Collection

This year the container is a little longer than usual – we actually get an extra 5ml, as compared to the years before. The shimmer is gold, same as 2015. However, there is more shimmer in the bottle and I find that the scent is a little stronger, so a little goes a long way. I preferred the more subtle 2015 version, but the difference is really not much.

Swatch of Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Shimmering Oil Summer 2017

Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Shimmering Oil 2017

Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Shimmering Oil from 2016 (pink, left) and 2015 (right, gold)

Left: Bronze Goddess Shimmering Body Oil from Summer 2016 and right, from Summer 2015

You may notice that the 2015 version of the Oil is a bit more liquid-like. The shimmer is barely noticeable but it does add luminosity, which is great. The Bronze Goddess Oil retails for £36 for 50 ml, but House of Fraser have a small discount right now and you can find it for £32.50.


There are a few more scented items in the collection, such as the body cream and the actual Bronze Goddess perfume (which I’m not a fan of, even if I love the oil). However, as is the case every year, there is also a highlighter, bronzer and a couple of lipsticks. Combined together, they give you a sun kissed, glowy look.

Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Collection for Summer 2017

Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Collection for Summer 2017

Frankly, I have stocked up on highlighters and bronzers, so I skipped both this time (although the powder/gel highlighter is irresistible!) Here go the swatches:

Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess powder Bronzer for Summer 2017

Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Powder Bronzer for Summer 2017


Swatch of the Bronze Goddess Powder Bronzer by Estée Lauder for Summer 2017

Swatch of the Bronze Goddess Powder Bronzer

For those interested, this bronzer contains shimmer. Not much, but it’s there and I dont find that this adds luminosity to the skin, if I’m honest. It sits on top of the skin and as it wasn’t the softest to the touch either, I don’t find it special. It retails for £34 and there are four shades, the one above being medium deep.  The Illuminating Powder Gelee highlighter though is a pigmented golden perfection! Look at this swatch:

Swatch of Bronze Goddess Illuminating Powder Gelee Highlighter by Estée Lauder

Bronze Goddess Illuminating Powder Gelee (Highlighter)

You need to be brave to resist that one! The texture is a soft powder that on the skin looks like a gel highlighter. It retails for £34 and you get 7gr. Thumbs up for it intensity! In addition, there are also two Summer Lip Glow Lipsticks. These add a soft bronze sheen and feel fantastic on my lips, but don’t expect rich pigment.

Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Summer Lip Glow in Sunlit Nude (top) and Sunblush (bottom)

Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Summer Lip Glow in Sunlit Nude (top) and Sunblush (bottom)

Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Sunblush Summer Lip Glow

Sunblush Summer Lip Glow

Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Sunblush Summer Lip Glow swatch

Bronze Goddess Sunblush Summer Lip Glow

A this is how Sunblush looks on my lips:

With a bronzed up face, this lipstick looks fantastic.


I’m a fan of the Bronze Goddess range by Estée Lauder, especially that Shimmering Oil. If you want to splurge more, the Illuminating Powder Gelee is worth it, as might be the lipsticks for the lovers of sheer colour for summer.

It’s rather confusing where this has launched in the UK. House of Fraser say its exclusive to them till June 1st. I found it in John Lewis though as well, including a limited edition Summer palette which they’ve launched for this summer alongside with the rest of the collection – but online, for now, they only seem to have the bronzer. You can also keep an eye on the official website.

Any of these products catch your eye? What perfume/ scent do you like wearing in the summer months?

Thank you for reading and I will see you soon!



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  1. Carole June 1, 2017

    Such a good post. The oil sounds so lovely. Plus, that highlighter looks gorgeous xx

  2. Yiota June 2, 2017

    I love oils too, I use three at the moment and this one looks amazing. I love the healthy glow it gives to my skin and how it brings out my tan. I don’t like to wear heavy perfumes in summer either but I use mists, they smell great and they are so refreshing! x


  3. LindaLibraLoca June 2, 2017

    I prefer fruity in the summer as well, but the oil would probably be too shimmery for my taste. Out of all the products only the lipstick appeals to me, I think I have a similar one by MAC somewhere in my collection.
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    • rougenapples June 2, 2017 — Post Author

      Yeah, I wish they could release that one without shimmer! There is a body cream though which smells equally nice and isn’t shimmering xx

  4. Velvet Blush June 2, 2017

    The shimmer oil sounds great, especially if you have dry skin, I can imagine it would be a great multi purpose product! I’ll generally wear any perfume, but Chloe love story and the body shop mists are great at this time of year 🙂 xx

    Velvet Blush

  5. Charlotte Carter June 2, 2017

    The latest range looks fab! That bronzer looks gorg!!
    a life of a charlotte

  6. Sam June 2, 2017

    The oil looks amazing and so flattering for many different skin tones. Have you tried the body cream and scrub from this range? I’m so curious what those are like, will definitely swing by Estee Lauder counter this weekend! Thanks for this post, i definitely prefer a light floral scent for summer months. My go to one for the past month has been the Dolce and Gabbana Rosa Excelsa one, but need to try this one out as well!

    • rougenapples June 2, 2017 — Post Author

      I’ve tried the Body cream and I totally approve!! It’s really nice, leaves your skin soft and refreshed and still it has this Fruity fragrance that the oil has. Haven’t tried the scrub though! Will check out D&G too xx

  7. Yana June 2, 2017

    Those products look amazing. I love the lippie! Awesome post. 🙂

  8. Shireen L. Platt June 3, 2017

    Oh shoot, the one that I had my eyes on and almost bought is the bronzer (I am on a bronzer kick recently!). Thank you for saying it’s not anything special, you just save me some $$$, Eleni.

    • rougenapples June 3, 2017 — Post Author

      I didn’t think it was special to be honest. Oh, yes I’m on the same bronzer kick Shireen, have got a couple of bronzer posts coming up and you’ll see then 😂😂

  9. charlottaeve June 4, 2017

    Oh my, I really want that shimmering body oil <3 ! I have one from NUXE though, better use it first. 😀

  10. Face to Curls June 5, 2017

    That shimmering body oil looks amazing though. Disappointed to hear about that bronzer. xx

    Ann-Marie |
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  11. Amy June 5, 2017

    The oil sounds so beautiful, I’ve seen it and always fancied trying it but am so pale I think it would look too glittery and obvious. I’ll have to give it a try next time I see it!

    Amy –

  12. A Very Sweet Blog June 5, 2017

    The collection is absolutely gorgeous. My eyes were drawn to the bronzer an highlighter. I also like your lip color!
    A Very Sweet Blog recently posted…Perricone MD Cocoa Moisture Mask Review

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