Friday, January 6, 2012

Review: Estee Lauder Sea Star Bronzing Blush

It’s summer in Australia and that means lots of sun and warm days. And even though I stay away from the sun as much as possible (hello premature aging and sunspots?) and go to lengths to hat up and wear longer sleeve linen tops when out in the full sun, I do want a bit of that sun-kissed look.

And this can made easier with little dusting of bronzers that safely give you that glowing colour. My current favourite has been a compact recently released by Estee Lauder for their Summer 2011 Bronze Soleil collection.

Estee Lauder Sea Star Bronzing Blush

This isn't so much a true bronzer as a highlighting blush with a hint of bronze and the very reason why I love it more than the plethora of bronzers out there; the bronzing blushes still give you the sun-kissed look with a more pink natural but isn't too too stark or contrasting against skin, especially if you've been heavy handed.

This bronze coloured compact is big but isn’t bulky as it’s quite slimline so it's quite easy to slip into the makeup bag for on-the-go use and touch-ups.

The product inside is as pretty as a picture - a ripple-look of sandy bronze to depict the sandy shores and a pink starfish with a plum-pink overspray highlight off the side of the compact. I had trouble using the product the first time because I hate ruining the overspray from the starfish when you wipe across it.

Shade-wise, the beige bronze has micronised gold particles and on it’s own is a great illuminator just gives me the highlighted look on temples, across the bridge of nose and along the cheekbones.

The pink starfish also has micronized gold particles and is a light warm pink that just lights the cheeks up with a healthy glow.

Mixed together, it looks its best and gives a warm peachy pink with a golden glow under the sun.

And as to be expected, the pigments is finely milled and colour payoff is outstanding, lasting all day long with a soft and feather-light texture against skin.
in natural light on NC30 skin, no flash

Lilpil Says: A go-to summer bronzer blush for a radiant glow that looks good in every light, day or night.

RRP A$75 online and at Estee Lauder counters now. It is a limited edition so catch it whilst it’s still available this summer.

This featured product was provided for consideration.


  1. I love the starfish- super cute :)

  2. I love the shade - its the perfect summery highlighting pinky beige!


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