27 May 2016


With inspiration drawn from breathtaking summer sunsets, Elizabeth Arden has launched the limited Edition Sunset Colour Summer 2016 Makeup Collection... I know, we're in the middle of autumn here in Australia, so this is to coincide with the European summer, but at least it has been launched here in Australia simultaneously - and while it is intended as summer makeup, I cannot see why it also cannot be used into autumn and winter! 

So the collection has been inspired by the bronze, purple and pink and orange hues you can see in the summer sky as the sun sets. That luminous glow, you can now recreate with these products.

The Sunset Bronze Prismatic Eyeshadow Palette is a 5 shadow palette containing champagne, soft pink, warm rose-gold, purple and taupe-plum shades. All the shades are incredibly pigmented, so you can create intense and dramatic looks, while naturally also keeping it simple and natural.

The eyeshadows are made from ultra fine powders with silica and mica minerals and they really do give a silky soft application, almost if they were cream shadows. They also contain mica based pearls and titanium dioxide to help reflect the light and diffuse sparkle for a multi-dimensional effect. Finally the pigments are also coated with waxes sand polymers in order to make them long-lasting.

I am not usually one for pink and purple shades on my eyes, but I have to admit that I fell in love with these immediately, from the shades, to easily they apply and blend, to the fact that they simply stay put all day on my greasy eyelids, without settling into fine lines.

The palette comes in a round compact with a mirror inside, and the actual lid has a beautiful pink, purple and orange design.

Also a part of the collection are the Sunset Bronze Prismatic Lip Glosses, which are available in three shades, Midnight Kiss (Soft Pink), Moonlight Kiss (Lavender) and Sunset Kiss (Champagne).

I tried the Midnight Kiss shade which in the packaging does appear to be a medium pink shimmery shade, but once applied it gives the lips a sheer, iridescent tint with a highly glossy and shimmery finish.

The Lip Glosses contain multi-dimensional pearls to give a prismatic effect and colour changing capabilities when light reflect on the lips. But they are also part skincare, in that they are enriched with hydrating aloe vera, and vitamins A, C and E to soothe the lips. And they do in fact feel incredibly soft and moisturising on the lips, without being sticky and tacky. I would have loved a tad more colour than the subtle tint, but do love then for a casual day out, or alternatively used on top of another lipstick to add shine and volume. The lipgloss also comes in a beautiful packaging with its rose-gold lid.

These products are so beautiful, and I love the colours which are so unique in a bronze collection, it is a refreshing change, and they are so beautiful to apply and wear too that they are definitely worth checking out, but hurry, as remember these are limited edition so they are sure to fly off the shelves once they hit the stores in July!

Elizabeth Arden Sunset Bronze Prismatic Eyeshadow Palette - RRP: $50
Elizabeth Arden Sunset Bronze Prismatic Lip Glosses - RRP: $34

Also a part of the collection is:

Elizabeth Arden Sunset Bronze Highlighter - RRP: $45
Elizabeth Arden Sunset Bronze Bronzing Powder - RRP: $45

Available from Elizabeth Arden Counters and Elizabeth Arden Online

* Some products may have been kindly provided for consideration, and have reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy.


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