On Wednesdays We Window Shop (May 6, 2020)

New in beauty: NARS matte bronzer somoa, ABH Luminous foundation 400N or 410C, Laura Mercier hydrating primer, L'oreal age perfect foundation and blush, Estee Lauder Bronze goddess highlighter gelee

If you follow the beauty industry closely, then you know that new releases are happening all the time. So let’s discuss what new products are on my radar this week.


NARS matte bronzer (shade Samoa), $38.00**:  I was initially intrigued to try this formula because I like their sunwash diffusing bronzer and it looks like they may be discontinuing that line in favor of this new formula.  So far, the reviews I’ve seen have been positive but I have so many bronzers I’ve been really enjoying lately and they all give the skin a healthy glow.  So, I’m not sure I really want to go back in the direction of matte bronzers if that isn’t what I like to use anymore.  NARS did also reformulate their more classic formula which does have sheen/shimmer in it, so maybe I should take a look at that formula instead.

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess highlighting powder gelee, $45.00: I’m mostly a fan of Estee Lauder’s foundations and brushes but I do often take a look at what else they are releasing.  Every year they release a Bronze Goddess collection and this year is no different.  I’m disappointed that they have started to add fragrance to their highlighter formula for the last couple of years and I was crossing my fingers that they wouldn’t do the same this year.  If the fragrance is the same as years previous, you can smell it before you even open the compact.  The ingredient list for this year’s product does list fragrance, so I definitely won’t be purchasing a highlighter from this release.

ABH Luminous Foundation (400N or 410C), $38.00**:  I have dry sensitive skin so the marketing for this foundation sounds right up my alley.  The brand is promising a luminous medium coverage that feels weightless and still manages to be long-wearing.  It sounds like a tall order.  I just can’t seem to gauge which shade I should try.  Reviews that I’ve seen are claiming the color descriptions are really off.  Today I did watch a video from a makeup artist that recommends ignoring the letters that they’ve given the shades and just use the actual shade descriptions to pick one out.  I’ll take another look at them with that in mind and see if I still want to give it a try.

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