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October 24, 2016

The Estee Edit The Barest Bronzer | Light-Medium

Estée Lauder launched a new beauty line earlier this year called The Estée Edit. The Estée Edit is a line consisting mostly of makeup with a few skincare items curated by today’s biggest influencers and is designed to appeal to a younger and edgier kind of look as opposed to the original Estée Lauder line which is more classic and traditional in tone. Since its official debut I’ve been working my way through a couple of their products with the very first review I wrote about the Flash Illuminator ($28 / 0.58 oz) in the shades Morning Light and Night Light. Today I’m back with yet another review that includes thoughts, details and swatches about The Barest Bronzer ($32 / 0.56 oz) in the shade Light-Medium.

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The Barest Bronzer is available in two shades, Light-Medium and Medium-Deep. When the brand was still in its infant stages there were very minimal swatch images to source on the internet for color comparisons and which would work the best for my skin tone. The few that did pop up were of Medium-Deep and after seeing it on multiple skin tones I determined that the overall color and undertone would simply be too dark for my preference. Instead, I purchased Light-Medium sight unseen and hoped for the best. Medium-Deep is a warm medium to dark brown with red undertones and appears to run pretty dark which would work amazing on girls with tan to deep skin tones. Light-Medium is a neutral light to medium brown that runs warm with pinkish red undertones and turned out to be the perfect option for my medium skin in spite of fears it might have been too light after all.

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Light-Medium is a neutral light to medium brown that runs warm and has slight pinkish red undertones. Those who love a good “just came back from the beach” look are definitely going to appreciate this bronzer because it warms up the skin so beautifully with buildable medium to full pigment. Personally, I swirl a big fluffy brush around the compact and apply it to my face using the 3-motion along the sides with the finishing touch of a quick sweep across the bridge of my nose. The powder is finely milled and has a nice soft texture that blends naturally into the face without streaking resembling a smooth second-skin radiant finish. The bronzer has a gold design on its embossed surface that is actually overspray and vanishes after the first application. Which in hindsight I kind of thought was too bad since I don’t mind a little gold somethin’ somethin’ in my bronzer, but nonetheless you’re left with a gorgeous semi-matte radiant and glowing finish afterwards.

Closeup image of the color:

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Swatched on the arm:

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Swatch comparisons:

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Pur CosmeticsGlow Togetherreviewed here
The Estée EditBarest Bronzer in Light-Medium
NarsBronzing Powder in Lagunareviewed here
Too FacedSweethearts  Bronzer Baked Luminous Glow Bronzer in Sweet Teareviewed here

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I’ve been playing with quite a few products from The Estée Edit and have yet to be disappointed. The Barest Bronzer is again another hit for me as I absolutely love it and besides my tried and true Nars Laguna this has been a bronzer I’ve been reaching for quite often so far this season. It’s very well pigmented, the texture is super smooth and easy to blend into the skin. The color itself is absolutely stunning and compliments me so beyond perfection and looks so natural on the face. The finish is really smooth and radiant, leaving behind this gorgeous second-skin glow that looks exactly like that,  second skin. Lasting power is quite amazing as well as it wore on me from morning until I removed my makeup later that night. The color did oxidize on me over the course of the day but nothing serious. The formula is not powdery and buffs effortlessly into the skin without streaking for a flawless application. Also, ringing in at 0.56 oz you get an insane amount of product for $32 that is going to last for quite some time since a little goes a long way. I give it a solid two thumbs up!

You can find The Barest Bronzer and more from The Estée Edit exclusively at Sephora.

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