Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Product Rave: Estee Lauder 'Heat Wave' Highlighter

When this product landed on my doorstep this week, I let out an audible gasp. It is without a doubt, the most stunning looking makeup product I've seen. Ever. And being a beauty blogger... I've seen a lot.

It's the 'Heat Wave' highlighter from the Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess collection for Summer 2013. If I'm honest, the rest of the collection was passable for me, but this is just stunning. It looks like solid gold in person. If I had to buy just one product from a collection this year so far, this would be it.

I know, I know... I'm a total sucker for the aesthetic element. So how does the product actually perform?

Well, it's one of Estee Lauder's Powder Gelee products so it has a slightly spring-y texture to it. It's fairly glittery when you test it out on your hand, but applied to the face and blended over the cheekbones and brow bones it is really beautiful. It's also build-able so you can use it for a subtle sheen, or a full-on pearlescent glow.

It doesn't necessarily 'outperform' my other favourite highlighters (namely MAC's By Candlelight MSF and Dior's Amber Diamonds) but I would say it's as good, and let's face it, it makes a stunning addition to the makeup bag!

It's also lovely to use as an eyeshadow on lazy days and what is really nice about it is that it doesn't look like a mess after just a couple of uses. Because the product is moulded into the sun-beam pattern, it stays like that. (Unlike regular golden spray-over products, which are always a disappointment!)

You can pick this up from Estee Lauder counters now, along with the rest of the Bronze Goddess 2013 Collection, It will set you back £30.

P.S: I'm not exactly sure what the little sponge/brush thing that comes with it is meant to do, but I found it to be pretty useless for applying the product! It would definitely have been better without it, and in smaller packaging (or in the same size packaging... with more product!)

100 comments:

  1. It looks lovely and what beautiful packaging design! Worth paying more just to have something that nice in your makeup bag :) x

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  2. That is so beautiful! I love the packaging :)

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  3. So gorgeous, would almost be afraid to use it :)

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  4. Oh my goodness it looks INCREDIBLE!

    Amy| The Little Koala Blog ♥

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  5. It's so pretty!!! The way the light reflects of off it. Beautiful.

    Juyey xx

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  6. That's gorgeous! How is the brush (I'm assuming it's a brush) that comes with it?

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    1. The brush is pretty useless... I meant to mention that! **Adding a little note onto the end of the post now**

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  7. Oh la la !!xx i'm more a matte girl but if i had a flawless complexion i would be layering this bay boy on x

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  8. I love the way it looks, it's so pretty in the packaging.

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  9. I normally avoid Estee Lauder as I always think it is for more mature skins etc, however this is stunning & I may be tempted!

    Belle x
    Mascara & Maltesers

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    1. no way, i have some of their eyeshadows and eyeliners are they are pretty good!

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  10. I definitely get drawn into the aesthetics as well, but hey, it's the brand's job to catch your eye! This looks like suuuch a lovely product!
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  11. I have been on the hunt for a new highlighter... This looks lovely!

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  12. Gorgeous! I can't ever imagine using it but wow. x

    Tanya | Cat at Heart

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  13. oh this looks stunning!
    I was iyyyy!!
    xoxo

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  14. it's looks gorgeous, a bit pricey though, but it'll probably be worth it.

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  15. that looks gorgeous!x

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  16. This looks beautiful. I'm just not sure if i can justify another highlighter!

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  17. that's lovely, gonna have to take a look at it ;D

    Ellinor
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  18. This looks really nice, I love this make up brand and will have to look at this xxx

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  19. That is such a beautiful highlight, I think it would look nice with olive and cool toned skins.
    It goes on the wish list :)xx

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  20. Ooh very pretty! x

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  21. Looks gorgeous! I will check it out x

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  22. Wow, gorgeous! I just saw Anna blog about this. I'd like to be able to give this a go during the summer.

    Oh, Fleur, I am having a giveaway and would be honored if you would take a look.

    Take care! <3 Carolyn

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  23. This looks lovely!
    I love a good highlighter me!

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  24. Oh wow, that's gorgeous. All that glitters is gold!! :)

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  25. It looks gorgeous! Gonna have to try this out!

    Emma x
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  26. Everyone and their mum seems to be blogging about this little jem and omg it's not half feeding my make-up addiction haha.
    It's so gorgeous!!

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    xx

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  27. Gorgeous i think my Make up bag needs one! I love a nice shiny Product!

    Carrieanne x

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  28. Thats so pretty, think I may need to treat myself :) x

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  29. This looks amazing! great post :)

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  30. Looks so gorgeous

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  31. It looks and sounds amazing! :) xxx

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  32. So shiny! I love it!!

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  33. wow I love it, it's perfect for spring and summer :)

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  34. Oh my god! It's absolutely beautiful.. i'd have gasped too, what a stunner. I think I'd be too scared to use it though.. there have been some beautiful products like this, this year xx

    Gemma ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

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  35. I'm in the market for a new highlighter, and I am totally going to get this, sheerly because it is the prettiest one I have seen so far.

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  36. this looks so nice!!! i love highlighters, theyre like my favorite makeup product!!x

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    i follow back, beauty x

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  37. It's beautiful, I really want to get one of these and just display it proudly in my room haha! xxx

    Maddy from http://unstitchedd.blogspot.co.uk/

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  38. Ooh looks gorgeous, I'm a sucker for gorgeous packaging too x

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  39. Love this! Don't normally wear highlighters though. Love the pattern.<3

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  40. So pretty!

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  41. I JUST commented on someone else's blog (can't remember who now) about how beautiful this product is. Seriously, you could just leave the compact open on your vanity and show it off in all its glory :)

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  42. It looks so lovely! I really want to get it(:

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  43. This is stunning! I love using highlighters, the one I have at the moment is one from 17 x
    Amy | http://amysbeautyjournal.blogspot.co.uk/

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  44. That is so beautiful! If only I wasn't trying to be good and save...

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  45. I'd buy it just for the package ;)

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  46. woow!! that's super gorgeous! I want it!

    xoxo,
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  47. I don't know about the product itself but the packaging sure seems amazing.

    xx, Athena!
    Camera Giveaway on glimpsesofa.blogspot.com

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  48. wow that looks amazing!!!!!!!!

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  49. It looks so pretty! Dior Amber Diamond is so beautiful though and nothing really comes close to it!

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    Amy x

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  50. Oh My Goodness, that product is so pretty! I literally want to cuddle it ;) LOL, I will have to buy this now! Love it! :D :D xx

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  51. This product is stunning. So beautiful and so perfect for summer!!
    I have to get my hands on this product! Thanks for doing a post on this xx

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  52. Oh this is absolutely beautiful. I really, really wish I could justify spending £30 on a highlighter. Although...maybe I can. Oooops.

    Emma | World of dilEMMA

    xo

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  53. That's so pretty i want it :-)

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  54. So beautiful! It's a musthave! <3

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  55. This is gorgeous! Don't think I could justify £30 on it though! I'd just buy it and display it on my vanity haha x

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  56. my english blog<3

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  57. looks gorgeous! kind of looks like soft and gentle by MAC?

    -Janine
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  58. Wow, that is absolutely stunning!

    Lucy x

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  59. I put this on at work the other day and it's really lovely. I think it's quite nice as it's gold and a lot of the highlighters I have are kind of pearlescent white.

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  60. WOW, this highlighter looks gorgeous!

    Kimberley x

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  61. Love this its so pretty!

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  62. Wow product looks amazing and like you I am a total sucker for packaging. Perfect addition to your summer make up bag!

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  63. I's stunning! I'll make sure to check it out.

    Miri xx
    mirisblogazine.blogspot.com

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  64. Oh wow! This is gorgeous! :)

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  65. Gorgous blush! It looks lovely!

    X lisa

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  66. this looks so pretty :) im defo gonna buy it!
    PS - i love your blog, you should be so proud:)
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  67. I doubt you'll see this, but I usually find gold shimmers don't suit pale skin and can look a bit cheap. You have roughly the same skin tone as me so I would love to hear your view on this - I'm a sucker for Estee Lauder normally! Make-up with Martha x

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  68. This looks gorgeous!! :)


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  69. I need that!!! Looks absolutely stunning!

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  70. This is so pretty! Gotta love a highlighter!

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    x

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  71. I feel like this is something I would buy, purely to sit on my desk so I could stare at it ;) X

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  72. Oh wow!! This is absolutely STUNNING! If I could afford to spend money at the moment, I definitely would :) Maybe in the future, one day! Haha, lovely review Fleur!

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    xx

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  73. This looks lovely! I have High Beam as a highlighter but this seems like a totally different beast. It's just lovely!

    Ally @ http://thefittedframe.blogspot.com

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  74. This looks really nice! i really want to try it.

    jess xx
    dotofdaisy.blogspot.com

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  75. It looks absolutely gorgeous but seems a little pricey XD
    ho hum...should I splurge? XD

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  76. This looks amazing! Would love to try that and also the Dior Amber Diamond highlighter


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    xx

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  77. This looks so nice !! I might have to treat myself

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  78. ooooh love that!! might have to go and swatch this :D x

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  79. wow I would love this!
    xxx
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  80. I have heard so much about this product... I am intrigued by its texture!

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  81. It looks awesome! I can't bring myself to buy it when they're are cheaper alternatives but oh well!

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  82. :O That product looks seriously amazing.. I must go check it out!

    -Bee

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  83. This is so gorgeous....but I am pretty pale and I am not sure if this would look right one me (or indeed if I need another highlighter)! I might have to try it instore and then decide! x

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  84. Looks soo pretty! Such a lovely colour!

    Pipp xx
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  86. it looks really nice! But I have already got a Dior highlighter. Is it worth getting this one too? Can you please give us a picture of you with this on :) ? x

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  87. Ohhhh i really love Estee Lauder!
    This summer product looks so beautiful! Thanks for the review

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  88. This is sooo beautiful!

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  89. this looks really stunning :) would defiantly be a beautiful addition :)

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    xx

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    thankyou x

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  91. Ahh this is SO beautiful. Going to have to try and hunt this out now!

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  92. Unlike some others, this seems to have glitters and metallic-ness up till the bottom. Most of them usually just sweap after a couple of uses! Looks sooo pretty!
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  93. I visited every Estée Lauder counter in Bristol and finally found it in House of Fraser and I love it! Thanks for the recommendation xx

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  94. That looks amazing, have you ever tried the clinique liquid highlighter as well, I have it and LOVE it!
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