Elizabeth Arden Prismatic Lip Gloss review, swatches, photos | Sunset Bronze SS16

Elizabeth Arden Prismatic Bronze Lip Gloss review swatches photos

The products: Elizabeth Arden Sunset Bronze Prismatic Lip Gloss in 01 Moonlight Kiss, 02 Midnight Kiss, and 03 Sunset Kiss

Instead of your standard light pink/sheer coral spring lipstick, this year’s Elizabeth Arden Sunset Bronze collection (you know, the one that contains this glorious highlighter) features three glorious tubes of glitter. They’re packaged in gold-capped tubes, boxed in a print pretty enough that I’d hang it on my wall, and are totally, completely awesome. 

Elizabeth Arden Moonlight Kiss Prismatic Lip Gloss swatch review photos

Elizabeth Arden Sunset Bronze review

Elizabeth Arden Moonlight Kiss lip gloss review


The shades: There are three shades of Prismatic Lip Gloss from the Sunset Bronze collection. All three are super, super sheer, and look great on their own or layered over top of other lipsticks. They’re described as having “subtle sparks of glittery color,” which is a total lie — for a trio of basically clear glosses, they have quite a bit of visual impact.

01 Moonlight Kiss is an opalescent gloss with cool pink-violet and white-blue reflects. 02 Midnight Kiss is a fuchsia gloss; a little more pigmented than the other two shades and with slightly larger glitter particles (pink and bronze reflects, this time.) 03 Sunset Kiss is probably the most subtle of all three, and features gold reflects with pink and white microshimmer suspended in a sheer, bronze gloss.

Elizabeth Arden Moonlight Kiss, Prismatic Lip Gloss swatches

Elizabeth Arden Prismatic Bronze Lip Gloss swatches: 01 Moonlight Kiss (white), 02 Midnight Kiss (pink), 03 Sunset Kiss (bronzey)

Elizabeth Arden Sunset Bronze Prismatic Lip Gloss swatches review

Elizabeth Arden Prismatic Bronze Lip Gloss swatches: 01 Moonlight Kiss, 02 Midnight Kiss, 03 Sunset Kiss

The product: The Sunset Bronze Prismatic Lip Glosses are formulated with aloe vera and vitamins A, C, and E to nourish the lips while you wear them. I find the formula to be only very slightly tacky and a little thick, but I like it — these aren’t drying, and you can’t feel the glitter when you wear them. They’re about as moisturizing as a light lip balm, and they’re not too scented, either. (They smell a little bit sweet and vanilla-ish, but the scent doesn’t hang around.)

Elizabeth Arden Sunset Kiss swatch photos review Prismatic Gloss

The verdict?

I know that none of us really need another translucent lipgloss, but as far as extraneous glosses go, these are some great ones. They’re comfortable and not too scented, and in the tubes, they look the way a chorus of angels sounds. The lovely colour selection is really just the cherry on top!

10/10 would recommend, if only so you can pull Moonlight Kiss out of your purse when you’re feeling down and pretend that you’re a unicorn. Or that you’ve killed a unicorn and bottled its tears, if that’s your jam.

Availability: $19 USD/$25 CAD at Elizabeth Arden counters and online. Limited edition.

Elizabeth Arden Sunset Bronze Lip Gloss swatches review

Elizabeth Arden Sunset Bronze Prismatic Lip Gloss review

Elizabeth Arden Prismatic Lip Gloss swatches

Swatched L-R: Elizabeth Arden 01 Moonlight Kiss, 02 Midnight Kiss, 03 Sunset Kiss

A few more pictures of the Elizabeth Arden Sunset Bronze collection…

I’m not planning on reviewing the eyeshadow palette and bronzer from this year’s summer Sunset Bronze collection, but I just had to share photos of them with you! Both are absolutely gorgeous, and the packaging is just beyond.

I love the sunny, geometric tones that wrap around these products, and I’m so glad that it wasn’t only used on the boxes!

Elizabeth Arden Sunset Bronze eye palette

Elizabeth Arden Sunset Bronze bronzer

Elizabeth Arden Sunset Bronze packaging

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  • Sophie

    These glosses are SO PRETTY!

    Sophie x

  • shireenplatt

    Please, please review the bronzer? It looks absolutely stunning in the pan and I'm really curious how it performs.
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  • esharp1978

    I'm more interested in the bronzer and the eyeshadow! I like all the glosses but I doubt the subtle color variations would even show on me. On my monitor I can barely tell the difference on you! The swatches are much more obvious!
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    • Yeah, the colour differences are definitely more of a subtle nuances kind of thing. The pink one is definitely the most different; it's visibly much chunkier/more glittery than the other two. But they're definitely not a high-impact lip colour!

      I keep getting asked about that bronzer, so I will be reviewing it after all :P

  • talimay

    I'm such a sucker for lip-glosses that look as cute as this one. And I love the comparison you made to moonlight and unicorn tears!

    • SO TRUE, though. It's like Elizabeth Arden just up & bottled the stuff! :P