Guerlain Terracotta Joli teint powder duo 01 Clair Brunettes

A single powder, cleverly composed of two complementary shades: the bare minimum to reveal the unique radiance of every woman. Its warm shade? A softened sun-kissed powder, lighter than the legendary Terracotta bronzing powder. Its pigments are less intense and work in osmosis with the skin to make it glow without ever overloading it. Its coloured shade? A reviving pink for Blondes or apricot for Brunettes that blends with the sun-kissed powder to deliver a burst of radiance… 
 
The Terracotta Joli Teint powder comes in 4 soft and delicate harmonies to revive all skin tones.


Guerlain has done it again! There is no one in the market who does bronzing product better than Guerlain. They have mastered their Terracotta line to the perfection. Newest and permanent addition to their permanent line is Joli teint powder duo and comes in 4 shades : Clair blondes, Natural blondes, Clair Brunettes and Natural brunettes.  4 well tailored shades to enhance any skin tone. Blonde ones are slightly more neutral with a hint of pink while Brunettes are warmer in tone with added coral/peachy.
I picked Clair brunettes for myself and I am very happy with the choice I made. It is perfect for my warm toned (yellow) NC15/20 skin.
Joli teint powder comes in a compact that has much lighter feel than other in Terracotta range. I know some complained that it looks and feels cheap for Guerlain but I actually like it. I like the lighter beige cover and lighter feel in the hand – very summer and on the go appropriate.
So what is different from Joli teint and other Terracottas? First of all Joli teint powder has much softer and lighter pigment- it is not usual bronzer. It is more of a finishing powder with a hint of bronze to gently warm up your complexion. I like to lightly dust it all over my face with focusing on my cheekbones to add more color there. It has very tiny shimmer that does not transfer on skin at all.
Texture is absolutely beautiful – soft, silky and feels almost hydrating on skin! When applied skin looks naturally radiant and you can’t really overdo it that’s how subtle it is. Great choice for someone who is very pale or scared of using regular bronzers.

I am so impressed with this product. I used it together with a peachy/coral blushes and loved the effortless soft look it gives.

My only complaint would be that it is highly fragranced. I thankfully am not sensitive to fragrance in face products but I can imagine if someone they would be aggravated but the amount of fragance in Joli teint. It is much more scented than any other Guerlain product I have tried (note that all of the Guerlain products are scented).  Thankfully the scent goes away couple of minutes after application.

From Guerlain official website:

Simply smelling the new fragrance of the Terracotta Joli Teint powder takes you on a getaway and makes you glow. The freesia and orange blossom notes create the sensation of a cocoon. They are blended into tonka bean and vanilla notes with sunny facets that embody the essence of Terracotta.
The senses are awakened, transported to a faraway land.

I am glad I picked out Clair brunettes because it can act both as a finishing bother and as a bronzer for me (if applied more). Natural brunettes were also on my wishlist but I could use that only as a bronzer since it has deeper bronzer tone to it – and bronzers I have plenty of them. Maybe during summer if I get any tan?

Heavy swatches:
Guerlain Joli teint powder duos retail for 53$. I purchased mine at Nordstrom. It is also available at Sephora and other deparment stores.

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