Guerlain Terracotta Light sheer bronzing powders



Whether you’re a fair blonde or a dark brunette, you’ll love this new sun-kissed powder. This ingenious mosaic of five shades of compact powder, with both matte and pearly effects, can be used to create and adjust a natural, healthy glow.

Natalia Vodianova as stunning as always! When I see this picture I want to throw as much bronzer as possible on my ghostly pale face to achieve this look 🙂

This is probably one of the most popular products Guerlain has (aside from Meteorites perles). 
01 Blondes comes as a mix of different bronze shades -both matte and shimmery and with added pink tones. Can be used both instead of blush or as a regular bronzer. It might be too warm to be used for contour. 01 Blondes would work great for both warm and cool tone complexions. Powder is soft and very fine-milled, but not too pigmented. Definitely less pigmented than their regular Terracotta range. This is not bad thing because it makes it perfect for someone who has never used bronzer before, does not know how to apply it or just has very light skin and wants something natural looking. I like using big powder brush for applying when I use it as a regular bronzer . If I use it instead of blush I prefer MAC 168 brush (picks up more product). 

02 Brunettes is warmer version with more of a orange/peachy tone to it. I think it would work only on warmer skin tones, it would be too orangey for cool toned skin.
It is not as orange or dark as it appears in photos. It is also very subtle and easy to apply. I found that when swatched/applied it looks very similar to Givenchy Le prismissime sun visage (I will make swatch comparison).
Both Blondes and Brunettes will give you very natural “just came from vacation” look. It never looks muddy or dirty like some bronzers do.
I love the compact how it looks and how sleek it is. I think Guerlain has one of the most beautiful packaging.  I wish it came with a brush -even though most of time I don’t use the ones provided in compact but they are good for touch ups when you are on the go. Product has a strong flowery scent same as other Guerlain products, but goes away after applying. It does not fade over time, has good staying power (since I am not oily and I use primer I never have problem with products fading).

Both Blondes and Brunettes are great choice if you want more products in one – bronzer, blush, illuminator.
They appear very shimmery in photos with a flash, but they are not. This is how they look like in daylight.

Swatches on NC20 skin with flash. Keep in mind that this is very heavy swatch with fingers. I swiped three times across the powder while mixing all the shades together.
Comparison swatches :

Overall: Worth the price and all the hype!! 

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