Sunday, 26 February 2012

Guerlain Terracotta 2012

The new Guerlain Terracotta bronzing collection for this summer has just arrived in Sephora stores in France.

The star product of the collection is the Terracotta Sun In The City Gold Glimmer Powder (€55.50), which comes in a very large round compact. The refined gold powder has a velvety soft texture and a gentle gleam, without any obnoxious loud glitter. It has an undulating surface like gentle sand dunes, which seems to be a recent trend amongst makeup brands like Estee Lauder. The price is hefty but it does contain an extraordinarily generous amount of product (around 15g, if I recall correctly).

The Terracotta Light Sheer Bronzing Powder (€41.50) with the mosaic pattern comes in four shades. (Some of the shades had duplicate testers.)

The Terracotta Sun Blondes SPF30 and Sun Brunettes SPF15 (€35) are supposed to be tan boosters. The Terracotta Blush 02 Sunny Pink (€35) is a rosy pink sun shimmer highlighter. The other shade Spicy Coral was not available (see swatches of both shades on British Beauty Blogger).

Like the Sun In The City highlighter, the Terracotta Blush is very pricey but this is made up for by the generous amount of product (15ml), which is more than double that of the Clarins Instant Light Blushes from the spring 2012 collection which are 7ml each. The Terracotta Blush is more shimmery with a much more sensible pump packaging, unlike the messy sponge applicator of the latter.

Quick swatches of the Terracotta Blush Sunny Pink and Sun In The City.


Unknown said...

Thanks for the post! I'm looking into a new bronzer for the spring and summer. This was helpful!

Unknown said...

Thanks for the post, I really, really like Terracotta collections!!!

Jamilla Camel said...

Guerlain makes the BEST bronzers!

macaroon said...

Thanks for letting us know, I'm looking forward to see the collection here!

Risa said...

The year is going too fast. SUmmer is here? I am loving the look of the blush swatch on your hand. Looks perfect for summer and any day we need a healthy dose of color. Do you think it is similar to Benefit's Bella Bamba?

Haru said...

Hi Risa,
Bella Bamba is less shimmery and has a more intense pop of pink compared to Sunny Pink.

Jacqueline said...

I have my eye on the blush so thanks for the pretty swatches.Did you see the coral blush? I was wondering if it would fit my NC30-35 skin tone.

I'm also looking forward to seeing it appear in Singapore.

Haru said...

hi Jacqueline,
I didn't see the coral blush but you can see swatches on Best Things in Beauty. It looked quite orange though.