A legendary product, Terracotta was the first Guerlain bronzing powder. Given the status of a magical beauty product, Terracotta echoes the soft touch of the first rays of sunlight.
Light, translucent and luminous, Terracotta restores a natural healthy glow in a few strokes of a brush. Combining the sensuality of a natural tan with the voluptuousness of light textures and a velvety finish, Terracotta perfectly reproduces the golden and coppery shimmer of sunlight. Its formula, enriched with moisturising active ingredients, does not dry out the skin. It ensures long-lasting comfort.
The skin glows with an instant natural tan that is both matte and luminous. Subtly moisturised, it radiates with beauty.
Terracotta is available in eight shades for all skin tones and comes in a non-refillable powder case.
The cult powder has a unique fragrance. The top notes reveal a joyful and cheerful accord of bergamot and mandarin. The heart takes over with the sunny, feminine notes of gardenia, jasmine and ylang-ylang, which play off the lightness of honeysuckle. In the dry-down, vanilla, blended with woody notes, gives this legendary scent all of its character and mystery.
To give a sun-kissed look to the entire face, try the Guerlain secret: trace a “3” on the skin.
With the retractable Terracotta bronzing powder brush, apply your Terracotta powder by making a “3” on each side of the face: from the forehead to the cheeks and then to the chin, following the facial contours towards the chin and then moving down along the neck.
Guerlain is known for its amazing bronzers & so is their Trerracotta range which offers some fabulous picks. I picked up this bronzing powder after lot of recommendation from friends & can say it’s the best one I have ever tried. I would also love to try their Four Seasons bronzer from the range!
Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Powder comes in a sleek dark chocolate brown circular case with inbuilt mirror. The packaging is sturdy & classy… a sheer luxury! I was looking out for a bronzer which is not completely matte but not shimmery too and this fits into the bill perfectly. It has got a finely milled silky smooth texture with a light sprinkle of pearls which just adds up for slight luminosity. I have extremely dry skin and I stay clear of matte formulas as much as possible. However for contouring I do prefer a formula close to matte & I am glad I landed up on a perfect product for the purpose.
I have this in no. 05. The shade selection was quite tricky. After going through number of reviews & swatches and still confused, I saw the shades 05 & 06 with a friend and zeroed on 05. 05 adds good depth & warmth without going out of tone against my warm Indian complexion ( I am NC42 in MAC for reference). The formula is light weight with rich pigmentation which can be built up . It blends in beautifully & flawlessly wearing for entire day without any issues. The formula just diffuses into the skin for that impeccable finish. The only downside I could point out is (if I have to!) is the heavy scent which I like but can be overpowering for many. The price tag is definitely steep but looking at how little one requires, a single pan is going to last ages for me. You can never go wrong with bronzer when it comes to Guerlain where you have lot more deeper shade range which otherwise are difficult to find in most of the other brands.
- Luxurious & convenient to use packaging.
- Silky soft, finely milled & light weight formula.
- Applies & blends flawlessly.
- Formula just diffuses into the skin for a natural glow.
- Nicely pigmented.
- Long wearing.
- Great shade range.
- Heavily scented. i personally don’t have any issued but it will be definitely overpowering for many!
You can never go wrong with bronzer when it comes to Guerlain where you have lot more deeper shade range which otherwise are difficult to find in most of the other brands.Terracotta Bronzing powder gives the most natural impeccable finish with slight luminous glow. I love the fact that it’s not completely matte! It wears solidly for whole day with some good pigmentation & the formula is fabulous. Highly recommended! There’s a shade for everyone out there.