Guerlain has launched new products this summer to cover on-the-go healthy glow. This means apart from my favourite regular Terracotta range from the house, we have now more options to choose from – to get the same quality and uniqueness in our makeup which not only gives healthy natural looking finish but also gives skincare benefits keeping the skin comfortable all the time.
“An absolute legend, a concentrate of charm and a planetary must-have, Terracotta powder by Guerlain has been weaving its destiny since 1984. Inspired by a trip to the heart of the desert, it captures all the reflections of the sun and lights up the complexion with an instant natural healthy glow. “
The new launches include Terracotta Skin Foundation Stick, Terracotta Skin Highlighting Stick, Terracotta Touch – the Terracotta Loose Powder, and I have a Terracotta powder which has been a staple in my makeup and stash since almost a decade.
Guerlain Terracotta Skin Foundation Stick brings together Terracotta’s healthy glow expertise with a new, ultra-practical on-the-go format to slip into the bag. The formula refines the skin’s texture for an even complexion enhanced with a sun-kissed glow, while waxes and coated pigments ensure comfort and buildable coverage. I like how lightweight and creamy it is, blends seamlessly into the skin. The formula is mentioned as waterproof and offers 12-hour wear – I have tested it in sweaty conditions for over 10 overs and still looks great. For the real waterproof test and my travel companion – I will be taking it with me for my beach vacation next month. It makes the complexion looks fresh and alive like healthy skin throughout the day. The foundation stick is available in 6 shades.
Any Terracotta product is not complete without the signature scent of it, the fragrance of Terracotta Skin Foundation Stick awakens the senses. ‘The top notes reveal a joyful and sparkling accord of orange blossom and exotic fruits. The heart takes over with the sunny, feminine notes of jasmine and ylang-ylang, which play off the lightness of tiaré flower. In the dry-down, vanilla, blended with woody notes, gives this legendary scent all of its character and mystery. ‘
For me, the shade deep is dark for my skin tone and perfect for me to use as a contour. Although it can be used as a foundation or as a contour. I draw a 3 on each side of the face with the shade ‘deep’ which is a slightly darker shade than my skin tone, by applying the stick at the edge of the forehead, then under the cheekbones and along the jawline. The formula blends nicely with a flat top foundation brush and also with fingers.
Guerlain Terracotta Skin Highlighting Stick is a concentrate of sun-kissed radiance to slip into the bag for an ultra-easy application in any situation. The formula illuminates and warms up the complexion to the desired intensity. It is hydrating and very comfortable on the skin. I tested this during the past weekend I went to the beach for over 7 hours and it still looked fresh at the end of the day. The skin looks luminous and the stick is very easy to apply and carry on the go. The highlighting stick is available in 4 shades for all skin tones, to use alone or in combination. It can be used alone over the sunscreen or moisturizer or over the makeup. It applies nicely straight from the stick to the high points of the face or first apply it on finger then to the face and then blend with fingers. I have swatched shade ‘Gold’ which is perfect for use during the day and even during the night – can’t wait to use it for the upcoming evening event coming up for me. The highlighting stick has the same fragrance as the foundation stick.
Guerlain Terracotta Touch – the Terracotta Loose Powder is a combination of corrective mattifying beads and radiance-revealing flakes lie at the heart of this lightweight powder to offer the ideal velvety complexion. It is perfect for touch-ups, its on-the-go format can easily be slipped into any bag to enjoy a mattified healthy glow all day long. The formula brings softness and comfort all day long while the integrated applicator delivers the ideal dose of product which is a really nice and unique design to avoid spilling and at the same time getting the right amount to apply. This tinted loose powder is very finely milled, velvety texture, and luxurious, provides a mattifying effect while giving a healthy glow to the skin. There is a blurring effect to the skin, making it look healthier and fresh. The powder is available in three shades ranging from light to medium. It has the same signature scent as the products mentioned above. To apply, ‘Gently dab the applicator onto the back of the hand to begin using the powder during the first use. Then, repeat this step with touches all over the face to apply the product. Finally, smooth the powder with fingers or with the applicator to set it. ‘
And as I have mentioned and praised many times on the blog and my Instagram, sharing my love for the Terracotta bronzer again because without it, Terracotta word is incomplete and is definitely the best I have tried – The Terracotta powder by Guerlain is the authority in bronzing powders. It naturally reproduces varying shades of the sun, offering an instant natural glow in one quick, easy motion. The formula is enriched with moisturizing active ingredients and does not dry out the skin. It never looks orangey or chalky, but the perfect kind of shades for the skin tone.
Last but not least, coming to the summer scent I am wearing a lot. Aqua Allegoria is a continuously renewed collection that pays homage to the wonders of nature and beautiful raw materials. Delicate and cheerful fragrances that represent sweet and happy moments. Each spring, a new limited-edition Aqua Allegoria joins the four legendary permanent creations. Flora Cherrysia belongs to the Aqua Allegoria collection, the first collection of intensely fresh fragrances in perfumery created in 1999. On the strength of the Guerlain Perfumer’s expertise dating back to the legendary Eau de Cologne Impériale in 1853, the Guerlain Perfumer creates each of the Aqua Allegoria with the freshness of a Cologne and the hold of a Guerlain perfume. The guiding thread of the collection is bergamot, a precious citrus fruit, “Calabrian green gold”, a key ingredient in the Guerlinade.
Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Flora Cherrysia evokes an escape along the sakura river shaded by blossoming cherry trees. A nap on the banks of a stream strewn with pink petals. Flora Cherrysia, the spirit of cherry blossom sprinkled with water. This floral citrus blooming, delicate, and fresh scent is housed in a bottle with golden mesh which is a tribute to the famous Bee bottle.
The new launches are definitely worth checking out, I am so happy to have these on rotation. Guerlain Beauty Products and Home Fragrances are available at Guerlain Boutiques, Hudson’s Bay, Shoppers Drug Mart, Saks Fifth Avenue, Sephora, and Holt Renfrew.*Press samples
Eau de Givenchy has been reinterpreted to offer a soft and delicate scent called Eau de Givenchy Rosee. The new variation created by the house’s perfumer Francois Demachy is a fresh, musky floral, pastel pink infusion. This spring-like freshness is beautiful, delicate, dewy, and more than just rose. The fragrance captures the isolated moment in the early morning when anything is still possible, a breath of fresh air and freedom.
The fragrance opens with a tangy mandarin note and an osmanthus tea accord, both floral and tinged with apricot. In the heart notes, subtle rose and solar sambac jasmine mingle with the crisp green freshness of water hyacinth, which contrasts with the cocoon-like softness of patchouli and white musk in the base. A powdery cloud, enveloping and revitalizing, finishes off this airy fragrance.
Top Notes – Mandarin Orange, Osmanthus
Middle Notes – Jasmine Sambac, Rose, Water Hyacinth
Base Notes – Patchouli, White Musk
The bottle of this new opus retains the cylinderical shape of the Eau de Givenchy fragrance launched in 2018, with sleek lines and a refined silhouette down to the finest detail – such as the round label stamped with a silver logo. A minimalist elegance highlighted on the case with two soft shades – pure white and petal pink.
Givenchy Eau de Givenchy Rosée is available exclusively at Hudson’s Bay.*Press samples
There are two new launches from Givenchy Beauty, the packaging alone is so unique and luxurious that I can write a whole post on it. The new launches – Givenchy Disturbia Volume Mascara and Disturbia Liner follows the Givenchy philosophy – ‘Being daring enough to be different. Rules are to be broken. Norms to be defied.’
Givenchy Disturbia Volume Mascara is the new Givenchy mascara, created by Nicolas Degennes, Givenchy Artistic Director for Makeup and Colour, is all you need in the mascara – in both formula and applicator. The mascara is left beautifully curved lashes and amazing volume, does not irritate my sensitive eye area or eyes, does not makes them look and feel heavy. The formula’s prowess is maximized by an unprecedented brush, exclusive to the house, a hollow silicone cylindrical applicator with micro-bristles holds just the right amount of product and applies it precisely and evenly, from the root to the tip. The mascara is packaging in a beautiful and elegant looking red packaging with soft spikes. The mascara works nicely, without shedding or falling, even after 8 hours that I have tested it for the maximum time. I use one coat for my everyday makeup and more when I am heading to an event or get together. The good thing is I keep it in my bag, apply it over my first coat of mascara from the morning and it works great.
In keeping with the red packaging of the Volume Disturbia, new Disturbia Liner is an intense black eyeliner that easily glides onto the eyelids and stays put for an impressive amount of time. The pen applicator allows creating lines with the precision of calligraphy. The extreme black shade can be applied alone or on top of the eye shadow without fading or running. I have been using it every day since last week and it stays put for over 12 hours, my eye shadow fades though but this stays.
Givenchy Disturbia Volume Mascara and Disturbia Liner are available at Sephora, Holt Renfrew (Vancouver, Ogilvy, Calgary, and Yorkdale).*Press samples