I am still swooning over the Guerlain Summer by Terracotta 2018 Collection which I reviewed here and I have two more reasons to be excited with the two limited editions for the famous Guerlain Terracotta line. I am talking about Guerlain Terracotta Sahara Jewel and Guerlain Terracotta Sous les Palmiers which are both limited edition powders this summer. You may find many references of the Guerlain Terracotta bronzing powders for the quality, performance, their amazing fragrance, and the packaging many times on my blog and on my social handles.
Guerlain Terracotta Sahara Jewel
Guerlain Terracotta Sahara Jewel is all about the natural golden glow which this powder gives to the skin with the warmth and color of it, envisioning the journey to the heart of the desert. ‘Irresistible for use on the face and décolleté, the Terracotta bronzing and blush powder is set to be the collector’s item of the summer: the combination of the best-selling, subtly iridescent Terracotta 03 shade, which warms all complexions, and a rosy shade to highlight your sun-kissed glow. The colorss can be used separately or blended in a flash to even out a tan and warm the complexion. It creates a natural result on skin that stays true all day long.
This collector’s jewel compact in a soft shade and decorated with the legendary Terracotta sun can be reused once the powder is finished.’
Guerlain Terracotta Sous les Palmiers
Guerlain Terracotta Sous les Palmiers is an oversized limited edition powder, envisioning a sunlit break in the shade of the palm trees, it blends into the skin to give warmth and colour to beautifully enhance a natural golden glow. ‘Irresistible for use on the face and décolleté, the Terracotta bronzing and blush powder is set to be the collector’s item of the summer: the combination of the best-selling, subtly iridescent Terracotta 03 shade, which warms all complexions, and a coral shade to highlight your sun-kissed glow. The colours can be used separately or blended in a flash to even out a tan and warm the complexion. It creates a natural result on skin that stays true all day long. This collector’s jewel compact decorated with precious palm leaves can be reused once the powder is finished.’
Both the powders are limited edition and everything from the packaging and the formula is worth checking out and worth falling in love, no doubt Guerlain bronzers are my all-time favorite.
‘The Terracotta powder’s fragrance sweeps you away to the heart of the desert. Ylang-ylang and orange blossom notes create the feeling of a cocoon. They blend with sunny-faceted notes of tonka bean and vanilla, which embody the essence of Terracotta. A touch of white musk adds a softness to this irresistible fragrance. Your senses are awakened and instantly transported elsewhere.’
As mentioned, I am a fan of the Guerlain formulas and their effectiveness. The powder has a very fine texture and shade. It is soft and blends in beautifully into the skin. The formula is buildable and gives the most beautiful glow to the skin like so supreme yet natural. The staying power is another great thing about the formula, it stays on all day without any touch-ups. The ingredients include a fine blend of pigments that help with the dullness while creating a healthy natural glow.
The two shades can be used as a bronzer and blush respectively. They both can be used together to give a subtle natural glow by applying it in the ‘figure of 3’, starting from the forehead to the cheekbones and down to the chin to recreate a freshly sun-kissed glow. The shade works pretty well for my medium tan skin tone as a setting powder, as a highlighter, and also buildable to give me that beautiful natural bronze. The powders blend in so nicely into my skin tone giving the natural radiance and healthy glow to the skin. Follow me on my Instagram to see my everyday natural makeup looks and tips for these beautiful products.
I would highly recommend you to check these powders out if you are looking for a new bronzing powder, or you want to restock your favorite bronzer in a bigger size, or even if you are a collector and lover of Guerlain products like me. Guerlain Terracotta Sahara Jewel and Guerlain Terracotta Sous les Palmiers are available at Guerlain Counters and Boutiques, The Hudson’s Bay, Saks Fifth Avenue, Shoppers Drug Mart, and Sephora.
Scents are so personal, they have the tendency to change you and your mood. It is a way of communicating your feelings, your mind, and your heart. Gucci Bloom is a floral fragrance capturing the spirit of the contemporary, diverse, and authentic women envisioned as a thriving garden of flowers. This is the first Gucci fragrance envisioned under Alessandro Michele’s creative vision, Blended by master perfumer Alberto Morillas, the fragrance is created to unfold like its name.
“I wanted a green fragrance, a courageous scent that transports you to a vast garden filled with many flowers and plants, a bouquet of abundance. The garden is as beautiful as women are; colorful, wild, diverse, where there is everything. Gucci Bloom smells of this garden in order to travel to a place that is not there,” Alessandro Michele.
The top note is Tuberose, middle note is Jasmine, and the base note is Orris root. ‘Natural Tuberose absolute harvested from India is interlaced with natural Jasmine absolute. Jasmine bud extract, obtained through an exclusive method of co-extraction that blends a natural quality of jasmine and captive molecules to impart a fresh green and petal scent on the skin. Gucci Bloom also features notes of another plant used in perfume-making for the first time, the Rangoon Creeper. Discovered in South India, the Rangoon Creeper embodies the new scent’s concept and name, as it changes color from white, gradually darkens to pink then finally to red when it blooms. The vine’s flowers are redolent with a slightly powdery feminine floral perfume.’
‘A vintage powder pink shades the lacquered porcelain square-shaped bottle, appliquéd with the Gucci label ribbed and framed in black. The outer carton is covered inside and outside in Herbarium, a red-and-white toile de Jouy House print of leaves, cherry branches and flowers framed in black.’
Gucci Bloom is a soft, calm, happy, and pleasant floral fragrance. A simple white floral dominated with tuberose, jasmine, and honeysuckle. Honeysuckle along with green notes also add freshness to the scent. The sandalwood adds a nice woody undertone, there is vanilla which is not much detectable. that starts strong but gets a little subtle after some time, means it is the quiet office-friendly scent. The scent lingers around for almost a whole day on my skin.
Been a fan of IT Cosmetics CC cream and other base makeup products from the brand, and not to forget the makeup brushes, which I have collected almost over 20 in the last few years, the brand and range of products has always amazed me. The products I am going to discuss in this post are my first indulgence into the skincare from the brand. The products are developed with plastic surgeons and are clinically tested, innovative, problem-solving using the latest technologies and high-performance formulas. I have more details on the IT Cosmetics Confidence range which includes Confidence in a Cleanser, Confidence in an Eye Cream, and Confidence in a Cream below which is part of the series of skincare products which I have been using and are on rotation since the last few months.
IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Cleanser
Confidence in a Cleanser is described as a skin-transforming hydrating cleansing serum in one-step skincare solution that gently cleanses and moisturizes while leaving the skin feeling soft, refreshed, and perfectly balanced. It is ideal for all skin types and is even ophthalmologist-tested for the sensitive eye area. The cleanser is sulfate-free and soap-free, removes makeup, even the waterproof eye makeup. The cleanser features proprietary Anti-aging Armour Rejuvenating Concentrate, plus other high-performance ingredients to help with cleansing as well as skin care benefits.
I have combination skin and this cleanser has worked really well for it although it is suitable for all skin types even the oilier ones. It cleans the skin and at the same time provides a soothing and relaxing feel to the skin. It is hydrating to the extent that it does not breaks me out, my skin feels clean, comfortable, and fresh. I use it as my first cleanse in the morning or second cleanse in the evening. A little is enough for one time use, the texture is creamy and it washes off pretty well without giving any feeling of residue on the skin.
IT Cosmetics Confidence in an Eye Cream
Confidence in an Eye Cream is a best-selling eye cream from the brand as is described to provide the skin-loving benefits as well as perfect to transform the entire eye area to its better self. It is suitable for all skin types, even the most sensitive ones. The moisturizing eye cream features an exclusive apricot tint that color-corrects and brightens the look instantly for more wide-awake eyes. It is created with proprietary Anti-Aging Armour Rejuvenating Concentrate, Drops of Light Technology, a super ceramide complex, chrysin, licorice root, avocado, squalane, and other high-performance ingredients, and works to hydrate, smooth, and refresh – improving the look of firmness and reducing the appearance of puffiness, dark circles, lines, and wrinkles. It is a really nice addition to my eye creams. I am really liking how moisturizing and brightening it is. I do agree with the claims mentioned above, my eye area feels fresh, smooth, and is well hydrated with this eye cream. It does not cause any issues with my sensitive eyes. My eye area is brighter and during the day, I have no issues with applying makeup over it.
IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream
Confidence in a Cream is described as a super moisturizing, quick-absorbing formula that transforms the skin with each application by boosting the skin’s natural regenerative cycle for a supple, healthier, younger-looking appearance. The proprietary Anti-Agin Armour Regenerative Concentrate is activated upon contact to immerse the skin in moisture and reduce the look of pores, discoloration, lines, and wrinkles. It also includes an exclusive concentrate that combines collagen and hyaluronic acid to plump fine lines and wrinkles, while niacin, peptides, a super ceramide complex and other active ingredients smooth texture, intensely hydrate and enhance firmness. It is a nice moisturizer which is moisturizing as well as provides some nice skincare benefits, the ingredients are the ones I am very impressed with. It works well with my combination skin type, but I would say I prefer is both times during all seasons except summer and in summer, I like it in my nightly skincare routine. It makes my skin smooth, even, and healthier looking. It absorbs quickly into the skin without leaving any residue and also is a great base for makeup.
As much as I am a fan of the makeup products from the brand, these three products have raised my bar high for the next product I will try from them. I would recommend you to check these out if you are looking for something that starts working instantly and gives you benefits for the long run. IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Cleanser, Confidence in an Eye Cream, and Confidence in a Cream are available at ITCosmetics.ca and Sephora Canada.