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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 and Guerlain Terracotta Sous les Palmiers

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 Sahara Jewel and Guerlain Terracotta Sous les Palmiers

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.’

Guerlain Terracotta Sahara Jewel and Guerlain Terracotta Sous les Palmiers

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.’

Guerlain Terracotta Sahara Jewel and Guerlain Terracotta Sous les Palmiers

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.

Guerlain Terracotta Sahara Jewel and Guerlain Terracotta Sous les Palmiers

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.

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Guerlain is a brand I trust when it comes to the bronzing powders which are a cult favorite too. I use the bronzing powder to create a shadow to define my jawline, under my chin ( to hide the double chin, ssshhh) and also to shape my nose. My skin tone is medium tan with yellow undertones and due to that, I do not actually like to use a bronzer other than the above uses. And as these are the main parts of my face that define my features and are visible, I have to be very careful while choosing a bronzer so that it does not look unnatural, ashy or more orangey than my yellow undertones.

From the Guerlain website, “Guerlain Terracotta powder, the leading bronzing powder, is available in an XXL limited edition this summer, Terracotta Chic Tropic, which blends warmth and color to perfectly enhance your natural sun-kissed glow. Irresistible on the face and décolleté, the Terracotta dual-colour powder is the most desirable collectible this summer: a combination of the best-selling Terracotta shade 03, which naturally warms all complexions, and a hint of coral to highlight your sun-kissed glow. The colors can be blended together in the blink of an eye to even out the tan or warm the complexion. On the skin, the result is impeccable and remains so, all day long.  This collector precious case is reusable when the powder is finished.

The fragrance of the Terracotta powder takes you on a getaway. The ylang-ylang and orange blossom notes create the sensation of a cocoon. They are blended into tonka bean and vanilla notes with sunny facets that embody the essence of Terracotta. A note of white musk adds a velvet touch to this addictive fragrance.
The senses are awakened, transported to a faraway land.”

From my past experience and thoughts, I have trusted Guerlain Bronzers the most. I know you are not going to finish a single bronzer very easily unless you use it every day and use it a lot. For me, my love for beautiful products that work and to use a product so that I can write about it makes me buy these limited edition packaging products with regular and sometimes limited edition product inside. I bought this limited edition Guerlain Bronzer which came at the perfect time when summer is here in Canada. The first thing that caught my eye is the beautiful pattern and the packaging of this bronzer.

The beautiful pattern on this bronzer has some golden sheen to it which fades away after few uses and then the original bronzer color comes into work. The golden sheen looks nice on the skin and is not overly shiny or glittery but looks natural and would be best to use during a beach visit or for a party. Once that sheen is used up, the regular bronzer product comes into play which I already have and love.

The packaging of this bronzer is so beautiful and luxe. The size of the pan is very nice and has a few cm of filling on the sides. The cover of this bronzer has a nice size of the mirror and is very handy on the go. I have swatched the shades in this bronzer separately. When I combine both brown and peachy orange shades, it gives a nice natural finish on the skin, I do have to use it twice or thrice on the skin to show up nicely. I am okay with doing that as long as I get the most natural results.

I have Shade 3 in regular Guerlain bronzer and this is the same shade in this limited edition product. The powder feels very soft and blends well. The staying power is nice and for me, it stays on well for over 7 hours. As mentioned above, it does have a strong fragrance and I love it, every time I open this bronzer, it makes my mood so happy. I use this bronzer with my highlighter brush, not the fan brush, but something pointy and dense so that I can have a nice natural shadow on my areas that i want to bronze. For shaping my nose, i use a small brush like the MAC 217.

This bronzer in limited edition retails for CAD $80 excluding taxes.

Have you tried anything from Guerlain? What is your favorite bronzer?

 

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