Setup not complete. Please add your Bloglovin' URL to the Bloglovin' Button in the dashboard.

Tag: Guerlain Terracotta powder review


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.

Guerlain terracotta summer 2019 review swatches Terracotta Skin Foundation Stick, Terracotta Skin Highlighting Stick, Terracotta Touch loose powder, Aqua Allegoria Flora Cherrysia

“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 summer 2019 review swatches Terracotta Skin Foundation Stick, Terracotta Skin Highlighting Stick, Terracotta Touch loose powder, Aqua Allegoria Flora Cherrysia
Left – Highlighter Stick, Right – Foundation Stick

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. 

Left – Highlighter Stick, Right – Foundation Stick

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. ‘

Guerlain terracotta summer 2019 review swatches Terracotta Skin Foundation Stick, Terracotta Skin Highlighting Stick, Terracotta Touch loose powder, Aqua Allegoria Flora Cherrysia

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 summer 2019 review swatches Terracotta Skin Foundation Stick, Terracotta Skin Highlighting Stick, Terracotta Touch loose powder, Aqua Allegoria Flora Cherrysia

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 summer 2019 review swatches Terracotta Skin Foundation Stick, Terracotta Skin Highlighting Stick, Terracotta Touch loose powder, Aqua Allegoria Flora Cherrysia

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. ‘

Guerlain terracotta summer 2019 review swatches Terracotta Skin Foundation Stick, Terracotta Skin Highlighting Stick, Terracotta Touch loose powder, Aqua Allegoria Flora Cherrysia
Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Powder – 03 Natural Brunettes

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.

Guerlain terracotta summer 2019 review swatches Terracotta Skin Foundation Stick, Terracotta Skin Highlighting Stick, Terracotta Touch loose powder, Aqua Allegoria Flora Cherrysia

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 terracotta summer 2019 review swatches Terracotta Skin Foundation Stick, Terracotta Skin Highlighting Stick, Terracotta Touch loose powder, Aqua Allegoria Flora Cherrysia

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 BayShoppers Drug Mart, Saks Fifth Avenue, Sephora, and Holt Renfrew.

*Press samples

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.

*Press samples


Guerlain Summer by Terracotta 2018 Collection has some really gorgeous products and all are focussed on that healthy glow and solar radiance. I have loved and collected few products from the past year’s collection which are treasured for their packaging and formula, and of course which I rarely use on special occasions to not ruin the embossing and just keep them as collector items for me. From the Guerlain – Summer by Terracotta 2018 collection, I have two products which I will be going into detail in this post, which are Guerlain Terracotta powder, in a limited edition called Guerlain Terracotta Route des Îles and Guerlain Meteorites Le Parfum.

Guerlain - Summer by Terracotta 2018 Collection, Meteorites Le Parfum

Guerlain Terracotta Route des Îles

Guerlain Terracotta Route des Îles is a Guerlain Terracotta powder in a limited edition called Terracotta Route des Îles. The packaging is luxurious, environmentally sound wooden pack (using wood from PEFC approved sustainably managed forests) contains a wide mirror and a two-tone powder block. There is a combination of the best-selling Terracotta shade 03, subtly iridescent, which naturally warms all complexions, and the it-color for summer, a slight gold shimmer apricot color, to illuminate the tan. The colors can either be blended together to warm the complexion and enhance the natural radiance of the tan or applied separately to achieve the desired intensity. On the skin, they meld together to form a buildable silky veil, so fine that the result is impeccable and remains so, all day long. 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. Often copied but never equaled, the unique secret formula of Terracotta is reinterpreted in soft, vibrant colors. It retains the essential benefits of the legendary Terracotta bronzing powder: a buildable sun-kissed glow thanks to a comfortable and very fine texture for a naturally warmed complexion all day long.

Guerlain - Summer by Terracotta 2018 Collection, Meteorites Le Parfum

A unique combination of pigments to banish dullness and set the complexion glowing. A formula which does not dry out the skin and offers long-lasting comfort. Mistake-proof application. To give a natural healthy glow look to the entire face, try the Guerlain secret: trace a “3” on the skin. Mix the two shades together in a circular movement and apply the powder to the face: from the forehead to the cheekbones and down to the chin to recreate the natural glow of the first sunbeams. Sweep the apricot shade over the cheekbones for even more freshness.

Guerlain - Summer by Terracotta 2018 Collection, Meteorites Le Parfum

The formula is very luxurious, soft, buttery, and the perfect shade which is not orangey or too light, the perfect amount of tan to warm up the complexion and give a healthy sun-kissed glow.  The formula blends in beautifully into the complexion. The staying power is great as with all the bronzing powders from the house. I am a fan of Guerlain bronzing powders since last decade, even before I started this blog and every new release from the brand makes me more excited. I have used this limited edition bronzer few times and already in love.

Guerlain - Summer by Terracotta 2018 Collection, Meteorites Le Parfum

The summer has just started and I do use the Terracotta Bronzers all year round. I have repurchased the permanent shade 3 few times and is a regular part of my daily look and as my skin is medium tan, it works as a bronzer for the whole year and also as an all-over powder on the days I have the most tan in summer. The formula never emphasizes my imperfections and does not cause any irritations or breakouts as with all the Guerlain products I have used till now. As this is a limited edition powder, I highly recommend you to check this out before it is sold out.

Guerlain - Summer by Terracotta 2018 Collection, Meteorites Le Parfum

Guerlain Meteorites Le Parfum

Guerlain Meteorites Le Parfum – Eau de Toilette captures in a perfume all the freshness and subtlety of its mythical Météorites. Another distinguishing feature of these little-multicolored powder pearls, which reveal the beauty of every woman, is their delicate violet fragrance. Thierry Wasser, Guerlain’s master perfumer, reworked the violet in all its facets: from its green notes to its woody base, and even its powdery accents. The fragrance opens with apple for a fruity, slightly sharp note, while rose and violet fuse in a floral bouquet which is delightfully revealed through sensual white musk.

The fragrance comes in the same round bottle as Terracotta Le Parfum, with the beautiful addition of a silver-colored spray nozzle and a pearly pink cap. The textured paper label reproduces one of the symbols of the Meteorites range: the garland in the powder pearl colors enhanced with hints of silver.

Guerlain - Summer by Terracotta 2018 Collection, Meteorites Le Parfum

I would say this is the most exciting launch and an answer to all the fans of one of the most famous and loved product – Guerlain Meteorites pearls who have been wishing and wanting a fragrance which smells like the powder. As a part of my regular ritual to touch up my face with the Guerlain Meteorites pearls, the first part has always been to smell it, and now that the fragrance has come in a bottle, I am so excited every time I use it.

The fragrance classification is powdery, fruity, floral, perfect for the spring and summer. Top notes are bergamot, apple note, green notes. Heart notes are rose, violet. Base notes are white musk, woody notes. The fragrance is soft, gentle, pleasant powdery scent of violet. The top notes come are bright in the opening which gives freshness, which transforms and reveals tender violet into creamy-powdery violet which does smells likes the meteorites powder. I do feel it is on the sweeter side, not overly sweet but there is the presence of sweetness. The fragrance is not over-powering and can be used as a daily fragrance and even for work. The longevity is over 8 hours on my skin and the sillage is very close like it is made to enhance your skin as is the Meteorites Powder Pearls. I am really enjoying this scent, it is bright, fresh, pleasant, soft, ethereal and feminine.

Guerlain – Summer by Terracotta 2018 collection and Guerlain Meteorites Le Parfum are available at Sephora, Hudson’s Bay, Nordstrom, BeautyBoutique by Shoppers Drug Mart, Saks Fifth Avenue. Just to mention again that Guerlain – Summer by Terracotta 2018 collection is limited edition and I highly recommend you to check Guerlain Terracotta Route des Îles which I have been really in love these days.

*Press samples