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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.

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I have been really enjoying the Spring launches from Guerlain this year, the collection is already giving me the vibes in this so-called spring which still feels somewhat like winter but keeping my fingers crossed for the full fledged spring season in coming week.

Guerlain Spring 2019 Collection Morning Love review and swatches Guerlain Météorites Highlighter Duo, Guerlain KissKiss, Meteorites Pressed powder

“For me, happiness begins the moment you wake up. To help women feel beautiful, I created this spring collection as an antidote to the gloom and I delighted in slipping happy messages into their make-up products. Does beauty have the power to make us feel happy? I’m convinced that it does! ” Olivier Echaudemaison

Guerlain Spring 2019 Collection Morning Love review and swatches Guerlain Météorites Highlighter Duo, Guerlain KissKiss, Meteorites Pressed powder

Guerlain Météorites Compact Compact Illuminating Powder is a travel version of the legendary pearls that corrects, mattifies and delicately brightens the complexion. The pearls are finely pressed to reborn in a harmony of 4 beauty-enhancing shades to offer the perfect amount of light adapted to each skin tone. The pressed powder features the signature Météorites corrective matte and light-catching shades, offering tailored radiance to each complexion while the formula blurs pores and imperfections. It also offers shine-control action leaving the skin looking smooth, luminous and matte while at the same time helping it to retain moisture. The 4 shades of correcting powder to be used together or individually for skin tone correction.

Guerlain Spring 2019 Collection Morning Love review and swatches Guerlain Météorites Highlighter Duo, Guerlain KissKiss, Meteorites Pressed powder

Météorites pressed powder can be used as a setting powder or over the makeup to add radiance and do skin tone correction, works nicely as a touch up aid during the day. It can also be used on bare skin on the days you don’t want to apply makeup but still want some glow. I was not sure if this shade will work for me but as the powder is tranparent or I should say colorless, lightweight, and silky soft, it blends into the skin seamlessly.
I have have the Meteorites original version in same shade and it is one of most favorite powders to use for the subtle radiance while keeping my problem areas blurred.

Guerlain Météorites Highlighter Duo with its rose and lilac holographic shades. The Météorites Highlighter Duo reflects the light thanks to the two holographic shades.

‘In 1987, the loose powder was encapsulated into multicoloured pearls for the very first time: Météorites was born. With a brush stroke, these pearls move together to release an incredibly lightweight perfecting halo. The skin is diffused with light and glows with new radiance. ‘

Guerlain Spring 2019 Collection Morning Love review and swatches Guerlain Météorites Highlighter Duo, Guerlain KissKiss, Meteorites Pressed powder

Guerlain Météorites Highlighter Duo gives a light and subtle effect of the silky rosy highlighter shades. Both the shades in this duo work nicely when dry or a more intense effect when wet. The formula is pigmented, easy to apply, and blend nicely. I was under the impression it might not suit my medium skin tone but surprisingly it looks really pretty, I am all in for the spring look. The duo is nestled inside a cushion-style case and is the perfect travel companion. The packaging is designed with a mirror inside, you can touch-up your make-up any time of the day.

Guerlain Spring 2019 Collection Morning Love review and swatches Guerlain Météorites Highlighter Duo, Guerlain KissKiss, Meteorites Pressed powder

Guerlain KissKiss The Creamy Shaping Lip Colour is the same beautiful, pigmented, moisturizing formula in a new holographic finish. The lips feel and look comfortable, moisturized, plump, and smooth.
The sleek case features infinitely elegant curves and the lipstick itself is engraved with stars and moons, an elegant detail that evokes a promise of love greater than the stars with this springtime look. The two shades of this limited edition chic, timeless essential for a Morning Love look with a romantic touch I swatched in this post are 543 Peachy Star and 575 Lilac Moon.

Guerlain Spring 2019 Collection Morning Love review and swatches Guerlain Météorites Highlighter Duo, Guerlain KissKiss, Meteorites Pressed powder

Overall, a beautiful collection and definitely giving me the spring feel. 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 a fan of the Guerlain Lingerie de Peau foundation, reviewed here, since the last few years and it is one of my go-to foundation for everyday use. Guerlain L’Essentiel Natural Glow Foundation is one of the new launches which I have been so intrigued to try this year. Since the first look of the unique foundation bottle surfaced online, it has really created an impression of uniqueness and luxury from the house. The word ‘glow’ in the name of the foundation is another plus-plus for me, I am all about the natural glow, dewy skin.

Guerlain L'Essentiel Natural Glow Foundation

Guerlain L’Essentiel Natural Glow Foundation is described as a foundation made with 97% naturally-derived ingredients with a natural glow finish that lasts for 16 hours. The formula combines makeup with skincare benefits of hydrating, balancing, and protecting the skin from pollution. The unique design of the bottle by world-renowned designer Mathieu Lehanneur symbolizing the subtle art of balance.

Guerlain L'Essentiel Natural Glow Foundation

Guerlain L’Essentiel Natural Glow Foundation has a creamy texture that blends easily into the skin and looks very natural after application until the end of the day without caking or breaking. The formula is pigmented and one and a half pump is enough for me to have even more than medium coverage. It blends nicely with my fingers, brush, and even a sponge. I do like it better with the brush launched along with the foundation called Guerlain L’Essentiel Retractable Foundation Brush. The finish is radiant glowy skin and after a few minutes, it is more of dewy finish which I am obsessed with.

Guerlain L'Essentiel Natural Glow Foundation

For my oily areas on the face – basically my nose and forehead, I use loose powder with a very light hand. It stays put all day with or without finishing powder. The pump bottle is really nice to work with. The finish looks very natural, like healthy supple radiant skin. With the skincare benefits in this formula, I am very positive it is keeping my skin in balance now and for the future.

Guerlain L'Essentiel Natural Glow Foundation

The primer base I prefer under the foundation is the Guerlain Abeille Royale Youth Watery Oil, reviewed here, which I religiously incorporate in my skincare routine, I am on my third bottle, it is that good. The combination works great to give the flawless radiant finish that lasts for over 10 hours on my skin. The foundation does work well with other Guerlain primers I have tested it with –
Guerlain Blurring Active Base and Guerlain L’Or Radiance Concentrate with Pure Gold.

Guerlain L'Essentiel Natural Glow Foundation Abielle Royal Youth Watery Oil

Guerlain L’Essentiel Natural Glow Foundation is available in 30 shades and I have swatched all the shades of the foundation below.

00N – Porcelain

00C – Porcelain with cool undertones

00W – Porcelain with warm undertones

01N – Very light

01C – Very light cool

01W – very light warm

02N – light

02C – light cool

02W – light warm

03N – Natural

03C – natural cool

03W – natural warm

03.5C – beige cool

03.5N – beige

3.5W – beige warm

04N – medium

04C – medium cool

04W – medium warm

04.5N – amber

04.5C – amber cool

4.5W – amber warm

05N – honey

05C – honey cool

05W – honey warm

05.5N – deep

05.5C – deep cool

05.5W – deep warm

06N – very deep

06C – very deep cool

06W – very deep warm

For my medium skin tone with golden undertones, the closest match to my skin tone in Lingerie de Peau is 4N as I think 4W was a bit too yellow for me. I have swatched the Lingerie de Peau with the L’Essential Natural Glow Foundation in 4C, 4N, 4W. I am using 4N for both foundations, means you can easily shade match from Lingerie de Peau to the new L’Essential foundation.

Guerlain Retractable foundation brush is also designed by Mathieu Lehanneur. The design is ergonomic and makes the application of the foundation a very pleasant and gentle ritual on the skin. It goes nicely on all the areas of the face, sides of the nose, eye contour. I did not experience any streaking or demarcation lines for a natural make-up finish. I have washed the brush a few times, easy to clean, and there has been no shedding. The innovative retractable sleeve protects the soft, synthetic fibres.

Overall, I am really impressed by the formula and finish of this foundation. This foundation is absolutely worth checking out. 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


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