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Guerlain Terra India Terracotta Bronzing Powder

Guerlain Terra India Terracotta Bronzing Powder
Guerlain Terra India Terracotta Bronzing Powder

Guerlain Terra India Terracotta Bronzing Powder ($55.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a medium, reddish brown with warm undertones and fine, golden shimmer. Bobbi Brown Bronze (LE, $45.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Spotlight (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). IT Cosmetics Warm Radiance (P, $34.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Most Necessary (P, $8.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Sun Bunny #1 (P) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Santos (LE, $8.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Parasol (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Pause d'Ete (LE, $82.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). theBalm Betty-Lou Manizer (P, $24.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Unabashed Bronzer (LE, $68.00) is warmer (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

It’s a limited edition bronzing powder for the holidays, which is supposed to give the face an “enhanced and illuminated” effect, and it is scented with the brand’s Shalimar scent (which is noticeable in the pan and to a lesser degree, on the skin). The consistency was soft, just a smidgen dusty, but very blendable and forgiving on the skin, as it didn’t emphasize my skin’s natural texture. There was fine shimmer in the powder that translated to more of a satiny sheen as it was blended and buffed on my skin, so the finish looked natural and luminous but not shimmery or metallic. This shade wore well for eight and a half hours before fading.

Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Powder Terra India
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

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Guerlain Perles de Legende Meteorites Pearls

Guerlain Perles de Legende Meteorites Perles
Guerlain Perles de Legende Meteorites Perles

Guerlain Perles de Legende Meteorites Perles ($65.00 for 0.80 oz.) is a translucent, gold-sparkled finishing powder. Guerlain Perles du Dragon (LE, $60.00) is cooler (95% similar). Guerlain Liu (LE, $88.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Hourglass Euphoric Strobe Light (P, $38.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Hourglass Surreal Light (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Perles de Nuit (LE, $60.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Giorgio Armani No. 02 (P, $62.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Hourglass Brilliant Strobe Light (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Perles des Neiges (LE, $80.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

This year’s holiday Meteorites Perles are supposed to have three shades: “pink to refresh, gold to illuminate, and a touch of blue to softly correct the complexion.” It is dominated by a lot of smaller gold pearls with a few larger pink and minty green pearls, and when I swatched and used it, it was mostly a translucent, yellowish powder with gold micro-sparkle. This year’s Meteorites’ shimmer/sparkle is more noticeable on the skin as a result, but the overall effect is one of the subtlest I’ve seen out of all the Meteorites I’ve tried. I think those who enjoy using this product and aren’t as concerned about a noticeable effect will be happy with their purchase, but as a fan of the product, I still found the difference to be incredibly subtle. What I noticed, for the most part, was that it gave my skin a warmer, slightly brighter look overall with fine sparkle all over the skin. It had no impact on the wear of my base products, and the sparkles were still visible eight hours later (when I tested for wear on bare skin).

Guerlain Meteorites Pearls Perles de Legende
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total

Guerlain Holiday 2016 Collection

Guerlain Holiday 2016 Collection
Guerlain Holiday 2016 Collection

Here’s a look at Guerlain’s holiday launch!

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Perles de Legende Meteorites | $65.00 | Limited Edition

Météorites Perles de Légende is an exclusive version with 3 shades inspired by Indian pigments: pink to refresh, gold to illuminate, and a touch of blue to softly correct the complexion. Thanks to the Stardust technology, a diamond powder encapsulated in microspheres, which reflects light to create a pure and endless glow on the skin. Specifically for this limited edition, Natalia Vodianova has imagined a new precious case for the Météorites Perles de Légende: a blue and gold design reflecting the colors of Indian jewel cases.

Shalimar Duo Eyeshadow | $46.00 | Limited Edition

Inspired by gold and sapphire Indian jewels, this limited-edition eyeshadow duo from Guerlain offers 2 precious shades, with multiple metallic reflections. Applied together or separately, these ultra-pigmented and metallic gold and sapphire blue-mauve shades will dress your lids like a jewel for your eyes.

Terracotta Terra Indian Bronzing Powder | $55.00 | Limited Edition

Terracotta Terra India, universal delicately iridescent limited-edition powder of the mythical Terracotta bronzing powder for Holiday. In a few brush strokes, the complexion is enhanced and illuminated, combining the sensuality of a natural tan with the radiance of a golden complexion. Specifically for this limited edition, Terracotta Terra India has an exclusive compact pattern inspired by Indian drawings and nestled inside a lacquered blue case.

Sparkling Gold L'Or Felt Eyeliner | $34.00 | Limited Edition

This ultra-precise eyeliner combines a silky formula, saturated with pigments and gold shimmer with a thin bristle brush for a perfect shimmery look. From the most subtle to the most graphic look, the eyes are instantly highlighted, vibrant and impactful, to shine during the end-of-year festivities. Adorn your eyes with gold like a real Indian princess.

Rouge G de Guerlain Exceptional Lip Colour | $56.00 | Limited Edition

  • Rouge Saphir Intense ruby red

KissKiss Creamy Shaping Lip Colour | $37.00 | Limited Edition

  • Rose Indien Warm fuchsia pink

Souffle d'Or de Shalimar Perfumed Iridescent Powder | $98.00 | Limited Edition

This fine, shimmering gold powder for body and hair is subtly perfumed with the vanilla, bergamot and orange blossom notes found in Shalimar Souffle de Parfum. A graceful press of the bulb releases the airy, loose, iridescent gold powder, along with a rush of delightful scent. The powder is housed in a reinterpretation of the world-famous Shalimar fragrance bottle.

Precious Light Pink Pearly Illuminator | $52.00 | Limited Edition

Precious Light illuminator for Holiday: your anti-dullness weapon, the best tool for perfect strobing! Matching every skintone, the Precious light pen illuminator from Guerlain, infused with subtle rosy micro-pearls, reflects light and instantly illuminates the complexion. Applied on top of makeup, the face is brightened with subtle pearly pink reflections with a few brush strokes.

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Guerlain Lingerie de Peau Natural Perfection Foundation

Guerlain 03N Naturel Lingerie de Peau
Guerlain 03N Naturel Lingerie de Peau

Guerlain 03N Naturel Lingerie de Peau ($63.00 for 1.0 fl. oz.) is the latest and greatest version of the Lingerie de Peau formula–it has been reformulated and now features 14 shades. The packaging was also updated to more of a rounded, square shape, which makes it easier to store, I think, and it is more comparable in diameter to many other liquid foundations on the market. The formula is supposed to be “invisible to the eye and to the touch” while “smoothing” and creating a “second skin.” It is a silicone-based foundation from what I can tell from the ingredient list. It has a very subtle floral fragrance–so subtle to my nose that I didn’t know it had fragrance until I checked for it.

Guerlain’s Lingerie de Peau is an exceptional foundation; I have always enjoyed it, and I’ve worn it extensively in its original formulation. I’m pleased to report that the reformulated version is excellent and has a comparable finish, wear, and blendability of the original. Where it differs is in the consistency: the new formula is much thinner and more like a liquid, whereas the original formula was more cream-like. I get more coverage faster with the original formula, but the new formula is more buildable from light to medium coverage. I wore them side-by-side one day, and other than that initial difference in application and cover, I couldn’t tell a difference between the two.

The new formula delivers buildable coverage from light to medium (about two layers), blends and spreads well across the skin and doesn’t sink into lines easily, sets and is touchable but still has a soft, natural finish, and looks like skin. I would actually agree that it made my skin appear smoother as well as more even in tone. The finish is just fantastic, as it doesn’t look overly dewy or totally matte but has enough luminosity to mimic the look of happy skin. The texture was thin, almost runny in a way, but it still yielded noticeable coverage in a single layer, which was easy to build upon as needed, whether all over or in specific areas. It took about a minute to two minutes for it to dry down, and it does look darker dried down than initially pumped from the bottle (true with the previous formula and most liquid formulas). I didn’t experience any oxidization or color changes throughout the day.

It wore well throughout the day, and it felt fuss-free because I often forgot I was wearing foundation at all–and that is the dream! It was easy to wear with or without setting powder, as it wore well and broke down nicely either way. The foundation was mostly transfer-resistant for me, even without setting powder, but if you are oilier, you might find it more likely to transfer. When I wore it on its own, it lasted for a solid ten hours with minimal signs of wear (slightly dewier but still even coverage). When I wore it with a setting powder, it lasted well for twelve hours. It wore long, and more importantly, well, because it was a gradual, even break down and doesn’t look oily, separated, or patchy at the end of the day.

Shade Range + Shade Tested

There are 14 shades available, and it is broken down into three groupings: cool (pink undertones), neutral (balance of pink and yellow undertones), and warm (yellow undertones). This is the most extensive shade range Guerlain has for any of its foundations, which is great news as the previous shade range was hard to fit into. However, the range could definitely use more medium-dark and darker shades (the range is more concentrated for fair to light-medium). I bought 03N Naturel to try, as I normally mix 02 Beige Clair and 03 Beige Naturel in Guerlain’s foundations (including the previous Lingerie de Peau formula), but I think 02N Naturel is going to be the better match as 03N Naturel is about a shade too dark on me. It matches the darker parts of my face but is noticeably different from my neck, so I’ve usually blended down my neck, just past my collarbone, which makes it wearable on me. 03N Naturel was more neutral in undertone compared to 03 Beige Naturel in the older formula, just slightly. I suspect I’ll grab 02N Naturel next time there’s a gift card event/sale.

For other foundation shades that I’ve tried, please see this FAQ, which includes my best matches as well as ones I have tried that are too dark/too light.

About My Skin

I have normal-to-dry skin, which tends to be mostly normal but occasionally has dry patches or spots around my upper cheeks, eyelids, and around the nose. I am not always dry in these areas, though. I consider myself light-medium in color with soft, warmer yellow undertones; I am not a true neutral (sometimes neutrals can look rosy on me), but foundations that are touted as warm-toned can lean too yellow on my complexion if they have fuller coverage. My neck is lighter than my face, while the edges of my face are darker than the center, so I try to match closer to my neck to minimize how far down I have to blend. While testing this foundation, I was mostly normal throughout and only had a bit of dryness around my nostrils.

Guerlain Lingerie de Peau Natural Perfection Foundation SPF20 03N Natural

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Guerlain Fall 2016 Launches | Eyeshadow Palettes, Lingerie de Peau Foundation

 

Guerlain Fall 2016 Launches
Guerlain Fall 2016 Launches

For fall, Guerlain introduces La Palette 5 Couleurs, plus reformulated Lingerie de Peau Foundation.

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Palette 5 Couleurs | $69.00 | New, Permanent

Each harmony associates 5 selected shades for a flawless result: 1 base to smooth out and illuminate, 2 nude shades and 2 smoky shades for a smoldering look. Each shade can be applied alone or layered to create a perfect harmony. Every look is possible, from nude to smoky, according to your wishes. Shades come in matte, satin or metallic finishes and are enriched with Light Pigments, reflecting light to make the eyes seem more open and brighter.

  • Rose Barbare (01) Plum
  • Tonka Imperiale (02) Neutral
  • Coque d’Or (03) Gold
  • L’Heure de Nuit (04) Smoky
  • Apres l’Ondee (05) Blue
  • Bois des Indes (06) Rose

KissKiss Lipstick | $37.00 | New, Permanent

  • Fall in Nude (500) Tender nude pink
  • Fall in Red (520) Delicate pinky red

Lingerie de Peau Natural Perfection Foundation SPF20 | $63.00 | New, Permanent

Guerlain’s Lingerie de Peau Natural Perfection Foundation SPF 20 enhances the complexion for a perfect, long-lasting, and natural-looking result on all skintones. This foundation contains SPF 20 and its fresh, light texture glides onto the contours of the face like a second skin to enhance your natural beauty all day long. It’s formulated with Guerlain Technology and Bio-Fusion micro-mesh, a combination of contouring and smoothing stretch fibers that are infused with natural silk and linen fibers so that they’re in perfect affinity with the skin. Hydrating agents provide softness and comfort throughout the day. Choose from a universal range of 14 natural-looking shades for every skintone: cool, neutral, and warm.

  • 02C Clair Rose (Formerly Rose Clair 12) Light skin tone, cool undertones
  • 03C Naturel Rose (Formerly Rose Naturel 13) Natural skin tone, cool undertones
  • 04C Moyen Rose Medium skin tone, cool undertones
  • 05C Fonce Rose Deep skin tone, cool undertones
  • 00N Porcelaine (Formerly Beige Pale 01) Porcelain skin tone, neutral undertones
  • 02N Clair (Formerly Beige Clair 02) Light skin tone, neutral undertones
  • 03N Naturel (Formerly Beige Naturel 03) Natural skin tone, neutral undertones
  • 04N Moyen (Formerly Beige Moyen 04) Medium skin tone, neutral undertones
  • 05N Fonce (Formerly Beige Fonce 05) Deep skin tone, neutral undertones
  • 02W Claire Dore (Formerly Ambre Pale 31) Light skin tone, warm undertones
  • 03W Naturel Dore (Formerly Dore Naturel 23) Natural skin tone, warm undertones
  • 04W Moyen Dore (Formerly Dore Moyen 24) Medium skin tone, warm undertones
  • 05W Fonce Dore Deep skin tone, warm undertones
  • 06W Tres Fonce Dore Very deep skin tone, warm undertones

Multi-Perfecting Concealer | $40.00 | New, Permanent

Color correct your skintone, hide dark circles and small imperfections, and create a natural-looking, flawless finish with Multi-Perfecting Concealer. It instantly blurs dark circles and imperfections while a treatment complex reduces the signs of under eye puffiness and hydrates overly dry skin.

  • 1 Light warm
  • 2 Light Cool
  • 3 Medium warm
  • 4 Medium cool
  • 5 Deep warm
  • 6 Very deep cool

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