Thursday, April 5th, 2012

Guerlain Terra Azzurra Bronzer & Blush
Guerlain Terra Azzurra Bronzer & Blush

Guerlain Terra Azzurra Bronzer & Blush

Guerlain Terra Azzurra Bronzer & Blush ($75.00 for 0.56 oz.) is made up of half bronzer and half blush. The collection is a collaboration with Emilio Pucci, and the print chosen was “Winter Capri.” I really liked that Guerlain changed up the compact’s cloth case, and it’s a very appropriate print for summer. It’s bold, vibrant, but has that summery, beachy breeze feel. It’s definitely more interesting than the velvety pouches we typically see.

Inside, there are four distinct shades, with over half of the compact made up of an orange-tinted tan with a very subtle satiny sheen. MAC Tan Tint is a little yellower. MAC Cajun is similar but more golden, less red-toned. MAC Sun Power is pretty similar, though a tad rustier. MAC Pink Power is similar. Urban Decay Toasted is also very similar. The bronzer seems fairly easy to replicate, and it does have subtle orange and red undertones.

The other three shades make up the other half (or less) of the compact. The first is a pale pink-white that really didn’t deposit much color, just shimmer. It was nearly imperceptible when I swatched it. Next to that is a medium pink with subtle blue undertones. Between the pink and the bronzer, there is a muted orange. These shades are done in a thin swirl, so they’re not particularly usable individually, though the bronzer could be used on its own.

When you mix the three blush shades, you’ll get a more coral-pink kind of color, and when you mix all four shades together, you get a tangerine-coral with a satiny sheen.  Becca Damselfly is similar but less pigmented and more golden in sheen. MAC My Paradise is more orange, more gold shimmered. Make Up For Ever #153 has a stronger golden sheen. It actually reminded me of MAC Ripe Peach quite a bit.

As expected, the texture is soft and smooth–very finely-milled–but not too dense, so it doesn’t feel powdery or kick-up excess product when you tap your brush against the surface. It blends out easily once applied, but it doesn’t fade away into nothing, so it’s well-balanced. When I tested out the wear, it wore well for around seven hours and looked slightly faded around the edges after eight hours. This powder is heavily fragranced with a floral scent, so if you are sensitive to scents, I recommend checking it out in person or finding a way to de-scent the powder. I had it open on my studio table, and I could catch whiffs of the fragrance from a foot away–the scent, of course, is not nearly as noticeable when it’s applied as it is in the compact.

The Glossover

LE
product

Terra Azzura Bronzer & Blush

A-
I think the blush gradient shades are lovely and very appropriate for summer, but the bronzer is less universally wearable--I think that red-orange undertone may be harder for cooler complexions to wear. Because the bronzer makes up half of the product, you should probably love the bronzer side of it!

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

9.5/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

8.5/10

Application

4.5/5

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Guerlain Terra Azzurra Bronzer & Blush
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Guerlain Terra Azzurra Bronzer & Blush
Guerlain Terra Azzurra Bronzer & Blush

Guerlain Terra Azzurra Bronzer & Blush
Guerlain Terra Azzurra Bronzer & Blush

Guerlain Terra Azzurra Bronzer & Blush
Guerlain Terra Azzurra Bronzer & Blush

Guerlain Terra Azzurra Bronzer & Blush
Guerlain Terra Azzurra Bronzer & Blush

Guerlain Terra Azzurra Bronzer & Blush
Guerlain Terra Azzurra Bronzer & Blush

Guerlain Terra Azzurra Bronzer & Blush
Guerlain Terra Azzurra Bronzer & Blush

Guerlain Terra Azzurra Bronzer & Blush
Guerlain Terra Azzurra Bronzer & Blush

Guerlain Terra Azzurra Bronzer & Blush
Guerlain Terra Azzurra Bronzer & Blush

Guerlain Terra Azzurra Bronzer & Blush
Guerlain Terra Azzurra Bronzer & Blush

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Nordstrom, $75 -- April 2012.

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

Becca Damselfly is similar but less pigmented and more golden in sheen. MAC My Paradise is more orange, more gold shimmered. Make Up For Ever #153 has a stronger golden sheen. It actually reminded me of MAC Ripe Peach quite a bit.

What makeup are you wearing?

On eyes: Urban Decay Chase, Last Call, Rockstar, Shattered, Loaded eyeshadows, Urban Decay Covet Eyeliner. On lips: Guerlain Sous Le Vent Rouge Automatique Shine.

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56 thoughts on “Guerlain Terra Azzurra Bronzer & Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Wow, it’s gorgeous!

  2. I love the fact that is has a satiny sheen and not loud shimmer/glitter. Its giving you a lovely glow!

  3. snm

    Wasn’t this collection LE? It doesn’t make a difference for me though,since it won’t be able internationally:/ Too bad that I loved everything about this.
    By the way,I really like the full face shots with the new lighting.You look really great in this particular one,the earrings and eye makeup looks cool together:)

  4. Jennifer

    Oh wow- that’s gorgeous. And very flattering on you, Christine!

    Is that last blended-out swatch of all the colors swirled together?

  5. Avatar of Hannah Hannah Spano

    I just wanted to post something Guerlain related but not about this particular blush. I clicked on your Nordstrom link and saw that they have the Guerlain Meteorites Cruel Gardenia Pressed Powder back on sale. The appoximate ship date is April 13th. I thought I was not seeing right for a second. Just wondering if you saw it also? Exciting!

  6. Miss J

    Beautiful! Will you be reviewing pearls from this colection too?

  7. Yael

    It gives such a beautiful glow I might just have to splurge…..

  8. Cindy

    This looks very promising! Guerlain is my weakness. I didn’t buy the Sun in the City to save for this one, do you think I can pull off this one, Christine? I’m nw15 with neutral undertones. I think I would use this mostly all the colours mixed as a blush, and maybe a bit of bronzer for contouring? Could that work for me?
    Thanks for the great swatches and comparisons, and I wanted to add that I really love your reviews and your opinion is very much appreciated :)

  9. Avatar of Steph Steph

    Looks great on you! Unfortunately not for my colouring, it would just look like dirt on my fair skin!

  10. It looks so beautiful on you, but alas, I worry that it would be a little too warm for my face. :-(

  11. Karyn

    Wait it’s NOT Limited Edition?! Praise the makeup gods, I can use my Bergdorf’s GC on something that is and come back to this.

      • Karyn

        Oof. Now do I get this or the cream blushes. I wonder how it would compare to the Edward Bess Monte Carlo highlighter I just bought…

        Christine are you reviewing anything else from this collection by chance? Also thanks for the reply :)

        • Sorry, I prefer not to give out information about what I am or am not reviewing – it is difficult for me to do so because I can’t make guarantees, so I prefer not to confirm.

  12. Avatar of Christina Christina

    Beautiful, Christine! I just love the whole look on you. Oh, and the Guerlain product is just lovely!

  13. Laura R

    looks beautiful on you!

  14. ARGH! Guerlain why do you do this to me?! LOL! I was REALLY excited about this product when I saw the announcement for it, but that perfume… Ugh. Their foundations actually make my skin heat up and turn red! I don’t know if it’s the customers’ demand or not but it’s always bothered me that high-end brands think everything they release has to smell like a perfume counter. FAR too much of a pointless – and potentially skin damaging – ingredient. Blerg!

    Looks pretty though. LOL

  15. Avatar of Alicia alicia

    Oooh your hair looks great in this pic!

  16. Sue

    Will you be reviewing the meteorites too?

  17. It looks so pretty!

  18. Avatar of Dee GUSnail

    That is quite pretty, sigh…

  19. this is REALLY NICE!!

  20. Avatar of DeepaMJ Deepa

    Omg, this suits you to a T here. I mean you look perfect with it!! Was wondering, do you think I would look nice with it? I use Guerlain’s Lingerie foundation no23, I am an Indian girl with a yellow undertone to my skin but I am not dark, I have olive skin. Thanks Christine! :D

  21. Avatar of tzwiggy t_zwiggy

    Reminds me of NARS Luster.

  22. I want this soooo bad! It’s been a while that I don’t “crave” for makeup… lately, nothing’s been wowing me! but this is WONDERFUL! it made me wanna sing. lol

  23. Victoria

    Wow you look amazing. The makeup overall looks amazing on you.

  24. Stephanie t-p

    I got to see this at the bay and omg soo pretty but she didn’t have it in stock yet so I ended up just buying the meteorites perles from the collection

  25. Avatar of Genevieve genevieve

    So pretty!!! I don’t care if it might not look good on my skin tone- I must have it!!! I will make it work:)

  26. Your camera photographed the produce too light, the bronzer looks more like an orange blush in your photo, it’s actually much darker or browner in person.

    • Are you looking at the right swatch? There is a swatch of the bronzer on its own, which is tan, and then all of the shades together – which comes together as fairly orange.

  27. Nancy

    Honestly, I just want it for the packaging and looks because I have a million blushes and bronzers but I really wish there were no orangey/red tones because then I could easily justify the price tag..

  28. Nancy

    By the way Christine, What camera do you use for photos here? and are you planning to review the Estee Lauder Invisible Fluid Makeup soon? :)

  29. Dana

    This looks gorgeous! I wish I could afford this, cheers to those who can :)

  30. sheena

    Wow! I cant believe that shade came out from all of those colors especially with a tan bronzer?? really??
    Oh! Its lovely!! If only it wasnt that expensive! :(

    ps: Christine you looked blooming in here! ;)

  31. BooBooNinja

    The pouch is wonderful.
    *sigh* Dang Guerlain and their awesome packaging! *shakes fist*

  32. Oh Lord have mercy! I am an NC30 and even wearing that I would look like I rolled around in some Doritos! Good Heavens I hate an orange based bronzer. That’s just not natural looking at all!

  33. Chloé

    haaa love when you take picture of you wearing products with your hair down it looks just really nice!

  34. Fernanda

    Christine, did you get extensions? Your hair seems fuller.

    • No – I’ve always had a ton of hair, lol. The ceiling fan may have been on so maybe that’s it? I’ve always been told by hairdressers (literally, every single one has made the comment to some effect) that I have enough hair for two people.

  35. Marina Ferro Make Up

    <3

  36. newyorkcandygal

    I just got it from sephora.com. I am struggling with which brush to use. I tried stippling brush, big full blush brush and either of them apply this blush perfectly (either too light or too heavy). Any suggestions?

    • xyz

       @newyorkcandygalOpps I did something wrong and send a reply without any text :) For well-pigmented blushes, I recommend using angled blush brush by Lumiere Cosmetics, it gives very natural and “gradient” effect to my skin. The quality of the brush isn’t particularly high, so you can replace it with any other long duo fibre brush :) I hope it  helps!

  37. O ooo

    Dangit, I want it sooo bad :/ I don’t know if it would suit me or not (I’m probably the warm type, with some yellow and a little bit of peachy undertones, but my hair is golden-coloured atm, so I’m a bit scared of any orange shades on my cheeks…).