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Guerlain Pause d’Ete Terracotta Bronzing Powder Duo

Guerlain Pause d'Ete Terracotta Bronzing Powder Duo
Guerlain Pause d’Ete Terracotta Bronzing Powder Duo

Guerlain Pause d’Ete Terracotta Bronzing Powder Duo ($82.00 for 0.60 oz.) swirls together to create a warmer, medium orange-brown hue with a frosted shimmer. The gold is an overspray (which I tried to remove, but a bit of it lingered), while the browner shade is a medium-dark, golden brown, and the center shade was a light-medium coral-orange. Too Faced Luminous Peach (LE, ) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). NARS Esoteric (LE, $30.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Trace Gold (P, $23.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Guerlain Terra India (LE, $53.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Suqqu Hanachaori (02) (P, $34.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Linda (LE, $23.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Angelique (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, more muted (90% similar). Clinique Golden Glow (P, $27.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Center of the Universe (LE, $33.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Perfectly Poised (Outer) (LE, $33.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

It is housed in a wooden compact where the top lifts off completely and is held on by magnets. If you have a very small, tapered face brush, you could use the two shades separately, but it will be hard to avoid dipping into the other shade if you use an average-sized cheek brush. The powder is fragranced with “notes of orange blossom, tonka bean, vanilla, and white musk,” and it is heavily scented, but it wasn’t that noticeable applied. The texture of the bronzer was a little firmer but smooth, while the center shade softer and looser, so I felt like when I swirled my brush in the pan, I always got more of the center shade on the brush than the bronzing component. The powder applied well, blended nicely, and was easy to use; the shimmer didn’t emphasize pores or the skin’s natural texture. On me, it wore for eight hours.

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

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Guerlain My Terracotta Summer Collection for Summer 2016

Guerlain My Terracotta Summer Collection for Summer 2016
Guerlain My Terracotta Summer Collection for Summer 2016

Feel the sun with Terracotta Bronzing Powder by Guerlain. It naturally reproduces the varying shades of the sun, giving your complexion an instant natural glow with one quick, easy motion any time of the year.

The Details

Pause d'Ete Collector Bronzing Powder Duo, $82.00 (Limited Edition)

This limited-edition bronzing powder duo by Guerlain combines the brand’s best-selling Terracota shade 03 Natural Brunettes, which naturally warms all complexions, and the It-color for summer, a pink with a slight gold shimmer to illuminate your tan. It’s housed in a luxurious, environmentally sound wooden compact (using wood from PEFC-approved sustainably managed forests) and features a wide mirror. Its colors can either be blended together to warm the complexion and enhance the natural radiance of your tan or applied separately to achieve your desired intensity. The powder is fragranced with notes of orange blossom, tonka bean, vanilla and white musk.

KissKiss Shaping Cream Lip Color, $37.00 (Limited Edition)

KissKiss Shaping Cream Lip Color is enriched with plumping hyaluronic acid spheres to help your pout regain its fullness and softness. Added commiphora oil smoothes while mango butter hydrates and added notes of vanilla and violet leave you with a delicate scent. The satin-finish color comes packaged in a simply chic curvaceous tube case that’s a work of art in its own right.

  • Fancy Kiss (342) Coral
  • Kiss Blossom (367) Pink

My Terracotta Summer Bronzing Powder, $53.00 (Limited Edition)

Feel the sun with Terracotta Bronzing Powder by Guerlain. It naturally reproduces the varying shades of the sun, giving your complexion an instant natural glow with one quick, easy motion any time of the year. Its formula is enriched with moisturizing ingredients and won’t dry out the skin, while ultrafine pigments provide a very natural result with a nude skin-effect finish. It’s neither too powdery nor too shiny, embracing all the contours of your face. The powder is fragranced with notes of orange blossom, tonka bean, vanilla and white musk. In 02 Naturel Blondes.

L'Eau Hâlée' Tinted Cooling Water, $54.00 (Limited Edition)

Guerlain Terracotta L’Eau Hâlée is the brand’s first tinted cooling water that instantly recreates a natural, sun-kissed complexion. Its fine texture and universal color quickly melts onto the skin, allowing for multiple applications to suit every skin tone. Its formula includes a unique combination of pigments to banish dullness and leave your complexion glowing. The product won’t rub off or transfer onto clothing and its tiare flower fragrance leaves behind a gentle scent on your skin, instantly sweeping you away to an exotic, far-off paradise.

Guerlain Carousel Meteorites Pearls

Guerlain Carousel Meteorites Pearls
Guerlain Carousel Meteorites Pearls

Guerlain Carousel Meteorites Pearls ($62.00 for 0.80 oz.) is supposed to be a mix of “fuchsia,” “soft mauve,” “sunny yellow,” and “pearlescent white” that can be dusted all-over the face. It’s a light, pastel-ish pink with fine gold and champagne micro-shimmer. Guerlain Happy Glow Pearls (LE, $65.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Geek First Love (DC, $9.99) is less shimmery, more pigmented (90% similar). NARS Cheek Studio I (LE, $30.00) is more pigmented (90% similar). NYX Pastel Chic (P, $6.50) is less shimmery, more pigmented (90% similar). MAC Pearl Blossom (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, more pigmented, warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Clear Radiance (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Hourglass Ethereal Glow (P, $35.00) is less shimmery, darker, more pigmented (90% similar). Kat Von D Clyde (Light) (P, ) is more pigmented (90% similar). Kat Von D Gomez (Light) (P, ) is less shimmery, more pigmented (85% similar). Urban Decay X-Rated (P, $26.00) is more pigmented, cooler (85% similar). Zoeva Gentle Touch (P, $11.80) is darker, more pigmented (85% similar). Surratt Beauty Guimauve (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, darker, more pigmented (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

I wasn’t able to wear this all-over, because as soon as I did, it looked like I had applied pink blush all-over my face–and I absolutely used a finishing brush with this and lightly swept everything on. It worked better as a subtler blusher on my skin tone (light-medium with light yellow undertones), so I’ll be curious to hear from others on how they’re using it and what their complexion is. If you have more naturally pink-toned skin, it might work better all-over for your complexion than it did on me. It seemed more pigmented, which may be why the pink tone was more obvious when dusted all-over. The consistency is soft, smooth, and silky, as other Meteorite Pearls have been. Meteorite Pearls are usually intended to be used as a finishing, all-over powder, though this edition says it can be used as a setting powder (to improve hold) as well. It extended the wear of my base by maybe a half hour, but it didn’t have major impact on longevity. It does, however, produce a soft glow that looks very natural without being shimmery or metallic on the skin for eight hours.

Carousel

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Guerlain Carousel Meteorites Pearls for Spring/Summer 2016

Guerlain Carousel Meteorites Pearls for Spring/Summer 2016
Guerlain Carousel Meteorites Pearls for Spring/Summer 2016

During summertime, Guerlain Météorites Pearls are reinvented in delicate, pastel colors. This limited-edition skin-enhancing harmony gently fades away imperfections and gives your complexion a fresh glow. Fuchsia revives; soft mauve catches the light; sunny yellow fights dullness; and pearlescent white reflects the light. Innovative stardust technology transforms UV rays into visible, soft-focus, perfect light, while the mix of harmonious shades tailors luminosity to your skin tone.

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The Details

Meteorites Pearls, $62.00 (Limited Edition)

  • Carousel Fuchsia, soft mauve, sunny yellow, pearlescent white

Guerlain Blackjack & Khaki Driver Kohl Contour Eye Pencil

Guerlain Blackjack Kohl Contour Eye Pencil
Guerlain Blackjack Kohl Contour Eye Pencil

Guerlain Kohl Contour Eye Pencil ($31.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a new formula launching this spring, which will be available in five shades. I tried two of the five, which are reviewed below. The formula is supposed to be long-wearing, water-resistant, creamy, and pigmented. This pencil will need to be sharpened and includes one with the pencil. They’re an average eyeliner; not bad, not ground-breaking–the wear is decent but pigmentation could be better. The texture is a cross between creamy and waxy, so they glide well but still deposit even, smooth color without a lot of work.

Guerlain Blackjack Kohl Contour Eye Pencil ($31.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a medium-dark black with a semi-matte finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage and lasted for eight hours on me. The consistency was creamy and smooth enough to glide on easily. Colour Pop Swerve (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker, less glossy (95% similar). Colour Pop Swerve (P, $5.00) is cooler (95% similar). Guerlain Black Jack (01) (P, $30.00) is darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M10 Matte Black (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Smolder (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Buxom Call Me (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Perversion (P, $20.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Blacktrack (P, $16.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Stila Stingray (P, $22.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). MAC Black Brilliance (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Midnight (LE, $15.00) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M10 Matte Black (P, ) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Urban Decay Perversion (P, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Black Black (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Absolute Black (P, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Black Velvet (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker, less glossy (85% similar). MAC Superfly (P, $17.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Engraved (P, $16.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Graphblack (P, $17.00) is darker, less glossy (85% similar). Too Faced Perfect Black (P, $18.00) is darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Guerlain Khaki Driver Kohl Contour Eye Pencil ($31.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a slightly muted, medium-dark olive green with warm undertones and fine gold sparkle. It had semi-sheer color payoff in one pass, which was buildable to fully opaque color with three layers (this one is best applied in back-and-forth motions). The texture was smooth, creamy, and didn’t tug at the lash line. It lasted for seven and a half hours on me. MAC Army Style (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Sephora Roof Top Party (P, $10.00) is warmer (85% similar). Sephora Snakeskin Dress (17) (DC, $10.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Forever Green (P, $16.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty O(vert) (56) (P, $25.00) is darker (80% similar). bareMinerals 10AM (LE, $15.00) is darker (80% similar). L'Oreal Green Ivy (270) (P, $8.99) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Guerlain Mythic Meteorites Voyage Face Powder (Spring 2016)

Guerlain Mythic Meteorites Voyage Powder
Guerlain Mythic Meteorites Voyage Powder

Guerlain Mythic Meteorites Voyage Powder ($59.00 for 0.30 oz. / $179.00 for 0.30 oz. in compact) is a translucent, cool-toned pink and lavender hue with a satin finish. Guerlain Perles des Neiges (LE, $80.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Teint Beige (DC, $58.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Mythic (P, $55.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Perles du Dragon (LE, $60.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Clair (02) (P, $62.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Perles de Nuit (LE, $60.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Cle de Peau Pastel (11) (P, $55.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Guerlain Teint Rose (DC, $58.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). MAC Hot Sensation (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Parure de Nuit (LE, $67.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). NARS Paloma Highlight (P, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Forever Marilyn (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Chanel Lumiere Sculptee de Chanel Highlighting Powder (LE, $72.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Chanel Poudre Signee de Chanel Illuminating Powder (LE, $68.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

For spring, Guerlain released a new Meteorites Voyage powder, except that I’m not sure that it is genuinely new in terms of the shade. It also appears to be part of the permanent range, as it is available for purchase with the compact ($179) or as a refill/pan only ($59), which is how the Mythic/Voyage Powder was sold before. As far as I could tell, this is an updated representation of the previously released Mythic, but the color, application, texture, and appearance applied were nearly the same, except I think the new version is slightly smoother and more even and has a little less shimmer. The new version contains slightly more product (0.30 oz. compared to 0.26 oz.) and retails for $2 more ($59 compared to $57). According to the brand, my older version of Mythic had six correcting/illuminating shades while this one has five. Similarly, when I reviewed Claire last January, I also found that it was nearly impossible to tell the difference between that and Mythic on, so that is worth a look if you’re in the market for this type of product but want to get more for your money.

There’s a little more information with respect to the new version, and the powder is supposed to: correct and illuminate as a translucent, pressed powder that can be applied “to the entire face to fix makeup and improve hold.” The brand also suggests that you can highlight specific areas of the face by building up the product on the areas desired. It’s more of a slightly mattifying, brightening, and smoothing powder than a true highlighter, so I think if you were looking for a targeted highlighter, there are better optinos out there, but if you want a finishing or light setting powder, this might work for you. It extends the wear of my base products by one to two hours (but keep in mind, I have normal skin), but the wonder that I’ve always appreciated from the Meteorites Voyage powders has been how it blurs the skin and makes it appear smoother, more even, and a little brighter.

Mythic

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