Guerlain Chic Tropic Terracotta Bronzing Powder Review, Photos, Swatches

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Guerlain Chic Tropic Terracotta Bronzing Powder
Guerlain Chic Tropic Terracotta Bronzing Powder
Guerlain Chic Tropic Terracotta Bronzing Powder
Guerlain Chic Tropic Terracotta Bronzing Powder
Guerlain Chic Tropic Terracotta Bronzing Powder
Guerlain Chic Tropic Terracotta Bronzing Powder
Guerlain Chic Tropic Terracotta Bronzing Powder
Guerlain Chic Tropic Terracotta Bronzing Powder
Guerlain Chic Tropic Terracotta Bronzing Powder
Guerlain Chic Tropic Terracotta Bronzing Powder
Guerlain Chic Tropic Terracotta Bronzing Powder
Guerlain Chic Tropic Terracotta Bronzing Powder
Guerlain Chic Tropic Terracotta Bronzing Powder
Guerlain Chic Tropic Terracotta Bronzing Powder
Guerlain Chic Tropic Terracotta Bronzing Powder
Guerlain Chic Tropic Terracotta Bronzing Powder
Guerlain Chic Tropic Terracotta Bronzing Powder
Guerlain Chic Tropic Terracotta Bronzing Powder
Guerlain Chic Tropic Terracotta Bronzing Powder
Guerlain Chic Tropic Terracotta Bronzing Powder
Guerlain Chic Tropic Terracotta Bronzing Powder
Guerlain Chic Tropic Terracotta Bronzing Powder
Guerlain Chic Tropic Terracotta Bronzing Powder
Guerlain Chic Tropic Terracotta Bronzing Powder

Chic Tropic

Guerlain Chic Tropic Terracotta Bronzing Powder ($78.00 for 0.60 oz.) blends together to create a medium, burnt orange with warm undertones and a satin finish. The gold was an overspray, but the coral pieces went through the powder, and while there were only five of them, they definitely influenced the more subdued brown bronzer portion.

The new, limited edition bronzer is a Nordstrom Anniversary Sale exclusive, and the “dual-color powder” is supposed to “warm all complexions” with a “hint of coral.” The powder was soft, lightly dusty but finely-milled and easily applied, spread, and blended on the skin. It had good pigmentation that was easy to control (by using a lighter hand or a denser brush) depending on your preference for coverage. I tried to get as much of the overlay off of the powder before swatching or using it, and it seemed like there was a natural matte finish in the end–not quite matte but not truly shimmery either. The powder sat well on the skin and lasted for eight hours on me. Guerlain adds fragrance to their powders, though this particular bronzer was less heavily scented than past special editions.

Ingredients

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Makeup Look
On face:
  • Dior Star Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • Kat Von D Glimmer Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette
  • Urban Decay Scorch 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil
On lips:
  • MAC Baby Be Cool Lipglass
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Reviewer

Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

Learn more about her review process here.

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Christine, underneath the gold overspray, is the predominant colour the brown shade (of which so little shows – just the arches)? I hate oversprays at the best of times – either give me gold all the way through or skip it – but if it hides the main colour of the product, that’s just really annoying and would be enough to keep me from buying this even if I were interested in it.

I can’t do that orange color or handle the fragrance, but I just love staring at the embossing -it’s so stunning! Like a piece of art

I got this bronzer from France about a month ago (had someone bring it for me), and mine was SO heavily scented that you could smell it from the person’s closed luggage… Seriously.
I didn’t find it as good as the permanent line of Terracottas, but I did love to use the gold as a highlighter – too bad it was an overspray!

I’ve definitely had that experience with the majority of the LE Terracotta Bronzers!! I couldn’t believe how little this one was scented for me.

What beautiful presentation! It’s not a shade I can use, but I always appreciate the attention to detail Guerlain has with these powders.

With all that overspray it would be difficult to guess the shade of the bronzer. Oh well, very expensive but at least it is of good quality.

Seriously, I want that pattern in those exact shades for my bathroom & posh boudoir (If I ever have a posh boudoir).

This is a very beautiful look on you. The terracotta has such a pretty effect, but I also really, really love your eye shadow! You look so beachy & happy in that Guerlain cheek bronzer. Thank you for demonstrating it — love it!

This is so pretty! The colour would work better as a blush, I think, but I feel like I wouldn’t even want to dip a brush into it and ruin the design 🙂

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