Guerlain Chic Tropic Terracotta Bronzing Powder Review, Photos, Swatches
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.
- MAC Scone (LE, $28.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar).
- MAC Refined Golden (P, $28.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar).
- Tom Ford Beauty Gold Dust (P, $110.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar).
- MAC Golden (LE, $28.00) is darker (90% similar).
- Guerlain #02 (P, $53.00) is darker (90% similar).
- Burberry Copper Glow (P, $48.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar).
- Too Faced Unicorn Tears (Bronzer) (-, ) is more shimmery, more muted (90% similar).
- Guerlain #03 (P, $53.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar).
- Zoeva Impossible to Move (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).
- L'Oreal Medium (02) (P, $14.99) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar).
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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.
Yes, that’s the all over color! 🙂
Not a colour I could use but it’s a lovely pattern/design to it. 😉
The design is pretty!
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 was surprised it went so orange!
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.
They come up with some intricate designs!
This is stunning – almost too pretty to use! Wasn’t really expecting that much rose gold tone but it works!
It did look better before using it!
Oh my. That is just beautiful. Tempted to buy as an object of art, lol.
It is stunning in the pan!
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.
It was nice!
Seriously, I want that pattern in those exact shades for my bathroom & posh boudoir (If I ever have a posh boudoir).
That would be a very 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!
Thanks so much, LeeLee! 🙂
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 🙂
Better to skip if you don’t think you could use the design!
What an awesome design! Beautiful packaging and swatch!