Guerlain Electric Light Terracotta Copper Bronzing Powder Review & Swatches

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Guerlain Electric Light Terracotta Copper Bronzing Powder
Guerlain Electric Light Terracotta Copper Bronzing Powder
Guerlain Electric Light Terracotta Copper Bronzing Powder
Guerlain Electric Light Terracotta Copper Bronzing Powder
Guerlain Electric Light Terracotta Copper Bronzing Powder
Guerlain Electric Light Terracotta Copper Bronzing Powder
Guerlain Electric Light Terracotta Copper Bronzing Powder
Guerlain Electric Light Terracotta Copper Bronzing Powder
Guerlain Electric Light Terracotta Copper Bronzing Powder
Guerlain Electric Light Terracotta Copper Bronzing Powder
Guerlain Electric Light Terracotta Copper Bronzing Powder
Guerlain Electric Light Terracotta Copper Bronzing Powder
Guerlain Electric Light Terracotta Copper Bronzing Powder
Guerlain Electric Light Terracotta Copper Bronzing Powder
Guerlain Electric Light Terracotta Copper Bronzing Powder
Guerlain Electric Light Terracotta Copper Bronzing Powder
Guerlain Electric Light Terracotta Copper Bronzing Powder
Guerlain Electric Light Terracotta Copper Bronzing Powder
Guerlain Electric Light Terracotta Copper Bronzing Powder
Guerlain Electric Light Terracotta Copper Bronzing Powder
Guerlain Electric Light Terracotta Copper Bronzing Powder
Guerlain Electric Light Terracotta Copper Bronzing Powder
Guerlain Electric Light Terracotta Copper Bronzing Powder
Guerlain Electric Light Terracotta Copper Bronzing Powder
Guerlain Electric Light Terracotta Copper Bronzing Powder
Guerlain Electric Light Terracotta Copper Bronzing Powder
Guerlain Electric Light Terracotta Copper Bronzing Powder
Guerlain Electric Light Terracotta Copper Bronzing Powder
Guerlain Electric Light Terracotta Copper Bronzing Powder
Guerlain Electric Light Terracotta Copper Bronzing Powder

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Guerlain Electric Light Terracotta Copper Bronzing Powder ($56.00 for 0.30 oz.) is a light-medium gold with strong, warm undertones and a luminous sheen. This was more like a highlighter than a bronzer, though very fair skin tones may find it to be a light bronzer. The pigmentation was mostly opaque and buildable to full coverage with a second layer. It had a firmer, smooth consistency that wasn’t as finely-milled as I’d expect from the brand’s past powder releases, so it needed a slightly heavier hand to pick up product with a brush. The powder applied evenly to bare skin and blended out easily, though, and it didn’t emphasize my skin’s natural texture. It wore well for eight hours on me before fading noticeably.

Like most Guerlain Terracotta products, it is heavily scented with floral (violet, per the brand) notes–when I say heavily scented, I mean leaving it open perfumes a room, and it is noticeable applied.

Ingredients

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Makeup Look
On face:
  • Too Faced Born This Way Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
  • Guerlain Electric Light Terracotta Copper Bronzing Powder
On eyes:
  • Pat McGrath Sublime Bronze Temptation Eyeshadow Palette
  • Urban Decay Love Drug 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil
On lips:
  • ColourPop Blowzy Ultra Glossy Lip
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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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Whenever I notice a new Temptalia review of Guerlain I think, “Uh oh, how much will this cost me?” But I’m not interested in this one, thank goodness. And, although B+ is a good rating, for $56, it really should be an A.

It looks stunning applied. But, oh man, if it perfumes an entire room? It’ll have me in sneezing fits if I put this on my face, I think!

WOW perfumes a whole room. I mean I love my Guerlain Meteorites scent but if I leave the top off it doesn’t perfume the room. Even if I could wear this shade I wouldn’t purchase it for the heavy scent alone. I obviously don’t mind scent but in smaller doses.

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