Guerlain Terra India Terracotta Bronzing Powder Review, Photos, Swatches

Guerlain Terra India Terracotta Bronzing Powder
Guerlain Terra India Terracotta Bronzing Powder

Guerlain Terra India Terracotta Bronzing Powder ($55.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a medium, reddish brown with warm undertones and fine, golden shimmer. Bobbi Brown Bronze (LE, $45.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Parasol (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Most Necessary (P, $8.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Pause d'Ete (LE, $82.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Glow With It (P, $37.00) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Unabashed Bronzer (LE, $68.00) is warmer (90% similar). Cover FX Suntan Bronze (Right) (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Sun Bunny #1 (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Compassion (LE, $34.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Santos (LE, $8.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). theBalm Betty-Lou Manizer (P, $24.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). IT Cosmetics Warm Radiance (P, $34.00) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Spotlight (LE, $23.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Becca Sunset Waves (P, $38.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Chic Tropic (LE, $53.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). NARS Punta Cana (P, $38.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Becca Malibu Soleil (LE, $38.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Cloudy Copper (LE, $27.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). rms beauty Madeira Bronzer (P, $38.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

It’s a limited edition bronzing powder for the holidays, which is supposed to give the face an “enhanced and illuminated” effect, and it is scented with the brand’s Shalimar scent (which is noticeable in the pan and to a lesser degree, on the skin). The consistency was soft, just a smidgen dusty, but very blendable and forgiving on the skin, as it didn’t emphasize my skin’s natural texture. There was fine shimmer in the powder that translated to more of a satiny sheen as it was blended and buffed on my skin, so the finish looked natural and luminous but not shimmery or metallic. This shade wore well for eight and a half hours before fading.

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Guerlain Terra India Terracotta Bronzing Powder
Guerlain Terra India Terracotta Bronzing Powder

Guerlain Terra India Terracotta Bronzing Powder
Guerlain Terra India Terracotta Bronzing Powder

Guerlain Terra India Terracotta Bronzing Powder
Guerlain Terra India Terracotta Bronzing Powder

Guerlain Terra India Terracotta Bronzing Powder
Guerlain Terra India Terracotta Bronzing Powder

Guerlain Terra India Terracotta Bronzing Powder
Guerlain Terra India Terracotta Bronzing Powder

Guerlain Terra India Terracotta Bronzing Powder
Guerlain Terra India Terracotta Bronzing Powder

Guerlain Terra India Terracotta Bronzing Powder
Guerlain Terra India Terracotta Bronzing Powder

Guerlain Terra India Terracotta Bronzing Powder
Guerlain Terra India Terracotta Bronzing Powder

Guerlain Terra India Terracotta Bronzing Powder
Guerlain Terra India Terracotta Bronzing Powder

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Makeup Look
On face:
  • Guerlain Lingerie de Peau Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
  • Guerlain Terra India Bronzer
On eyes:
  • ColourPop Studio 1400 Super Shock Shadow Set
  • Urban Decay Honey Eyeliner
On lips:
  • Dior Golden Diorific Lipstick
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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).

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OMG!! Christine your makeup looks amazing!! The ColourPop eyeshadows looks gorgeous! Absolutely going to the website to check it out as I have never bought anything by ColourPop. Also, I always love the nude/light lipstick on you! You look beautiful!

That looks really beautiful. Reminds me of Warm Soul by MAC. It’s hard for me to pull off since I am so very pale, but would look lovely on almost everyone, I’d imagine.

Wow it looks gorgeous on you skin! I didn’t get that one but I might change my mind… although it looks very similar to the Michael Kors bronzer I own, I think the shade name is Flush, but that one is more metallic.
And I think I can officially be labeled “makeup obsessed” since I guessed what you were wearing on your lips before reading the details of your makeup look, lol! Can’t wait to read the review for that lippie, it looks really good in this picture.

Thank you, Lulle! It’s not super unique, and of course, one can definitely get away with just one go-to bronzer (or none at all, if you don’t bronze!).

This is a beautiful bronzer! I am so tempted by the reddish brown shade and that gorgeous sheen. Need to check out the scent as I have sensitivities (spouse even worse). On the wishlist!

Oh, I like this one! Very natural and yet enlivening on the cheeks, like sunkissed! Having missed out on CP Santos, I will have to keep this one under consideration.

It’s very beautiful on you, but my attention was drawn to your lipstick. I have got to have that lipstick. Just beautiful.

Oh! suddenly I think I might have to have this… It looks beautiful and something I might actually manage to use. I haven’t quite figured out the whole bronzing and highlighting thing. But this collections just keeps calling me with the meteorites and now this.
thanks for the review

I bet it would be pretty as a blush, though, but if you haven’t seen, I think Terracotta’s permanent range is more extensive than most for bronzers (but the regular line isn’t as shimmery as this one).

Thanks for the response Christine. I actually have the shade 07 from the permanent line and that actually works well as a bronzer for me. But this is just gorg I’m definitely considering and the packaging is nice as well.

Oh, good! I know that there are not as many bronzing options for darker skin tones, and of all brands, Guerlain is one of the few that seems to have a better range (my surprise is given their historic lack of darker foundations).

Dear Christine, i noticed that this powder is very shimmery and a bit orange. how does it compare to finish of hourglass bronzer?Thank you for your reply in advance.

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