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Guerlain Terracotta Collection Review, Photos, Swatches


Paradise Sand, Jungle Dust

Guerlain’s Terracotta Collection was an early summer sleeper collection. It consisted of products from bronzing powders to lip balms to mineral eyeshadows. Here’s a review of several of the products from the collection! 🙂

Paradise Sand and Jungle Dust Mineral Eyeshadows ($35.00 each) are loose, mineral eyeshadows kept in a convenient package. You twist the top off, and when you pull it out, there’s a wand attached to it, and it is the wand that picks up the color. This packaging makes it so I don’t get a big puff of mineral makeup all over my sink counter, for which I am quite happy!

I absolutely LOVED the Gloss Cashmere Velvet Matte Glosses ($28.00 each). They came in Rose Pondichery, Beige Bengali, and Rouge Sultan. These are really the stand out products from the launch. Rose Pondichery is a rosey-beige; Beige Bengali is a deeper brownish-beige shade; and Rouge Sultan is an unforgivably scarlet red.

I did also try High Shine Soothing Lip Balm ($30.00 each) in Coeur Caramel and Cocoa Love. Both shades are extremely sheer, but they are emollient and hydrating on lips. I can’t say that they’re worth $30 a pop, but they’re nice if you’ve got the money to spend. I’d much rather put my budget towards the glosses from this launch!

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Row 1: Pearly Shell Illuminating Sun Powder, Nacre des Mers Meteorites, Couer Caramel, Cocoa Love
Row 2: Rose Pondichery, Beige Bengali, Rouge Sultan; Paradise Sand, Jungle Dust


Row 1: Pearly Shell Illuminating Sun Powder, Nacre des Mers Meteorites, Couer Caramel, Cocoa Love
Row 2: Rose Pondichery, Beige Bengali, Rouge Sultan; Paradise Sand, Jungle Dust


Rose Pondichery


Beige Bengali


Rouge Sultan

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I’m only interested in the new Meteorites – any chance of seeing a picture of those??? – and the new quad, but these terracotta shades don’t interest me (I’m not really into bronz(ing) stuff).

Beige Bengali is perfect for you. Honestly, that’s how a gloss should look–so much better than those sheer, thin ones with a random sparkle bit.

I have Beige Bengali and I love it! Perfect coverage, long-lasting, non-drying…I could go on and on. I wish they had more colors because I love the gloss, but Beige Bengali is the only shade flattering for my complexion. I hope Guerlain makes these permanent eventually.

Sheila – I’m so glad to hear you say non-drying. I was afraid that when I saw their name contained the word “matte” that it meant they would dry my lips out as mattes typically tend to do on me. Now I really want to try these glosses after hearing a second positive review of them.

I think you would really like them Nicole! If anything, try to swatch them in person to see which shade suits you the best. Rouge Sultan is an orange-based red so I can’t wear it and I worry Rose Pondichery might be too bright on me. I really love the formula of these matte glosses though and I would love to get more.

Yay! So glad to hear someone else loves the new glosses, too 🙂

I wish there was a more extensive color range, too!

Beige Bengali is so my type of color. But that Rouge Sultan…damn, that’s some red that i would love to wear. These definitely come out looking like lipsticks as opposed to glosses. Very impressive!

LOVE the Rose Lipgloss!!! Christine, did you get a preview of the new Guerlain products?? I’m so so so excited to see the Summer Splash collection!!!!

That’s really fantastic! Definetly it’s not MAC, which priducts look like cheap trash! Guerlain is Guerlain and it worth of it’s price!

If they’re matte, they’re not really glosses because they’re not glossy.. I would say they’re more of a liquid lipstick formula. OMG, Rouge Sultan is HOTT..

They do feel like a liquid lipstick formula, but they don’t quite dry down like a regular liquid lipstick, though.

I like Beige Bengali, and maybe Rose Pondichery (or whatever it was lol). They’re very pigmented, I might buy them when I go to the mall next time. Thanks, Christine.

hmmmmmmmm. doesnt these mineral eyeshadows look like the ones that urban decay came out with, b.c they also have the tube with the wand in it?

Bought Red Sultan about 1-2 months ago. Definitely a lip lacquer and not a gloss! I tried it on & fell in love with the color, finish, and pigmentation. Totallt worth the splurge!

It’s odd that they call it a gloss, because it definitely feels like liquid lipstick. And oh yeah! It totally reminded me of old MAC lacquers.

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