Guerlain Terracotta Gold Light Bronzing Powder Review, Photos, Swatches

01/08

Guerlain Terracotta Gold Light Holiday 2017 Terracotta Bronzing Powder
Guerlain Terracotta Gold Light Holiday 2017 Terracotta Bronzing Powder
Guerlain Terracotta Gold Light Holiday 2017 Terracotta Bronzing Powder
Guerlain Terracotta Gold Light Holiday 2017 Terracotta Bronzing Powder
Guerlain Terracotta Gold Light Holiday 2017 Terracotta Bronzing Powder
Guerlain Terracotta Gold Light Holiday 2017 Terracotta Bronzing Powder
Guerlain Terracotta Gold Light Holiday 2017 Terracotta Bronzing Powder
Guerlain Terracotta Gold Light Holiday 2017 Terracotta Bronzing Powder
Guerlain Terracotta Gold Light Holiday 2017 Terracotta Bronzing Powder
Guerlain Terracotta Gold Light Holiday 2017 Terracotta Bronzing Powder
Guerlain Terracotta Gold Light Holiday 2017 Terracotta Bronzing Powder
Guerlain Terracotta Gold Light Holiday 2017 Terracotta Bronzing Powder
Guerlain Terracotta Gold Light Holiday 2017 Terracotta Bronzing Powder
Guerlain Terracotta Gold Light Holiday 2017 Terracotta Bronzing Powder
Guerlain Terracotta Gold Light Holiday 2017 Terracotta Bronzing Powder
Guerlain Terracotta Gold Light Holiday 2017 Terracotta Bronzing Powder
Guerlain Terracotta Gold Light Holiday 2017 Terracotta Bronzing Powder
Guerlain Terracotta Gold Light Holiday 2017 Terracotta Bronzing Powder
Guerlain Terracotta Gold Light Holiday 2017 Terracotta Bronzing Powder
Guerlain Terracotta Gold Light Holiday 2017 Terracotta Bronzing Powder
Guerlain Terracotta Gold Light Holiday 2017 Terracotta Bronzing Powder
Guerlain Terracotta Gold Light Holiday 2017 Terracotta Bronzing Powder
Guerlain Terracotta Gold Light Holiday 2017 Terracotta Bronzing Powder
Guerlain Terracotta Gold Light Holiday 2017 Terracotta Bronzing Powder

Terracotta Gold Light

Guerlain Terracotta Gold Light Holiday 2017 Terracotta Bronzing Powder ($60.00 for 0.30 oz.) is a light-medium gold with warm, yellow undertones and faint, golden pearl over a satin finish.

Per the brand, this holiday’s limited edition bronzing powder is supposed to give a “sunkissed, lit-from-within glow.” It has the brand’s signature Terracotta scent, though it was more moderate than other iterations have been–it didn’t flood my room with the scent after being opened for a half hour! The texture was soft but on the dustier side, which made it more prone to sheering out and harder to build up. I could see this working as a buildable bronzer on very light commplexions and a barely-there highlighter on deeper, very golden/yellow-based complexions. On my complexion (light-medium or so), I felt like it highlighted more than bronzed, but it was just the right tone and depth that it almost made other areas appear contoured. The powder wore nicely on my skin for eight hours before fading noticeably.

Ingredients

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Guerlain Parure Gold Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Translucent Powder
On eyes:
  • Natasha Denona Joya Eyeshadow Palette
  • Marc Jacobs Blacquer Eyeliner
On lips:
  • MAC Clouds in my Coffee Liptensity Lipstick

About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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It looks really light and sheer compared to the permanent collection! I think it’s an easy pass, although the packaging is beautiful.

Hmmm….it really does have that effect of reverse contouring, doesn’t it? I kind of like the effect! Especially on my more subdued days, although those mostly occur during summer. This *might* just be a type of highlighter I’d consider getting. Even if not Guerlain, because I’m going to try being good once I buy ND Lila!

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