Guerlain Ultra Shine Terracotta Ultra Bronzing Powder Review, Photos, Swatches

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Guerlain Ultra Shine Terracotta Ultra
Guerlain Ultra Shine Terracotta Ultra
Guerlain Ultra Shine Terracotta Ultra
Guerlain Ultra Shine Terracotta Ultra
Guerlain Ultra Shine Terracotta Ultra
Guerlain Ultra Shine Terracotta Ultra
Guerlain Ultra Shine Terracotta Ultra
Guerlain Ultra Shine Terracotta Ultra
Guerlain Ultra Shine Terracotta Ultra
Guerlain Ultra Shine Terracotta Ultra
Guerlain Ultra Shine Terracotta Ultra
Guerlain Ultra Shine Terracotta Ultra
Guerlain Ultra Shine Terracotta Ultra
Guerlain Ultra Shine Terracotta Ultra
Guerlain Ultra Shine Terracotta Ultra
Guerlain Ultra Shine Terracotta Ultra
Guerlain Ultra Shine Terracotta Ultra
Guerlain Ultra Shine Terracotta Ultra
Guerlain Ultra Shine Terracotta Ultra
Guerlain Ultra Shine Terracotta Ultra
Guerlain Ultra Shine Terracotta Ultra
Guerlain Ultra Shine Terracotta Ultra
Guerlain Ultra Shine Terracotta Ultra
Guerlain Ultra Shine Terracotta Ultra
Guerlain Ultra Shine Terracotta Ultra
Guerlain Ultra Shine Terracotta Ultra
Guerlain Ultra Shine Terracotta Ultra

Ultra Shine

Guerlain Ultra Shine Terracotta Ultra Bronzing Powder ($61.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a medium, golden brown with warm undertones and a fine, golden pearl. It had sheer coverage, which was buildable to medium coverage. It’s a new, limited edition powder bronzer that’s supposed to have “fine mother-of-pearl” in it that “imitates the dazzling light of skin that has been left silky by the sun.” The consistency was soft but powdery, and I suspect that the texture played a role in the pigmentation of the product.

For someone with a fair to light-medium skin tone, I think it would work well as a warm, golden bronzer but would get lost on other skin tones (Guerlain’s Terracotta range does have one of the wider shade ranges for bronzers, so look there if you are deeper!). If you’ve sensitive to scents or prefer your powders unscented, this might not be for me, as the powder is heavily scented with “freesia and orange blossom notes” that are “blended into tonka bean and vanilla notes.” I did not feel like the texture of the bronzer as as finely-milled or as smooth as past iterations in the Terracotta range, though it did blend out easily and sat well on the skin. The bronzer stayed on well for seven and a half hours before fading.

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Makeup Look
On face:
  • Dior Star Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • Urban Decay Sin Eyeshadow Primer Potion
  • Viseart Minx palette
  • Chanel Empreinte du Desert Eyeshadow Quad
  • Marc Jacobs Intro(vert) Highliner Gel Eye Crayon
On lips:
  • Chanel Esquisse Rouge Coco Stylo
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Guerlain seems to think it can get by on its laurels and “prestige” image but, for me, that’s just not enough. They used to have some good eyeshadows, which they discontinued and replaced with much poorer quality products. This bronzer – sorry, but for the price they are asking, they need to do better. When drugstore brands offer better stuff than this for 50 dollars less (and even less than that), I will pass on buying for “laurels” and “prestige”.

They were one of my favorite brands for awhile, but they’ve really lost me over the last year or so – they seem so unimaginative.

Amen to that, Mariella! The only thing they have that still appeals to me is their lip products. Plus, their holiday Meteorites, sometimes. ?

Even though the quality is rather stinky, it actually looks quite pretty on you as a soft, slightly peachy bronzer! Too bad the formula is poor, and that it stinks like a perfumed Pepe LaPew!?

I thought Guerlain bronzers would be flawless as its one of their signature products. Not that I need another bronzer but I want to at least be tempted by one of the best. ?

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