Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Guerlain Terracotta Light Sheer Bronzing Powder- Blonde

I've loved Guerlain Terracotta Light Sheer Bronzing Powder from the very first time I tested it a couple of years ago and have gone through my first compact of this bronzer very quickly. My color has always been Brunette (02) and it gave me a lovely sun kissed glow. That is, until recently, when the change in my skin tone has become very obvious and Brunette became too dark for me.It's weird, really. I'm not exactly all alabastered out. I'm just a very pale version of myself, so many of my favorite staple products need to go down a notch or two pigment-wise.

I was chatting with the SA at the Guerlain counter at Saks spending some time at Chanel. It was the day I got new (and much lighter) foundation and concealer, which was all the face paint I had on at that point (and some basic eye makeup). The SA commented that I could use some color on my cheeks. She looked at me carefully and reached for Terracotta Light bronzer. In Blonde.

And it worked. Blonde or not, this was the perfect color to bring out some natural looking warmth without going into orange territory. You can see the colors side by side- Blonde is not all that light, after all.

The SA didn't use the regular Terracotta bronzing brush. Instead, she applied the powder with a foundation brush like the one you see here. I've been trying it, but I think I still prefer the fluffy round brushes.

Guerlain Terracotta Light Sheer Bronzing Powder ($50) is available from Sephora and most department stores. I bought it at Saks NYC.

All photos are mine.


  1. I've been wanting to try out the Blonde Bronzer for so long, it looks just beautiful and it's tough to find a nicer bronzer for paler skin (as I AM all Albasatered out haha)

  2. Yep, agree with Stefanie^! :)
    This looks like a great product - it gives such a warm glow, can't wait to try it out myself at some point!!!


  3. Don't know if you will see this on such an old post, but what fluffy brush do you prefer with this bronzer?? :)

  4. I will check this out at the Guerlain counter when I am in the city next month! It's gorgeous, and though this is an older post, I am hoping they still have it available:) An excellent review (as always!). oxox Care

  5. I will check this out (purchase!) when I am next in the city (next month!) ... It's gorgeous, and I do have trouble finding bronzers such as this for my fair skin. I prefer a lighter touch with a bronzer and this is stunning. Excellent review as always! oxo Care


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