Hope you’re all happy and well. I love Guerlain products and the Terracotta bronzers are no exception; in fact, they are famous for them and quite right to. I recently reviewed the absolutely stunning Guerlain Terra Ora and now want to focus on Terracotta 4 Seasons Bronzer in this post.
Previously, i have owned the Guerlain Terracotta Mosaic 001 Blondes Halees, which gives a subtle pink bronzed tone to the skin and is lovely on tanned skin as a blusher. I am now running out of this, (see pic below) and thought i would opt for one without the pink in it for a change.
Guerlain brought out more shades of the 4 seasons bronzer this summer to add to the collection. I like at least 3 of them but do not need them so i decided to opt for 01 Blondes, (not one of the new lines added).
This one has 3 graduating shades of brown and one paler highlighting shade. It is ideal for pale to fair skin tones and can be used by swirling your brush through all four shades and applying with a large powder brush to the face or picking out various shades and using them to add colour, contour and highlight the face. I use it for both methods.
First, i swirl my Chanel powder brush in a circular motion once through all four shades and apply all over my face in a light sweep; then, i apply the darkest shade just under my cheekbones, the two mid shades on my cheekbones, temples and around my chin bone and the lightest highlighting shade on top of the cheekbones and down the centre of my face.
Left pictured are heavy swatches of each colour from top left to bottom right of the palette. Right pictured is a heavy swatch of the 4 shades combined.
There is no chunky glitter in this bronzer; however, it does leave a beautiful healthy looking, warm sheen to the face. The powder is very finely milled as you would expect from a high end product and also feels quite moisturizing when swatched and doesn’t dry out on the face either. Comes in a lovely brown casing in a velvet pouch.
Here’s the best thing about Terracotta bronzers. They are highly pigmented and never orange, unnatural or cheap looking. They last all day on the skin without fading or going patchy as well. It has a two year shelf life but my last one lasted much longer than that.
Note. All swatches except the 4 seasons bronzer have golden glitter. The trend is now moving away from products containing heavy glitter and moving towards subtle shimmer.
They’re not cheap! 10gms of product will set you back £46.50; however, it does contain gold, (known for aiding retention of collagen within the skin and creating a youthful appearance). Websites such as http://www.escentual.com sell them at quite a bit less than the recommended price and the great pigmentation will make them last a long time too.
You do have to use a smaller brush if you want to single out the individual shades; but, a large brush swirled through the whole palette; very lightly, creates a beautiful natural healthy glow to the skin.
I use Dior and Chanel bronzers as well as Guerlain and i always seem to reach for the Guerlain one more often than the others. Not because of the quality but more because Guerlain 4 seasons bronzer, just has a lot more of a healthy glow on my skin and a very subtle multi-dimensional quality about it; although, the other two each have their own unique qualities about them as well.
A bronzer well worth considering if you want a natural healthy glow to the skin or want to enhance your tan even further.
What high end bronzers do you use, if any? Have fun and i will see you all soon. 😉