Jun 13, 2010

Guerlain Terracotta Summer Collection

Hello summer! Welcome to the season of flip flops and fake tans! While I might not need a fake tan, I, like so many of us, could definitely use a healthy summer glow. Luckily I've been using products from a line that to me, epitomizes bronzey-summer sun-kissed makeup: Guerlain.

Guerlain has been around as long as your mother, grandmother, and even grandmother can remember! They've been purveyors of luxe makeup, fragrance, and skin care for over 175 years! While trendy new beauty brands come on to the scene as often as you need to sharpen your favorite eyeliner, they remain undeniably present and popular. Not to gush or anything…

I know them best for their redonculously amazing bronzers. In fact all the products in their Terracotta line are J.Lo/Gisele beach-glow perfection. As I've stated before, there are many great bronzers out there, but if you want the Rolls Royce best than there's no question about which line to turn to. 

I've been loving their Terracotta Light Bronzing Powder and my only complaint is that it's a limited edition product only available this summer. Teracotta Light is a reinvented/updated version of their legendary iridescent bronzer. It has the same color clusters as Guerlain's Light Sheer Bronzing Powder (which is always available) but also has particles of mother-of-pearl to enhance your complexion. I've been wearing shade 02 Brunette. It's the perfect amount of color and the five iridescent shades help create a completely even glow every time my brush sweeps over the palette.

Another limited edition favorite is their new Terracotta Touch Glow-Enhancing Perfector.  We all have dark areas on our face and this highlighter does a fabulous job of correcting areas you want to hide. The click brush makes for precise applications and my eyes look bright when the formula is blended in. I added the highlighter on my brow bone, under the eyes, and directly below my waterline to make my black liner pop and bring out the brown in my eyes. The Perfector  also contains pure gold particles and a velvety polymer to smooth out the texture of your skin. 

Finally, I've been jazzing up my lips with Guerlain's Terracotta Glosses. I like these glosses (I'm wearing shade 04 Ambre) because their creamy and smell yummy. The consistency is shiny and the formula isn't sticky plus they each contain SPF 15 protection. The colors compliment a range of skin tones and are actually specially developed to enhance already glowing skin. 

1 comment:

  1. The first bronzer I ever used was a Guerlain Bronzer made for MEN with a great little cylinder brush in a cool case that housed it all. Do they still make it?