Thursday, January 21, 2010

Review: Guerlian Terrocotta Bronzing Powder, Shade 2

Ok, so this is a review for Guerlain's Terrocotta Bronzing Powder in shade 02. I actually got this as a gift over the summer but I decided to review it now because lets face it, who doesn't emulate Casper in the winter? Unless you're a tanner (and then you WILL end up like Casper and sooner than later, hehe).

Here's the case:

Guerlain definitely doesn't scrimp on the packaging. If you're a sucker for packaging, check these out!!! They're gorgeous!!!

Here's the label:

The pan:

I dropped mine and it broke :( I had to fix the broken part by pressing with alcohol. It still applies pretty, but no longer looks quite as nice :(

Here's a swatch:

And keep in mind that I am fairly pale, so it looks dark against my skin. Actually, it is a bit dark for me, but I use it as a blusher or a contour power, so all's well, haha!

Now, first off, the powder is very smooth and silky. It blends very well and gives a nice glow. Its very pigmented, so a little goes a long way. If you worry about value, this product will definitely last you quite a while, even with everyday use. Now, the product description claims that is is hydrating. I never really believe descriptions that claim that powders are hydrating because come on, who relies on powder to hydrate? And along with many other powders, this product contains talc, a drying agent. While it doesn't dry out my skin/emphasize dryness, I don't really feel that this product is hydrating.

As for the finish, it does have a bit of shimmer in it, but it is barely noticeable when worn, so the finish is mostly matte. Another thing that I really love about this line is the range of shades.

Here are some swatches from Sephora:

Unless you are really really dark, you should be able to find a shade that works for you unlike with other brands. I know Nar's bronzer is great, but it only comes in three shades that are very similar to each other, so there isn't as much range in shades. Anyway, I really recommend you try this if you can. If you're not willing to shell out the money, there are plenty of bronzers that will probably work just as well. But if you're a sucker for great packaging and product, try this!!!


Price: $46 (retail)

Ingredients: Talc, Nylon-12, Lauroyl Lysine, Magnesium Myristate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Octyl Palmitate, Squalene, Acrylates Copolymer, Glycerin, Boron Nitride, Dimethicone, Zinc Stearate, Pentaerythrityl Tetraoctanoate, Phenoxyethanol, Serine, Allantoin, Ethylparaben, Fragrance, Methicone, Tocopheryl Acetate, Propylparaben, Tetrasodium EDTA, Tocopheryl Linoleate, Sodium Hyaluronate. May Contain: Iron Oxides, Mica, Bismuth Oxychloride, Titanium Dioxide.

Disclosure: The product featured in this post was gien to me by a close friend for the purpose of my personal use. If you have any further questions about disclosure, don't hesitate to ask in the comments.

1 comment:

  1. I have this one in 00, which is totally matte. It's the only bronzer I own that is totally matte-no sparkle at all- and I love it!