Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Product Review; "Guerlain Terracotta 4 Seasons Tailor Made Bronzing Powder"

Enriched with PURE GOLD this lightly milled bronzer continues the tradition of Guerlain's international acclaim when it comes to the look of sun-kissed skin.

Terracotta 4 Seasons Tailor Made Bronzing Powder is an incredibly light-weight pressed powder with rich floral notes that dissipate almost immediately leaving behind a haze of fragrance. Applied with a natural hair brush, I find that it also leaves behind only the faintest of texture.

Practically melting into skin or over foundation and powder, it is milled to appear on camera as nothing but a perfectly sculpted complexion. And where most bronzers include shimmer, the pure gold process in the formula only hints at reflection and is described by the company as matte though, it never looks or feels "dry". Instead you have 4 seperate shades to blend, layer, mix and match to suit your natural tone for shape and form that can hint at sun-exposure or can boast full-on bronze.

However, both color options, Blondes and Brunettes, are best suited for fair to medium skin tones but the shades available in each compact can be suited for either yellow or pink undertoned skin. If one combo looks a bit too ruddy, each offers a slightly lighter version that can perk up seams and brighten highpoints. A little bit of blending may be necessary, but I like the formula enough to go pretty heavy-handed with it. But it doesn't really matter how much you layer, it will never build in texture, only density of tone. And even that will only look light a deeper kiss of sunlight.

Guerlain Terracotta 4 Seasons Tailor Made Bronzing Powder; $74.00

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