Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Possibly the best bronzer in the World... Guerlain Terracotta Four Seasons Bronzer

Rid your winter complexion with the award winning Guerlain Terracotta Four Seasons Bronzer.If like me you've contemplated buying this bronzer, but were put off by the price tag, I'm here to tell you it's worth it, and so are you!

For the first time ever Terracotta from Guerlain, the hero of bronzers, give us not one but four bronzing powders.  I delayed buying this product; for £46 I thought to myself, I can buy two bronzers and still have some change! So I bought a Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder, which was too sparkly, then the Nars Laguna Bronzer, which cracked and crumbled within weeks. They say if you buy cheap, you buy twice - I sure learnt that the hard way.... Not that Blobbi Brown and Nars are cheap, but there's a reason Gerlain's Terracotta has such a cult following.

My first impression is that it's a very substantial product. The compact is quite heavy and the powder sufficiently packed in, no danger of this one crumbling. It also comes with an instructions leaflet and a suede pouch.... although for £46 it should come with some suede shoes.


Available in two colour ways -  Blonde and Brunette (this one is the Brunette version). The colour is amazingly intense. The caramel hues are so far away from the orange shades we're used to. It's very strongly pigmented so a little goes a long way. The finely milled powder applies like a dream, so smooth and flawless. It is wonderful for contouring! There's no glitter or sparkle, yet it's not too matte, more of a satin finish I'd say. Furthermore, the 4 powders allow you to easily create the colour that suits your complexion and the season.

This product is an instant lift - I looked sunkissed every time I use it. Yes it's pricey, but I've been using this one for 6 months now and it's barely gone down.


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