Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Guerlain Terracotta Light Sheer Bronzing Powder


Aloha Sprinklerinos,

A few weeks ago the kindly PR people over at Guerlain gifted me with a far too generous goodie bag of gorgeous products to play with. To be clear, I'm not being a smug showy beauty blogger, just an excited like a kid at Christmas one. Hope that's alright with you :)

As any woman would, I have been thoroughly enjoying the luxury of these beauties and thought now is a good enough as any time to share one of them with you.

Guerlain Terracotta Light Sheer Bronzing Powder

Guerlain Terracotta Light Sheer Bronzing Powder

Guerlain Terracotta Light Sheer Bronzing Powder

Guerlain Terracotta Light Sheer Bronzing Powder

Guerlain Terracotta Light Sheer Bronzing Powder

Guerlain Terracotta Light Sheer Bronzing Powder

This last picture was taken slightly spur of the moment whilst I was wearing the bronzing powder. I had applied it about 6 hours prior and as you can see on my cheekbone, it is still going strong. As you can see from my jawbone however, my foundation wasn't! I know this isn't your classic 'beauty shot' but I'm hoping you'll all think, 'Oh how lovely to see the makeup in it's natural on-the-go form', haha. 

So, onto the product. Let's all just stop a moment and rejoice in how b-e-a-utiful it is. When I have this compact in my handbag, I feel like such a lady. It's mature, sophisticated and luxurious, just like me -raise eyebrows here. Also, rather conveniently the palette is complete with a good sized mirror. 

Retailing at £34 per compact (handy link HERE), this is definitely a high end item. With five different shades of tan ranging from dark to coral and luminous pearly particles, this powder leaves a gorgeous subtle bronzed effect with a hint of highlight. There are no glitter flecks, nor are you left orange, it is just a super classic bronzing powder. 

If you were to use a light hand I think you could blend this all over your face to set your foundation and add a slight glow, but I prefer to concentrate it on my cheek bones to give a bit of a tanned flush. I love the pigmentation of this powder (not so crazy that you run the risk of looking muddy, but not so faint that you have to spend years with your brush) and I find it blends easily into my liquid or gel foundation and works well with other powders.

All round I am so positive about this sheer bronzing powder. It is an absolute pleasure to have in my makeup bag and I look forward to making the most of it this Summer. 

What about you? Have you tried this product before? Would you spend £34 on a bronzing powder if it was really lovely? I'm always so interested to hear your thoughts on luxury beauty products!



Toodlepip!

xx

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94 comments:

  1. I think it looks like an amazing product! The pricetag is sky high though so I wouldn't buy it haha.

    X Valérie
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  2. This is gorgeous on you! I wish I had the money to splurge on Guerlain!

    Sarah
    morethanadored.blogspot.com

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  3. That looks gorgeous! Too bad it is so pricey, not sure if I would splurge. Maybe I could find a good dupe!

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    1. Do you live in the UK? If you find a good dupe then let me know!!
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  4. Very Nice, Although a bit too pricey, I think.

    Chloë x
    http://ioncehadthisdream.blogspot.co.uk/

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  5. Pretty! That platter is amazing too hehe <3 xx

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  6. It's like MUA!

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  7. This looks so pretty! + you look gorgeous in the bottom picture Louise :) x

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  8. Whoooah your eyes are so beautiful green in the last picture!

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  9. This looks lovely on you.
    I think if I tried it and I really liked it it would be the luxury Christmas present or birthday present I would ask for at the moment just couldn't justify spending that amount of money on a bronzer

    Carrieanne x

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  10. It actually is nice to see make-up on the natural on the go form! Now we can be sure that it stays put for the whole day!

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  11. It looks so pretty!

    x
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  12. Love it when things come in beautiful packaging :) I can't afford it, but I think you look gorgeous! Don't tell me that's not a beauty shot because it totally is!!! Very pretty!!

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  13. i like that Guerlain perfume in the photo!
    xx Stephanie (www.stephaniesstyleblog.blogspot.com)

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  14. Looks lovely, a bit too pricy for me though!

    xx

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  15. The bronzer looks so nice! If I weren't hunting the Estée Lauder bronzer whose name just won't come back to my mind right now... The limited one in any case xD I'd buy it. I'm picky with my bronzers if I find one I really like, the price is okay with me. I totally understand everyone who thinks me must because of it.

    xx

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  16. awh that looks so pretty on you, but i wouldn't spend 34 pounds on it!xxx

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  17. I need to get some good bronzer! I've been wanting to step out of the pale zone, but have been waiting on the sun!
    May have to give this a go as you look absolutely stunning, i'd probably spend that much if it works for me

    -Jade
    gracious-silhouettes.blogspot.co.uk

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  18. Ahh they sent you Rouge G de Guerlain too?! You're a lucky lady, Louise! This bronzer is gorgeous, but the lipstick is on top of my payday wishlist :). Michaela xoxo

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  19. I wouldn't probably spend that much on a bronzer because I don't use them all that often, but I've spent that much on a primer and you don't even see that!! Along with the tinted moisturiser to go on top of it...so double that haha. Laura Mercier is just too nice! x

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  20. It looks gorgeous on you but I would never even dream of spending that much on a bronzer!!

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  21. This gives you a lovely colour! Looks so flipping pretty as well... I am a sucker for pretty things!

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  22. I like it, it has a subtle but strong look :) The price tag stops me though!

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  23. Looks like a really nice product, and the lasting power - wow! Although the price of it does scare me a little.... So for that reason I probably won't buy it, would love to try it though!
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  24. This looks like such a beautiful product! I will definitely have to buy it, I have been looking for a good Bronzer for a while and I think this one is perfect!
    Thank you :)
    Love Maddie
    xxx

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  25. oooh this looks gorgeous!! so pretty on you! :)
    xxx
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  26. looks lovely but too expensive for me haha xoxo

    holly xox

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  27. It looks gorgeous on you! I don't love colour of the packaging, but that's a small issue! Handy that it comes with a large mirror, always prefer compacts that do! I usually spend around £25 on my bronzer/contour so maybe when I'm feeling extra luxurious I might give this a go! Thanks for another lovely blog post.

    Kitty xxx


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  28. Looks lovely!

    Katie xx
    http://beautybykw.blogspot.co.uk

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  29. These are really pretty! I love the powder it suits you!!
    Alana xx

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  30. I really want to try the bronzer!

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  31. Gorgeous as always Louise x

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  32. absolutely beautiful! Looks a lovely product, your so photogenic Louise!

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    xx

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  33. This is really lovely, collection 2000 actually do a similar looking one - not quite as long lasting I wouldn't imagine but it's cute! xoxo

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  34. Ive always stuck to high-street bronzers so would like to try a higher end one out, this looks like it could be a winner!

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  35. A few years ago, I took my older sister makeup shopping and we picked out this bronzer together (the Terracotta one). To this day, she will not wear any other bronzer! Plus, she's become obsessed with Guerlain and won't buy anything else. Yes, it's expensive makeup, but it's well worth having in your makeup bag if that's all you're going to use.

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  36. It looks beautiful! I've never tried Guerlain before but have always wanted too and now would be a perfect time to considering we're getting a lot of sunny day here in the U.K. :)

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  37. This bronzer looks so pretty. I like that it has lots of shades in it as I think it looks like a true bronze rather than orangey.

    Gillian from Glam Up Everyday x

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  38. Wow, that looks lovely! You can tell when products are good quality :)

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  39. Gorgeous compact would love this in my make up bag

    Nikita x

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  40. sounds like a great products!

    - Janine
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  41. if it lasts a long and doesn't hit pan for a while and amazing as it sounds, it's worth the splurge but if there is a dupe even better :)

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  42. you look sooooo beautiful louise!! I am lusting after that product!

    daniella
    simplybeautifulelegant.blogspot.com

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  43. Do you think the Physicians formula Powder Palette Multi-Colored Bronzer is a drugstore dupe for this? Here's a handy link to compare: bit.ly/ZqvDFF

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  44. I don't think I could spend that on a bronzer... I am trying to find one that I like at the moment and Tanya Burr used one that I think I might get (Rimmel - I think? I can't remember) in one of her latest videos. It's A LOT cheaper. I'm going to have a look around, when I find a drugstore version I like I will be posting about it on my blog :)

    Emilia Grace / Beauty Blog

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  45. Wow, Louise! This looks great! And it seems very long lasting.
    - Danielle
    www.keenbeauty.com

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  46. You hair and make up look amazing in that photo, the bronzer really suits your skin tone!

    Pipp xx
    http://pippjones281190.blogspot.co.uk

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  47. This product looks so pretty!

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  48. I think it looks super pretty, but I don't think I can afford a bronzer that expensive. Haha.

    Zoe // The Caribbean Flower

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  49. The packaging on that makes me feel so excited! I don't even know why xxxxxxxx

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  50. It looks gorgeous! Such a nice warm glow xx

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  51. Your face looks amazing with the bronzing powder. It really defines your face and help bring out your cheekbones!

    M.

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  52. Sounds (and looks) great! Bit out of my price range though xxx

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  53. Im naturally quite tanned and so dont use bronzer that often, but this one looks magical :O
    Loved the post louise!! xxxxx

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  55. I've always wanted to purchase something from Guerlain just because the brand as a whole seems so luxurious and beautiful. I definitely think i'll go for a lipstick though, maybe a red.

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  56. This looks really pretty and natural.
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  57. I have the pinker version of this product and I am so in love with it!!
    xx

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  58. Oh it looks gorgeous! I'm just starting to play around with bronzers. I usually end up looking like I got done playing in the mud when I wear them.

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    xo Molly

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  59. what a beautiful product (and a beautiful picture of you!), now i'm very tempted to get this one.. oh, the temptation, the addiction.. thanks for sharing!

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  60. ooh this looks so lovely! I'm looking for a new bronzer at the moment so this have given me some food for thought!

    Rhian xx

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  61. I'll be honest, I'm a total sucker for a pretty compact so probably would put this on a little treat wishlist! (At the moment I'm using an MUA one that is similar colours/tones so I'll have to settle for that, it's pretty lovely still!)

    Ash :-)

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  63. I would defiantly pay that much, it looks gorgeous. On my wishlist xxx

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  64. You look gorgeous! I do really want to try this xo

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  65. This is such a gorgeous bronzer and the packaging is divine but I don't think my student budget will stretch to £34! You look gorgeous as always x

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  66. I love your blog and your youtube videos! You're the sweetest person <3 Following you here now too :)

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  67. I have just really found Guerlain products i really like them but they are just a one off treat for me, one of my latest splurges by them was a lip gloss its beautiful and sparkly but only teeny sparkles i love it!

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  68. It looks amazing on you!! A little to pricey but i'm sure I could find one close to it! xx

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  69. That bronzing pallet looks so lovely :) maybe i will have to treat myself.
    Love xx

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  70. Ooo this looks lovely!! If only I had the money to splurge on higher end products ahh xx
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  71. The bronzer looks amazing on you Louise!

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  72. Hey Louise! you look fab as usual. I love the blush on you
    From a fan down under
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  73. This looks like a nice one to have :)
    also I'm really like the brick wall behind you in that shot! it's wiggly and cool-looking :)

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  74. Oh WOW! This looks like the most beautiful bronzer on you, the compact is so luxurious too. What an amazing goody bag to receive, so nice of them to do that for you xxx

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  75. Woweee, that is one gorgeous piece of make-up! I definitely want a piece of that. The price is a bit ouch though, why is that always the way? Think I might have to stick to NARS Laguna and wait till I win the lottery.

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  76. I love your blog and you inspired me to start one of my own. I would love it if you could give me feed back but understand if you don't have time. You look gorgeous in your photo <3

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  77. These type of bronzing powders are so much fun!! Love!

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  78. I definitely want to try that bronzer, it looks so lovely and natural! Just debating whether I can justify the price haha :) xx

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  79. This sounds like a great bronzer. I am on the lighter side, so I normally shy away from bronzers since most are too dark. I like that this one applies more on the sheer side.

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  80. You look fab! As always! I love Guerlain, if I had some cash to burn, Id definetelly go buy some fancy stuff! xxx

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  81. I used to be crazy for this bronzer about 5 years ago but for some reason I forgot to repurchase it and haven't used it since. But seeing it on you and after reading this review I'm definitely inspired to get it again!

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  82. Heeey,Louise!
    Atm I am using a bronzing powder from Inglot (the one which is all striped) and I kinda like it...I bought it when I was pale and it was very nice,cause it is nice shade and didn't make me look muddy...Right now I am tanned and I want smth more glowy...like this product, I am really thinking about purchasing it this summer (if I do,i will come back and write my thoughts about it). I prefer only high end make up items,cause I don't buy a lot and don't use a lot, so I go and buy rarely a treat for myself:) Thanx for the review, bronzing powder looks lovely on you, will go check it out later in the shop :)

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  83. It is quite pricey, but it looks really nice. I love last photo, you have such amazing eyes!

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  84. This look beautiful on you Louise. A great color choice for your coloring. I didn't see in your blog post what the color name of this one is. I would like to give it a try. Would you mind telling us which color this one is? Thanks so much :)

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