The past one month was such a whirlwind of activity that makeup took a backseat for the most part! I first had to pack up my Mumbai place, shift to Bhopal (parent’s place) for a week then shift to the hotel for the wedding followed by the move to Tokyo. I had a small makeup kit in my purse which I used till the unpacking was done after coming to Tokyo and the Guerlain Terracotta Bronzer was the only cheek product I had in there. I’ve never been big on bronzers (except matte ones for contouring) but I’m a convert after using this one!
Guerlain is known for its powders and bronzers and I picked this up from the Sale event that Guerlain had hosted for hmangasite.info readers some time back. I don’t remember the actual price but I think I got it for under Rs 1500 after discount. The shade I have is 02 Brunettes which is perfect for my complexion.
The packaging is beautiful – the outside casing has 2 intertwined Gs and the powder itself is a mosaic of 5 shades including a golden bronze. Swirling them together, I get a beautiful peachy bronze shade that gives the perfect sunkissed glow to my skin. The powder is soft in texture, finely milled and sheer so its easy to build up. The golden particles are fine and not too densely distributed- they just add an iridescent glow to the skin. The powder blends into the skin seamlessly and overall just adds beautiful glowing warmth to the skin. I’ve been using this lately every time I put on makeup and it stays put for a long time (6+ hours).
I apply it in the classic 3 shape (temples, cheekbones, jawline) to get a warmed, slightly tanned look. Even though bronzers are classically considered to be summer products, I love using this in the winter to add some warmth to my skin. I tend to get a little paler in the cold here in Tokyo and using a light veil of this on my cheekbones adds some life and warmth to my complexion. The powder also has a mild fragrance that you can read about on the Guerlain website .
Overall, its a beautiful product to own and something one can use everyday! Its a luxury buy but if you’re in the mood for some indulgence, do check Guerlain’s collection of powders and bronzers. I love this powder and the only downside for me is that it doesn’t come with an accompanying brush! (though the lack of a brush makes the packaging quite slim and compact!).
[note color=”#FFEECA”]Do you have a favorite bronzer? Have you tried Guerlain powders and bronzers? Share your comments below! [/note]