Guerlain Terracotta Bronzers review, swatches

It is that time a year again when the sun is out and we expose more skin. Therefore,  most people are searching for that bronzed goddess glow. For women of color this achieved most of time using a red toned bronzer and for lighter skin tones golden toned bronzers are beautiful. Bronzer is one of my favorite products next to blush [hence the title of my blog :)].

I love Cover Girls Queen Collection Mineral Bronzer BUT, because I am a beauty addict I can never just rest on that one brand of bronzer. Two months ago, I went on a bronzer scavenger hunt to find this seasons best bronzer for myself and clients. After, raiding Sephora, MAC and Nigels Beauty Supply I landed at Nordstrom reviewing Guerlains Terracotta Bronzer collection for this summer. I picked up four of the bronzers. Each bronzer retails for around $50.00. Yikes! This was definitely a splurge. I gave in because the bronzers are very pigmented, semi-matte and the color range is PERFECT! After using the #3 bronzer for the past two months I can affirm that they may just be worth the hefty price tag. The bronzers are long lasting (literally all day), the #3 gives my skin a golden bronzed look and the #5 has more red which makes me look like I have the right amount of sun tan. I also picked up #8 which is the deepest in color and is very similar to Cover Girl’s Mineral Bronzer in Ebony. But, more pigmented which is displayed in the comparison pictures below. In February, I picked up the Gueralin Four Seasons Bronzer in #2. I posted pictures of that and swatches for comparison purposes.

Guerlain Terracotta Bronzers

Guerlain Terracotta Bronzer #8, #5, #2 and Guerlain Terracotta Light Sheer Bronzing Powder in Brunette #2
Guerlain Terracotta Bronzer
Love the packaging!
Guerlain Terracotta Bronzers swatch
 Right to Left swatches of #8, #5, #3 and the Light Sheer Bronzing Powder in #2
Guerlain Terracotta Bronzers and cover Girl Swatches
(from left to right) Cover Girl Mineral Bronzer in Ebony, Guerlain Terracotta Bronzer #8,  Guerlain Terracotta Bronzer #5, Cover Girl Mineral Bronzer in Brown Bronze. From the pictures you can see that the Guerlain bronzers are more prevalent in pigmentation. I had to rub my finger in the Cover Girl Mineral Bronzer a few times to get the color pay off displayed, versus the Guerlain was swatched once.

 

Guerlain Terracotta Bronzers swatch2
I posted this picture of the same comparison swatches under light to get an idea of the amount of shimmer in the bronzers. As you can see the Cover Girl Mineral Bronzer in Brown Bronze on the far right has fine pieces of gold shimmer.
Guerlain Four Seasons Bronzer in Brunette
Guerlain Four Seasons Bronzer in Brunette 02
Swatches over UDPP
Swatches over UDPP. (from left to right) Lower left corner, lower right corner,  top right corner and top left corner. From the swatches, you can see that the product is a direct depiction of its name. You can use this bronzer for all four seasons because it offers a color range that suits for the summer to the fall. Though, I love Guerlain’s Four Season Bronzer I prefer the single color terracotta bronzers. The texture of the four seasons bronzer is different and more difficult to pick up color.

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