Every year Guerlain perpetuates the legend of Terracotta and produces a special limited edition bronzer presented in a wooden pot with a metallic lid with magnet closure. For the summer of 2016, Guerlain introduces the Terracotta Pause D’été bronzer, launching in June (USA) or July (UK).
The new bronzing powder duo is decorated with a motif of a golden rope, which frames Guerlain’s insignia embossed in the center of the powder. The universally flattering shade of bronzer is Terracotta shade No.03, while the central portion of the powder reveals a pinky-hued highlighter with subtle golden shimmer. The powder is scented with Terracotta’s signature fragrance, which blends the notes of citruses, bergamot and mandarin, with white flowers, and iris, with a warm woody base combined with white musk. Each of two shades can be used on its own, or blended together and worn as a sheer, radiant veil. To give a sun-kissed look to the entire face, you may also try the Guerlain’s special maneuver: trace a "3" on each side of the face. Apply the powder from the forehead to the cheeks and then to the chin, before moving down along the neck.
For the house of Guerlain, Terracotta bronzing powder is a legendary product. Terracotta was the first bronzer ever designed by Guerlain, and it debuted back in 1984. The bronzer was designed to mimic the soft glow of a sun-kissed skin, its natural radiance, and alluring copper tan. Its formula, which ensures long-lasting comfort, brings a wealth of moisturizing active ingredients to prevent drying out the skin. As explained by Guerlain, the legend of Terracotta is inspired by a trip to the heart of the desert. It captures the reflections of the sun and lights up the complexion, while creating an instant natural tan that is both matte and luminous. Guerlain Terracotta Pause D’été Bronzer retails at £50, or 67,50 €.
The launch is accompanied by Guerlain’s traditional limited edition summer offerings:
Guerlain Terracotta L’Eau Hâlée is a moisturizing, water-based liquid bronzer that lightens up the complexion and gives it a natural-looking, sun-kissed glow. You can use it on its own, or mix with your foundation or a favorite moisturizer. Thanks to its slightly gelatinous texture, the product applies easily, and it is even easier to blend. The product is delivered in a convenient 28ml bottle with drop dispenser. It is completely transfer-proof, so you don’t have to worry about staining your favorite shirt!
Guerlain My Terracota Bronzer is available in a shade named 02 Naturel Blondes. This time, the bronzer is delivered in a fun summer outfit, a coral-colored silicone sleeve which gives it a better grip.
Guerlain Kiss Kiss Lipstick is available in 367 Kiss Blossom and 342 Fancy Kiss, while Terracotta Sun Protect comes in SPF 15 and SPF 30 variants, each delivered in a 100ml tube. The Sun Protect guards your skin from both UVA and UVB radiation, and protects it from photo-induced aging and sunburns.