Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Guerlain 30th Anniversary Bronzing Blush Powder (Summer 2014)

Guerlain Terracotta Sun Celebration Bronzing Blush Powder
Guerlain Terracotta Sun Celebration Bronzing Blush Powder
Guerlain Terracotta Sun Celebration Bronzing Blush Powder
Guerlain Terracotta Sun Celebration Bronzing Blush Powder

Guerlain Terracotta Sun Celebration Bronzing Blush Powder
Guerlain Terracotta Sun Celebration Bronzing Blush Powder

Guerlain Terracotta Sun Celebration Bronzing Blush Powder
Guerlain Terracotta Sun Celebration Bronzing Blush Powder

Guerlain Terracotta Sun Celebration Bronzing Blush Powder
Guerlain Terracotta Sun Celebration Bronzing Blush Powder

Guerlain Terracotta Sun Celebration Bronzing Blush Powder
Guerlain Terracotta Sun Celebration Bronzing Blush Powder

I've had this for about 3 weeks - it is a wooden compact. The lid for this product completely detaches to open. There is a big mirror on the inside of the lid and it has a magnetic closure. In order to close the compact, the three magnets must be lined up  to connect with each other. To open the compact, you twist the top and bottom of the compact in order to break to magnetic seal.
This product is made up of four segments: two bronzer segments (same shade), a peach blush and a pink blush. These are all matte very warm toned, highly pigmented shades. There is also a gold sun over-spray in the centre of the compact.
Make sure to brush away the gold over-spray before you use the product  or you will end up with gold glitter all over your face.
You can swirl your brush over all the segments and apply to the high points of your face to warm up the complexion - or you can apply the individual segments to different areas on your face. The only issue I've had in doing this, is that each individual segment is quite small so you really have to use a tapered face brush to pick up the shades individually (I've been using the Real Technique blush brush).
Also because the shades are so pigmented you need to use a light hand when applying them, otherwise you may wind up looking a little orange - as I did the first time I applied it. I just swirled my brush across the compact and went for it.
The powder is very finely milled, goes on smoothly & lasts about 8 hours on me without fading & has an absolutely gorgeous summer scent to it. It is not like the traditional Guerlain bronzer scent which have 'old lady' talc smell. I have also noticed that although the powder is matte for some reason,  it leaves a gorgeous subtle gold sheen on the skin (It must be whatever's left of the gold over-spray).
Although this product is expensive, if you're looking for a blush bronzer combo I would definitely recommend it. I love the warm colour it gives to the skin, the texture of the powder, its scent & its lasting power on the skin. The only people I would not recommend this for are the very fair. I am currently an  NC30 in MAC foundations, however if I was any paler I think this would look too dark for me.
This compact is limited edition, I'd grab it while you can. I got this in Primor in Spain for €47 and the cheapest I can find it on line is €65  Link!, so anyone going to Spain pick it up in Primor!

In the below photo I applied all shades swirled together to the high points of my face & then applied a little bit more of the pink and peach blush shades swirled together along my cheekbones.

Individual Swatches of Guerlain Terracotta Sun Celebration Powder
Individual Swatches of Guerlain Terracotta Sun Celebration Powder

All shades of Guerlain Terracotta Sun Celebration Powder swirled together
All shades of Guerlain Terracotta Sun Celebration Powder swirled together 
All shades of Guerlain Sun Celebration swirled together & applied to the high points of my face
All shades of Guerlain Sun Celebration swirled together & applied to the high points of my face

Guerlain Sun Celebration Bronzing & Blush Powder Packaging
Guerlain Sun Celebration Bronzing & Blush Powder Packaging
Guerlain Sun Celebration Bronzing & Blush Powder Ingredients list
Guerlain Sun Celebration Bronzing & Blush Powder Ingredients list

Please note I purchased all of the products mentioned. The above links are not affiliate links.
I hope you have enjoyed this post and found it useful!


LL

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