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Nothing says Summer quite like Guerlain’s Terracotta range. This year’s collection has two lovely new products in the form of Terracotta Matte and Terracotta Nude. Here’s the low down on the Guerlain Terracotta 2020 Collection. I have lots of photos and swatches for you.
Check out my Best Bronzers 2020 post to find the right one for you.
This collection truly is one I obsess about. I adore the Terracotta bronzers. They use beautiful tones, they are skin flattering and they smell like Summer.
On top of all that, they last forever, so they are an absolutely brilliant investment. This year we have a lovely new glowy powder too which is very exciting!
What is new in the Guerlain Terracotta 2020 Collection?
As I said at the top, there are two super summery additions to the line. They both have amazing formulations:
- Terracotta Nude – one shade to suit all skin tones (selling out everywhere fast!)
- Terracotta Matte – available in 3 shades: Light, Medium and Deep
What is Guerlain Terracotta Nude?
So this is a nude glow powder designed to deliver a bare skin effect in a long lasting formula. It will be the perfect illuminator for someone that craves a really natural, skin-like radiance that makes skin appear lit-from-within. It is the kind of product that you can’t overdo because the texture melts into the skin, and the tone adapts to individual complexions.
Guerlain say this is like “a ray of morning sunshine, sheer and luminous.”.
- Delicate and seamless veil that illuminates the complexion
- Lightweight texture smoothes the skin and instantly revives
- Gives a naturally warmed bare-skin effect, unique to each skintone
- Terracotta Nude comes in a universal shade that adapts to any skin tone
- Uses a chameleon ingredient: Gemnude Light
- Sheer shade blends naturally with any skin colouring to even out the complexion
- Enriched with moisturising active ingredients, the formula preserves the skin’s natural moisturisation
Terracotta Nude Swatch
This really is a rather unique product that you can only truly appreciate as it is applied to your complexion. The glow powder picks up easily on a brush, yet seems to disappear into the skin leaving nothing but a veil of radiance and a very natural looking warmth. It is quite stunning to see and experience.
I find it very smoothing on the skin, so much so that I can pretty much apply it anywhere on my face, without it emphasising texture of pores.
It gives the most amazing glow without looking like you are wearing highlighter and it is absolutely beautiful layered over the new Terracotta Matte powder (my shade is medium) which I will get to next.
Nude is a long lasting powder and it just kept my skin looking fresh, hydrated and luminous all day. Obsessed with this. Of course it also smells gorgeous just like any Terracotta product should.
Where to Buy Guerlain Terracotta Nude
Terracotta Nude is available at:
What is Guerlain Terracotta Matte
Until now, my favourite of the Guerlain bronzer has been Terracotta Light, but I think that just changed. Terracotta Matte is so easy to apply and blend, and it literally feels light as air on the skin. The formula uses Kaolin which is a white clay known for its mattifying properties and its ability to regulate excessive sebum production.
It reduces shine but not glow – very important!
This means you can warm and glow up the complexion and make sure you only shine in the places you want to. I have shade Medium and I found the application fool-proof. It is also beautiful on the eyes to warm and contour.
Where to Buy Guerlain Terracotta Matte
This new bronzer is £38 and is available now via the following links (this is also selling fast):
Plus, if you love your bronzy Summer collections, make sure you check out Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess 2020.
The Existing Terracotta Collection
Lots of last years Terracotta collection is still available so I thought I re-share those products with you too.
Guerlain Terracotta Skin Foundation Stick
The Terracotta Skin Foundation Stick brings together Guerlain’s healthy glow expertise in a super easy to use format. It is formulated for 12 hours waterproof wear and comes in 6 shades:
I was sent the shade Medium which is clearly not a match for my skin, so I can’t share before and after photos with you. But the texture is really beautiful – it literally melts into the skin and blends effortlessly.
The Medium shade actually works well as a contour stick on my skin tone, so I can definitely get use out of it.
Guerlain Terracotta Skin Highlighting Stick
I love a highlighter stick and this one is excellent! This comes in four shades and I have gold.
It is a cream highlighter with pearlescent particles that catch the light and warm up your complexion. It is humidity resistant so perfect for summer. It’s a lightweight formula with micro-powders and soft focus pigments for skin perfecting and subtle for a subtle glow. It contains jojoba extract which promises to keep skin hydrated for six hours.
Guerlain Terracotta Route Des Indes
This limited edition bronzer is always the star of the show of the Terracotta collections. This one is pretty amazing as expected.
Route Des Indes is a Bronzer & Blush in one, and it comes in the most incredible wooden compact. This year’s is a light coloured wood, which really does make a change. It features the best-selling Terracotta shade 03 combined with an over-spray of gold and a gorgeous pinky-peachy blush. The pan has a beautiful paisley-inspired pattern which I love!
The texture is silky smooth and easy to blend, and is formulated to be long lasting on the skin. This compact tends to sell out pretty fast, so grab it while you can.
Guerlain Terracotta Contour & Glow Palette
This is an exciting new addition to the line up – a contour, bronzer, blush and highlighter palette!
We have a matte contour powder to shape the face, a bronzing powder to give a healthy glow, a rosy-gold blush for a pretty flush and a highlighter to illuminate the cheekbones.
The powders have a lovely formula that’s easy to blend and build, and the shades are super pretty.
Guerlain Meteorites Perles De Satin
This is possibly the prettiest I have seen the Meteorites powder pearls! I love the paisley design on the tin and the shade inside is new.
It contains a new harmony of pink, coral and gold tones designed to refresh the complexion, correct any dullness and deliver light catching shimmer.
And of course it has the classic Meteorites smell that I find so comforting.
Where Can You Buy It?
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