Guerlain Terracotta Blooming Bee Bronzer 2022 Review & Swatches

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New 96% Naturally Derived Formula


Guerlain Terracotta Blooming Bee Bronzer 2022

The Guerlain Terracotta Bronzer is an icon in the beauty industry and for 2022 we have a brand new limited edition in the 96% natural formula that launched into the core collection last year. Check out the Guerlain Terracotta Blooming Bee Bronzer 2022 Review & Swatches I have all the details with photos and swatches here. Enjoy!

New Limited Edition Guerlain Terracotta Blooming Bee Bronzer

Guerlain Terracotta Blooming Bee Bronzer 2022
Guerlain Terracotta Blooming Bee Bronzer 2022

For summer 2022, we have this super pretty embossing of the brand’s emblem, the Bee, with a beautiful golden overspray.

The last few of these are still available at Escentual.*

As is always the case with the Summer limited editions, the gold is temporary as it wears away after a couple of uses. I love this because it makes the first opening of the compact super special. However, it is bittersweet, as it’s so gorgeous, you barely want to touch it!

This bronzer is all about delivering a healthy-looking and radiant glow and it’s formulated with 96% naturally-derived ingredients in line with Guerlain’s core Terracotta collection.

What Shade is Guerlain Terracotta Blooming Bee Bronzer

The bronzer in this compact is called Medium Warm and uses Guerlain’s best-selling shade n°3 in the 96% naturally formula.

Guerlain Terracotta Blooming Bee Bronzer 2022
Guerlain Terracotta Blooming Bee Bronzer 2022

There’s also a very pretty blush shade in a soft pink which makes up the body of the bee. The wings are a soft illuminating shade which Guerlain describe as a “luminescent shimmer naturally brings out the radiance of the complexion”.

It all blends together beautifully.

Guerlain Terracotta Blooming Bee Bronzer Swatch

I absolutely hate to swatch these because I just want to keep them forever and look at them, but then I know that I wouldn’t be doing my job properly!

So here’s the swatch!!

Guerlain Terracotta Blooming Bee Bronzer Swatch
Guerlain Terracotta Blooming Bee Bronzer Swatch

It’s a gorgeous wearable shade with a lovely luminosity.

I am always a fan of Guerlain bronzers. They apply and blend really nicely and last very well on the skin.

Where to buy the new Natural Guerlain Terracotta Bronzer

Available from the links below

What is in the Guerlain Terracotta Bronzer Permanent Collection?

There are four powders in different finishes in the Guerlain Terracotta Bronzer collection and they are available all year round. They are designed to suit any skin tone, whether in summer or winter.

  • NEW Terracotta Original – in new 96% natural formula launched 2021 (see swatches below)
  • Terracotta Matte – intensely matte finish (see below)
  • Terracotta Nude – one shades for all skin tones – read the full blog post
  • NEW Terracotta Light – in new 96% natural formula launched 2022. .Details coming soon
Guerlain Terracotta Blooming Bee Bronzer 2022
Guerlain Terracotta Blooming Bee Bronzer 2022 and Terracotta Light 2022

NEW Guerlain Terracotta Original – 96% Naturally Derived Formula

The brand new formulation is part of Guerlain’s commitment to naturality.

Guerlain Terracotta 2021 - new 96% Naturally Derived Formula
Guerlain Terracotta – new 96% Naturally Derived Formula
  • The formula uses 96% naturally-derived ingredients
  • Remaining 4% of ingredients have been meticulously selected to ensure a perfectly preserved formula and an impeccable, unchanged sensorial fee
  • Uses naturally-derived pigments and luminescent shimmers
  • For the first time Guerlain has added several drops of natural and ethically sourced Moroccan Argan oil, known for its nourishing properties
  • Delivers a natural bronzed effect and even better fusion with the skin
Guerlain Terracotta 2021
Guerlain Terracotta Permanent Collection

What is different with the Guerlain Terracotta Formula?

Whilst changing the formula to increase how natural the product is, Guerlain has worked hard to ensure the bronzer delivers an even more seamless, true-to-skin makeup result.

  • Uses super-fine powders with mineral pigments and luminescent shimmers
  • New inclusion of Argan Oil for enhanced skin benefits
  • Now available in three different intensities (Light, Medium and Deep) each available in two undertones, (Cool and Warm) – swatches below
  • These six shades are designed to adapt to all skin tones
  • New brush for increased seamless fusion with the skin (see below)

Guerlain Terracotta New Formula Shades & Swatches

Guerlain Terracotta 2021 Natural - 00, 01, 02 & 03
Guerlain Terracotta Natural Formula – 00, 01, 02 & 03

There are now six shades about across all intensities and undertones:

  • 00 Light Cool
  • 01 Light Warm
  • 02 Medium Cool
  • 03 Medium Warm
  • 04 Deep Cool
  • 05 Deep Warm


I have shades 00 Light Cool, 01 Light Warm, 02 Medium Cool, 03 Medium Warm:

Guerlain Terracotta 2021 Natural Swatches - 00, 01, 02 & 03
Guerlain Terracotta Natural Swatches – 00, 01, 02 & 03

My Review of the new Natural Formula

I think my favourite shade is 01 and as I always find with Guerlain bronzers, it is easy to apply and blend.

The finish provides a lovely soft sheen that’s skin-flattering and doesn’t exacerbate any skin texture. It picks up easily on the brush, like the previous formula, and it softer in the pan than the Matte formula that launched last year.

I will share a face shot soon too.

The New Terracotta Brush

The Terracotta brush has been reworked to feature extremely soft fibres to deliver the perfect finish. It is designed to deposit a light veil
of powder for a seamless, true-to skin result.

New Guerlain Terracotta Brush
New Guerlain Terracotta Brush

It is available at Selfridges*, Sephora UK* and John Lewis* for £33.

Terracotta Matte

The Guerlain Terracotta Matte formula made its debut in 2020, so it’s a fairly new addition to the core collection.

guerlain terracotta matte review 2020
Guerlain Terracotta Matte Medium

Terracotta Matte is another formula that’s 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.

Guerlain Terracotta Matte Swatch

guerlain terracotta matte medium swatch
Guerlain Terracotta Matte Swatch Medium

Terracotta Nude

This is probably my favourite ever Guerlain launch. It’s a beautiful glowy bronzer for fair skins, but works on all skin tones to perfect and add beautiful radiance.

guerlain terracotta nude 2020 review
Guerlain Terracotta Nude

Check out the Terracotta Nude blog post.

Terracotta Light

Light bronzing formula from Guerlain is such a beautiful and easy way to warm up the complexion with a hint of blush.

guerlain terracotta light spring 2018 review
Guerlain Terracotta Light

Check out the Terracotta Light blog post.

Where to shop the full Terracotta collection:

The full range of products is available at:

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