GUERLAIN Terracotta Bronzer Review

Review of GUERLAIN Terracotta Bronzer

A GUERLAIN classic for a very good reason, the GUERLAIN Terracotta Bronzer is one of those cult beauty icons that’s loved the world over – and it’s now been reformulated so it’s more natural than ever.

Updated for 2021, Terracotta is now laced with 96% naturally-derived ingredients to stay true to GUERLAIN’s commitments to sustainability, but there’s no need to worry if you’re a diehard Terracotta fan: the results are just as show-stopping as before, if not better. Read on to find out all about this cult-status bronzer and why you need it in your makeup bag all year round…


The Most Important Thing About The GUERLAIN Terracotta Bronzer Is…

A true icon within the world of beauty, the GUERLAIN bronzer leaves a smooth, almost undetectable texture on the skin to add the most gorgeous, natural-looking bronze warmth to your complexion. The 40 year success of GUERLAIN’s bronzer has been boosted by the new-for-2021 formulation, which now includes 96% natural ingredients to be more mindful of the natural world while still delivering the same dreamy look as before as the soft powder melts into the skin for a long-lasting bronzed glow.


What Does It Look Like On?

Designed to give an authentic-looking sun-kissed tone to your complexion, GUERLAIN’s bronzer has a silky satin finish that looks like real skin. The bronzer isn’t glittery, but it instead features reflective shimmer particles that give a natural healthy glow that truly looks like it’s a natural part of your complexion. Each different undertone in the range offers a touch of Terracotta warmth to suit your complexion, while three intensities are offered to cater to all skin tones.


What Skin Type Is It For?

All skin types.


You Will Love This If…

If you are looking for a natural, long-lasting bronzed glow, the GUERLAIN Terracotta Bronzer is a truly luxurious and high-performing bronzer that doesn’t dry the skin or cling to dry patches. The pigment is strong but easy to work with when using a fluffy brush to evenly distribute across the face.

And if you’re a fan of multitasking beauty, you’ll love this as I also found that the GUERLAIN Terracotta Bronzer doubles up nicely as a beautiful bronzy blush, which made it look like I’d just come home from being on holiday!


Hero Ingredients:

The GUERLAIN bronzer is infused with natural Moroccan argan oil that nourishes the skin, making the bronzer comfortable for all-day wear. This is paired with naturally-derived pigments and a luminescent shimmer for all-day radiance.


What Does It Feel Like?

Richly pigmented but soft to the touch, the GUERLAIN bronzer comes in a pressed powder form that feels weightless when applied to the skin.


What Does It Smell Like?

Terracotta’s bronzing powder makes you look like you’ve just got back from a long, blissful holiday in a sun-kissed tropical paradise – and it’s fragrance makes you feel like you’re still there. The Terracotta powder’s fragrance centres around sweet ylang-ylang and orange blossom notes, which are blended into rich, creamy tonka bean and vanilla notes with sunny facets. For the finishing touch, a sensual dash of white musk adds a velvety touch to this irresistible fragrance. All in all, the aroma is just one of the many reasons why Terracotta has such a loyal fan base.


What’s Special About The Design?

The Terracotta case shifts and changes colour in the light. A rich brown swirled design shines through the slightly domed compact for a touch of sophistication, while the large mirror on the underside of the lid making the sleek compact perfect for on-the-go touch-ups.


How Do You Use It?

Apply the GUERLAIN bronzer using a fluffy brush to the areas where the sun would naturally hit. A top tip is to apply the bronzing powder by drawing a figure of “3” on each side of your face, sweeping your brush from the forehead to the cheekbones, and then from the cheekbones to the chin before finishing with a stroke down the neck.


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