Guerlain Terracotta Ultra Matte Bronzing Powder: Your French Riviera Glow in a Tin

🎶 Spring is in the air, everywhere I look around… 🎶

The sun is shining outside my window, there are thousands of daisies in the lawn, and about 10 different bronzers in my makeup bag.


My latest acquisition is the Guerlain Terracotta Ultra Matte Bronzing Powder, the new collector’s item in the Terracotta range.

It is housed in a white and gold reusable case, reminiscent of the makeup tins of the past. It’s probably not the most travel-friendly packaging ever created, but it’ll look uniquely pretty on your vanity.

Despite being matte, this bronzer is really easy to blend and not powdery at all – I’m incredibly impressed with how well it fuses with the skin! Plus, it has a very unique, expensive-looking finish that somehow manages to reflect the light even if there isn’t a single sparkle in sight.

Today I’ve applied the Guerlain Terracotta Ultra Matte Bronzing Powder all over my face, focusing on the areas that would naturally tan first. On the eyes I’ve used the Zoeva Cocoa Blend Eyeshadow Palette and on the lips I’m wearing the Lancôme Matte Shaker in 378 Pink Power

Swatches of the Guerlain Terracotta Ultra Matte Bronzing Powder: blended (L) and heavy (R). I’m sorry the blended swatch doesn’t really make this bronzer justice. It looks almost like a bruise here, but in real life the powder gives beautiful, believable warmth to the skin

Unfortunately, the Guerlain Terracotta Ultra Matte Bronzing Powder comes in only one warm-toned, medium-dark shade.

If you’re very fair, steer clear.

If you’re cool-toned, don’t even look at it.

But if you have a medium skin tone, the Guerlain Terracotta Ultra Matte Bronzing Powder will make you look and feel as though you’ve just spent a weekend on the French Riviera.

Not bad, huh? 😉

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    March 26, 2017 at 11:05 pm

    Yes, definitely too dark for my pale skin, but absolutely stunning on yours, lovely post 🙂

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    Shireen L. Platt
    March 27, 2017 at 12:00 am

    This looks like the perfect shade for my skin tone! I do need more bronzers in my stash…I only have like 5-6 which is considered little by my standard. I have a Guerlain Terracota bronzer in my Sephora Love list which unfortunately sold out now so I’m waiting for it to come back in stock to pick it up!

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    March 27, 2017 at 4:03 pm

    Not one for my coloring, it seems, but I feel like I need to dig out my bronzer again. So far I have neglected it, but with the sun shining I am craving a little pick me up for my complexion.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    The Editors Notebook
    March 28, 2017 at 1:39 am

    This looks really great on you!

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    March 28, 2017 at 3:08 pm

    I don’t really like warm toned bronzers as they tend to make me look too orange, so I will just pass it 🙂 Pink power rocks!

    Ela BellaWorld

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    March 28, 2017 at 4:16 pm

    Love Guerlain bronzers! I’m similar to you (I think!), so that might work one me. Worth checking out – cant resist a French Riviera skin! x

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    March 30, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    If this is warm toned and for medium/tan skin then this would be perfect. I need this! I find that most bronzers are made for fair skin. I love that it’s creamy and matte too, and still has some light. Thanks for the recommendation and I hope all is well with you Carol 🙂


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    April 6, 2017 at 2:15 am

    I love the tin box! As usual this is not available yet in the US and I don’t know when we’ll get it… Soon hopefully!

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    April 23, 2017 at 11:37 am

    Hey! Is this similar in shade to their usual bronzing powder?

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      Carol in a
      April 23, 2017 at 5:50 pm

      I wouldn’t know… It’s probably been 10 years since I used one of the original Terracotta bronzers!

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