Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Powder

9/15/2016


I've been re-evaluating my makeup stash lately - I guess a makeup collection clearout has becom a yearly tradition in these parts, eh? Well, I have minimized the majority of my stuff and it was clear to me on what I should work on, get products more suitable for my needs etc. I have noticed that the only bronzer I actually use is theBalm Bahama Mama and it does have a much cooler undertone than majority of bronzers - thus making it ideal for contour or brontour (bronzing + contouring). I was under the impression my daily routine missed a slightly warmer bronzer for days when contouring isn't a priority and when I just want to add some warmth to my complexion.

After much thinking, reading numerous reviews etc. I was heading down the Guerlain path although none of their bronzers have lured me into a purchase after swatching them on my hand in person. But the positive reviews were overwhelming so I decided to suck it up, trust the reviews and finally make that investment. Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Powder (10 g | £36.00 but currently £32.40 via feelunique) - I have taken full advantage of a similar discount so I definitely suggest to get this baby on sale. 

What can be said about this makeup gem that hasn't been said before? Guerlain never disappoints and is the epitome of high-end luxury. This lavish compact is beautiful, sturdy and even when closed - you can catch a whiff of its classic powdery iris scent. People aren't exaggerating when they say this is highly perfumed. Luckily, I adore this type of scent + the presence of perfume in this bronzer doesn't irritate my skin. Those with sensitive skin and/or nose, beware. I've picked up the shade 03 Naturel - Brunette. I suppose the hardest thing with these bronzers is picking the shade and, I guess it depends on your preference but in my case following Guerlain's categorisation worked a treat! I was in pursuit of a warmer bronzer which I will be able to use all year round, not only during summer - meaning it should be very close to my skin tone, just a shade warmer and perhaps a shade deeper.

I got exactly what I wanted - a bronzer which I can use every day. It is warm but not orange - the shade I picked up might be too warm for pale skin tones, though. It's texture screams high-end, I mean - you can simply feel how fine and well-made it is. It does contain shimmer but oddly enough, it doesn't translate as much on the skin - it just makes it look soft. I also think this bronzer has some sort of blurring properties as the skin where it is applied looks seriously perfected (pores hidden, texture even). It lasts during the entire day, applies evenly, fades evenly, doesn't oxidize or migrate on the skin and has great color payoff. It is a glorious feeling when a makeup investment scores the total 100 - and to think, it was a blind buy!

  • U posljednje vrijeme sam sebi dala zadatak da preispitam vlastitu kozmeticku kolekciju i cini mi se da je pregled, analiza i uskladjivanje nakon uvida postao godisnji ritual u kojem neizmjerno uzivam! Nakon inspekcije utvrdila sam da je u biti jedini bronzer koji redovno koristim theBalm Bahama Mama koji je dosta hladnog podtona i zbog toga se moze koristiti i za tzv.'brontour' (bronzer + konturisanje). Ostala sam pod utiskom da mi u svakodnevnoj rutini nedostaje topliji bronzer tokom dana kada mi konturisanje nije prioritet i kada tenu zelim podariti samo malo topline.
  • Nakon temeljitog istrazivanja, mnostva procitanih recenzija iznova se kao ozbiljna opcija pojavljivao Guerlain, kao svojevrsni autoritet po pitanju bronzera. Interesantno, kada bih uzivo napravila swatch Guerlain bronzera, nikada ne bih ostala impresionirana (naprotiv). Ali je kolicina pozitivnih recenzija u beauty zajednici izuzetno velika i odlucila sam da im vjerujem i napokon se odlucim za ovu mini investiciju. Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Powder (10 g | preko feelunique-a kosta cca 83KM a ternutno je aktuelno snizenje tokom kojeg kosta cca 75KM) - toplo bih preporucila (ukoliko razmisljate o kupovini) da to ucinite tokom snizenja. Meni je barem mnogo lakse sto nisam platila nekih 100KM, koliko obicno naplacuju Guerlain bronzere u nasim parfumerijama.
  • A sta da vam napisem o ovom bronzeru a da ranije nije navedeno? Guerlain nikada ne razocara i opravdano je utjelovljenje luksuza. Raskosno pakovanje je atraktivno, cvrsto i cak kada je zatvoreno - osjeti se klasicni miris puderastog irisa (prepoznatljiv za Guerlain kozmetiku). Kada citate o intenzitetu ovog bronzera, ljudi zaista ne pretjeruju - izuzetno je parfimiran. Srecom, meni se miris dopada i nije mi iritirao kozu. Ipak, ako ste osjetljive koze ili nosa - oprez. Sebi sam kupila nijansu 03 Naturel - Brunette. Meni je bilo veoma tesko odluciti se za nijansu. Naravno, ovisno o vasim preferencama cete donijeti takvu odluku ali u mom slucaju se pokazalo ispravnim voditi se Guerlain podjelom (na brinete, plavuse). Licno sam zeljela bronzer koji cu moci koristiti tokom cijele godine (ne samo tokom ljeta), sto znaci da je slican mojoj kozi ali mozda za nijansu topliji i tamniji.
  • Mogu reci da sam dobila bas ono sto sam i zeljela - bronzer za svakodnevnu upotrebu. Topao je definitivno ali nije narandzast. Ipak, ako vam je ten veoma svijetao onda bi na vasoj kozi mogao djelovati narandzasto - sto nije slucaj na mojoj kozi. Po pitanju kvalitete pudera, izvrstan je - tacno pod prstima osjetite da je izuzetno fine teksture. Sadrzi shimmer ali iznenadjujuce, svjetlucave cestice se ne vide narocito na kozi. Ono sto sam primjetila jeste da koza djeluje 'omeksano'. Misljenja sam i da ima 'blurring' efekat i znatno usavrsi kozu (pore su umanjene, povrsina zagladjena). Trajnost je odlicna, nanosi se ravnomjerno i ravnomjerno blijedi sa koze, ne oksidizira niti se pomjera sa mjesta gdje ste ga nanijeli te je izvrsne pigmentacije. Divan je osjecaj kada blind buy prodje uspjesno i novac bude dobro ulozen.


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