Guerlain Terracotta Joli Teint Healthy Glow Powder Duo Review and Swatches

8th June 2015

I am head over in heels in love with all of Guerlain‘s new beauty releases as part of their Summer collection, and I have my eyes on a number of their products such as the Meteorites Rainbow Pearls and Waterproof Cream Shadows. The Guerlain Terracotta Joli Teint Natural Healthy Glow Powder Duo caught my eye in particular after I read Temptalia’s review, as it sounded like the perfect bronzing product for my super pale skintone.  

Guerlain Terracotta Joli Teint Healthy Glow Powder Duo

The Guerlain Terracotta Joli Teint Healthy Glow Powder Duo is £31.95 to purchase from Escentual, and is available in a total of four shades to cater for blondes and brunettes. The shades are divided into Light Blonde and Light Brunette, and Natural Blonde and Natural Brunette.

Guerlain Terracotta Joli Teint Healthy Glow Powder Duo

I opted for the palest which is 00 Light Blondes but I really don’t think the hair colours are very good for categorising the shades as you can be a pale blonde or brunette, or a medium skinned blonde or brunette. I would recommend ignoring the hair colours like I did, and opt for the shade that suits your skintone and preference.

The Guerlain Terracotta Joli Teint Healthy Glow Powder Duo is packaged within a pale gold, domed compact with a mirror with the lid. The packaging is quite plain for Guerlain, but it’s so sleek and I like that there’s no unnecessary packaging which would be perfect for travel.

Guerlain Terracotta Joli Teint Healthy Glow Powder Duo

The powder has a beautiful sun design and is divided into two sections; the majority of the powder is a warmer toned bronzer that claims to impart a soft, sun-kissed radiance and there is a small segment of colour which in the 00 Light Blondes powder, is a rosy pink shade for more of a glow.

With blushes, I tend to opt for peach or coral shades but I decided against the coral version as I thought it might be a little too orangey when blended with the bronzer.

The powder itself has quite a strong perfume fragrance to it which I personally like, but if you don’t like fragranced face makeup, I’d recommend skipping this powder.. although you cannot detect the perfume once applied to the skin.

Guerlain Terracotta Joli Teint Healthy Glow Powder Duo

I tried to use the rose side of the powder individually but the section is too small to use on its own, but you can choose to use the bronzer on its own or the rose and bronzer together. The powder has an amazing, almost creamy consistency as it’s said to contain moisturising ingredients to add to the radiance of the skin.

The heavy fragrance is a blend of freesia, orange blossom, tonka beans and vanilla and it smells slightly tropical which is very fitting for a bronzing powder. I really like that the powder is completely matte as I’m not a fan of shimmery bronzers as I don’t find them to be very flattering.

To apply the Guerlain Terracotta Joli Teint Healthy Glow Powder Duo, I like to swirl my Real Techniques Blush Brush around the powder and apply it to my face in a ‘3’ shape as recommended by Guerlain.

The powder gives a really subtle and natural flush of bronze to the skin that looks so natural that it doesn’t look like you’re wearing bronzer.. it looks like a genuine tan from the sun.

Whenever I wear this powder, I find that I don’t need to wear blush as it doubles up as blush and a bronzer and it wears really well throughout the day and I can still visibly see it after six hours which is impressive for a bronzer as silky as this one.

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