Guerlain | Summer Collection 2016 by Terracotta

Guerlain Summer 2016 opener

 

From the brand that has perfected the art of bronzing, comes the latest release: introducing Guerlain’s Summer Collection by Terracotta, a capsule range aimed at providing your skin with its most luxe faux glow yet. With a spicy new cover adorning the iconic Terracotta bronzing powder, lipsticks that just beg to be taken out & applied in public, and a new innovation in the field of washable tans, it’s like Guerlain has brought the beach that much closer to home. Works for me.

Guerlain Summer 2016

Guerlain | Summer Collection 2016 by Terracotta

Guerlain Terracotta Natural Blondes Summer 2016

Guerlain | My Terracotta 02 Natural Blondes Summer 2016 Limited Edition

Guerlain Terracotta Natural Blones Summer 2016 logo

Guerlain | My Terracotta 02 Natural Blondes Summer 2016 Limited Edition

Guerlain Terracotta Natural Blondes Summer 2016 compact

Guerlain | My Terracotta 02 Natural Blondes Summer 2016 Limited Edition

Guerlain Terracotta Summer 2016 Natural Blondes new 2

My Terracotta 02 Natural Blondes, limited edition (CAN $64.00) | Housed in the brand’s iconic tortoiseshell-pattern casing, this cult-fave product has been given a fiery new silicone outer sleeve for Summer 2016 (which adds a couple of dollars to the price, but it’s removable thus making it reusable, and provides some protection in the event the compact falls). The powder’s surface is embossed with a nautical-inspired rope design (that will wear down with use), and bears the newly reformulated Terracotta fragrance that consists of: freesia, orange blossom, tonka bean, vanilla & white musk — all of which combine to form the very essence of summer.

There really is no other bronzing powder currently available that is as finely-milled as that of Terracotta; the texture is so refined that once applied, it truly blends seamlessly upon the skin. Created with moisturizing properties to ensure skin stays hydrated throughout the wearing, there is no oxidation seen and it almost seems to get better (if that’s even possible) as it fuses with your skin’s warmth and natural oils.

 

Guerlain Terracotta Summer 2016 Natural Blondes macro new

Guerlain | My Terracotta 02 Natural Blondes Summer 2016 Limited Edition

Guerlain Terracotta Natural Blondes Summer 2016 macro 2

Guerlain | My Terracotta 02 Natural Blondes Summer 2016 Limited Edition

Guerlain Terracotta Natural Blondes Summer 2016 swatches

Guerlain | My Terracotta 02 Natural Blondes Summer 2016 Limited Edition (swatches)

Guerlain Terracotta Summer 2016 Natural Blondes new 1

Guerlain | My Terracotta 02 Natural Blondes Summer 2016 Limited Edition

Guerlain Terracotta Natural Blondes Summer 2016 & comps closed

A veritable tower of bronzing ‘macarons’, done in Guerlain style

Guerlain Terracotta Natural Blondes Summer 2016 & comps

Since the Terracotta powders rank as one of my absolutely favourites, and depending on the season and what level of glow I’m aiming for, I have several versions that I alternate between throughout the year. Please note that in the swatch below, it should read as 01 Light Brunettes and not 01 Natural Brunettes.

Previously reviewed:

Guerlain Terracotta Natural Blondes Summer 2016 & comps swatches

Guerlain | My Terracotta Summer 2016 Limited Edition & comparison swatches

Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Water

Terracotta L’Eau Hâlée, limited edition (CAN $62.00) | The latest innovation in the Terracotta family is a bronzing water with a light-as-air texture and slight cooling sensation felt upon the skin upon initial application. Dispensed via a dropper, this is a non-transferable yet still washable veil of colour that is best applied with your fingers (brushes, beauty sponges or even cotton pads can also be used, but will absorb way too much of the product along the way) for the most seamless and natural look. Scented with a tropical Tiaré flower fragrance (that serves to instantly transport me to the beach — any beach), the texture has a slight gel-like quality and is quite fool-proof to apply, as it becomes quickly absorbed and thus easy to build up if desired. One way to use L’Eau Hâlée is like a traditional bronzing product and therefore applied to key areas of the face where the sun would naturally hit (upper cheeks, forehead, bridge of the nose and tip of the chin), or you can also mix a few drops in to your favourite moisturizer for an all-over natural sunny radiance.

This one universally flattering shade is totally customizable, meaning you can layer it to achieve the intensity you prefer and the best part? No commitment, since it’s also easily removed at the end of the day with soap and water (or your preferred makeup remover).

Guerlain Bronzing Water 2

Guerlain | Terracotta L’Eau Hâlée Summer Limited Edition

Guerlain Bronzing Water macro

Guerlain | Terracotta L’Eau Hâlée Summer Limited Edition

Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Water collage

Guerlain | Terracotta L’Eau Hâlée Summer Limited Edition (swatches)

 

Guerlain Kiss Kiss Summer 2016

Guerlain | KissKiss Shaping Cream Lip Color Summer Limited Editions

Guerlain Kiss Kiss Summer 2016 logo

Guerlain | KissKiss Shaping Cream Lip Color Summer Limited Editions

Guerlain Kiss Kiss Summer 2016 duo 2

Guerlain | KissKiss Shaping Cream Lip Color Summer Limited Editions

Guerlain Kiss Kiss Summer 2016 open 2

Guerlain | KissKiss Shaping Cream Lip Color Summer Limited Editions

Guerlain Kiss Kiss Summer 2016 macro

Guerlain | KissKiss Shaping Cream Lip Color Summer Limited Editions

Guerlain Kiss Kiss Summer 2016 open

Guerlain | KissKiss Shaping Cream Lip Color Summer Limited Editions

Guerlain Kiss Kiss Summer 2016 duo swatches

Guerlain | KissKiss Shaping Cream Lip Color Summer Limited Editions

Guerlain Fancy Kiss Summmer 2016

342 Fancy Kiss, limited edition (CAN $43.00) | A soft peachy/apricot hue with semi-opaque coverage, in the brand’s hydrating formula that leaves lips feeling moisturized both throughout and after wearing. There’s just the right balance between pink and orange/coral in the base, to make this shade wearable by a wide range of skin tones and I can totally see this as the perfect counterpoint to a light tan.

Guerlain Fancy Kiss Summer 2016 swatch

Guerlain | 342 Fancy Kiss swatch

Guerlain Kiss Bloss Summer 2016

367 Kiss Blossom, limited edition (CAN $43.00) | Described as a ‘soft bohemian pink’, this is a pale rose hue that will be wearable by even pink-phobes such as myself, as there is an underlying warmth that comes through once applied. Slightly less opaque than Fancy Kiss but with the same long-term moisturizing properties, both lipsticks also bear a soft classic rose-lipstick fragrance which nevertheless seems to quickly dissipate after application.

Guerlain Kiss Blossom Summer 2016 swatch

Guerlain | 367 Kiss Blossom swatch

 

Guerlain, you’ve nailed it … again. The new L’Eau Hâlée has been seeing a lot of use from me lately, as I’ve yet to find anything that’s even remotely close to providing the same totally natural looking yet still subtle sun kissed glow, topped off with a light dusting of the Terracotta bronzing powder to give my skin a 3-dimensional radiance. Lipsticks used to be something I reserved for more formal occasions (I’m usually a gloss girl), but how can anyone resist anything labelled ‘KissKiss‘? Not this beauty aficionado, that’s for sure.

Available at Guerlain Boutiques & Institute and select counters. Visit Guerlain.ca

 

Guerlain Summer 2016 closer

 

 

Feeling the sun through the kindness of Guerlain/As always, all opinion are my own

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