Guerlain | Terracotta Terra Magnifica, Sephora Exclusive

Guerlain Terra Magnifica opener

 

Reigning supreme over all other bronzing powders, is the Terracotta range from Guerlain. For Summer 2016, the brand has created Terracotta Terra Magnifica, a lust-worthy product made exclusively for Sephora that also comes in a collectable/reusable tin that just begs to be displayed, although I can guarantee you’ll have much more fun actually using it.

 

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Decorative world map by Nicolaas J. Visscher, 1657 (credit)

Guerlain Terra Magnifica case

Guerlain | Terracotta Terra Magnifica, Sephora exclusive

Guerlain Terra Magnifica case detail

Guerlain | Terracotta Terra Magnifica, Sephora exclusive

Guerlain Terra Magnifica

Terracotta Terra Magnifica (CAN $76.00) | Filled with the brand’s bestselling 03 Natural Brunettes shade (previously reviewed), this version also has a sand-coloured centre portion that can be worn alone or combined with the darker hue coupled with raised gold “rays” on the surface, although these will definitely disappear within a couple of uses. Almost double in product size to that of the regular Terracotta bronzer (19g vs 10g), it comes housed in an oversized and highly collectible decorative tin, which has the added bonus of being reusable once all traces of product are gone — although I honestly don’t see anyone using this beauty up anytime soon.

The texture is simply sublime: ultra-fine milled and of the type that almost seems to ‘melt’ into the skin, providing the most seamless and flawless look you’ll ever get from any powdered bronzer. Earlier this year, Guerlain tweaked the fragrance of all their Terracotta bronzers and this version reflects that change with summery notes of freesia, orange blossom, tonic bean and vanilla to create that perfect tropical vibe. For those with sensitivities, it should be noted that the scent is quite evident and noticeable as soon as you open the tin, although it also seems to dissipate quickly enough once applied.

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Guerlain | Terracotta Terra Magnifica, Sephora exclusive

Guerlain Terra Magnifica macro

Guerlain | Terracotta Terra Magnifica, Sephora exclusive

Guerlain Terra Magnifica logo macro

Guerlain | Terracotta Terra Magnifica, logo detail

Guerlain Terra Magnifica macro 2

Guerlain | Terracotta Terra Magnifica, Sephora exclusive

Guerlain Terra Magnifica macro 3

Guerlain | Terracotta Terra Magnifica, Sephora exclusive

Guerlain Terra Magnifica 3

Guerlain | Terracotta Terra Magnifica, Sephora exclusive

Guerlain Terra Magnifica swatches

Guerlain | Terracotta Terra Magnifica swatches (*Please note that the centre swatch portion should read Sand/Gold Section)

 

From the brand that has literally written the book on what a bronzing powder is supposed to do and how it should actually look upon your skin, the limited edition Terra Magnifica is the one I’ve been reaching for now that I’m back from holiday but still want to keep my beach glow going strong. With the added benefit of having hydrating properties built into the formula, you’ll find it hard to overdo your application since the texture has been created to be just that refined. Another perk in its favour is the size; when you factor in that the 10g regular size retails for CAN $60.00, then the CAN $76.00 price tag for almost double on this version is actually a pretty sweet deal. I really wish it were part of the permanent range, or barring that at least more readily available because if you’ve been on the hunt for that one perfect ‘natural-looking’ bronzer, then look no further … Terra Magnifica‘s got your back (or in this case, your face).

If you like what you see here, then hurry up & grab one for yourself at Sephora.com !

 

Guerlain Terra Magnifica closer

 

Feeling like a bronzed beauty/As always, all opinions are my own

What are your thoughts, beautiful?