Guerlain Terracotta 4 Seasons Nude

April 28, 2013

I’ve never felt the urge to buy a bronzer until recently.  After all, aren’t we all desperately trying to achieve a fairer complexion??  But this Summer 2013, Guerlain has released an utterly irresistible addition to its Terracotta 4 Seasons line-up!

Guerlain Terracotta 4 Seasons Nude

As the seasons change from winter through summer, women find that the tone of their complexion and their bronzing needs change as well. From the ultimate authority in bronzing comes Terracotta 4 Seasons: a variation in four steps to sculpt your tan all year long. To enhance the 4 Seasons experience, Guerlain has added 4 new harmonies of coordinated shades to better accommodate women’s varying complexions. Guerlain ensures that all women, fair or dark, can indulge in the pleasure of a Terracotta glow.

Guerlain Terracotta 4 Seasons Nude

Guerlain’s Terracotta 4 Seasons bronzing palette comes with 4 complementary shades that you can blend as needed.  I found the formula to be incredibly finely milled, so velvety smooth that it almost feel like a cream texture.

What drew me to this nude 00 palette was the addition of 2 pink shades, in addition to the standard browns in bronzers.  This allowed me to either swirl all 4 together to create a pinkish nude that could be used to bring a healthy glow to my face (swiping in Guerlain’s signature “3” style); or to use a blend of shades 1+3 for a natural blush, and 2+4 just along my jawline for sculpting.

Guerlain Terracotta 4 Seasons nude - swatch

I found the palette to be rather difficult to photograph accurately, but the swatches will give you a pretty good idea of the individual shades.  Although shade 1 looked like a pale pink on the palette, I found it came off almost a coral-ish brown.  Shade 2 is a classic brown bronzer.  Shade 3 is actually a rather pretty, slightly shimmery pink.  Shade 4 surprised me the most as it proved to be so close to my natural skin tone it barely showed up even after swiping it 4-5 times (which is great for a natural look!).

As you would expect with any Guerlain products, this Terracotta 4 Seasons bronzing palette came in a beautiful box, wrapped in a lush velvet pouch, and a classy round tortoiseshell compact.