It’s March and I can tell you one thing…I’m sick of winter! When the package of new Guerlain Terracotta Collection products arrived on my doorstep, I couldn’t WAIT to play. Before I knew it, I had a naturally gorgeous, bronze glow that looked like I had come back from the tropics. Read on for more…
I’ve been a loyal Guerlain Terracotta Bronzer fan for years. I love wearing a bronzer to add a little healthy glow to my otherwise sallow complexion–especially in the winter. So I was really anxious to give the new Terracotta 4 Seasons Bronzer a try. Each bronzer contains 4 shades, which can be mixed and blended to create natural looking color for all times of the year. Available in 6 shades, which makes it easy to find the right color family for your complexion. I tried 05, Brunettes, which includes light tan/medium tan/ deep bronze/ dark tan. The powder is super-fine, applies like a dream and looks very natural with no ashiness and makes contouring a breeze. $75.
When using a self-tanner, thorough skin preparation and exfoliating is key. So when I saw that Guerlain had come out with new Terracotta Sun Scrub, I was elated. Terracotta Sun Scrub removes dead skin cells, leaving skin smooth and ready for tanning, whether indoor or out. There are three particles which, when activated with water, transform the oil-based gel into a luxurious body milk. Once the skin is sun-kissed, the Terracotta Sun Scrub works to enhance your tan by increasing its intensity and luminosity. Terracotta Sun Scrub is what I’d call a wonderful splurge! $65
The Guerlain Terracotta Sunless Self-Tanning Gel gives you a natural, sun-kissed glow and moisturizes skin, which helps eliminate streaking. Using a subtle concentration of DHA and organic Argan oil, the Terracotta Sunless Self-Tanning Gel, is applied similar to other self-tanners. I was so impressed, in that there is no smell, no staining of clothes or bed sheets and the color is the most glorious shade of tan! The Terracotta Sunless Self-Tanning Gel is visible after only 1 hour, but lasts up to 4 days. In a word? Tantastic! $52
Other products in the Terracotta 2013 Collection include Jambes de Gazelle ($59) tinted spray mist for the legs and Terracotta Sun Serum, a tan boosting serum, which has been repackaged for this season.
The Guerlain Terracotta Collection is available this month at select locations of Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Sephora, Bloomingdales and Bergdorf Goodman.