I’ve had to raid my garden for something vaguely tropical – not easy in March! I was hoping you’d be persuaded to think of palm trees ;-). The latest round of Terracotta includes a lighter shade than there has previously been which is great news for anyone with pale skin that can’t get bronzers to look natural. I’d love to meet the person who has to reinvent this wheel year after year – it looks like it comes down to an almost mathematical precision in terms of design.
The shades are split into warm and cool – there is a small amount of shimmer (every third *wedge* is shimmery) but it has all the usual markers of excellence: fine powder, non-drying, great blendability and that holiday fragrance this bronzer is famous for.
I’ve been looking for some stats that tell us how many Guerlain Terracotta compacts have been sold in the world, but I can’t find anything other than that one is sold every 20 seconds. What’s so notable about this bronzer is that people are so loyal to it. For many, it’s part of their summer prep – to buy their Terracotta, even when there are so many alternative versions on the market and its a product that holds its authority year after year.
Personally, I tend to only ever use bronzer as a glorified and more summer tone appropriate blush – I don’t often veer to the high points! I’m determined to dabble with some self tan this year though, so the forthcoming Tinted Skincare Jelly is interesting although weirdly, it doesn’t contain any SPF. This type of product can often be drying so I will let you know how I get along. You can find the new Terracotta Light HERE for £33.30 (it’s £37 elsewhere) in six shades, the lightest being Light Cool and the darkest Deep Cool.
Elizabeth Arden Hyaluronic Acid Ceramide Capsules
Non Aff HERE.