Monday, 18 June 2012

My Guerlain Summer Collection Haul Part 2 - Terra Azzurra Bronzing Powder and Blush

Next up in my Guerlain haul post series is the limited edition bronzing powder and blush, Terra Azzurra.It is made up of 4 colours, approximately half of it is a nice warm shimmerless bronzer and the other half is made up of 3 strips: coral, pink and a light pinky beige highlighter. It isn't possible to pick up the smaller strips individually, so it's best to mix the three with your brush, but due to the size of the compact it is perfectly possible to use the blush part individually and also the bronzer. The blush strips are slightly shimmery, but not glittery.


The powder comes in the same kind of compact as last year's Terra Inca bronzer, it's a domed round wooden compact with a lid that's held on by 3 magnets, so it comes off completely. The compact comes in a gorgeous cloth pouch that is the same design as the Meteorites brush's pouch. The inside of the outer cardboard box also has the same design. The powder is slightly heavier than last year's Terra Inca at 16 g, and it retails for £51 (ouch!). I picked mine up in the Duty Free at Gatwick for £44 which is a slightly better price.

The bronzer isn't overly pigmented, so it doesn't require very light handed application for the pale ones amoung us, however it can be built up for a darker colour. The blush is quite pigmented, especially the coral shade, so you need to be more careful with it. You can also mix up all 4 shades for a bronzy coral-pink blush.

It's a nice product, but at this price I'm not sure it's a must have. It was for me because I'm a collector as well as user of Guerlain, but if you think it's too expensive for you, I'm sure you can find other alternatives. I think last year's Blush G is similar to the blush part, but I'm not a bronzer person, so no idea about dupes for the bronzer powder. The packaging is gorgeous though and if you like limited edition products with pretty packaging, then go for it!

See more pictures including swatches after the jump!










All 4 shades swatched separately
Taken with flash


Bronzer blended out, blush shades swatched together and blended out
Taken with flash


All 4 shades swatched separately
Taken without flash in direct sunlight

Bronzer blended out, blush shades swatched together and blended out
Taken without flash in direct sunlight

Wearing all 4 shades blended together on the cheeks

3 comments:

  1. Great hues. Perfect for a weekend escapade. :)

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  2. i love the packaging! it's lovely! :) x

    Judy.

    judysbeautyblog.blogspot.com

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  3. Just gorgeous! I really like the packaging on this one. And the print on the pouch is lovely too. For some reason I never got round to picking anything from this collection up though! x

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