Saturday, 24 March 2012

Guerlain Terracotta Blush Sun Shimmer Highlighter Review and Swatches

Firstly I'd like to apologise for not posting for 2 days, but I've had some very busy days behind me and then last night I was so tired I actually fell asleep in front of the telly. But finally here's the post I'd been planning on writing for a few days.

Guerlain's annual Terracotta collection was launched here a few weeks ago and I've already reviewed the Sun In The City shimmer powder a little while ago, however, the other two products I wanted took a bit longer to launch for some reason. I got the two liquid blushes, Sunny Pink and Spicy Coral. These blushes are also described as Sun Shimmer Highlighters, I guess because they are quite shimmery, however, they are certainly not highlighters on my skintone (may be on darker skintones I guess). They are actually very pigmented and a little goes a very long way as you will see from the swatch pictures.

Sunny Pink is a gorgeous pink colour with lots of gold shimmer in it. It's very wearable on lighter skintones and can be blended out well. Spicy Coral is quite orange with again lots of gold shimmer and may be harder to pull off, I will probably only attempt it once I have a tan, but right now I'm so pale I'm not sure it wouldn't look too orange and clowny on me. (Admittedly I haven't tried it on other than the arm swatch.) You can see me wearing Sunny Pink at the bottom of this post, so be sure to scroll down all the way.

They come in a pump bottle and one pump is plenty enough to cover both cheeks, so as I said, a little goes a very long way. They can be blended quite easily, but I would definitely try adding little bits at a time and building up the colour rather than slathering it on all at once and then attempting to blend it out. You get 15 ml for £28, so they're certainly not cheap, but I would imagine they'll last forever.

Have you been tempted by any of these? Let me know in the comments!

See more pictures including swatches and a quick FOTD with Sunny Pink after the jump!

Sunny Pink, Spicy Coral

Sunny Pink, Spicy Coral unblended
Taken with flash

Sunny Pink, Spicy Coral blended out slightly
Taken without flash in direct sunlight

Sunny Pink, Spicy Coral blended out
Taken without flash in direct sunlight

Wearing Sunny Pink on my cheeks


  1. love this sunny pink! such a beautiful color! :-)

  2. spicy coral looks like the perfect summer shade. beautiful swatches!

  3. hi anitacska, one quick question: where did you get them from (or the new terracota collection?)...i haven't seen them out yet in Harrods or John Lewis. have they launched exclusively in another department store, like Selfridges? do share. :)

    1. Hi, I believe the collection was launched exclusively in Debenhams first. That's where I got mine from anyway.

  4. Sunny Pink is so darn pretty!!

  5. I tried the coral in House of Fraser yesterday. It was absolutely wonderful. It was orange (in a good way!) and gold and sheer. Fabulous.


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