Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Guerlain Terracotta Sun In The City Golden Glimmer Powder Review and Swatches

So here it is, the gorgeousness that is the Guerlain Terracotta Sun In The City Golden Glimmer Powder. Accordring to Guerlain it's a "sweep of sunlight". Well it kinda is, being a shimmery golden yellow powder. My first impressions were how beautifully made it is, with the two inter-linking G's and the woven texture, but most of all with the powder in a wavy pattern. I didn't realise it was like that, the promo pictures don't show how wavy it is, but I took a picture of it from the side so you can see properly.

The compact is absolutely humongous, it barely fits in my hand. Quite funny actually because it's supposed to be the same weight (15 g) as the Chanel Lucky Stars powder, but the compact is so much bigger. The powder itself is shimmery but not at all glittery, very fine and a gorgeous golden colour. The colour you see is what you get, there's no overspray here. It's not orange, so it works well with cooler skin tones as well, I'm wearing it now and I'm not tanned in the slightest, but it looks lovely. I imagine it will look 10 times better once I have a bit of a tan (whenever that may be, this is the UK after all). This isn't a bronzer, it's definitely a highlighter and it's too shimmery to be an all-over powder.

Do you need it? No, it's not a necessary purchase, especially if you already have a gold highlighter. But it is ever so pretty. I bought mine with 10% off from Debenhams, but normally it costs £43. It is a limited edition product and will probably sell out quickly, since it's so pretty.

See more pictures including swatches after the jump!

The wavy pattern

Heavy swatch (left), blended out (right)
Taken with flash

Heavy swatch (left), blended out (right)
Taken without flash in natural daylight

See how big it is?


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