Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Guerlain Terra Soleia Tan Enhancing Bronzer

You may remember my post about the upcoming Guerlain fall collection and at the end of the post there was a gorgeous golden bronzer, Terra Soleia. Although the fall collection isn't out until August, Terra Soleia is already available. I don't know if it's out in the UK yet, I ordered mine from Sephora (in France). *Edit: I've just seen this for sale in House of Fraser!

I don't have a full review for you because I haven't actually used it yet, I only swatched it. The gold shimmer on top is an overspray, and I didn't want to ruin the bronzer by removing all the overspray, so I only swatched a small area. The powder below the gold overspray seemed to be bronze with a gold tinge (could still be the overspray). It is very pretty.

The powder is absolutely humongous, you get 27 g which is about 3 times the size of an average face powder. It comes in a brown seethrough compact, the lid has Terracotta written on it in big gold letters, and you can see the pattern of the powder through it. As a result there is no mirror in the lid which is a bit strange, but I guess then you couldn't see the lovely pattern through the lid. I'd prefer to have a mirror, although to be fair, I don't see myself carrying it around as the size of the compact is absolutely massive.

I don't have a price in GBP for this, but mine cost 54.50 euros (approx. £44) from Sephora. The do have a 20% off code going (SOLEIL20) right now, so if you wanted it, this could be yours for 43.60 euros. They also deliver to the UK for 15.90 euros (approx. £13). I will let you know if I see this in the UK. For now, I'll leave you with some pictures to drool over.

See more pictures including swatches after the jump!

Here are the swatches:

Blended out after gold overspray was removed (right), overspray swatched alone (left)
Taken with flash

Blended out after gold overspray was removed (right), overspray swatched alone (left)
Taken without flash in natural daylight

The patch at the bottom where I swatched it


  1. That is so beautiful! I did go over to Sephora, France, but was a bit daunted by ordering in French, so decided I'd wait!


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