Guerlain Crazy 68 Terracotta Healthy Glow Powder Swatch & Comparison from Crazy Paris Holiday 2013 Collection

Dedicated to their signature store on Avenue des Champs-Élysées, number 68, Guerlain released their holiday compacts this year with number 68 on their lid. I knew I would fall in love with Crazy 68 Météorites Illuminating Compact for a photoshop finishing effect to my makeup. What I didn't know was that I would opt for another piece from this collection even before Météorites and it would be bronzer. Bronzer during winter? Really? 

Guerlain Crazy 68 Terracotta Healthy Glow Powder

It all happened like this. I was visiting KaDeWe in Berlin. Friends went to food court at the top most floor. I would check Tom Ford counter and walk around the cosmetics department before joining them. Walking by Guerlain Counter, I have seen that Guerlain holiday collection was released. It was the first time I could touch and feel so started playing with it. A lovely SA, presumably from France, assisted me to try out some of those on my face. I had full face makeup, so all I could try was the powders. After that I decided not to buy anything because I didn't want to carry it around with me all night. I went up and met friends, one of them said "wow, what have you put on your face?". It was Crazy Terracotta singing...


Close-up: Guerlain Crazy 68 Terracotta Healthy Glow Powder

You would wonder what it is, it has all browns and vivid pink mixed in a pretty way. Once I swirl my brush and apply it on the cheeks, I get a nice healthy glow. It is a blush for me, not a bronzer. It is subtle but it is definitely there on my NC25 complexion. To give you a better idea, I pulled out some blushes and bronzers from my stash.


Comparison: Guerlain Crazy 68 Terracotta Healthy Glow Powder

I included my favorite bronzer, Guerlain 4 Seasons Terracotta #03 Naturel Brunettes in the bunch, to show how the color of Crazy Terracotta look nothing like a bronzer. Newly released Chanel Joues Contraste #85 Evocation is also deeper, more brown and denser once compared. Soleil Tan de Chanel in #917 Sable Rose is also more brown, but similar in intensity and lightness. Closest products I have in my stash are Diorskin Nude Paradise Duos in #001 Pink Glow and #002 Coral Glow. They are both a tad darker, denser. As for the shade, I would say Crazy Terracotta of Guerlain is between these two, having some coral and pink in the mix.


Comparison swatch: Guerlain Crazy 68 Terracotta Healthy Glow Powder

It was easy to find an FOTD for Crazy Terracotta since I am wearing this one almost every day. I like using it with a dense blusher brush, like Tom Ford one. I also used it with Suqqu Blush Brush but took sometime to build up the color. Below I am wearing it together with Laura Mercier Artist's Palette on eyes, Guerlain Rouge G Madame Reve on lips. I find the resulting look very natural on my complexion.


FOTD with Guerlain Crazy 68 Terracotta Healthy Glow Powder

Final thoughts: Guerlain Crazy 68 Terracotta Healthy Glow Powder is a gorgeous blush on my complexion, absolutely loving it at the moment. For darker complexions, I am guessing it would make a good all over powder. If you are fair and can't get along with bronzer, this might be the dream bronzer for you to start using one.

Any pieces you are missing from Holiday Collections or have you started eyeing Spring ones already? 

17 comments

  1. I wouldn't call it a bronzer either, it has too much pink in it. Which is really good in my book because I love it so much more ^^. Madame Reve looks so different on you! So cool! ^^

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    1. Hi Teri,
      I love it also much more than a bronzer, which makes me brown all over LOL.
      All lipsticks look so strangely different on me because of pink pigments of my own lips. Therefore I don't do many lipstick reviews not to confuse readers ;-)

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  2. There is something about the colour, it is the perfect depth, almost translucent, looks airbrushed on in the last pic. I can see why your friend was impressed. I just can't go past Guerlain for blush/bronzer.

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    1. I completely agree. This one has the perfect intensity for my complexion. It is not easy to over do it and just enough to give a healthy glow. Love it.

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  3. Hey Sara, I'm digging this BIG time as well! I actually do use it as a bronzer, and it gives JUST enough color on my skin tone for some extra warmth! I have to try it as a blush soon, but in any case I'm SO sold. It looks really lovely on you!

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    1. Thanks Sunny. I am sure it will look lovely on you as well, can't wait for your review.

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  4. It looks like a beautiful coral-bronzer!! ACK! Didnt think twice about this but seeing it on you, lovely!
    It does seem perfect for your skintone, Sara :-) Glad this was a great buy!! Im looking forward to your not-so-stellar experience on Accent and Charming, though.

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    1. Oh yes that experience... I am going to post about it soon.
      I got my Charming with the most strange defect I have ever seen... But today I called the counter and they shed a light on it. LOL.

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  5. Oh Sara! Gorgeous on you!!! It's positively luminously brilliant! We do have similar skin tones but I have mild redness on my cheeks so it's a little different on me. As you know I've fallen madly in love with this one and can only hope they keep it in the regular line up. :)

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    1. Hi Icaria,
      I was glad to read that you love that one as must as I do. I completely agree with you, they should add this to their perm line

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  6. Oh bugger. I didn't want it. Now I DO want it. Love the lipstick too!

    Stacey Expat Make-Up Addict

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  7. Hi Sara - looks gorgeous on you!- Guerlain holiday has not yet arrived here- I think I am leaning towards the other compact (name ?! eludes me now) as this one reminds me of the Pucci Bronzer/blush compact too much? xx

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    1. Hi,
      I wished I had Pucci Bronzer/blush to compare it for you but unfortunately I don't.
      This one is rather light, Would be better during winter I think. Was Pucci one not for summer?

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    2. Yes - Pucci was for summer.I think I will get the crazy meteorites rather than this one since I MUST only choose one!

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  8. This is indeed a promising way to look prettier. This would surely enhance one’s appearance. But is this safe to use even for those with sensitive skin?
    ColorBlaze5K.com

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