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?