I hope you all had a great weekend. My mind have been occupied with a few major changes which might occur in the months to come. This must be why I have been doing some uber-stupid things I have never done before. To give you an example, I was getting ready for bed and grabbed my eye cream, got a pump of it and distributed to both of my ring fingers to apply on both of the eyes at once. Then... I smeared it all over my glasses because I forgot I was wearing them! Gosh, it took me a good amount of washing and rubbing to get them off! Have you ever done such a thing or something similar?
Guerlain has a small but cute collection this year, which may especially please those who like aqua colors and right dose of bronzers. I have reviewed and compared the lovely nail polish here. Today I would like to write my thoughts about Terracotta #02 Natural Blondes which comes in a special sleeve and Rouge Automatique #662 Fluo Stiletto.
|Guerlain Summer 2015 Collection and some other Guerlain pieces I am loving right now|
Guerlain released a limited edition version of their original Terracotta with water resistant sleeves. Terracotta #02 Natural Blondes comes in a turquoise sleeve while #03 Natural Brunettes in a coral one. The sleeve can also be taken out and placed on the other similar Guerlain products. I find the idea lovely but wished that one would select the color of the sleeve and that the sleeves would be offered as a stand alone item so that one wouldn't have to buy another bronzer to get to one. Also I experienced that the sleeve is rather loose and opens up at sides by itself, such as in the photo below. You can see that the sleeve at the backside of the lid got loose. I suspect the sleeve might go off in my handbag.
The powder is very finely milled. Guerlain is known for their bronzers, Terracotta is one of their best sellers for a good reason. The shades of the original powders though are very intense and warm. I recommend these powders starting from medium skin tones. On me I need a very careful application to make it work and avoid that it looks orange.
|Guerlain Terracotta #02 Natural Blondes Bronzing Powder|
Here are some comparison swatches for Guerlain Terracotta #02 Natural Blondes, which is one of my warmest and densest bronzers. If you are searching for bronzers with less intensity which would work for lighter skin tones, then check out Guerlain's 4 Seasons line. Terracotta #02 Natural Blondes is almost as intense as the deepest shade 08 Ebony of Guerlain 4 Seasons, which is more red. Smash box Deep Matte (reviewed here) is slightly lighter and much cooler. The Balm Bahama Mama is a little deeper and much cooler. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer and Chanel Lumber D'Ete (which are very close, Chanel reviewed here) are both lighter.
|Swatch & Comparison: Guerlain Terracotta #02 Natural Blondes Bronzing Powder|
One of my favorites from Guerlain's Summer Collection is Rouge Automatique #662 Fluo Stiletto which gives the right punch of color to a sun kissed face. I love Rouge Automatique formula, it is a great lightweight formula which is not very hydrating but doesn't dry my lips and it is very comfortable to wear. The lasting powder of Rouge Automatique #662 Fluo Stiletto is phenomenal on me. Even after eating it leaves a nice stain on my lips. After the second application, it gets even better. I love this hot pink and know that I will use it very often this summer.
|Swatch: Rouge Automatique #662 Fluo Stiletto|
Here is my Guerlain Summer 2015 look. I used Burberry Wet & Dry Glow Gold Pearl (reviewed here) for the eyes because the collection has a liquid golden eye shadow. On the cheeks I have Guerlain Terracotta #02 Natural Blondes and Guerlain's cream blush from last year. On my lips I am wearing Rouge Automatique #662 Fluo Stiletto. You can see all the products used in this look here on my Instagram post.
|FOTD with Guerlain Rouge Automatique #662 Fluo Stiletto, Terracotta #02 Natural Blondes|
Here are my picks from Guerlain Summer 2015 look. There is also a lovely green eye shadow which is tempting me but I managed to stay strong since Dior ones from a few years ago made an allergic reaction on my lids and I don't want to take any risks. The shadow goes so good with the nail polish though.
|Guerlain Terracotta #02 Natural Blondes, Rouge Automatique #662 Fluo Stiletto, La Lacque Couleur #700 Blue Ocean|
Check out Melanie's swatches of the nail polish and lipstick at mel-et-fel.
Final thoughts: The gummy sleeves for original Guerlain Terracotta is a lovely idea, just wished they would hold on to the product better. I also wished one could select the colors and that the sleeves could be purchased separately. Both of the offered shades are very dense and warm so if you are fair, I recommend you check out 4 Seasons line instead. I am in love with Rouge Automatique #662 Fluo Stiletto. It is a lovely hot pink in one of my favorite formulas. The longevity is especially impressive.
Are you eyeing anything from Guerlain Summer Collection?
Disclaimer: The products in this post were sent free of charge for consideration purposes.
I am not paid for this review. All opinions are honest and my own.