I have no idea what I did before discovering this bronzing powder. I've been using terracotta for nearly 6 months now, and could not live without it! Guerlain does an amazing range of terracotta shades. I have pale skin and light blonde hair, and use shades 10, 20, and terracotta light in the blondes shade. All shades look really natural on me! These compacts last absolutely ages and look gorgeous! The colour looks great and does not change during the day. The powder is also moisturising so you do not get those dry patchy bits on your skin. Wonderful!
Overall a very good bronzer. I've been using this bronzer for a little while now (6 months) and it's one of the few bronzers that look natural on me and gives a really healthy golden glow.
I have rather pale skin (NC20-NC25) and most bronzers look either muddy or too orangey on me. I bought the Terracotta in the new shades 10 and 20.
The 20 is a little too orangey on me but the 10 is perfect: a soft apricot which infuses a light golden glow. I can see some tiny sparkles in the compact but once applied I cannot see them on my face.
This product did not break out my senstive acne-prone skin, did not clog pores and the compact seems to be lasting forever (after 6 months of daily use it's still almost new).
This product is scented but I do not mind as the scent fades quickly once applied.
I use this with a large fluffy powder brush after a thin application of Meteorites translucent powder.
Staying power is good (lasts all day) and the color does not change through the day.
I will certainly repurchase this compact when I run out.
Simply said, the best bronzer around. I used to wear Versace's bronzer, but I found it to be a bit worse than this one: Terracotta spreads more evenly and lasts FOREVER, since the texture is wonderful (you don't need alot of it). I have the same one I bought over a year ago, and I religiously use bronzer (not much tho) every day, during summer that's the only thing I use over my sunscreen. With a nice big brush this is great-looking on your face, it has almost invisible mica particles, and it looks like you just came from a good holiday. Very nice. I wear No3, I'm NC30, the shade is pretty dark, but doesn't look like that on your face at all, it's neither orangey neither red, really a nice deep tan colour.
I've tried this in two shades, no.10 and no.20, both new ones designed for fair skin. No.10 looks really peachy/apricot, and No.20 looks orangey - both very unnatural looking! It also made my skin look oily, probably because it's a moisturising formualion, possibly designed for more mature skin. It's not so easy to apply either; seems to go on patchy and is difficult to blend and layer. The only good thing I can say about it is that the staying power is good. Extremely disappointing for such an expensive and vastly over-rated item.
I have bought 2 shades of this bronzer, the lighter version for a more subtle look and a darker one for more intense colour. This bronzer looks natural, blends easily and makes my face glow.
Wow, i got #20, and this is lovely! It makes me look more refreshed! It doesn't look fake, nor make my skin look "dirty" like all the other bronzers I've tried. I've got really fair skin, and this is natural looking and subtle, helping to give me a more rested, healthy glow. It lasted pretty long, too, and didn't streak. It did settle a bit into my fine lines on my brow, but just about everything does after 10 hours...
To me this is the best bronzer at all. Its browns are easy to apply and add just the right amount of bronze to my skin tone. The smell is divine, too. I use to wear it all year long, but especially in autumn and winter, because I need that artificial glow that I can't get without the sun.
I love the tones of their bronzers. The scent is a little strong for me but I still use them. They have a subtle shimmer which give you a nice glow without looking cheezy
I am so afraid theyll discontinue this so I need to get a new one. I have had hard time finding a perfect bronzer. They are either too orange, too dry, too shiney, too yellow or look streaky on or they just wont last long. This is one of the first ones I have bought ever and I have tried a lot after that. This is by this far the best. I have a very dry skin and most bronzers and blushers make my skin dry and irritated. This is an exeption. It really feels moisturising. My skin never gets itchy or broken of using it and the colors are ok too. I have a pale cool toned skin and I use 20 but I think 1 would work allright too. And also it lasts a long time on my skin. When others start looking patchy and streaky by mid day. This babe stays on all day. Its like that duracel bunny. There are few shades that are far from orange. 4 is a great one too.
I use this in #20 and it's perfect for me, I'm so pale I just didn't want to look too orange but this is the perfect shade, plus it has the perfect amount of microshimmer that is not really noticeable which is good cos I just don't want to look like a discoball if I'm just going university hehe! It's amazing how everybody started asking me about what had I done to my face cos I looked more "healthy and awake" LOL and even my bf said "I dunno what you've done to your face but you look beautiful" isn't that just enough to love this bronzer?