The star of the collection, this exquisitely beautiful object combines two success stories: Guerlain’s legendary Terracotta powder and Emilio Pucci’s iconic prints.
Halfway between a bronzer and blusher, this hybrid powder with a gentle, lightweight formula offers a universal harmony of four shades to meet every desire, from the softest to the most intense. For the ultimate in sophistication, its smooth and oval case in ebony-coloured varnished wood is presented in an accessory pouch printed with the Pucci motif.
Packaged in a similar wooden casing to their Terra Inca Sublime Radiant Powder last Summer, the Terra Azzurra Bronzing Powder & Blush is an absolute must have.
The wooden casing this year is smoother and more chic in my opinion. I put both side-by-side and I love both of them. They are the same size, comes with a mirror and three magnetic dots to secure closure. Apart from the obvious difference in product, the weight and price differs greatly too.
Terra Inca contains 14.5g of product and retailed at S$92 whereas the Terra Azzurra contains 16g of product and retails at S$126. I don’t know how to calculate and I don’t intend to because after all, they are totally different.
Back to my love for the Terra Azzurra Bronzing Powder & Blush – a mid-tone bronzer filled almost half a pan with the brand engraved and Emilio Pucci embossed. The bronzer contains a small amount of shimmer – nothing overwhelming nor too glistening.
The other half of the pan is filled with a mixture of orange, pink and champagne blush. All the shades contains micro-shimmer but not very visible after application unless under direct sunlight.
Just like Blush G – Série Noire released last Spring, the combination of orange and pink makes this product an absolute winner. Not to mention that there is an addition of bronzer this round. Depending on application, one can alter and adjust the level of intensity.
For those who thinks that the Blush G – Série Noire is too shimmery, you will certainly enjoy Terra Azzurra as the shades appear more wearable and less shimmery yet they give off a soft subtle sheen.
Personally, I am very impressed with the choice of bronzer shade Guerlain has included in this palette. The shade seems to be some what universal for most skin tones – very wearable and buildable.
Swatches above swatched with medium pressure on dry arms. All shades have decent colour payoff – can be layered on for more intensity. All the shades are also ultra finely milled, very smooth and silky to touch. And did I mention that this product is lightly scented too?
I normally use a blush brush or an angled brush to pick up the bronzer for contouring along the hollows of my cheeks up to the temples and along the hair-line and jaw line – if needed. Using the same brush, swirl brush to pick up an even amount of orange, pink and champagne blush, apply along the hollows of my cheeks and blend upwards or simply dust the blush onto the apples of my cheeks.
If you want, you can even use a smaller brush like MAC 225 to pick up the champagne blush and use it as a highlighter.
Bottom line, LOVE.
The Guerlain Terra Azzurra Bronzing Powder & Blush retails at S$126 for 16g of product, made in Italy.
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It is so beautiful. I’m waiting for mine to arrive cross my fingers that it will survive the journey.
You are going to love it!!
Don’t worry, it will reach you safely =)
I accidentally dropped the cover from table height and it’s still in one piece..
Hi where can I find guerlain products? Don’t seem to be able to locate in Ion, Isetan, Sephora, Metro, Takashimaya..
Thanks for the very informative post, and great photos!
Guerlain is available at Takashimaya and TANGS Orchard..
I believe it’s also available at Sephora ION but Sephora stock collections a little slower..
Great, thanks. Must have missed the counter on earlier trips, shall try locate it again.
What are you looking to purchase?
Hi Joey, really love this bronzes and was trying to get to store to try out actual product as its quite pricey, compared to the others, hee plus I have already purchased the Chanel one and have my eye on the Dior one too.. By the way, which do you prefer – the Dior one from its summer collection, or this? thanks!
This product is indeed more pricey than others this summer..
But I think it’s totally worth checking out because it’s a bronzer + blush in one..
I didn’t get the Chanel ones..
As for the Dior ones, I think they are completely different..
I use the Dior 001 for warming up my complexion, 003 mainly for sculpting my cheek bones and on top of that, I still have to apply blush over for a more complete look!!
been dying to try this from Guerlain but not sure where it’s available in my area!
Check their website for stockist?
hm good idea!