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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