Guerlain just put out a new summer healthy glow duo powder called Terracotta Joli Teint. The idea behind this compact is similar to Chanel’s Les Beiges. To give a healthy glow but not be a full on bronzer. I personally haven’t tried Les Beiges yet, it’s been on my list, so I can’t compare shade wise. It comes in 4 shades, two blondes and two brunettes. I bought the darkest shade, #03 Naturel-Brunettes. I swatched them all in the store last month, and from what I remember the two blonde shades had a pink accent and were cooler and more pink in general, the two brunette shades have a peach accent and are warmer in general.
The powder is finely milled, it’s less pigmented, drier and thinner feeling than the 4 Seasons. It’s not chalky or really powdery. It definitely doesn’t feel as smooth or silky as the 4 Seasons. This looks a bit powdery or uneven when swatched, but it applies evenly with a brush, and even being less pigmented it works for this product to just add that hint of a glow. I use Tom Ford’s Bronzer Brush to apply it. I would recommend using a stiffer brush for a heavier and even application, a squirrel brush might not pick up enough powder and you’ll have to layer it more. It doesn’t darken my face too much like a bronzer, it just adds a hint of warmth and glow like I had been outside for a weekend but not on a island vacation for a week. It’s subtle and serves its purpose. This is definitely not a bronzer in the traditional sense.
Top to Bottom: Bronzer Alone, Peach Alone, Mixed:
Compared with Tom Ford Terra, MAC’s Extra Dimension Bronzer in Delphic and Aphrodite’s Shell, and Guerlain 4 Seasons #02 Naturel-Blondes. MAC Delphic and the Guerlain 4 Seasons are both darker, warmer, more brown and orange. Tom Ford Terra and MAC Aphrodite’s Shell are cooler, more brown and pinker.
L to R: Tom Ford Terra, MAC Aphrodite’s Shell, Guerlain Joli Teint Mixed, Guerlain 4 Seasons Mixed, MAC Delphic:
The box came with this sample of foundation in it, not sure if the Neiman’s SA, I bought it from a store, put it in there or if Guerlain put it in all of these. I tried it today, and will talk about it more in an upcoming empty sample post.