Guerlain Terracotta 2013, Gloss d’Enfer Maxi Shine, La Laque Couleur Sneak Peek!

Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire EDT

Hey everyone! Yesterday I had the pleasure to attend the launch party of Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire EDT (and the first anniversary of La Petite Robe Noire EDP), and I got to play with the new Terracotta bronzers, Gloss d’Enfer glosses, and La Laque Couleur nail polishes. Now let’s take a sneak peek at all the prettiness you can expect to discover soon!

I know that many of you are really looking forward to the new bronzers, and let me just say they feel amazing swatched and look fabulous on!

Guerlain Terracotta 4 Seasons 00 Nude 2013

Here from left to right you see 03 Natural Brunettes, 02 Natural Blondes, and 00 Nude.

Guerlain Terracotta 4 Seasons 2013 00, 02, 03

They are swatched in the opposite order (00, 02, 03):

Guerlain Terracotta 4 Seasons 2013 00, 02, 03 swatch

Too light for ya? Don’t worry. Here are 04 Medium Blondes, 05 Medium Brunettes, and 08 Ebony:

Guerlain Terracotta 4 Seasons 2013 04, 05, 08

Here is how they swatch:

Guerlain Terracotta 4 Seasons 2013 04, 05, 08 swatch

They can be used separately as well as mixed together depending on your needs. The most interesting thing I learnt is having words like “blondes” and “brunettes” doesn’t mean you should pick according to your hair color. I would probably grab Natural Brunettes without a second thought, but guess what the Guerlain head makeup artist picked out for me? 00 Nude!

When I asked him why he picked the lightest shade, he said the bronzers should really just add a little bit of warmth. For the moment I am too pale for anything darker to look natural on me, and 00 Nude does add just the right amount of subtle warmth to my face. I’m going to put it this way: if you don’t know me, you won’t be able to spot I’m wearing a bronzer at all. It’s a difference only yourself and people who see you often enough will notice, and for me that’s bronzer done right!

Guerlain Terracotta sun serum, cooling bronzing mist, Terracotta Sunless


Guerlain Terracotta Skin Nude

The collection (available in Belgium from March 15th) comes with other bronzing products as well as Terracotta Skin (foundation). The texture is very airy and moussy. Blending seems to be a piece of cake as well. I didn’t “swatch” them because all three shades blend pretty effortlessly into my arm. On the face however, the effect might be more obvious.

Guerlain Gloss d'Enfer lineup

Now who’s game for some glosses? Guerlain is launching 20 Gloss d’Enfer Maxi Shines on May first!

Guerlain Gloss d'Enfer

Some of these have a creme finish, others are shimmery. When I could pick one to try, I went for 440 Coral Wizz!

Guerlain Gloss d'Enfer 440 Coral Wizz

My first impression is that the gloss is not sticky at all, and the shimmer stays in place. The lasting power seems to be rather decent as well (I can’t really quote a time here yet. I have to admit I might have eaten a cupcake… and then some).

Guerlain nail polish line-up

Guerlain is also finally launching a permanent line of nail polishes called La Laque Couleur. There will be 10 permanent shades (263 A la Parisienne is not pictured here) as well as a base coat and a gel top coat. The interesting thing? The numbers are consistent with their lipstick namesakes. For example, here I’m wearing 143 Nahema (same with Nameha Rouge Automatique):

It’s just one coat, and already it’s completely opaque! The brush looks quite similar to Dior Vernis, which makes these extra promising!

Guerlain nail polish 143 Nahema swatch

This gel top coat means business! See how shiny the finish is? My nails also feel hard as… OK, nails (sorry for the bad pun! I’m semi-unconscious as I’m working on this post, and all the lame jokes sound really funny in my head). Apparently the gel top coat is the same with the new Dior Gel Coat. I really have to lay my hands on either one as soon as I can to see how the formula works!

Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire EDT launch


Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire

Oh, and La Petite Robe Noire EDT? I definitely smell the resemblance, but it’s a much lighter scent. Great for those who love the EDP version but want something more refreshing for spring/summer!

What do you think? Are you eyeing anything here? I did get some glosses and nail polishes to test out, so stay tuned for that!

Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx

  • Lily (@ChloeAsh)

    The Nude one looks good :-)
    Did you ask them about the photoshop of the promo picture of their gloss? LOL!

    • Sunny

      LOL nope that might be a really sore topic :p

  • Sofia

    Hi Sunny! It seems like you had a fun party :) I have one of the Guerlain four seasons bronzer (not the new ones obviously) in the 01 Blonde, even though I have dark hair. I love it! I’ve always been scared of using bronzer in winter in case I look like orange streaks, but this one I do use all year round. The quality is amazing, not just wearing it but the compact I must have used it 900 times and it still looks brand new. I sound like I’ve been paid to write this, gosh.

    • Sunny

      Hey Sofia, yes I did have a lot of fun! Everyone seems to gush about Guerlain bronzers and I have swatched some in the past as well. They do seem amazing silky! I really like Nude on. I might grab it when it’s available :p

  • Ruby

    I’m not exactly a gloss person but the gloss shades look yummy. :)

    • Sunny

      I’d reach for a lipstick before I think about a gloss, but that Coral Wizz definitely melted my heart!

  • beauties

    too bad i couldn’t make it. it looked awesome!

    • Sunny

      Aww that’s a pity! It was really awesome! Next time!

  • Redhotjillypeppers

    The bronzers look so pretty !

    • Sunny

      Yup and they feel like silk!!!

  • sté

    Oh your pics turned out great! Not sure my DSLR could handle it because it was so dark. :’)
    I’m really curious about the new bronzers. I’m used to wearing the one for Blondes, but after reading this I think I’ll probably need the Nude one as well.

    • Sunny

      Aww well I am not too happy with the pics, but I still put them here so everyone can get an idea!

      The makeup artist did say I might be able to use something else in summer though. Maybe you also have more than one choice!

  • ValleyDoll

    The glosses are so cute ! Looks like a lot of new fun stuff at Guerlain !

    • Sunny

      Yup! Everyone is on a roll this year, which is bad news for our wallets!

  • Caise

    I don’t use bronzers but these are so beautiful!

    • Sunny

      Same here! I’m not very attached to bronzers, but actually it makes sense for me to use some because my face is paler than my neck and arms! Some bronzer will probably even the difference out.

  • Teri

    Amazing pics hon! I think I died and went to make-up heaven because that day was just too awesome!

    • Sunny

      Yup. That and cupcake heaven. I’m still so sad that I couldn’t gobble down a bit more!

  • ChicScience

    Oh Love them all, want them all! How was the texture of the glosses? I have Terracotta skin and I love its performance. Awesome post :) XO

    • Sunny

      Hey girl, the glosses remind me a lot of the Dior ones! They aren’t sticky at all (just smooth and buttery), and they seem to stick around for several hours. I’ll test drive what I have out and keep you posted!

  • Catherine (@bcrueltyfree)

    Oh my gosh, oh my gosh, I NEED the bronzer with the red. Everything in this post is so so so pretty.

    • Sunny

      Haha well the one with a darker pink (Ebony) is apparently specifically designed for chocolate beauties. You should try it on, but apparently there’s too much pigment for everyone else!

  • petra

    So much pretty stuff, and love your pictures!!
    Nice seeing you again sweetie!! xx

    • Sunny

      Thanks Petra! It was great seeing you again too!

  • Larie

    I really want to try these new gel coats!

    • Sunny

      Same here! I’ll grab the Dior one since it’s coming out earlier. Apparently the formula is the same though!

  • Kiss & Make-up

    Those brozers look amazing!

    • Sunny

      I knew just about everybody would be pining for those (I am too LOL)!

  • Yolennie

    Guerlain has such amazing packagings! So luxurious and beautiful!


    • Sunny

      Yup there’s something really decadent about their packaging for sure!

  • Leila

    For the first time ever, I have been considering a bronzer and that’s only because of Guerlain. I like the fact that they are doing a very light one to give some summer warmth to the face without the tanned look since it doesn’t suit all of us. Yours are the first comparison swatches I’ve seen, they’re very helpful! I love the look of 00 Nude and the pink in it.

    When I read about the release of the new Guerlain glosses and polishes, I was immediately reminded of Dior’s new releases! Then I realized that they are both under the LVMH umbrella and it all makes sense. In fact, my favourite glosses are from Dior and Guerlain. It doesn’t surprise me that the Guerlain gel top coat is the same as Dior’s.

    Oh and your swatches of the new Dior glosses have me excited. I hope you don’t mind me asking here, but do you remember the name of the simmerless hot pink jelly you swatched next to the other two? I love it. Looks like this summer has some very beautiful collections.

    • Sunny

      Hey Leila, thanks for passing by and leaving a comment! I really liked Nude on myself. I definitely didn’t expect the makeup artist to pick out the lightest shade for me, but it worked so well!

      I think the shimmer in the Guerlain one is a bit more toned-down than the new really Dior sparkling ones. Also, I think I spotted more creamy ones from Guerlain. However the textures aren’t too different (great news because they aren’t sticky), so it’ll probably come down to the shades!

      I’m really sorry but I can’t really remember which one I swatched next to the sparkling ones! When the collection comes out I can check, but for the moment I can’t tell. Really sorry about that!

      • Leila

        It’s actually nice that the Guerlain’s are less shimmery. I don’t tend to often wear shimmer on my lips, but it’s nice sometimes! Will have to check both lines when they are released.

        It’s ok that you don’t remember the shade! I just like being informed of what shades I like the look of beforehand, so I don’t forget to check them out (sometimes it’s long checking out every single colour in a new line, especially when there isn’t a counter where you can take your sweet time). Haha, extra work on my part!

        The one thing I don’t like in makeup is when rules or names are based on hair colour. I find skin tone the most important factor when considering the best colours (though no rigid rules) and hair colour only plays a small part in my opinion.

        • Sunny

          I agree! I’m glad the “blondes” and “brunettes” in this case actually have nothing to do with hair color. I would totally have grabbed the wrong shade if I didn’t know!

  • Taylor

    Stunning collection! You and Teri provided me with lots of visual stimulation today.. 20 new glosses! I’m sure it was quite hard to narrow them down, and those polishes and bronzers! I can’t wait to see these in person <3

    • Sunny

      Haha I know what you mean! We were like kids in the candy shop ourselves! I can easily pick out a whole bunch of glosses I want to try. They all look pretty amazing!

  • Jasmine

    Oh Sunny! Those glosses look like delicious juicy lollipops!

    • Sunny

      Haha I agree! I totally wanted to run away with Coral Wizz but unfortunately I had to stay civil :p

  • Joyce (bronzerbunny)

    i love the look of those new guerlain bronzers! I have the original brunettes one (i think now called medium brunettes?) but these new shades look quite nice!

    • Sunny

      Hey Joyce, as far as I know the Medium Brunettes used to be called Brunettes. I would totally have grabbed something that has Brunettes in the name, but apparently it depends on your skin tone!

  • Tracy@Beauty Reflections

    Ahhhh so pretty! I really want to check these out when they get here. I hope that’s soon! Not like I NEED another bronzer though LOL.

    • Sunny

      LOL I know what you mean, but man these bronzers are SOFT!

  • peggy timmermans visagie

    I’m so curious about the gloss and the gel top coat! Terracitta Nude is wonderful, it suits so many skintones!

    • Sunny

      I like how the cream glosses actually have decent pigment, and I’d love to try the gel top coat too! Nude looks SOOO natural on me. I can see the difference, but it definitely doesn’t scream bronzer!

  • Anna

    Would you say the Natural Blondes and Natural Brunettes are more orange than the Medium Blondes and Medium Brunettes? I had the original 4 Seasons in Brunettes (which I believe is now Medium Brunettes) for about 5 days before the bag it was in was stolen, and I’m not even sure I got a chance to really get a feel for it! I want to replace it, but I do have a light skin tone and was considering the Natural Brunettes instead of the same one I had, but it looks pretty orange in the swatch. My favorite bronzers right now (and for a while!) are Benefit Hoola and Too Faced Chocolate Soleil. Can you help guide me to which one I’d like better? Thanks!

    • Sunny

      Hey Anna, thanks dropping by and leaving a comment! To be honest I wouldn’t say any of these is too orange at all. The swatches were done with very tricky lighting, and the lighter trio didn’t show up too much on my arm at all (it’s a good sign that they’re going to look more natural)! Both Hoola and Chocolate Soleil look rather dark. If that’s what you normally go after, Medium Brunettes/Blondes might be closer. However, since you do have a light skin tone, check out the Natural ones as well. Hope this helps!

  • Meryl @ Memoiselle

    My goodness that collection of nail polishes!!!! AAAA Sunny your post really tempts me to get that bronzer and nail polishes!!

    • Sunny

      I’m not a big fan of bronzers, but I really liked how Nude looks on!

  • Elisa

    i love to go to events like these 😀 !! i hope you had fun!

    • Sunny

      Thanks Elisa, I totally did! It’s Guerlain. In my eyes they excel at everything they do 😉

  • Anne

    Pretty glosses! *grabby hands*
    I also do not own any bronzer… I might have to invest in one though. And Guerlain’s always the place to start for this kind of product!

    • Sunny

      I do own a couple of bronzers, but it’s just not an item that I reach for regularly. I did really like how Nude looked on me, so maybe… 😉

  • vivaglamx3

    The creme finish lipgloss and neutral nail polishes look and sound great, I’d definitely want to try those!

    • Sunny

      The cream-finished glosses are actually pretty pigmented! I hope you’ll love them!

  • Marijke

    The gloss feels so nice on the lips, not sticky at all. And the colours are all soo pretty!

    • Sunny

      I agree! They remind me of Dior Addict, but some seem more pigmented!

  • keg

    I can afford 2 of the glosses-which ones would you recommend? I don’t like sheer,nude glosses and I have medium skin-thanks

    • Sunny

      Hey Keg, I only have these three and they aren’t available here yet, so I wouldn’t be the best person to ask! However, I do remember seeing some great nude ones on Temptalia (she’s NC25 so around my skin tone) like Browny Clap and maybe La Petite Robe Noire. These aren’t opaque, so to a certain extent I think you have more freedom to experiment. They won’t clash badly with your skin tone! Hope this helps :)