If you think you already have enough bronzers and finishing powders, think twice because you might not have something quite as perfect as Guerlain Crazy Terracotta Healthy Glow Powder and Crazy Météorites Radiance Powder!
Guerlain “crazy powders” come in the same packaging. If you missed out on the overview post, 68 is the number of the newly-renovated Guerlain headquarters/boutique on Champs-Élysées.
The compact is made with plastic but still has a lovely heft, and it snaps shut with a magnet. See how the color changes depending on the angle/lighting? But that’s not the point. The point is, my oh my aren’t these two powders awesome!
Guerlain Crazy Terracotta Healthy Glow Powder is not a “bronzer” in the most traditional definition. Crazy Terracotta has a satin finish, and it swatches more peachy/orangey on me. The powder is so finely-milled that it feels like velvet to touch. I wasn’t sure how the shade would work for me when I swatched it, but the first time I put it on I was hooked! I never really go to town with bronzers, not even in summer. For me, a perfect bronzer should add a little warmth and that’s about it. This is exactly what Crazy Terracotta does!
I have tried to use it both as a bronzer and a blush. I use my Bobbi Brown Bronzer Brush to apply it to the high points of my face as well as my jaw line. The effect is subtle yet powerful. Nobody would be able to tell you have a bronzer on, but the warmth adds so much to the face! As a blush, I need a little building up for it to show up enough. It still looks great and lasts well, but I personally prefer to use it as a bronzer.
Here is how Guerlain Crazy Terracotta Healthy Glow Powder swatches:
I would recommend Guerlain Crazy Terracotta Healthy Glow Powder to people who are fair to medium, as I suspect that any darker it wouldn’t show up too well. Also, if you are looking for a “bronzer” bronzer, this might be too subtle for your taste as well. If you are only after some warmth that doesn’t look out-of-place even in winter however, take a look at it!
Here you have seen me use it as a blush:
Here you have seen me use it as a bronzer (actually, this is what I have been doing in all of my recent looks):
Now let’s move on to Guerlain Crazy Météorites Radiance Powder. It practically made me weak at the knees the first time I put it on, and I have been wanting to tell everyone who would listen how great it is!
Guerlain‘s Perles du Dragon Météorites from last year’s holiday collection is my go-to finishing powder (except for when it’s warm and I need more oil control). The famous “balls” are famous for a reason! Despite the fact that they may look too “shimmery” when you swatch them, on the skin it is just a beautiful veil of light that makes any makeup look 10 times better.
But there is a problem: I have never taken the tub with me on a trip, as it is too bulky and I am paranoid about the balls shattering. Well, my traveling conundrum has been solved by Crazy Météorites Radiance Powder!
Guerlain Crazy Météorites Radiance Powder is again so finely-milled that it feels like velvet. When swatched heavily, it has a cool-toned pink tint. On the face however, it is just a perfect brightening finishing powder! In other words, if you are warm-toned and freak out a little when you hear “cool-toned pink” just like me, don’t worry because it will work very well for you!
Besides the brightening and pore-blurring action, Guerlain Crazy Météorites Radiance Powder prolongs the wear of foundation as well as blush/bronzer. It doesn’t mattify, but it doesn’t add as much “radiance” as the Météorites in tub form. While that radiance is what makes many devoted fans, I am not as comfortable recommending it to those with oilier skin. Crazy Météorites Radiance Powder on the other hand, isn’t as full-on in the radiance-boosting department. Therefore, if your skin is on the oilier side or if your shimmer phobia prevents you from giving Guerlain Météorites a try, consider Crazy Météorites Radiance Powder!
Here is how it swatches:
I stand by what I said: Guerlain Météorites is something you have to try on to be converted. There is no way for anyone to gauge just how good it is from a simple swatch!
I am showing you two pictures here in hopes of you actually seeing what Crazy Météorites does. In these two pictures I am wearing the same foundation (Chanel Vitalumière Compact Douceur). This is how the foundation looks on its own, with no setting powder:
This is the version with Crazy Météorites:
Can you see just how much brighter and softer-focus my skin seems? Also, forget about not setting a powder foundation with powder. I’ve been doing it and loving it (it most probably depends on which foundation and which finishing powder you’re combining though)!
Bottom line: Drop by a Guerlain counter to see if you can try both Crazy Terracotta Healthy Glow Powder and Crazy Météorites Radiance Powder on! Both of them are incredible products that are subtle but add so much to the rest of your makeup. They are honestly pieces you shouldn’t miss!
What is your go-to finishing powder? Many brands came up with their own version of radiance-boosting powder this year. Have you checked any of those out?
Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx