Hey there, beautiful people! Apologies for the slower pace around here. I’ve had quite some work on my hands, which makes putting on makeup properly a bit of a challenge. I’m hoping it’ll get better soon, but let’s take a quick look at *Guerlain Summer 2015 in the meantime!
Guerlain never seems to go all out with their summer collections, but there are always a couple of interesting pieces in there. The star of this year is “My Terracotta (10 grams/0,35 oz. RRP in Belgium: 52,5 euros).” In other words, Guerlain Terrracotta #2 Bronzing Powder Moisturizing and Long Lasting is now dressed in a turquoise silicone shell, and #3 a coral one. The shell is removable, so you can slip your other Terracotta bronzers into it if you wish. It seems rather solid for the moment, and I am hoping it won’t become gummy as the temperature soars. Also, heads-up for my fellow furball mamas: do not set this down on a surface your four-pawed kids have access to, as dander does get stuck to it pretty easily.
Guerlain Terracotta #2 Natural Blondes closeup:
You see plenty of shimmer in the pan, but I am guessing it won’t show up on the skin. #2 seems very intense in the swatch, but the silky texture should make it easy to blend out.
Guerlain #2 Terracotta swatch:
Continuing with the turquoise theme, the limited edition Terracotta Sun Sun Protection Compact Foundation (SPF 20, water resistant. RRP for 8 grams/0,28 oz: 61 euros) is protected by a stretchy turquoise pouch.
I am always a little apprehensive when I see a cream foundation, but this one turned out to have a pretty matte finish. The texture does not feel overly emollient, either. The only issue that I can see for the moment is that there are only two shades available. I received the lighter one, Sand. The darker shade is called Bronze.
Guerlain Sand Terracotta Sun Sun Protection Compact Foundation swatch:
I’ve only had the chance to quickly dab some on so far, and this shade seems to blend well enough into my skin. I will test it out properly before I can come back and tell you how it really works!
Last but not least, there is a “Summer Shadow” and a La Laque Couleur named Blue Ocean.
Guerlain Blue Ocean Summer Shadow (7,5 ml/0,25 oz. RRP in Belgium: 32 euros) swatch:
I had high hopes for both, but I can already say I don’t think the eyeshadow will work too well on its own. As you can see, it seems rather sheer and not 100% even once you blend it out. I also have doubts about the waterproof claim, as the swatch can be easily removed with a micellar water. The shimmer could still look pretty on top of another cream shadow, but it probably won’t be the one-shade swipe, blend, and go type of product that I want in summer.
I have heard different opinions on Blue Ocean La Laque Couleur (700. RRP in Belgium: 26 euros). It will look relatively even and opaque after two thicker coats, although you need to have a little patience to apply it right. Also, it tends to emphasize uneven patches on the nails. If your nails are healthy and smooth, it should be less of a problem.
Are you eyeing anything from this collection?