I’ve always follow the Guerlain Terracotta Summer Collections really closely.
First of all you can always count on Guerlain to release the collection every single year without fail and secondly you can always depend on them to have several must have products that pop up in the collection.
Don’t let it deceive you non-bronzer lovers because you’ll be surprised at what you can find in the collection. For example, Summer 2009, three Guerlain Terracotta Blush & Sun shades are released, I haul one, and proceed to regret it for the rest of my life. That was a golden year.
This year, the entire collection seems to be brilliant.
Let’s take a peek at the new Guerlain Terracotta Gloss!
A selection of sunny, neon shades with a concentrated color formula for a luminous and translucent finish.
I can’t believe I’m going to say it but yay for no shimmer. These translucent glosses are free of shimmer, sparkle, and glitter of any kind so if you’re a hater of the finish, well, you’re in luck!
On some levels I’ve compared these to Gloss Fluo De Chanel but they have a drier texture and aren’t as glossy in finish. The formula is very lightweight with just a hint of shine and a radiant pop of color. I’m most impressed with the pigmentation which has a fairly nice color pay off. The product almost works like a stain of sorts and wraps lips in a decently long wearing formula without a sticky, tacky feel. I think anyone can appreciate the lack of stickiness here particularly in the warmer weather.
The colors are a real joy. They are bright and sunny and oh so Summer like. Salsa is a bright fuchsia pink, Tango is red, and Mambo (my favorite) is a fiery orange. The shades may be a little scary bold in the tubes to some but have no fear they apply really lovely on lips and give just the right amount of color without looking garish or unusually bright. Since I’m really partial to oranges for Summer I was every so happy at the way Mambo applied as it applies perfectly without looking overly done.
I was slightly disappointed they weren’t a bit more glossy in finish but the nice pop of color they give my lips makes up for that!
- High end makeup lovers.
- Those looking for vibrant, lightweight glosses for the Summer.
- Those who prefer a shimmer free lipgloss experience!
- Anyone sensitive to fragrance or flavored lip products (these have a sugary violet taste, it’s not overpowering but it deserves a mention if you’re a bit sensitive).
- Those who aren’t keen on paying near $31 per gloss (if you’re not a high end makeup user the price may put you off some!).
Overall, this year’s edition of Guerlain’s Terracotta Lipgloss proves a treat. I was quite happy with the vibrant shades. If you’re a fan of tanning or bronzing the shades will really pop and stand out. The formula is a nice treat for Summer due it’s light formulation and no worries about being at the beach and having your hair stick to your lips as the gloss lacks a tacky, ooey, gooey finish.
They are costly so they won’t prove a favorite for everyone’s budget but if you’re a high end makeup users they are sure to garner attention, praise, and a good deal of drooling.
Anyone haul these or planning on getting them?
These are on counter now at Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, and other fine retailers and Sephora will be getting the collection shortly as well!