Summer in a Compact: Guerlain 03 Brunettes Terracotta Light Sheer Bronzing Powder Review, Photos, Swatches

Guerlain is world-renowned for their bronzers and face powders, so I am incredibly excited to try one of their most popular products — one of Into The Gloss’ summer essentials — the Terracotta Light Sheer Bronzing Powder.  I mean, look how pretty!

Guerlain 03 Brunettes Terracotta Light

Guerlain 03 Brunettes Terracotta Light Sheer Bronzing Powder ($56) is infused with “apricot accents to enhance the brunettes golden natural tan.”  This imparts more glow than other bronzers I’ve tried in the past.  It is almost like a hybrid bronzer/highlighting powder.   It consists of five different shades of powders, ranging from light apricot to deep copper brown.  The shimmer in this is not chunky, and the result is a very believable tan on my skin.

Guerlain 03 Brunettes Terracotta Light

Check out the packaging, too.  The Guerlain logo glows red as the light hits it.  The compact is obviously well thought out, sturdy and not bulky.  The powder is lightly fragranced (floral).  To me, it smells expensive and luxurious. 🙂

Guerlain 03 Brunettes Terracotta Light

My complexion is quite flat after my powder foundation, but after a sheer application of Terracotta Light, the results just stunning: perfectly highlighted cheeks, glowy JLo tan.  I wore this in my NARS Niagara Lipstick review and I just fell in love with the effect.  For those who are afraid of looking orange, Terracotta Light also comes in two shades for blondes, which have pink accents instead of apricot.

Guerlain 03 Brunettes Terracotta Light — Before (inset) and After

I really really love this product.  I think I love it more than Dior Aurora.  I just can’t get enough of that glow!  There’s just something in the way the powder is milled that looks amazing when the light hits it.  This one is a must-see.

Guerlain Terracotta Light Sheer Bronzing Powder is available in all Guerlain Counters across Canada.

Guerlain 03 Brunettes Terracotta Light

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  • Danielle

    Looks gorgeous on you Geekz!! 🙂

  • Such a pretty bronzer (the powder bronzer’s pretty too):

  • Oh darn it! Now I want THIS on top of the 3 bronzers I already own! Grr. I’ll never finish any!

    LOVE these pictures of you Arianne! The messy hair looks really sexy on you 🙂

    • Thanks Sunny! What other bronzers do you own now?

  • Ohhhhhhh sosososo pretty. You’re glowing! And I bet that bronzer is going to last you for the next hundred lifetimes…

    • Thanks Soha! I hope so. But at least I’ll still have the eleventy million other bronzers in my stash if I finish this one. 😉

  • Beautiful. It looks so natural on you.

    • Thanks Christa! It’s perfection. 🙂

  • Michelle

    Better than Dior Aurora?! Must investigate. Looks amazing on you!

    • Go research, Michelle. 😉

  • i love it! it looks so good on you. i have had my eye on this. once i use up one of the many bronzers i have this is my number one choice to pick up!

    • Kelly this would definitely look incredible on you! Who says you have to use up your bronzers before buying another one? 😛

  • When did you get this lovely, breezy, perfect-for-summer hair cut? Steals the show, so cute 🙂

    • Thank you Sarah! I’ve had the same haircut for a month now, but I just waved it for this summery post. 🙂

  • damn!! That has to be the most believable tan I’ve ever seen! I swear, it really looks like you just got back from vacation…everyone always says that about bronzers–but this is the real deal! I am SO getting my hands on one this weekend!!!

    • To see is to believe, Becca. 😉 You will love it! And thanks so much!

  • You are glowing!!! So pretty Geekz!! It really does look like a tan.
    I really like your hair like this too!

    • Thanks Tracy! 🙂 Why is everyone so surprised that it looks like a tan? 😛 But seriously, this is as good as it gets. I get it now.

  • I LOVE LOVE LOVE this on you. I haven’t yet met a Guerlain product I’ve disliked so this is definitely going on the wish list!

    ♥ Jessica

    • Thanks Jessica! 🙂 I adore this bronzer. ADORE.

  • So pretty! I need this one.

    • You do need it, productdoctor!!! 😀

  • I’ve lusted after these bronzers for so long, but I’m scared to take the plunge DUE to the fragrance – I have eczema and I’m just too scared to chance it. I’m so glad for you that you got a chance to try this out though, it looks so natural on you!

  • it’s like you read my mind when there is a product out that i’ve been wondering lives up to the hype!! i’ve been dying to know if these guerlain bronzers are the bomb like everyone says they are- now thanks to you, i know they are!! looks gorgeous girl- thought i was staring at j.lo for a moment…

  • I’ve often wondered if the much hyped about Guerlain bronzers are worth their price tag. Thanx to…

  • @TheGlitterGeek & I both love Guerlain Terracotta bronzer! Here is the one she likes & my fave

  • Agnes

    Wow, this looks very chic and fabulous! Thank you so much for sharing this information. I also like the pictures. Where can you get one Guerlain 03 Brunettes Terracotta Light?

    • Thanks Agnes. You can get it at Guerlain counters.

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