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Terracotta Bronzing Powder


Terracotta Bronzing Powder

What it is:A luxe bronzing powder.What it does:Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Powder gives your complexion the warmth and luminosity of a natural tan. This moisturizing, long-wearing, and oil-controlling powder protects against free radicals and stays gorgeous all day (and night). The neutral bronze shade is suitable for all skin types and skin tones.
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Questions & Answers for Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Powder

Question
Which shade to purchase?
I am very fair (always use the lightest foundation, etc, but am yellow-based, not pink-based) and am wondering which terracotta is the right one to buy? I used to use it when I was a teenager but don't remember what shade... but I loved it!
Thanks
asked 6 years, 7 months ago
JennS
(Cambridge, MA)
on Terracotta Bronzing Powder
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
I would bet it's #1 you used. I use this one now on my super fair skin,and it works very well for me. Hope that helps.
answered 6 years, 6 months ago
lisa3011
(Naperville, IL)
answer 2
I think the terracotta comes in only one color...as it always has, and has worked on everyone. Lighter skin, just brush it lightly.
answered 6 years, 7 months ago
makeupexpert
(New York City, NY)
answer 3
bronzing powder that adds natural sun glow
answered 6 years, 7 months ago
cindells
(New York NY)
answer 4
You sound very similar to me and I have the 00. The color is great and very forgiving
answered 6 years, 7 months ago
Pip8
(New York)
Question
color choice
i have fair skin, and want a soft bronze. what would be a good color choice? also, is it "sparkly". i am trying to avoid that.
thank you
asked 5 years, 10 months ago
rposey
on Terracotta Bronzing Powder
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Hi,

I have very fair skin, and 1 is perfect for me. Shade 2 was too dark and looked funny, even with a light swipe of the brush.

Hope this helps.
answered 5 years ago
dreamyone
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answer 2
I am fair skinned too and I always use Terracotta #3. It is very natural on me and it is never sparkly. I would say that it is matte on my skin and I too was looking for a bronzer with no sparkle. This has none and is (in my opinion) the best bronzer you could ever purchase for yourself.
answered 5 years, 9 months ago
beautronic
(Macon, GA)
answer 3
I am very fair skinned and the 01 shade is very natural looking and not shimmery.
answered 5 years, 9 months ago
indygirl76
(Kansas)
Question
Which Guerlain Terracotta bronzer would you recommend for fair skin - blond hair and blue eyes?
I'm looking for a bronzer for all seasons...I'm at my palest now as we are in the fall/winter. There are several colors to choose from...any suggestions?
asked 6 years, 5 months ago
Anonymous
(Phila, PA)
on Terracotta Bronzing Powder
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
I have fair skin. Shade 1 is perfect for me.
answered 5 years ago
dreamyone
(SPRING HAS ARRIVED IN THE SOUTH)
answer 2
I would go with the Make-up artist 00 or No. 1.
answered 6 years, 3 months ago
quin0928
(Mahopac, New York)
Question
hello. i usually use terracotta #2 however it is too dark for me now b/c i am pale. i wanted to go a shade lighter, but not pinky.
which color would you suggest? i have blue eyes and golden blonde hair. my skin tone is pale right now. thanks!
asked 6 years, 3 months ago
gluv
(thomasville, ga)
on Terracotta Bronzing Powder
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
Hi,

Shade 2 was also too dark for me. I have fair skin. Shade 2 seemed to be sitting on my skin, even when lightly applied. Shade 1 is perfect.

Hope this helps.
answered 5 years ago
dreamyone
(SPRING HAS ARRIVED IN THE SOUTH)
answer 2
You can try the No. 1 and I beleive they also have a lighter one below #1.
answered 6 years, 3 months ago
quin0928
(Mahopac, New York)
Question
Do Guerlain Terracotta products ever expire?
Is there any harm of using products that one has had for years?
asked 5 years, 5 months ago
Anonymous
(Bethlehem PA)
on Terracotta Bronzing Powder
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
Hi,

This was published on iVillage. It was requoted in an article by Chrissy Dolezal.

Maybe this will help.

"Thank you to iVillage for the article, Are your cosmetics past their use-by date? by Eva Gizowska. The following is a simple guideline to follow when you are cleaning out your makeup bag.

Oil-Free Foundation: 1 year
Cream or Compact Foundation: 18 months
Concealer: 12-18 months
Powder: 2 years
Blush and Bronzer: 2 years
Cream Blush: 12-18 months
Powder Eye shadow: 2 years Cream Eye shadow: 12-18 months
Eyeliner: 2 years
Liquid eyeliner: 3-6 months
Mascara: 3 months
Lipstick: 2 years
Lip liner: 2 years
Lip gloss: 18-24 months
Nail Color: 1 year
If you are using natural cosmetics, these should be thrown out sooner. Regular cosmetics contain ingredients that do help prolong shelf life. But of course natural cosmetics do not. Please check with your favorite natural store for the information on the cosmetics you love"

Just so there's no confusion, I have quoted the above article, and given credit to author as previously published on the internet. I was checking this out myself a few weeks ago, as I was cleaning out my makeup drawer.

Hope this is helpful.
answered 5 years ago
dreamyone
(SPRING HAS ARRIVED IN THE SOUTH)
answer 2
If you keep your brushes clean the product will last for years, assuming you don't use it on a daily basis.
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
th1146
(Atlanta, GA)
Question
What about number 20?
I have fair to medium skin tone and I buy the number 2 but i think is a kind of too orange, does someone knows number 20?? Is it between numer 1 and 2?
asked 6 years ago
Marian123
(Houston, Texas)
on Terracotta Bronzing Powder
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
It may be a bit coppery on your skin color, but you won't know until you try it.
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
Jazzjos
(San Diego)
answer 2
I am light to med as well but i have found that if I apply number 2 with a blush brush i am able to blend it to my desired color. After i apply number two i highlight the cheek bones with a shimmer brick. Hope this helps.
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
GJJDK
(Visalia, CA)
Question
what is the best shade for fair skin (yellow undertones) of guerlain terracotta bronzing powder?
asked 6 years ago
Anonymous
(chapel hill)
on Terracotta Bronzing Powder
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
My complexion is fair to medium so I thought this would never work on me. If you are the same, I think you would be happy with Terracotta Poudre Bronzante No. 02. I cannot speak to someone with a very light complexion or very dard. Hope this helps. (I had no idea myself and just took a chance, glad I got lucky.
answered 6 years ago
Anonymous
(Gladewaer, TX)
answer 2
Use #2
answered 6 years ago
beautronic
(Atlanta, GA)
Question
color choice
I am still confused over choosing #2 or #3. I have brown hair &eyes. I am 58 and tan very easily, but at the moment I am from IL so the summer color has faded. Many powders tend to turn "orangey" on me. I have read all the reviews but very seldom do they talk about color choices. I think that should be specified in ALL reviews for every product. When I try to decide on lipsticks I find this especially frustrating.
asked 5 years, 2 months ago
ecteach
(Dixon,IL)
on Terracotta Bronzing Powder
2 answers
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answer 1
My advice would be to go with #3 if you have a medium tone skin.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
jennifer07
answer 2
I would use #3.
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
clip
(Philadelphia, Pa.)
Question
what shade is best for fair skin
i have fair skin red hair blue eyes
asked 6 years, 6 months ago
Anonymous
(san francisco,CA)
on Terracotta Bronzing Powder
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
Hi,

I have fair skin. Shade 2 was too dark. Shade 1 is perfect. It's best to go to Sephora and try the shades out if possible. A makeup artist chose Shade 2 for me, but it turned out to be too dark in natural lighting, and looked as if it was sitting on my skin. Shade 1 is ideal for me.

Hope this helps.
answered 5 years ago
dreamyone
(SPRING HAS ARRIVED IN THE SOUTH)
answer 2
I have fair skin as well and purchased the lightest shade available. It is buildable but you may want to go to your local Sephora and actually test in person. I think I should have gotten one shade darker.
answered 6 years, 6 months ago
joely
(Dix Hils, NY)
Question
lite brown hair with highlights, light brown eyes, medium skin
not sure what color to use, it says neutral bronze shade is suitable for all skin tones, but I don't see anything called neutral bronze. Do not want matt. Age, late 50s
asked 4 years, 9 months ago
Anonymous
on Terracotta Bronzing Powder
2 answers
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answer 1
I have similar colouring and shade 03 works great for me.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
elise31
(Toronto, ON)
answer 2
the term "neutral bronze shade" in product description means its not too orange - not too brown - not too shimmery.
this is an excellent bronzer for all ages and skin types.
Choose shade depending on your skin undertones. Look under your wrist in indoor light and outdoor. Is it pinkish? or yellowish?
also if you tan easily and rarely burn you most likely have deep olive skin..
yellow undertones are in light olive skin and deep olive skin.
try 02 for light olive skin - it is rose/peachy,
try 03 for deep olive skin - it is a warm gold.
Many Latin women have deep olive skin
Eva Longoria for example.
Many Asian women have light olive skin
Lucy Lui for example.
Caucasian celebities with light olive skin include
Jennifer Aniston and Angelina Jolie.
good luck!
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
lovemyhubby
(Burlington, VT)
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