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Guerlain Terracotta Spray SPF 10

What it is:With the effect of a makeup bronzer and the ease of a gentle spray, Terracotta Spray is an entirely new way to get a temporary sunny glow. Employing the technology used in a professional airbrush makeup application, Terracotta Spray goes on in an ultra-light mist. The homogenous spray diffusion ensures a uniform application that covers every inch of the face evenly in just seconds.What else you need to know:Available in two shades, each can contains 130 applications and even has the added bonus of SPF 10 protection.Size: 2.7 oz
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Questions & Answers for Guerlain Terracotta Spray SPF 10

Question
Does it look orange?
I use powder bronzer and i usually put it on my neck and chest just to even out the color but its brown. I figure with a spray it might look orangish.
asked 6 years ago
teamjamie
(Sacramento, Ca)
on Terracotta Spray SPF 10
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
i am fair skinned and that was a concern of mine. if you do a light spraying of your face and neck, which i do. it does not appear orange.
answered 2 months, 3 weeks ago
cege
(New York, New York)
answer 2
Absolutely never orange.
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
lanie13
(Toronto, ON, Canada)
answer 3
No, it doesn't look orange at all. It is actually much more natural looking than any other powder bronzer that I have ever used. Something to do with the mist makes it look naturally sun kissed where applied and it lasts all day or night.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
justadream86
(Houston, Texas)
answer 4
Does not look orange.
answered 4 years ago
idesign
(Chicago, IL)
answer 5
actually that's what I thought when I was first looking to get it put it really does'nt it's a nice true bronze look... If anything on like olive skin or yellow undertones it comes out on their skin as a pink undertone type of color, but ive seen it lokk gorgeous on every skin type:)
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
adnama
(AZ)
answer 6
No, it looks very natrual. Golden without the orange tones. Gives a smooth look without the shine.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
swimgirl55
(Springfield, VA)
answer 7
It didn't turn out orange on me at all, more of a brownish color, like a real tan.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
lowkeyme
(Fayetteville, AR)
answer 8
It can look a little dark when you fist apply if the spray was too targeted (too close, etc.) but once you blend with a brush, it evens out to a nice toasty bronze, not a streaky orange.
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
melody77
(Allentown, PA)
answer 9
No,,,However I am a Black female,,and I used the number 2 ,,that work very well for me.
answered 5 years ago
CocoMartin
(Fort Lauderdale)
answer 10
Hi,

It didn't look orange on my pale pale skin. It was just too dark. The rest of me didn't match, not even closely and it's too expensive to do all of me.

Hope this helps.
answered 5 years ago
dreamyone
(EVERYTHING IS BLOOMING IN THE SOUTH)
answer 11
I would not but this one. Its tooooo messy and looks fake.
answered 5 years, 11 months ago
levilady
(Tampa, Florida)
Question
Light or Medium?
How would you judge which of the two is best for you when you are shopping online only?
asked 6 years, 2 months ago
megavitz
on Terracotta Spray SPF 10
10 answers
Answers
answer 1
if you are fair-skinned to medium, i have and would purchase the light. the other shade might be too much pigment
answered 2 months, 3 weeks ago
cege
(New York, New York)
answer 2
If you don't already have a base tan, or do not have a medium or olive skin tone, I would recommend the lighter of the two. I have naturally olive skin and i use a spray tan once a week so I use the darker one and it matches my skin perfectly.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
justadream86
(Houston, Texas)
answer 3
If you're skin is very light, then light would be for you, BUT if you get a bit darker in the summer, closer to Medium skin tone, then use Medium. OR order both colors and keep the one that you like best. Sephora takes back anything you don't like.
answered 4 years ago
idesign
(Chicago, IL)
answer 4
most people are usually the light, unless you would categorize your skin tone right now as being "tan" , then i would say go with the medium:)
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
adnama
(AZ)
answer 5
I have medium skin tone, tan easily, and the consultant in the store suggested light.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
lowkeyme
(Fayetteville, AR)
answer 6
I would go with the light. I was on Sephora yesterday and a vendor from the company was there and put the light on me. I am on the fair side, but I have some color at the moment and my skin has a pinkish hue. The product really isn't that light and it gave me color and helped blend my skins natural color so I didn't look too pink (because I am fair I do get red from sun). I really the medium is for people with darker skin so if you are on the fair side, I'd get the light, Hope this helps!
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
merrienyc
(New York, NY)
answer 7
I'm light skinned (tan gradually and have freckles) and the Light is very noticable without looking fake. Unless you're naturally dark or tan very easily, the Medium might be too much.
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
melody77
(Allentown, PA)
answer 8
Light would be for Fair/ White skin tone. Mediunwould be for Dark/Black skin tone.
answered 5 years ago
CocoMartin
(Fort Lauderdale)
answer 9
Hi,

I have very very very pale skin. The light was slightly dark for me, if that's any help.
answered 5 years ago
dreamyone
(EVERYTHING IS BLOOMING IN THE SOUTH)
answer 10
I would say the light color is best for light to medium skin and the darker shade for darker skin.
answered 6 years, 2 months ago
yummycake
(Michigan)
Question
Do U wear foundation underneath?
I'm confused whether I should use foundation before this spray as a last step (after foundation and loose powder)? OR U don't even need foundation? I have problem skin, so I have to wear foundation and concealer. I always use foundation first. But, I found it a bit weird, it looks reddish tan on me. I want golden tan look. Please help.
asked 6 years ago
marida
(San Francisco, CA)
on Terracotta Spray SPF 10
10 answers
Answers
answer 1
i have some mild acne scarring and i only use Mally perfect poreless primer on my skin before i use foundation or this spray.
answered 2 months, 3 weeks ago
cege
(New York, New York)
answer 2
I've been using this product for years and I go through my normal makeup routine before applying this bronzer. I apply my foundation, concealer, powder, eye makeup and lipstick first, then apply this just before walking out the door.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
justadream86
(Houston, Texas)
answer 3
If you need foundation as well, this isn't for you. This needs to be applied to clean skin. It's foundation in a spray bottle, so you need to rub it in with a foundation sponge and therefore applying foundation under or on top would defeat both purposes. If you need a matte bronzer on top of your foundation, try Laura Mercier in Dune. She also makes a shimmery bronzer, if you prefer shimmer. This terracotta spray does not have shimmer in it.
answered 4 years ago
idesign
(Chicago, IL)
answer 4
you can use this on is own if you want, but if you feel like you have problem skin that you really want to conceal you might want to still put your concealer under it or even still both concealer and foundation.... and yeah I have a yellow undertone skin as well and it does transfer on yellow undertone skin as mopre of a pink-undertone bronzer.. but i still think it looks gorgeous
however it you want to stick to even more golden broze try Tarte's "park ave princess" bronzer, NARS "laguna" , bobbi brown's "golgen light 1".... those have more of a golden undertone:)
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
adnama
(AZ)
answer 5
I apply it over my finished make-up. looks great
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
lowkeyme
(Fayetteville, AR)
answer 6
No, don't use foundation underneath. I was at Sephora yesterday and VENDOR FROM Guerlain put it on me and used some concealer after.
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
merrienyc
(New York, NY)
answer 7
First things first - you say you have problem skin, but you don't say what the problem is (ace, rosacea, etc.) If you have irritated skin to begin with (reddish to start out with) you may need to invest in a good color-correcting foundation to help calm and even skin tone. As far as order of application, I'd suggest: concealer first, then a LIGHT application of foundation (caking it on in an effort to cover "problem areas" can just make them more apparent), a 2 second spray of this bronzer, other makeup (eyes, etc.), then any highlighter/bronzing powder, and lastly, loose powder just to set your look. If you ever think the bronzer is too harsh or dark, blend with loose powder to soften the look.
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
melody77
(Allentown, PA)
answer 8
I do not use foundation when I use this bronzer,,,I do use my press powder to conrtol the normal shin on the nose & cheek.
answered 5 years ago
CocoMartin
(Fort Lauderdale)
answer 9
I have worn it with foundation & without. It works great either way!
answered 5 years ago
tapdancecarmen
(Alliance, Alberta)
answer 10
If I use a foundation/concealer and the spray I apply them at the same time. Then use a brush or sponge to get an even natural effect.
answered 6 years ago
belladon
(Beaufort, SC)
Question
How do you use this product?
there is so much paperwork, all of it in mini-letters.

How do I apply this?
asked 3 years, 10 months ago
janlyons
(Columbia, TN)
on Terracotta Spray SPF 10
10 answers
Answers
answer 1
shake can, like a can of spray paint, then hold about 10-12 inches from your face and spray in a quick circular motion. the more you spray, the darker it becomes
answered 2 months, 3 weeks ago
cege
(New York, New York)
answer 2
As described in my review, mixed with a couple of sprays of Dior AirFlash foundation and one spray of this. I have used spraying directly on my face, which is also really nice, but prefer swishing both on back of hand application best.
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
lanie13
(Toronto, ON, Canada)
answer 3
Use it as you would use hairspray after you finish your look. You don't want the hairspray to mess up your look, so you keep it at a distance where it creates a mist. The same thing with this spray. Spray it at a distance, maybe from 8-10 inches to achieve a marvelous look!
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
guerlainluv
(Branford, ct)
answer 4
I would not recommend spraying directly on the face. This causes concentrated sections of the product and it can look uneven and orange.

I WOULD recommend using a synthetic foundation brush. Spray the brush from 4-6 inches away and then apply quickly to the face.

Good luck!
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
Anonymous
(Chicago, IL)
answer 5
I hold it about four inches from my face, close me eyes, and spray as evenly (for about 1.5 seconds) as possible holding it in front of me. You may have to do an extra dusting or two on the side of your face depending on your skin tone. As it goes on almost powdery, if there's a rare splotch or two you can just blend it with a makeup brush. That's what I do, anyway. Hope this helps. =)
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
sp33ddemon2
(Lexington, Ky)
answer 6
You can spray it directly on the area and blend with your fingers or spray on a foundation type brush and then apply.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
lipglossrehab
(Bend, OR)
answer 7
It says in the directions (paraphrasing): using a circular motion, spray on intended area for ~2 seconds. However, I found 4-5 seconds to be my magic number- as I like to include my neck and upper chest....or if it feels like the mist hit one cheek more than the other, then i will "circle" back to that cheek. Really gives a nice even toned look.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
edvillland
(Wappingers Falls, NY)
answer 8
It's very easy to apply this product. Honestly all you have to do is shake it quite a bit and then just hold it maybe like 10 inches away from your face and spray (it's better to hold it farther rather than closer because if you hold it too far you can always go over it, but if you hold it too close it may be too dark). It will take a few times to get used to how far to hold it and how to get the sides of your face and everything but once you figure it out you will fall in love with this product!
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
adimarca
(Maple, ON)
answer 9
After you have done your face, simply mist the product over your face. Or, use instead of other makeup for a quick natural glow
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
tsw88
(KC, MO)
answer 10
Shake well, hold about 8 inches from face, spray in a circle from forehead to chin and back up to forehead. Blend as needed with sponge. Add extra to cheekbones for definition, if you want.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
rbeach
(washington, dc)
Question
Has this given anybody the gross orange effect??
asked 6 years, 2 months ago
cocacolagal
(Canada, B.C.)
on Terracotta Spray SPF 10
9 answers
Answers
answer 1
No never.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
justadream86
(Houston, Texas)
answer 2
No
answered 4 years ago
idesign
(Chicago, IL)
answer 3
there's NO orange! yay!:)
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
adnama
(AZ)
answer 4
NEVER !
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
lcgrn
(Philadelphia, PA)
answer 5
Not at all. It is not a self-tanner.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
beachlivin
(Redondo Beach, CA)
answer 6
I haven't had a problem with the orange glow effect, however I do not spray it directly on my skin, I lightly spray it on a large brush and then apply it to my face. It's not a self-tanner.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
eisnikki
(Miami, FL)
answer 7
My best guess is that the only people who would have an orange effect are super-pale, in which case, the pigments might show a little differently on their skin. I'm fair with freckles and it works fine for me.
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
melody77
(Allentown, PA)
answer 8
Hi,

I have very very pale skin. Mostly everything turns orange on me that's supposed to be a bronzer. While this was slightly too dark, it didn't turn orange either.

Hope this helps.
answered 5 years ago
dreamyone
(EVERYTHING IS BLOOMING IN THE SOUTH)
answer 9
No orange coloring. It is a very nice bronze.
answered 6 years, 2 months ago
yummycake
(Michigan)
Question
is this tanning spray for just the face?
Terrocotta Spray
asked 6 years, 2 months ago
concerned1
on Terracotta Spray SPF 10
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
No, you can use it all over. I use it on my chest, the backs of my arms, sometimes my calves for that toned look.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
justadream86
(Houston, Texas)
answer 2
It's a bronzer, so it washes off when you clean your face daily. It is not a self-tanner and does not contain shimmer. It's a matte foundation in a spray bottle that you blend with a sponge.
answered 4 years ago
idesign
(Chicago, IL)
answer 3
This is not a spray tanner. It's just a truly water resistant color application. It only comes off when I swim more than one mile!
Looks very natural and stays put on those super hot humid days (Mine in Washington D.C. have been over 100 degrees lately)
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
swimgirl55
(Springfield, VA)
answer 4
No you can totally use it all over your body. You can use it to create illusion of toned legs and arms! But for the price, I only use it for my face.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
BBgunz
(New York, NY)
answer 5
think so, at the price I wouldn't use it all over...too expensive for that. I use it on face and neck. My body is already tan.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
lowkeyme
(Fayetteville, AR)
answer 6
While you could use it anywhere on the body, I wouldn't because it's too expensive. For arms, legs, etc, I'd use a gradual self-tanner or bronzing lotion.
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
melody77
(Allentown, PA)
answer 7
Hi,

You could use it anywhere, except if you wanted to do arms and legs, it would get to be very expensive. The can supposedly does 130 facial applications for about $59, and if I used it on the rest of me, it would be very expensive.

Hope this helps.
answered 5 years ago
dreamyone
(EVERYTHING IS BLOOMING IN THE SOUTH)
answer 8
I use it on my neck, chest and shoulders also and it works great.
answered 6 years, 2 months ago
yummycake
(Michigan)
Question
How many days does it last for?
asked 6 years, 2 months ago
Stayc
(NYC)
on Terracotta Spray SPF 10
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
It's a bronzer, not a self-tanner, so it washes off like regular make-up and it's actually foundation in a spray bottle.
answered 4 years ago
idesign
(Chicago, IL)
answer 2
Hi,
It only last one day, it is not a "self-tanner". It is like a foundation. Instead of wearing your basic liquid foundation(or terra-cotta powder) to look tanner, you spray it onto your face. It goes away once you clean your skin.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
gogolab
(TriBeCa, NYC)
answer 3
For me, maybe 6 to 8 weeks, and that is using it on a daily basis. But I think I can get away with using even less with my daily applications.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
lcgrn
(Philadelphia, PA)
answer 4
comes off when you wash it off.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
blondieinmiami
(Miami, FL)
answer 5
This product washes off with soap and water. It's NOT a self-tanner.
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
melody77
(Allentown, PA)
answer 6
it washes off at the end of the day. But does last the day without touch up.
answered 5 years ago
tapdancecarmen
(Alliance, Alberta)
answer 7
3 depending on how frequently you shower, maybe 4.
answered 6 years, 2 months ago
juliannk
(LA, CA)
Question
Does it stain clothes?
asked 6 years, 2 months ago
winterwhite
on Terracotta Spray SPF 10
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
It's basically foundation in a bottle, so it can rub on clothes just like regular foundation would. If you're using elsewhere on the body, not just your face, test it out.
answered 4 years ago
idesign
(Chicago, IL)
answer 2
It does transfer to clothes, although it washes off (i.e., I haven't had any permanent stains). I usually wipe off the back of my neck because that's where I find it gets on my blouses.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
beachlivin
(Redondo Beach, CA)
answer 3
doesn't stain clothes.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
blondieinmiami
(Miami, FL)
answer 4
If you let it dry for a few minutes there is no rub off onto clothing. If you do spill any on during application it comes out in the wash easily.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
swimgirl55
(Springfield, VA)
answer 5
It probably isn't a brilliant idea to spray it on while you're wearing white, but it doesn't really rub off after it dries and it would wash out in the laundry.
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
melody77
(Allentown, PA)
answer 6
no
answered 5 years ago
tapdancecarmen
(Alliance, Alberta)
answer 7
If you sleep on your sheets, it will stain them. But, it comes off in a wash.
answered 6 years, 2 months ago
juliannk
(LA, CA)
Question
Can you use the Guerlain Teracotta spray on your body as well as your face
asked 3 years, 11 months ago
Anonymous
(new fairfield, ct)
on Terracotta Spray SPF 10
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
some of it does rub off so i would test it first
answered 2 months, 3 weeks ago
cege
(New York, New York)
answer 2
You could definitely use it elsewhere; however, it will easily streak if it encounters water, sweat etc...

You also may run out of it quickly if you use it on areas other than your face.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
Anonymous
(Chicago, IL)
answer 3
You could, I guess. The spray can is actually quite small and as expensive as it is, I just use it for my face since that is where I personally need it the most. If you choose to use it on your entire body, you'll probably end up using it up fairly quickly, just warning you. :/ I would recommend using a tanning gel from Lancome or Clinique instead. Lots cheaper and still much better than drug store tanning fixes. Good Luck.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
sp33ddemon2
(Lexington, Ky)
answer 4
I used it on my back and face and arms. Spray the bronzer onto a bronzer brush (nickle sized amount on a short/firm bristled sephora brush) and blend gently on the skin. Have someone apply it evenly on hard to reach areas.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
nycgirl915
(NYC)
answer 5
You could if you aren't gonna have anything covering them...otherwise it may rub of on your clothes some. Try a self tanner or spray tanning booth if you want safe, all over color.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
rbeach
(washington, dc)
answer 6
Absolutely! I use it all over and looks very natural!
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
justadream86
(Houston, Texas)
answer 7
Yes, feel free to use on face and body.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
THis can has a seal on it when purchased, correct???
asked 2 years, 6 months ago
Tracy68
(Rochester, NY)
on Terracotta Spray SPF 10
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
no seal. you have to shake the can, like spray paint. i clean the nozzle each time i use it so it doesn't have a chance to clog.
answered 2 months, 3 weeks ago
cege
(New York, New York)
answer 2
There is a plastic seal around the top and bottom of the canister in the middle I believe.
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
lanie13
(Toronto, ON, Canada)
answer 3
No
answered 11 months ago
LisaLambchop
(Boca Raton, FL)
answer 4
Yes. It has a white sticker on the back of the can that extends from the the cap to the can itself.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
guerlainluv
answer 5
Yes it does
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
OneMoon
(Washington,DC)
answer 6
I don't remember if mine had a seal on it or not. I don't think so. because I think I would have remembered it. Can you tell me what the seal looked like?
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
shasha01
(Rochester, Mn.)
answer 7
Not sure if the actual can has a seal on it, but the can itself comes in a box that I believe is plastic wrapped and tapped shut. There is also a large pamplet of directions that they pack into the box with the can...so it can take some serious unpacking to get the can itself out. All in all, I would say it would be fairly easy to discern if it had been tampered with. Hope this helps! =)
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
sp33ddemon2
(Lexington, Ky)
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