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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
Light or Medium?
How would you judge which of the two is best for you when you are shopping online only?
asked 5 years, 7 months ago
megavitz
on Terracotta Spray SPF 10
9 answers
Answers
answer 1
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, 3 months ago
justadream86
(Houston, Texas)
answer 2
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 3 years, 5 months ago
idesign
(Chicago, IL)
answer 3
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 3 years, 6 months ago
adnama
(AZ)
answer 4
I have medium skin tone, tan easily, and the consultant in the store suggested light.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
lowkeyme
(Fayetteville, AR)
answer 5
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, 4 months ago
merrienyc
(New York, NY)
answer 6
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, 5 months ago
melody77
(Allentown, PA)
answer 7
Light would be for Fair/ White skin tone. Mediunwould be for Dark/Black skin tone.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
CocoMartin
(Fort Lauderdale)
answer 8
Hi,

I have very very very pale skin. The light was slightly dark for me, if that's any help.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
dreamyone
(EVERYTHING IS BLOOMING IN THE SOUTH)
answer 9
I would say the light color is best for light to medium skin and the darker shade for darker skin.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
yummycake
(Michigan)
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 5 years, 5 months ago
teamjamie
(Sacramento, Ca)
on Terracotta Spray SPF 10
9 answers
Answers
answer 1
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, 3 months ago
justadream86
(Houston, Texas)
answer 2
Does not look orange.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
idesign
(Chicago, IL)
answer 3
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 3 years, 6 months ago
adnama
(AZ)
answer 4
No, it looks very natrual. Golden without the orange tones. Gives a smooth look without the shine.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
swimgirl55
(Springfield, VA)
answer 5
It didn't turn out orange on me at all, more of a brownish color, like a real tan.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
lowkeyme
(Fayetteville, AR)
answer 6
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, 5 months ago
melody77
(Allentown, PA)
answer 7
No,,,However I am a Black female,,and I used the number 2 ,,that work very well for me.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
CocoMartin
(Fort Lauderdale)
answer 8
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 4 years, 5 months ago
dreamyone
(EVERYTHING IS BLOOMING IN THE SOUTH)
answer 9
I would not but this one. Its tooooo messy and looks fake.
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
levilady
(Tampa, Florida)
Question
Has this given anybody the gross orange effect??
asked 5 years, 7 months ago
cocacolagal
(Canada, B.C.)
on Terracotta Spray SPF 10
9 answers
Answers
answer 1
No never.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
justadream86
(Houston, Texas)
answer 2
No
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
idesign
(Chicago, IL)
answer 3
there's NO orange! yay!:)
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
adnama
(AZ)
answer 4
NEVER !
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
lcgrn
(Philadelphia, PA)
answer 5
Not at all. It is not a self-tanner.
answered 4 years 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 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, 5 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 4 years, 5 months ago
dreamyone
(EVERYTHING IS BLOOMING IN THE SOUTH)
answer 9
No orange coloring. It is a very nice bronze.
answered 5 years, 7 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 5 years, 5 months ago
marida
(San Francisco, CA)
on Terracotta Spray SPF 10
9 answers
Answers
answer 1
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, 3 months ago
justadream86
(Houston, Texas)
answer 2
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 3 years, 5 months ago
idesign
(Chicago, IL)
answer 3
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 3 years, 6 months ago
adnama
(AZ)
answer 4
I apply it over my finished make-up. looks great
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
lowkeyme
(Fayetteville, AR)
answer 5
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, 4 months ago
merrienyc
(New York, NY)
answer 6
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, 5 months ago
melody77
(Allentown, PA)
answer 7
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 4 years, 5 months ago
CocoMartin
(Fort Lauderdale)
answer 8
I have worn it with foundation & without. It works great either way!
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
tapdancecarmen
(Alliance, Alberta)
answer 9
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 5 years, 5 months ago
belladon
(Beaufort, SC)
Question
is this tanning spray for just the face?
Terrocotta Spray
asked 5 years, 7 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, 3 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 3 years, 5 months 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, 3 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, 3 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, 3 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, 5 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 4 years, 5 months 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 5 years, 7 months ago
yummycake
(Michigan)
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, 3 months ago
janlyons
(Columbia, TN)
on Terracotta Spray SPF 10
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
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 ago
guerlainluv
(Branford, ct)
answer 2
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, 1 month ago
Anonymous
(Chicago, IL)
answer 3
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 2 years, 7 months ago
sp33ddemon2
(Lexington, Ky)
answer 4
You can spray it directly on the area and blend with your fingers or spray on a foundation type brush and then apply.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
lipglossrehab
(Bend, OR)
answer 5
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 2 years, 11 months ago
edvillland
(Wappingers Falls, NY)
answer 6
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 ago
adimarca
(Maple, ON)
answer 7
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 ago
tsw88
(KC, MO)
answer 8
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 ago
rbeach
(washington, dc)
Question
How many days does it last for?
asked 5 years, 7 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 3 years, 5 months 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 3 years, 10 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 3 years, 11 months ago
lcgrn
(Philadelphia, PA)
answer 4
comes off when you wash it off.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
blondieinmiami
(Miami, FL)
answer 5
This product washes off with soap and water. It's NOT a self-tanner.
answered 4 years, 5 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 4 years, 5 months ago
tapdancecarmen
(Alliance, Alberta)
answer 7
3 depending on how frequently you shower, maybe 4.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
juliannk
(LA, CA)
Question
Does it stain clothes?
asked 5 years, 7 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 3 years, 5 months 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 ago
beachlivin
(Redondo Beach, CA)
answer 3
doesn't stain clothes.
answered 4 years, 2 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, 3 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, 5 months ago
melody77
(Allentown, PA)
answer 6
no
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
tapdancecarmen
(Alliance, Alberta)
answer 7
If you sleep on your sheets, it will stain them. But, it comes off in a wash.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
juliannk
(LA, CA)
Question
Self Tanning Spray?
This is not a self tanner, correct? I'm just looking for an alternative to the pressed powder bronzers that I've been using all along.
I just want to make sure there aren't any self-tanning ingredients, that this is solely a bronzing powder in mist form?
asked 5 years, 11 months ago
Anonymous
on Terracotta Spray SPF 10
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
This is what you are looking for!

I also wanted an alternative to bronzed powder and this totally does the trick!

It's light and not itchy like some powders can be.
It's also easy to remove when you're finished wearing it for the day.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
Anonymous
(Chicago, IL)
answer 2
Yes, this is simply a temporary bronzing mist just like what you get out of a powder bronzer. However, this product is much more natural looking and lasts all day or night until you wash it off. I regularly use it to go out dancing and it even stays on through the heat from the dance club.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
justadream86
(Houston, Texas)
answer 3
NOT a self tanner....it's foundation in a spray bottle, so be cautious when using on legs, as it will rub off onto your clothes just like the foundation on your face would. you will need to rub it on the skin with a foundation sponge, otherwise using just your hands will cause you to use more spray.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
idesign
(Chicago, IL)
answer 4
nope washes right off!:)
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
adnama
(AZ)
answer 5
Definitely not a self-tanning product. This will wash off with soap and water.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
melody77
(Allentown, PA)
answer 6
This is not a self tanner.
IThis is the best! Even for me with fair skin.
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
carro
(Irvine,CA)
Question
Last
How long does each application and does off every time you take a shower?( Fair skin)
asked 5 years, 8 months ago
vspink
(creston, Iowa)
on Terracotta Spray SPF 10
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Comes off after you have washed or wiped your face. And any mistakes you make are easily fixed by either applying bronzer OR just brushing it around your face.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
ctina16
(New York, NY)
answer 2
It lasts an entire day no problem for me. It washes all the way every night for me when I do my daily skin care routine.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
adri1
(Sandpoint, Id)
answer 3
yes it washes right off. I, too was expecting a sunless "tanner". This is simply bronzing powder in a spray bottle.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
lmantia
(St. Louis, MO)
answer 4
It lasts until you wash it off and, yes, you need to reapply - it's makeup, not self-tanner.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
melody77
(Allentown, PA)
answer 5
I use this bronzer for a day or night outing. Yes it will come off in the shower.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
CocoMartin
(Fort Lauderdale)
answer 6
Hello - how long does it last? Well - this is actually a powder bronzer in a spay form. I put on my concealer, mineral powder (All Jane Iredale produsts - the best!) and then spray a light coat of the TerraCotta bronzer. This is my third can in the last almost 2 years - absolutely love this product. It washes off with your makeup. If you want a face bronzer - let me recommend - St Tropez - step 3 - whipped bronze - it is good for ALL parts of your body and face - it last for days - until it wears off! BUT please try the Terracotta spray - Can't tell you how much I love it - and the Whipped bronzer! Good luck - summer coming - stay beautiful and bronze! :-) Oh - places to purchase St Tropez - some of your local beauty supply may carry - not sure about this site - or you can find on eBay.
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
FromSanDiego
(San Diego, CA)
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