I was seriously contemplating this Terracotta at the beauty counters in Geneva and I knew I was going to buy it, just needed some kind of price reduction to push me. During my last trip to Sephora in France I managed to get it for half of the Swiss price with my additional 20% reduction… Which isn’t bad at all, except that just afterwards I had to stop at the Serge Lutens counter in Geneva and get utterly seduced by their blusher -more of a bronzer for me. At the end I really didn’t do that good did I… The Serge Lutens is still under study and testing but the review will come shortly. Today I’ll show you this Nude 4 Seasons bronzer and for the best informative video about it, please kindly hop to Seth‘s youtube channel.
One info I cannot find is the fragance of this powder, I am not much of a nose and I don’t recognize it, it’s not the same as the Météorites Perles du Paradis and it is similar to the old Blondes Terracotta but I couldn’t tell for sure.
The product comes with a little leaflet -you know, the thing that we never read 🙂 – it explains how to wear their Terracotta powders :
Apply your Terracotta powder by tracing a figure 3 on each side of the face, from the forehead down towards the cheeks, then down along the jaw line to the chin and down the neck. The final touch : take a little more Terracotta powder with your brush and sweep it over the raised areas of the face, the places that catch the sun most – the forehead, nose, cheekbones and chin.
- Winter : for a light, healthy-looking tan, mix shades 1 and 2 and apply with the figure 3 method.
- Spring and autumn : To bring out the radiance of the complexion, mix all four shades together and apply using the figure 3 method.
- Summer : For a deeper than, mix shades 3 and 4 and apply using the figure 3 method.
Unlike the Guerlain Terracotta 01 Blondes shown below, I can use this Terracotta to sculpt, bronze, shade, finish, blush…
I love that it delivers a glow without any bronze or coppery sparkles that are often present in many bronzers. The pink blush here is gorgeous, warm and pigmented, I applied it with a little dense brush and I applied way too much, if you use only that pan, just make sure you remove the excess or check the result in daylight. This is the only pan that has little micro sparkles but either on its own or mixed with the others it’s not too much, it won’t be too obvious, it will just transform into a glowy and not sparkly finish.
When all the shades are mixed, the pink turns a bit peachy, on my skin it looks flattering and natural and most important : not brown or muddy.
The Dior Nude has little coppery sparkles that are more obvious and to be honest, it does emphasize my fine lines a bit too much, I didn’t notice that with the Guerlain.
Ingredients (still trying to get the official confirmation of these for the new series) :
Talc, Nylon-12, Lauroyl Lysine, Magnesium Myristate, Boron Nitride, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Mica, Dimethicone, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Pentraerythrityl Tetraethylexanoate, Zinc Stearate, Gold, Serine, Stearic Acid, Parfum, Allantoin, Caprylyl Glycol, Pentylene Clycol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Alumina, Panthenol, Sorbic Acid, Tocopheryl Linoleate, Anogeissus Leiocarpus Bark Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Limonene, Nenzyl Salicylate, Linalool, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Citronellol, hexyl cinnamal, Cinnamyl Alcohol, Geranoil, Eugenol, Benzyl Alcohol, [+/- CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77163 (Bismuth Oxychloride), CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides).
Without : Sulfates, Phthalates, GMOs, Triclosan
The description mentions :
Enriched with pure gold, this pure radiance concentrate naturally illuminates the skin without creating an iridescent effect. This new formula also provides SPF 10 sun protection.
This Nude 00 is a versatile product for me so I’ll get the impression to get more for my investment, it’s not as finely milled as the Serge Lutens but it is really good and I will certainly use it all 4 seasons… if this winter ever ends!