I recently received a sample of Guerlain's Terracotta Skin Healthy Glow Foundation in the shade Brunettes 02.
Swatches, pics, & review....
Guerlain Terracotta Skin Healthy Glow Foundation
Shade: Brunette's 02
Shade Description: A muddy terracotta brown.
Basic stats for Guerlain's Terracotta Skin Healthy Glow Foundation:
Formula: I would call this a whipped gel-mousse formula
Wear: I'm not sure
Shade Range: 2 shades available on Sephora's website
Container: the full sized version comes in a squeeze tube with twist-off cap
Cost: $49 for 1 oz full size
Availability: you can purchase this on Sephora's website
My Rating: 3 out of 5 Kisses
I would call this a whipped gel-mousse formula, but that's not how it's described on Sephora's website. It is very creamy and has a gel type of feel too. I thought it felt extremely soft and silky on my skin; very easy to blend. The finish is matte.
This provides very sheer coverage; I don't even want to call this a foundation. I would say it's more of a tinted moisturizer or a tinted bronzer. If you need a foundation that offers coverage then you'll want to skip this. However, if you want a product to add a terracotta colored glow, then this is it.
I only had a small sample, and I did not use it on my face. As you can see in the photos above I only used it on my hand. I can't say if this wears long or not, and there is nothing in the product description on Sephora's website to say if it is or not.
Only two shades available - a shade for blondes and a shade for brunettes. So what does that mean for the redheads? I guess they could choose either one. The blondes version is lighter than the brunettes version.
$49 is a lot of money, but this brand is high-end and high-priced. You can purchase this product on Sephora's website.
I really liked the way this product felt and the way it blended into my skin. It really did feel super silky and soft. I wanted to pet my hand over and over because it felt so nice, haha. It even looked undetectable on my skin, looking very natural.
However, I don't like the actual product. When I think of terracotta I think of orange, and I don't want orange skin. Even though you can't really tell by the photos, it did have a slight orangeish tint - well, terracotta tint - but it still looked like a believeable color; not too orange at all. It didn't look great on me, probably because I've already got a tan.
Would I purchase the full sized version? No, I would not. This just isn't a product for me. It may be a great option for someone who is lighter in skintone. The formula is wonderful, I'll give it that, but this isn't a product I'd ever use in my makeup routine.