Guerlain’s French Riviera-inspired Summer Look
When I interviewed fashion designer Michael Kors years ago, he told me his number one beauty tip was to invest in a good quality bronzer. He said that even though you couldn’t afford to spend a couple weeks at a luxury hotel on Italy’s Amalfi Coast, you could look like it with a couple good bronzing products. While earlier bronzing formulations had the tendency to make you look a little orange, today’s luxe bronzers are a marvel of colour science that perfectly mimic a natural glow. I’ve interviewed several scientists who have worked on creating bronzing powders and the amount of optical science that goes into it would astound you. They study how light reflects off skin and within skin. (Yes, light does penetrate into the skin a little and is reflected back) Then they work with the pigments to get a bronzing colour with depth.
Guerlain is one of the world’s top brands for bronzing powder. When I was in Italy recently, I heard a woman say that she had just “Terracotta’ed” before heading out for a lunch on the patio. Terracotta is the name of Guerlain’s famous bronzing powder and it is a verb in Europe. You don’t bronze, you Terracotta. This is one product that is worth the price.
For summer 2018, Guerlain has just launched a carefully edited collection of summer makeup essentials.
Terracotta Route Des Iles
This is one of the most beautiful collector palettes I’ve seen this year. The tan-enhancing bronzer for face and décolleté promises and natural and luminous effect that is mistake-proof. The two shades can be used alone or mixed for a natural-looking tan. Better yet, it has a subtle scent of orange blossom and ylang-ylang that makes you feel like you’re away on a luxury summer vacation.
Captitalizing on the cushion trend that originated in Korea, Guerlain unveils a fresh and sunny fluid foundation formulated for summer. It is designed to take on the go so pop it in your gym bag or your weekend tote. It’s Tiare Flower scent is fresh and uplifting.
Kiss Kiss Long Lasting Lip Colour in Poppy Poppy
This sparkling orange-red lipstick was carefully formulated to flatter your tan. Plumping hyaluronic acid spheres help plump lips and Commiphora Myrrha oil works to smooth the lip surface. You get great comfort and beautiful colour.
Kiss Kiss Long Lasting Lip Colour in West Wood
This browned-purple limited edition shade will look chic on darker skin tones.
Terracotta Summer Glow
This highlighting powder for face and decolette instantly boosts radiance thanks to very fine mother-of-pearl. The powder forms a fine ‘mono’ film that preserves the natural finish of each skin type hugging the facial contours.
La Petite Robe Noire Deliciously Shiny Nail Colour in Poppy Poppy
Create the perfect summer pedicure with this orange-red colour. I love that it come scented in a fresh fragrance.
La Petite Robe Noire Deliciously Shiny Nail Colour in West Wood
This browned-purple colour offers and edgy and fun nail colour for manicures or pedicures.
Guerlain is available in Canada at select Hudson’s Bay stores and thebay.com