Guerlain’s French Riviera Summer Look

Guerlain’s French Riviera-inspired Summer Look

 amalfi coast, italy

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.

 guerlain terracotta route des iles

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.

 guerlain terracotta cushion

Teracotta Cushion

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.

 guerlain kiss kiss lipstick in poppy poppy

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.

 guerlain kiss kiss lipstick in west wood

Kiss Kiss Long Lasting Lip Colour in West Wood

This browned-purple limited edition shade will look chic on darker skin tones.

 guerlain terracotta summer glow

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.

 guerlain petite robe noir nail polish in poppy poppy

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.

 guerlain la petite robe noire nail polish in west wood

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 summer

Guerlain is available in Canada at select Hudson’s Bay stores and


  • Reply
    April 18, 2022 at 4:01 pm

    cool Summer colors

  • Reply
    Debbie Beattie
    December 24, 2021 at 1:43 am

    I really like the colours even if I can’t wear all of them

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    Debbie Beattie
    December 10, 2021 at 2:07 am

    I would love to try the Terracotta Summer Glow because I bet your skin looks amazing

  • Reply
    Mariola daher
    June 20, 2018 at 8:39 pm

    Such beautiful summer pallets, my favourite brand for bronzers ????

  • Reply
    June 19, 2018 at 10:20 am

    wonderful as always!

  • Reply
    Sara Santos
    June 18, 2018 at 8:25 am

    I love Guerlain, that brand is one of my favorites, the terracotta palette is amazing @lucidream7_3

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    Sophia Adam
    June 17, 2018 at 12:22 pm

    Beautiful collection. That Bronzer is gorgeous

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    Melanie E
    June 16, 2018 at 10:26 pm

    Lovely collection! @MaraMel

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    Pamela M
    June 15, 2018 at 9:46 am

    The lightly scented TerraCotta palette is gorgeous. It sounds amazing! The new cushion Foundation looks like a nice product to toss too. I’m loving the Poppy Poppy lip and nail products also. The whole collection is lovely. Guerlain does everything exceptional!

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    Ginger Henderson
    June 15, 2018 at 2:40 am

    Oh WOW!!!! I love these!! The design and colors, oh my,, divine. Absolutely beautiful beautiful colors. Really into the West Wood polish. Dave, these are all amazing!!! @ghenderson1013

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    Tamara Dungan
    June 14, 2018 at 4:36 pm

    Guerlain has the most beautiful presentation!

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    Anna Roszak-Robinson
    June 14, 2018 at 12:28 pm


  • Reply
    June 13, 2018 at 8:02 pm

    love the concept of citrus scented terracotta palettes!!

  • Reply
    Linda L
    June 13, 2018 at 7:17 pm

    Terra Cotta Summer Glow makes you feel radiant and very beautiful! ❤ @linlett60

  • Reply
    Heather Geldart
    June 13, 2018 at 11:22 am

    Would love to try the bronzer.

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      Marilynn Graham
      June 13, 2018 at 4:47 pm

      What great items …. looks delish and perfect for my complexion.

  • Reply
    June 13, 2018 at 11:17 am

    So beautiful collection !!!!

  • Reply
    September Dee
    June 13, 2018 at 11:01 am

    Beautiful!! As usual I want it all! Lol!

  • Reply
    Diane Lauzon
    June 13, 2018 at 9:35 am

    Such a pretty summer makeup collection! ????

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    Emily Mitton
    June 13, 2018 at 9:22 am

    Love the protip from Michael Kors! This is such a gorgeous collection!! Terracotta Summer Glow is beautiful! It all is!

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    Helen Crozier
    June 13, 2018 at 8:55 am

    Is there an application guide in applying Guerlain bronzing powder on the face and neck? Living in Ottawa Canada this wonderful bronzer really would help give me that glow without the need of a lot of sun which we do not get in our long and cold winters.

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    Clemence Lee
    June 13, 2018 at 7:55 am

    Can anyone tell me if the Guerlain Terracotta powder Route Des Iles is matte. I find that the one with sparkles accentuates the lines in my face. As I live in Northern Ontario we don’t have a Bay store so I would have to order online.

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    Cat Forsley
    June 13, 2018 at 7:49 am

    SO beautiful xxx

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    Robbin Goff
    June 13, 2018 at 7:31 am

    The Westwood lipstick has my interest peaked! A matching mani pedi would be great!

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    June 13, 2018 at 2:20 am

    lovely colors for summer


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