Guerlain Terracotta Sun In The City Makeup Collection for Summer 2012

This year’s Terracotta collection by Guerlain is called Sun in the City.

Olivier Échaudemaison, Creative Director of Guerlain (read my interview with him) comments:  ‘Treating yourself to a little sunshine boosts the morale!’

Here is what the collection includes:

 TERRACOTTA BLUSH Sun Shimmer Highlighter £28 / €35

  • 02 Sunny Pink
  • 03 Spicy Coral

These are described as  featherlight fluid texture blushes with  mother-of-pearl concentrate that instantly illuminates the cheekbones. Guerlain suggest the pink shade to blondes and coral shade to brunettes.


TERRACOTTA SUN IN THE CITY Golden Glimmer Powder – Face and Décolleté £43/ €60

A face and body powder with creamy texture and metallic gold shimmer with a mother-of-pearl concentrate (75%). ‘Adds  shimmer to any tan with its precious metal glints like a skin-enhancing top coat.’

TERRACOTTA LIGHT Sheer Bronzing Powder £33.50 / €45

  • 02 Blondes, with its pink accents and soft tanned tones, beautifully enhances the naturally rosy colour of blondes and fair skin
  • 03 Brunettes, enriched with its coral touches and warm shades, adds bright radiance to the golden tan of brunettes and olive skin. Perfect at the height of summer when your tan is at its best
  • 04 Sun Blondes and 05 Sun Brunettes  in brighter coral and pink colours, with heightened bronzed shades, and also richer in iridescent particles. are perfect for intense tan or mixed race skin.


Terracotta Light is a combination of five meticulously chosen shades: four bronzing effect shades, including one pink or coral colour, combined with an illuminating shade whose intensity varies according to skin tone.

The powder is scented with bergamot and mandarin top notes, jasmine and ylang ylang at the heart, vanilla and a woody base.

TERRACOTTA SUN Sun Moisturiser Tan Booster £28/ €38

Limited Edition  sunscreens  Sun Blondes SPF 30 and Sun Brunettes SPF 15 suitable for face and body.

Besides UVA and UVB filters, for an all the more radiant tan, Terracotta Sun relies on a second level of protection with the Natur’Détox complex, based on shea polyphenols. ‘It goes on the offensive against pollutant particles, nicotine, exhaust fumes, etc. and detoxes the skin for even more luminous colour, as a tan is always more beautiful on fresh, healthy skin.’

Both products contain Tan Booster complex, which encourages a tan to develop. ‘It is a far cry from an artificial self-tanning effect: a carob extract, an age-old tree native to Mediterranean countries, stimulates the natural production of melanin by the melanocytes at source.’

Guerlain also promise  ‘voluptuous melt-away’ cream texture which delivers intense hydration and tiare flower

TERRACOTTA BRUSH Retractable Bronzing Powder Brush £26 / €38

Japanese theatre inspired Kabuki brush in a matte black  metal case for flawless and streak-free application of Guerlain powders.

Collection is  Exclusively  Available at Debenhams 11 March 2012 and  Nationwide from 1st April 2012

I think it is already available in the US and some EU countries.

I would really love to try  the Sun Moisturiser Tan Booster SPF 30, it sounds absolutely amazing!

10 thoughts on “Guerlain Terracotta Sun In The City Makeup Collection for Summer 2012”

  1. I can’t wait to get the shimmer powder and the pink blush! ♥ Do you know when the Rouge Automatic Shines are launching in the UK by any chance? Thanks.

  2. Marina, I have only lately started exploring Guerlain products, and love their line! So now you show me all of these, and each item looks spectacular! Ok…let the saving up begin…lol!!!

  3. This is a particularly pretty Terracotta collection this year. I purchased the Golden Glimmer Powder, the Sunny Pink Sun Shimmer, and the Terracotta Light Sheer Bronzing Powder in Blonds 02. Although I’m a brunette, my skin is fair and so 02 works best for me. That is true with the regular Terracotta Moisturizing Bronzing Powder ( the solid colored one) as well. I have 02 from last year and it’s perfect. I think the products are actually geared more towards skin tone than hair color and I’m not the only one to have had that experience. No matter though, whether you select from the Blonds or Brunettes, all the products are absolutely lovely. The Golden Glimmer Powder is selling out as fast as it hits the counter in the US, so anyone who is thinking about getting it shouldn’t wait too long. Like the stunning Cruel Gardenia, when this beauty’s gone, it’s gone.

    1. Agree about Guerlain blondes and brunettes, Eileen. I am also a brunette with light skin. And, yes, Guerlain know how to make a beautiful product.

  4. That bronzer looks wonderful (and not as orange as previous summer releases)!!! Can’t wait to see swatches of it, but it’s definitely a great candidate for my summer list!!! xx

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