The Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Powder Mist Spray is by far the best all-around face bronzing product I have ever used, and I have used many.
When I buy a self-tanning product, I would usually buy the separate face product to go with it, since I am so acne prone. Even though the bottle would state, "Non-comedogenic" I would still break out regardless, so I just gave up the whole idea of being able to use self tanner on my face, and would make up for it using powder bronzer on top of my foundation. At the end of the day, the bronzer wore off, and would leave me ghost-faced (since I have such fair skin naturally).
I have always loved Guerlain bronzers since they are so natural and true in their color. Because I am so fair, it is hard to find products that don't turn my skin into a muddy-looking, orange fake mess.
My friend at work that manages the Guerlain counter used this on me one day, and I was hooked! I couldn't believe how light and airy the formula was! Not sticky, not smelly, and very easily applied.
Since this is an airbrush application product, it is very easy to use and can blend out nicely. I will either spray it directly onto my skin in light sweeping motions and blend it out with a brush, or I will spray directly onto a flat top kabuki brush and blend it out. Once you spray it on, there is a little bit of time to work with it. Once it is on the skin for about 5-10 minutes, it is stuck there for the day. It will wash off with soap and water. It was made to be a temporary bronzer, and I love it that way because it does not clog my pores while it is on, and I can wash it off with the rest of my makeup at the end of the night.
There are two colors in this product. Shade 1 (lighter), and Shade 2 (darker) with an SPF 10 in it for a bit of sun protection. This formula almost sprays out like a liquid, but blends out to a powder. It is hard to explain, so I recommend going to a Guerlain counter to try it.
Since this is a powder, you can also blend out it with your hands. I like using a brush for a more blended out finish.
Even though it is a bit pricey, a little goes a long way, and I have been using mine almost every day for months on my face and chest. I wouldn't recommend it for the whole body, or you might be buying a new can every other week.
Where to purchase:
Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Mist $62 with free shipping HERE
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It's called "Barbados in a box" and it's just that. This is my everyday bronzer, and when I try to use something else, I just don't like it as much as this one.
The packaging is very different. It's in a neat little box. It's actually the only thing that bugs me about it because the bronzer is located pretty far down in the box, so there is not a lot of room for your brush to move around, but I make it work just fine.
The original brush that is included in the bronzer is a flat contour brush that gets into the hollow of your cheek great, but it sheds a lot, so I quit using it.
The color may look too dark for fair skin, but it is actually a very buildable bronzer. I think the color is gorgeous on just about anyone. It is incredible on slightly tan to really tan skin. I would advise if you are really fair, to use just enough to see slightly, but too much will make fair skin look muddy.
I mainly use this bronzer to contour my cheekbones. I use a little bit to bronze my forehead, chin, nose and jawline.
The brush I use is my e.l.f. Blush Brush. I like to have an angle in my brush, and the tip gets right into the hollow of my cheek.
In the hollow of my cheek, I will do a straight pass, than go over it with very small circles so it blends in. I do the bronzer first before I put blush on the top of my cheek.
If you want your face to lose a few pounds, this is definitely the way to do it!
You can purchase the Hoola by Benefit bronzer for $28 HERE
You can purchase the e.l.f. blush brush for a couple of bucks at Target or anywhere where e.l.f is sold
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mentioned. This is my own personal opinion on this purchased item and how I apply it***