Why did I consider getting the Guerlain Terracotta Sun In The City
Part of the Guerlain Spring/Summer Collection 2012, I couldn’t help but fall in love and try this gorgeous powder.
Where can you get it?
I got the Guerlain Terracotta Sun In The City Illuminating Powder online at Nordstrom.com.
What did I find in the package?
This compact comes in a small box and contains .52 oz of powder. The compact is HUGE, and barely fits in my hand. It’s all black and plastic. Even though the powder itself looks very luxurious, the packaging itself doesn’t say much at all.
Time to try it. What did it do for me?
Can this powder be any more gorgeous!?!?! I don’t think so.
Guerlain does not cease to amaze me with their gorgeous powder designs. This one looks like a crochet or knitting weaving with two G’s crossing in the middle. The powder surface also is not flat itself, but also wavy, which ads more to the cool look. The pattern that’s etched into the powder surface doesn’t brush away easily, but I’m sure at some point it will fade away.
Guerlain describes the color of this powder as a ray of sunlight across your face. Well, that sounds pretty accurate. It’s color is a metallic gold. I find this Sun in the City slightly more metallic than Guerlain Terrca Inca. The texture of this powder is soft. It lasts about 5 hours on my skin before it starts fading.
In my opinion, the best uses for this Sun In the City Powder are as a highlighter on top of the cheeksbones or as an eyeshadow. It doesn’t look as flaterring as a blush with my skin tone. I also find it pretty all over the upper chest and neck area. Like many of Guerlain makeup products, the Sun in the city powder has a fairly strong fragrance. If you are sensitive to strong scents this one will kill you (it killed me).
Here are some pictures of the Guerlain Terracotta Sun In The City Illuminating Powder:
What is my Verdict?
I have mixed feelings on this Guerlain Illuminator. It’s a beautiful design and color, but I just can’t find a way to justify the $70 on this one. If you are a makeup collector you will love this design and may want to snatch it up. If you love Guerlain highlighters, you will love this one as well. However, if you’re just looking for a good gold highlighter for a reasonable price, you’re better off finding something else out there.