Guerlain By Emilio Pucci Summer 2012 Terra Azzurra Bronzing Powder & Blush Face Powder Swatch and Review
For Summer 2012, the two prestigious houses in beauty and fashion, Guerlain and Emilio Pucci, collaborate for the second time and show us the beautiful scene of sunny Italian Riviera. The whole collection is full of passion and vibrant colors like coral, pink, and even blue. Yesterday we had a blast playing with one of Guerlain’s signature item of course with a Pucci twist, Meteorites Perles D’azur and the collector’s brush (swatch and review here). Today, the journey goes on with yet another star item from the collection, Terra Azzurra Bronzing Powder & Blush.
Just like how two houses collaborate for the summer collection, Terra Azzurra is also a collaboration with the bronzer and blush. Pretty genius, I’d say. This wonderful summer all-in-one face palette comes in a box that depicts a glimpse of what to expect on one side and Guerlain’s signature Terracotta design on the other. Inside of the box is also printed with Pucci’s iconic motif.
Taking the powder out of the box, you will first see the blue flower themed Pucci Print pouch with the compact inside.
Here are a few up close shots of the detailing and signature / button. The button has 6 engraved stars all around it which is quite cute.
When I first saw this I noticed that the colors are in perfection with each other since all 4 shades seem to compliment nicely among each other. With Pucci’s iconic prints on the 3 blushes, the combo also features Guerlain’s legendary Terracotta powder which is always in high quality.
Opposite side of the powder (detachable cap) holds a round mirror. If you look on the exterior, you will notice that the case is in ebony colored varnished wood. The material is smooth and lightweight. The mechanism that holds the case together is 3 magnets. You do need to align them correctly or else the cap won’t stay secure.
The combination between the bronzing powder and blush is more or less split up into an almost 60 | 40 on the palette. Starting off with the blush side, the colors from top to bottom include peachy coral with gold shimmer, subtle cool toned pink, and light peachy white. On the other side, the bronzing powder gives a healthy tanned color that is perfect for summer.
Below is a stunning picture of Terra Azzurra in the sun. The color design is indeed vivid and finely made to perfection.
There is two ways you could apply this bronzing powder / blush. To go for a natural look, just apply the bronzing shade all over the face. But for a bronzed complexion, blend all three blush shades and sweep it along the top of the cheekbones. This will pretty much sculpt the face.
Taking two snapshots, I decided to show the colors individually first then line it side by side with a blended blush swatch. As you might notice, the pigmentation is not only there, it is quite finely milled leaving a smooth application. The blended blush color does surprise me a little bit because the color like a rosy bright pink without the intensity that I imagined. It does give a more natural look instead of an overly done color. There also leaves plenty room for layering and mix-and-matching.
Bottom line: Guerlain’s collab with Emilio Pucci is remarkable bringing the exterior case design and the interior color makeup to a truly art work. These pieces are so hot and they’re must-haves for any Guerlain fan. I also want to mention about the price. This palette is $75 which may sound like a lot of money but if you consider it’s actually a bronzer and blush which brings down the price to less than $40 each. It’s a pretty good deal and it’s also compact. So don’t wait. This limited edition face powder and the rest will be sold out faster than you think.
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