Guerlain Summer 2012 Terracotta Sun in the City Collection

There is always a time in the middle of every winter when it feels like we haven’t felt the warmth of sunlight in months. While we can’t change the weather, Guerlain has always been the master of creating a summer sun effect on your complexion, offering a vibrant, radiant glow even in the coldest of months. New Terracotta Sun in the City is the closest thing to sweeping a ray of sunlight across your face.

Terracotta Sun In The City Golden Glimmer Powder Palette ($70) – Limited Edition

This gorgeous palette features brand new compact production technology combined with an innovative powder formula to create an astonishingly light powder. Intensely concentrated gold mother-of-pearl particles capture and reflect light to create a natural-looking radiance without giving an overly iridescent effect. Terracotta Sun in the City has a textured finish to mimic the sun’s rays and feels so silky to the touch it could almost be mistaken for a cream. The universal golden shade is a true skin-enhancing top coat that will leave you with a golden, luminous finish to make you forget the winter doldrums.


Blend with a brush over the facial contours, décolleté and shoulders.
For a more striking metallic finish, the powder can also be swept with the fingertips along the line of the cheekbones, the arch of the eyebrows or the collarbone.


Terracotta Blush Sun Shimmer Highlighter ($41)

The ideal blush creates a slight tan in the complexion that looks as if it is glowing from within and until now, that blush didn’t exist. With the introduction of new Terracotta Blush, Guerlain has perfectly imitated the skin’s natural blushing effect with an easy-to-use formula that leaves the complexion fresh and illuminated for all types of tanned skin. The key is Guerlain’s mother-of-pearl concentrate that adds instant luminosity to the cheekbones for a naturally flushed, youthful glow.


  • Pearlescent particles: offering more luminosity than a powder, these particles provide an “adherent film” that bonds to the skin for hold as long as summer days.
  • Feather light fluid texture: guarantees a smooth, delicate finish.
  • The innovative pump bottle has been designed to dispense the precise amount needed for application. 

Terracotta Blush is available in two shades:

02 Sunny Pink – For blondes, this perfect pink will enhance the rosy color of their fair cheeks.
03 Spicy Coral – For brunettes, this coral shade will add a bright radiance to their olive skin. 


Three application options to create your perfect glow: on the cheekbones like a blush, on all prominent areas of the face as a highlighter to sculpt the contours, or over the eyelids as a summer shadow, perfect for sunny nude make-up.


Terracotta Light Bronzing Powder ($50)

As the complexion gradually gains a slightly darker tone with the arrival of the summer sun, your makeup must adapt for the most natural-looking effect. With a unique combination of bronzing shades, vibrant colors and fine pearlescent particles, Terracotta Light Bronzing Powder is reinvented within the legendary Terracotta range to more perfectly and more flawlessly match the varying tanned tones of blondes and brunettes. The newest Terracotta Light Bronzing Powder utilizes fewer pigments and a lighter texture, combined with illuminating effects to counter dull skin and create the effect of a glowing tan. The ideal formulation for the first rays of the summer sun, it offers a sheer and luminous makeup finish for a flawless, bare-skin effect.


  • Five meticulously chosen shades: four bronzing effect shades, including one pink or coral color, combined with an illuminating shade which will boost a tan’s sometimes dull appearance.
  • Feather light texture: consisting of lamellar powders for effortless application, mica for translucency, and talc for the velvety smoothing and illuminating effect.
  • Crystal pigment: Instead of white pigments that create an opaque effect, a crystal pigment draws on its light and translucency to intensify a tan’s glow. It allows you to raise the tone repeatedly without worrying about losing its freshness.
  • Signature Fragrance: Recognizable from the first brush stroke, the fragrance remains unchanged. Bergamot and mandarin top notes, jasmine and ylang ylang at the heart, vanilla and a woody base make up a legendary scent reminiscent of summer-infused skin.

Terracotta Light is available in 4 harmonies:

For the early days of summer or the lightest tans, Terracotta Light keeps the two harmonies that have developed a cult following since 2006:

Blondes 02 – pink accents and soft tanned tones, beautifully enhances the naturally rosy color of blondes and fair skin.
Brunettes 03 – enriched with its coral touches and warm shades, adds bright radiance to the golden tan of brunettes and olive skin

Two new harmonies that are perfect at the height of summer when your tan is at its deepest:

Sun Blondes 04
Sun Brunettes 05 


Terracotta Light not only adapts to different skin tones and tan intensities, it also offers tailor-made application at any time of the day. For all over color, sweep a light veil all over the face to create a radiant, tanned complexion. For a perfectly sculpted face, intensify the top of the cheekbones to the arch of the eyebrow using a makeup brush.


NEW Terracotta Retractable Bronzing Powder Brush ($39)

Inspired by the brushes used by traditional Japanese theater actors, this Kabuki brush makes it possible to crush and perfectly smooth the bronzing pigments over the skin for a seamlessly even and luminous result. In its incredibly chic black matte metal case, you will find the perfect bristle density brush for applying just the right amount of Terracotta bronzing powder. It guarantees flawless, streak-free color.

Guerlain Terracotta Sun In The City Collection is available starting March 2012 at select locations of Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Sephora, Bloomingdales and Bergdorf Goodman.

2 Responses to Guerlain Summer 2012 Terracotta Sun in the City Collection

  1. Hanna YY February 27, 2012 at 4:31 PM

    I am waiting to buy the Sun in the City. It is the only thing worth buying from this set.

  2. Ning February 27, 2012 at 9:24 PM

    Waaa Sun in the City looks so pretty. I want that!


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