Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Guerlain Terracotta Blush Sun Shimmer Highlighter in Sunny Pink

I saw two new liquid blush/highlighters on the Guerlain Sun in the City display. One was a warm pink; the other coral. I tried both, but settled on #02, Sunny Pink ($41), in a heartbeat.

The color is pink infused with peach. You can see both shades on the display photo below. Placed side by side next to the Terracotta Sun in the City Golden Glimmer Powder (the one I featured yesterday), they grabbed my attention. I've developed a fondness for liquid blushes and highlighters; they are sheer and natural. Sunny Pink hit the spot.

Sunny Pink will definitely appeal to those with fair skin. Anyone whose skin is darker should be able to wear the companion shade, Spicy Coral. Try them. See what you think. I thought Sunny Pink was a must-have.

I took swatch photos in full sun. I applied sunny pink heavily and barely blended at the top of my arm, and I blended it out below. I didn't blend it thoroughly because I wanted you to be able to see the shimmering warm pink color in my photos. I used my fingertips for both applications. When I use it on my face, I pump a tiny bit into my palm and apply it with a synthetic brush. I'm careful not to dispense too much color into my palm. I don't want to waste it.

I think Sunny Pink is sumptuous. The color is shimmering and irresistible on my skin. It screams summer, ripe fruit, and glamour. I am seriously smitten. The Spicy Coral shade is too dark for me. Otherwise, I might have had to purchase both shades. I love the color, texture, blendability, and overall effect of Sunny Pink. I've fallen head over heels.

When you blend this shade on your cheeks, it adds radiant color. It's blush and highlighter in one. I felt so good when I wore it the first time, I wanted to hug someone from Guerlain (hope I don't end up on their "crazy blogger list"). Cream and liquid blushers are at the top of my makeup-love list. Guerlain made sure I felt the love for spring and summer. The two biggest color trends for the season - pink and peach - combined into one superstar!

My swatch photos show the shade in two lighting exposures: immediately above in full, direct sun and above that in strong but less direct light. I wanted to show you the color in two conditions to demonstrate that light doesn't matter. This shade is compelling in any light - indoors or out.

Pardon me while I go off and stare at my Terracotta Blush. Maybe I'll stand it up next to my keyboard. I think Guerlain has scored again. What do you think? Study the color and imagine your summer look, whether for work or play, complemented by warm, glowing, sunlit cheeks.

I purchased my Terracotta Blush Sun Shimmer Highlighter at Neiman Marcus during Beauty Event. If your favorite Guerlain counter doesn't have the Terracotta Sun in the City Collection, it will soon. I have one more new piece to show you - hopefully tomorrow.

Photos by Best Things in Beauty

17 comments:

Flyavsted said...

This is the perfect blush! I am so " in love" with the summer collection from Guerlain.

lovethescents said...

This looks amazing and easy to use. I'll definitely check it out when I see it. Thank you for telling us about this glorious looking product. Can I get a hug too? :-D

Charlestongirl said...

(((Hugs))) Lovethescents!

Charlestongirl said...

Hi Flyavsted! I'm smitten too, Guerlain is one of my most-favorite brands.

Eileen said...

Sunny Pink is just outstanding! I love transparent, shimmery colors for summer. For that reason, my summer darling last year was Chantecaille's Biwa. This year, Guerlain will have the honor. The golden pearl in the pink base is just breathtaking. And, being Guerlain, I know I won't have to worry about the shimmer being anything less than elegant. I stopped by the Guerlain counter yesterday to pester the delightful SA and remind her to call me as soon as this first installment of Summer 2012 arrives. So far, Guerlain is off to a great start.

Anonymous said...

Hi,Charlestongirl! I don't have Neiman near me.Since you saw those blushes,what color would you recommend.I have dark hair and peaches and cream skin tone.Thank you so much!

Charlestongirl said...

Hi Eileen!

Hasn't Guerlain become one of our must-buy brands?

Charlestongirl said...

Hi Anonymous,

Buy this product, Sunny Pink. If you have fair skin, you will find the darker one too dark, as I did.

Charlestongirl said...

BTW, I kind of hate the new format for comments. Why does Blogger keep messing with things that already work?

I guess I've become a change-resister.

Jacqueline said...

Hi Charlestongirl, I have to say your blog has create many many lemmings! I love your swatches of the new Guerlain collection, everything looks so good. Sunny Pink looks just heavenly. I know I'll be getting that when it reaches Singapore shores. I'm between a NC30-35 myself, do you think that Coral would be too dark?

Charlestongirl said...

Gosh, Jacqueline,

I'm not a MAC girl. I never have any idea what people mean when they use MAC colors to identify their skin tones. However, I did buy some dynamite blushes recently. Must feature them!

I'd say the coral shade is best for medium to dark skin.

Christina said...

I am a huge fan of liquid & cream blush, as long as it doesn't clog my pores. I am pale, but I'm always told that when I wear pink blush, I have a red face.
If this new blush is transparent, how dark could the other shade be?

Maggie S. said...

Lovely! I am highly anticipating this one. Guerlain really nail it with almost every collection, don't they?

I wonder how it compares to the Clarins Instant Light Blush...

mamavalveeta03 said...

I've never tried Guerlain's bronzer before, even tho' it seemed to be the industry standard for many years, until Bobbi Brown came along with her non-shimmer bronzers. These look beautiful!
p.s. Thanks for doing all of the "legwork" for us!! We appreciate you<3

Charlestongirl said...

Christina, VERY dark.

Charlestongirl said...

Hi Maggie,

It's very similar.

Charlestongirl said...

Thanks, MamaVal!

I think Bobbi's and Guerlain's bronzers are both must-haves. Give Guerlain a go. I think you'll see a different dimension.