There’s something about French cosmetic brands that just gets to me. They’re like a walk through Central Park when the leaves are just beginning to fall. They’re like curling up at the end of a long day with a glass of wine and a night full of Friends re-runs. They’re like that feeling you get right after a 50 minute facial when you grab a cup of tea and a stack of Vogue and unwind. I don’t know what it is, but there’s something about combining the French with makeup that is so right.
The Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Powder is a cult classic for a reason. It’s not overly packed with pigment, which I’m thankful for because it means I don’t have to worry about going in too heavy-handed, and the color range is decent (seven shades, points for nothing too orange). The scent is a blend of bergamot, mandarin, and gardenia with hints of vanilla. It smells ~elegant~. The finish is natural with a tiny amount of sheen; just enough to give you a healthy glow. That I’ve-been-laying-in-the-sun-all-day-drinking-mojitos-with-minimal-responsibilities glow. You know the glow I’m talking about.