Guerlain Terracotta Blush Sun Shimmer Highlighter in Sunny Pink #02


I surprised myself by purchasing this.  I was tempted by the Clarins spring liquid blushes which are very similar - but I was put off by the idea of having shimmery cheeks.  But once I swatched the new Terracotta Blush Sun Shimmer Highlighter in Sunny Pink #02, I knew I had to have it.

As with the rest of the Terracotta line, there is supposed to be a blonde shade and a brunette shade.  When I swatched both, I much preferred the blonde shade, Sunny Pink, than the designated brunette shade Spicy Coral.  In my opinion Sunny Pink suits brunettes just as well as blondes as it is a very flattering coral pink.

Here are some closeups of the gold shimmer particles.  Yes it does look like there is a lot but these are extreme macro shots - the actual tube is about the width of a lipstick.

Both Sunny Pink and Spicy Coral are designed to be used as either highlighter or blush.  I have only used it as blush thus far, because I think to pull it off as a highlighter, you'd need a summer tan (which I do not have right now in cloudy London).

The name Sunny Pink is a bit misleading - it leans more towards coral (and Spicy Coral is really more of an orangey shade). 

Above is quite a heavy swatch and the shimmer is still noticeable, but you can see they are really fine - no chunky glitters here. (The product description says it contains mother of pear concentrate - maybe it's for the shimmer?)

Here is a more spread out swatch.  The shimmer is still there but it's not obtrusive - it just gives a lovely glow to my complexion.  I apply this liquid blush with my Daniel Sandler Watercolour brush but application with fingers is just as good.  As with all liquid/cream/gel blushes, start off with a light hand and build up the colour as required.


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  2. What a beautiful color! It's so fresh and perfect for the Summer! love it! Thank you so much for sharing!


  3. You're welcome Plami :)

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