Review: Guerlain by Emilio Pucci Terra Azzurra Bronzing Powder & Blush

I know this bronzer has been out for some time now, and that some of you may have a difficult time finding it, but I went through some lengthy debates over whether or not I should purchase it. I figured it'd be worth sharing, in case you guys are debating too! It is still available at Sephora and I've seen it at some department store counters. Look, see how pretty it is?

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I just have to say that I love the packaging. The dark, engraved wood and the magnetic closure just feels good to me, and the mirror inside the lid is handy. I even like the pouch, though I know many of you don't care for pouches that come with your makeup.

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My initial hesitation (besides price) was that it seemed much too orange-y and warm in color. Even all the swatches i saw online seemed like it would be much too dark for me. I was also not sure about the shimmer, which you can see a bit in this photo.

I tried this on at a counter, and thought it was quite pretty! It warms up my face quite nicely, and as I've discovered, it wears all day! Even the shimmer doesn't show up on my skin - my face just looks nice and glowy!

What I didn't remember was that Guerlain's bronzers are often very hard packed in the pan, lending to softened application. I have quite a light hand, and I would have to press quite hard to overdo the color.

guerlain pucci swatches

These swatches are pretty light handed - see not scary/orange at all! I know I have some photos of me wearing this somewhere, but I can't seem to find them at the moment. I did find an ok phone snapshot I can share with you though! (sorry! Will update with a better photo ASAP!)

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I'm loving this for summer right now. What do you think? Did you take a look at the Guerlain Pucci collection?