My goods from this redemption are Clarins Liquid Bronze Self Tanning for Face and Decollete, Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Powder and Guerlain Rose Aux Joues Duo de Blush in Pink Punk. I also received some Vichy ProEven Daily Dark Spot Corrector samples, 2 Elizabeth Arden Green Tea Honeysuckle EDT samples, and a sample of Guerlain Cils d'Enfer Maxi Lash Mascara.
With spring just around the corner, I am totally stoked for the summer! Like many people, I like to be darker in the summer but try to avoid the sun. This means, I'm always trying out different self tanners. Admittedly, it's not something I usually splurge on because my entire household will use it. I wanted something for my face that doesn't cause breakouts or smell bad. I've only done a patch test of this Clarins self tanner on my arm, but there was no bad smell upon application. I actually forgot I applied this, and while showering the next morning I noticed a round bronze spot on my arm. It works! That was two days ago, and the patch is still there with no fading. It's quite subtle, and I think it'll be perfect for early summer. I'll have to do a full review on this later, but I think I'm going to love this.
Guerlain Terracotta as you probably know has a cult like status, and so it's something I had been dying to try. I picked up shade 03. Compared to Nars Laguna and Benefit Hoola, the Terracotta looks slightly orange and scary in pan. When applied however, this truly is a beautiful bronzer. It is soft and finely milled and has a scent, but I don't find the scent as strong as some of Guerlain's other products. I think I'll be posting a full review of this bronzer later, maybe with comparisons to Nars Laguna and Benefit Hoola.
Lastly, I got Guerlain Rose aux Joues, Duo de Blush in Pink Punk. I had been eyeing this for a couple months. I think the top shade is soo lovely! It is a matte, bold coral-pink, and I think this would look beautiful for spring or paired with a bronzer in the summer. The bottom shade is nice as well. It's a lovely, matte plum shade. I feel like I'm moving away from plums now, but I'll definitely be wearing it next fall. The duo comes in the most beautiful compact which is unfortunately already covered in fingerprints. It includes a large mirror and a small brush. I find the scent of this blush very strong, much like the Meteorites Compact and Meteorites Balls. I'm not a huge fan of this scent, though it seems like most everyone else is. Thankfully, I can't smell it once it's on my face. :)
And here's swatches of the blush duo and the bronzer:
Thanks for reading! :) xo