Bronzer for the Bronzed!

gina12345

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Anyone out there using the Guerlain Terracotta bronzers in both #7 and #8?? I can't decide if #7 is need worthy enough...
Hi There,
I have 7 & 8 Guerlain Bronzers. I really like 7 the best, it is golden not red or orange. #8 was a bit too red for me but we will see if I change my mind this summer. I tried BB Dark & Deep & they were too red, too orange but the pigmentation was great & it lasted on me they were the wrong color
Guerlain # 8 IMO is similar to MAC Format (some shimmer) & Blunt (matte). I am NC50
I think some one said that Sleek Make Up bronzer is similar to Guerlain 4 seasons in Ebony.
Go back to some of the old posts, I asked a similar question & someone was nice enough to post me a link
 

Twinkle_Twinkle

Active member
Hi There,
I have 7 & 8 Guerlain Bronzers. I really like 7 the best, it is golden not red or orange. #8 was a bit too red for me but we will see if I change my mind this summer. I tried BB Dark & Deep & they were too red, too orange but the pigmentation was great & it lasted on me they were the wrong color
Guerlain # 8 IMO is similar to MAC Format (some shimmer) & Blunt (matte). I am NC50
I think some one said that Sleek Make Up bronzer is similar to Guerlain 4 seasons in Ebony.
Go back to some of the old posts, I asked a similar question & someone was nice enough to post me a link
And now #7 goes back in the cart…
 

Medgal07

New member
That's exactly what I was thinking of doing. A lot of people say that they LOVE #8 and I don't seem to find the same enthusiasm for #7, but #7 seems like a night matte-ish shade that is less red than Bobbi Brown's bronzers in Dark and Deep. And I would like to have something a little less red for the Spring and Winter. The Four Season's bronzer in Ebony is on it's way to me. Do you have it as well? Are it and #7 redundant? Sorry for the borage of questions. I'm just trying to finalize my shopping cart for Chic Week. Thanks!

P.S - I'm NW45 in MAC formulas - Are we around the same coloring general area?
I recently purchased the Guerlain 4 Seasons Bronzer and I LOVE it. I swirl the three bronzing shades together for bronzing/contouring and the orange-red shade is such
a pretty blush on its own.

I'm NC 44/MAC
 

Twinkle_Twinkle

Active member
I recently purchased the Guerlain 4 Seasons Bronzer and I LOVE it. I swirl the three bronzing shades together for bronzing/contouring and the orange-red shade is such
a pretty blush on its own.

I'm NC 44/MAC
Yeaahhh Four Seasons! You can find it for $59 (instead of $75) at Strawberrynet and ACW, just an FYI for interested parties.

ETA: And how beautiful is the compact!!! It's like as dark amber clam shell. I love!!!
 

Twinkle_Twinkle

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Mega Bronzer Comparison Swatches (@Shars)



From Left to Right:
Black Radiance blush in Chocolate Truffle (d/c), Fashion Fair blush in Chocolate Chip, Guerlain Terracotta #8, Laura Mercier Ritual, Cover Girl Ebony Bronze, MAC Warm Blend MSF (middle stripe), Shea Moisture Mandalay Dusk, MAC Metal Rock MSF

LM Ritual more of a blush/bronzer than a traditional bronzer; it's subtle and pretty.
 

Shars

Well-known member
Mega Bronzer Comparison Swatches (@Shars)



From Left to Right:
Black Radiance blush in Chocolate Truffle (d/c), Fashion Fair blush in Chocolate Chip, Guerlain Terracotta #8, Laura Mercier Ritual, Cover Girl Ebony Bronze, MAC Warm Blend MSF (middle stripe), Shea Moisture Mandalay Dusk, MAC Metal Rock MSF

LM Ritual more of a blush/bronzer than a traditional bronzer; it's subtle and pretty.
Oh Em Gee! All of these are super gorgeous. CG Ebony Bronze is my go-to and I've had LM Ritual and Guerlain's two Ebony bronzers (4 seasons and regular) in my cart from forever. I really like the Fashion Fair one too. I haven't bought anything from FF in ages! So sad about Warm Blend and Metal Rock since I don't think I was into makeup that much when they first came out. I saw Metal Rock on Ebay the other day for $200.


Thanks again (although my wallet is now despising you haha)!
 

Twinkle_Twinkle

Active member
Oh Em Gee! All of these are super gorgeous. CG Ebony Bronze is my go-to and I've had LM Ritual and Guerlain's two Ebony bronzers (4 seasons and regular) in my cart from forever. I really like the Fashion Fair one too. I haven't bought anything from FF in ages! So sad about Warm Blend and Metal Rock since I don't think I was into makeup that much when they first came out. I saw Metal Rock on Ebay the other day for $200.


Thanks again (although my wallet is now despising you haha)!
Glad to enable help! I'm not sure how I was hipped to the Fashion Fair blush, it must have been mentioned on Specktra because I can't think of how else I would have come across it but its a really unique shade. They also make a blush called "Golden Sunset" that is really pretty as well. I got "Chocolate Truffle" off of ebay a few years ago when everyone was loosing their minds over "Soft Honey" and the older Black Radiance blushes being d/c'd; I started trying to track down the entire old lineup which included Chocolate Truffle. There were only 5 blushes I think, and all of them are pretty except one, which I recently threw away actually (because I knew no one would want it) it was this gaudy loud red with shimmer, ugh.

If you like CG Ebony Bronze you MUST get Guerlain #8! It is everything. It blends so well, le sigh. I have the Four Season's Bronzer too. I should have swatched it; my b. You can find the Four Season's Bronzer cheaper at ACW and Strawberrynet FYI.

Warm Blend is a beauty. I'm sorry you missed out on it. I think I even sold a backup of it at one point.

I got REALLY lucky with getting Metal Rock [twice!] through Specktra/LiveJournal. I dropped my first one and it broke into one big chunk and several smaller ones. Girl can you just imagine! Somehow I was lucky enough to be able to find another one, and I got both for reasonable prices.

I was wearing LM Ritual for two weeks straight. I really can't say enough about it. On me it's subtle but I'm all about it. I especially like LM over darker matte bronzers like Bobbi Brown's "Deep Chocolate" and "Rich Cocoa" (two l/e shades that I struggle to find a use for). My bronzer habit is out of control, and this is after a a big purge a few years ago, although to be fair a lot of what I gave away weren't bronzers so much as they were bronze colored highlighters.
 

Shars

Well-known member
Glad to enable help! I'm not sure how I was hipped to the Fashion Fair blush, it must have been mentioned on Specktra because I can't think of how else I would have come across it but its a really unique shade. They also make a blush called "Golden Sunset" that is really pretty as well. I got "Chocolate Truffle" off of ebay a few years ago when everyone was loosing their minds over "Soft Honey" and the older Black Radiance blushes being d/c'd; I started trying to track down the entire old lineup which included Chocolate Truffle. There were only 5 blushes I think, and all of them are pretty except one, which I recently threw away actually (because I knew no one would want it) it was this gaudy loud red with shimmer, ugh.

If you like CG Ebony Bronze you MUST get Guerlain #8! It is everything. It blends so well, le sigh. I have the Four Season's Bronzer too. I should have swatched it; my b. You can find the Four Season's Bronzer cheaper at ACW and Strawberrynet FYI.

Warm Blend is a beauty. I'm sorry you missed out on it. I think I even sold a backup of it at one point.

I got REALLY lucky with getting Metal Rock [twice!] through Specktra/LiveJournal. I dropped my first one and it broke into one big chunk and several smaller ones. Girl can you just imagine! Somehow I was lucky enough to be able to find another one, and I got both for reasonable prices.

I was wearing LM Ritual for two weeks straight. I really can't say enough about it. On me it's subtle but I'm all about it. I especially like LM over darker matte bronzers like Bobbi Brown's "Deep Chocolate" and "Rich Cocoa" (two l/e shades that I struggle to find a use for). My bronzer habit is out of control, and this is after a a big purge a few years ago, although to be fair a lot of what I gave away weren't bronzers so much as they were bronze colored highlighters.
I will definitely look into all of them.
 

Icecaramellatte

Well-known member
Glad to enable help! I'm not sure how I was hipped to the Fashion Fair blush, it must have been mentioned on Specktra because I can't think of how else I would have come across it but its a really unique shade. They also make a blush called "Golden Sunset" that is really pretty as well. I got "Chocolate Truffle" off of ebay a few years ago when everyone was loosing their minds over "Soft Honey" and the older Black Radiance blushes being d/c'd; I started trying to track down the entire old lineup which included Chocolate Truffle. There were only 5 blushes I think, and all of them are pretty except one, which I recently threw away actually (because I knew no one would want it) it was this gaudy loud red with shimmer, ugh.

If you like CG Ebony Bronze you MUST get Guerlain #8! It is everything. It blends so well, le sigh. I have the Four Season's Bronzer too. I should have swatched it; my b. You can find the Four Season's Bronzer cheaper at ACW and Strawberrynet FYI.

Warm Blend is a beauty. I'm sorry you missed out on it. I think I even sold a backup of it at one point.

I got REALLY lucky with getting Metal Rock [twice!] through Specktra/LiveJournal. I dropped my first one and it broke into one big chunk and several smaller ones. Girl can you just imagine! Somehow I was lucky enough to be able to find another one, and I got both for reasonable prices.

I was wearing LM Ritual for two weeks straight. I really can't say enough about it. On me it's subtle but I'm all about it. I especially like LM over darker matte bronzers like Bobbi Brown's "Deep Chocolate" and "Rich Cocoa" (two l/e shades that I struggle to find a use for). My bronzer habit is out of control, and this is after a a big purge a few years ago, although to be fair a lot of what I gave away weren't bronzers so much as they were bronze colored highlighters.
I saw a few Fashion Fair Blush shades I would like earlier this year but I still haven't gotten around to purchasing them. I did pick up a nude lipstick I really like.
 

afulton

Member
Anyone out there using the Guerlain Terracotta bronzers in both #7 and #8?? I can't decide if #7 is need worthy enough...
I had both but returned #7 for #5 because it was too red for me. I use #8 on a daily basis to bronze and it's amazing. I use #5 as an all over powder.
 
What shade in the Guerlain Terra-cotta Bronzing Powder would any of you recommend for someone who wears NW45 in MAC's Studio Fix Foundation, Chestnut in Anastasia Beverly Hills Stick Foundation, and 500 Suede (W) in Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Longer Cushion Foundation? I wanted to purchase shade 8 , however, it's been discontinued so I'm assuming that either 7 or 9 would work but I'm unsure of which shade would be best between the two. Also, do you think Terra-cotta 4 Seasons Contour and Bronzing Powder Ebony would work on my skintone as well?
 
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sagehen

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What shade in the Guerlain Terra-cotta Bronzing Powder would any of you recommend for someone who wears NW45 in MAC's Studio Fix Foundation, Chestnut in Anastasia Beverly Hills Stick Foundation, and 500 Suede (W) in Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Longer Cushion Foundation? I wanted to purchase shade 8 , however, it's been discontinued so I'm assuming that either 7 or 9 would work but I'm unsure of which shade would be best between the two. Also, do you think Terra-cotta 4 Seasons Contour and Bronzing Powder Ebony would work on my skintone as well?
First of all, RIP shade 8 **weeps**
I would rec shade 9 for you. I am about the same shade as you and 7 just looks like nothing on my skin.
 

Twinkle_Twinkle

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What shade in the Guerlain Terra-cotta Bronzing Powder would any of you recommend for someone who wears NW45 in MAC's Studio Fix Foundation, Chestnut in Anastasia Beverly Hills Stick Foundation, and 500 Suede (W) in Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Longer Cushion Foundation? I wanted to purchase shade 8 , however, it's been discontinued so I'm assuming that either 7 or 9 would work but I'm unsure of which shade would be best between the two. Also, do you think Terra-cotta 4 Seasons Contour and Bronzing Powder Ebony would work on my skintone as well?
Hi! Terracotta 9 will work on your skin tone but it's subtle (I use it just to warm up my cheeks) and it is no where near as deep as the former number 8. The Four Season's bronzer looks great and you will be able to get a deeper color with it that's closer to the discontinued Terracotta 8.
 
Hi! Terracotta 9 will work on your skin tone but it's subtle (I use it just to warm up my cheeks) and it is no where near as deep as the former number 8. The Four Season's bronzer looks great and you will be able to get a deeper color with it that's closer to the discontinued Terracotta 8.
Since number 9 is subtle, I think I'll probably just get the Terra-cotta 4 Seasons Contour and Bronzing Powder in Ebony since I'll be able to get a deeper color that's closer to number 8. It's quite expensive though, so I'll probably wait until Sephora's semi annual sale to pick it up. For now, I'm just using the Covergirl Queen Collection Natural Hue Bronzer in Ebony Bronze. I really love it but unfortunately, it's quite difficult to find in stores. I bought two online on Target's website last year in November so it will should be awhile before I run out though, lol. They're repackaging it with a new design on the front of the compact.
 

Twinkle_Twinkle

Active member
The Four Seasons Bronzer is expensive. I got my discounted at Strawberrynet. All Cosmetics Wholesale also has it on sale.

Since number 9 is subtle, I think I'll probably just get the Terra-cotta 4 Seasons Contour and Bronzing Powder in Ebony since I'll be able to get a deeper color that's closer to number 8. It's quite expensive though, so I'll probably wait until Sephora's semi annual sale to pick it up. For now, I'm just using the Covergirl Queen Collection Natural Hue Bronzer in Ebony Bronze. I really love it but unfortunately, it's quite difficult to find in stores. I bought two online on Target's website last year in November so it will should be awhile before I run out though, lol. They're repackaging it with a new design on the front of the compact.
 
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