A single powder, cleverly composed of two complementary shades: the bare minimum to reveal the unique radiance of every woman. Its warm shade? A softened sun-kissed powder, lighter than the legendary Terracotta bronzing powder. Its pigments are less intense and work in osmosis with the skin to make it glow without ever overloading it. Its coloured shade? A reviving pink for Blondes or apricot for Brunettes that blends with the sun-kissed powder to deliver a burst of radiance…
I was a bit apprehensive about the necessity of this product . Do we really need another makeup step besides the usual bronzing + highlighting routine to add a glow to skin? Yes, we do ! Why I think we do is because I was wrong to think that this would be another step. Rather, it’s multifunctional . You can use it on its own as a very subtle bronzer and use the tad of blush in there to add a a natural flush and radiance to the skin. Lately I’ve been using it after applying Estee Lauder BB cream White Crescent for a daytime , summery look. If I’m in the mood for a more done look, I apply it on top of my finished makeup base (= foundation+concealer+bronzer+blush) which makes my skin look glowing and a shade shy from obviously sunkissed.
The price – £35.50 or $53.00 . Let’s talk about the price. Like most Guerlain products, it’s steep. I don’t think you’ll miss out if you can’t afford it but I don’t think you’ll regret it if you skipped buying 2 cheaper products this month for the price of this Healthy Glow Powder Duo. From my experience with Terracotta Bronzers, they last ages !
It comes in 4 shades and I advise swatching them first. It’s meant to be subtle and therefor may not show up on darker skintones. Although I’m not blonde , I still bought the Blonde Naturel instead of Brunette Natural. The reason ? I wanted the pinkish colour included in that shade rather than the coral (they call it apricot) in the Brunette shade. The two other shades are lighter and probably better suited for fair skin . They’re called Light Blonde and Light Brunette ( what else? ).
If your skin is overly sensitive to fragrance though, you may want to rethink the Joli Teint. It’s heavily scented which is no bien ! If I had tried it at the beauty store rather than ordering it online, I may have skipped it because of the strong fragrance. It smells good but fragrance is not good for skin generally. Here’s to the scent fading !
I’ll be adding swatches to this post mañana ! I haven’t had time during the day and the light at night just doesn’t do it justice.
Update – the swatches
Did any of you try this yet ? I know there are some mixed opinions about this kind of product. I’m referring to the-barely-there-but-still-pleasantly-present kind of product. (Remember Chanel Les Beiges ? )