“Three weeks of tanning in three seconds”, such is the promise made by the Guerlain brand regarding one of its cult products: Terracotta. This cosmetic appears to be one of the best-sellers of the Guerlain house but also of the entire current beauty department. Indeed, although it is always pleasant to take a vacation, if you are not gone this year you probably do not want it to show even on your complexion. This is why Guerlain has devised the ideal solution to maintain a healthy glow whatever the outside temperatures. What’s more, the iconic Terracotta is now available in a wide range of products, a real boon for sun lovers like us!
The story of an iconic Guerlain product
The history of Guerlain Terracottaplunges us into the heart of 1984. Indeed, it was at this time that Dominique Szabo, creative director of the brand‘s make-up, went to Morocco for a personal trip. There, in this magical place, she discovers the red earth of the desert. However, it is precisely this that inspired the designer. She decided to develop a compact and matt powder, applicable with a large brush and giving the face a very natural tanned effect. Olivier Echaudemaison, current creative director of Guerlain, confides that he was working at Estée Lauder in New York when he saw this UFO arrive. He still remembers perfectly that moment during which he understood that Guerlain was preparing to revolutionize female beauty treatment. Immediately, the Terracotta was a huge success. Women all over the world, whether it was teenage girls, femme fatales or grandmothers, rushed to get this famous caramel-colored, round-shaped case. Since its release, the success of Terracotta has not been denied. To give you an idea, know that today one is sold every 20 seconds in the world!
The large Terracotta range from Guerlain
Nevertheless, in order to fulfill all the desires of absolute fans of this product, Guerlain did not stop at the design of this sun powder. Today, Terracotta comes in many forms. It also takes on the appearance of a foundation, ensuring more coverage without lacking in lightness. Likewise, the shade of Terracotta itself is available in multiple colors to match all skin tones. Note also that its use no longer stops at the face. Now, tinted self-tanners give an absolutely natural tanned effect to your entire body. However, if you had tanned naturally, however, know that the brand’s Sun Serum is ideally designed to prolong the beauty of your tan. What’s more, for ease of application, Guerlain has thought of everything and also accessorizes its Terracotta range with a large applicator brush. In addition, as a nod to its Moroccan origins, a Terracotta kohl was also born. Thus, you can embellish your eyes with an intense black line similar to those worn by oriental people. Finally, for even more enchantment, Guerlain more recently created a perfume bearing the image of the famous powder. This is a tribute to the 30 years of Terracotta and already promises an absolute spell. for even more bewitchment, Guerlain more recently created a perfume bearing the image of the famous powder. This is a tribute to the 30 years of Terracotta and already promises an absolute spell. for even more bewitchment, Guerlain more recently created a perfume bearing the image of the famous powder. This is a tribute to the 30 years of Terracotta and already promises an absolute spell.