The Guerlain Terracotta Sun Trio Bronzing Contour Palette ($63 CAD) consists of three shades: a light banana yellow powder, a light terracotta shade and a deeper neutral brown shade. All shades glide beautifully on the skin and last a full 8 hours on me.
Although the powders are not extremely pigmented (I don’t think Guerlain designed these powders to be), they are easily built up and show up on my NC35 skin tone upon one application very nicely. I actually prefer the look where I only go into the powder once to bronze up/ contour and highlight my face because I achieve more subtle definition of my features as opposed to a more obvious contoured/bronzed look (which is also really nice but for an everyday office look I feel more comfortable with the former). My only issue with the palette is the yellow banana shade, which doesn’t appear as bright on my skin as I’d like it to be.
The contour is not what I typically go for (a cool brown shade) as this one is a bit warmer (i.e. more terracotta or ‘orange’). Despite the shade, it works really well as a contour for me, emphasizing my bone structure. The deepest neutral brown shade works excellently as an overall bronzer.
I love this palette for delivering subtle shade and shape to my face. This is beauty swatched approved.