THE guerlain GLOW
“The glow” is something we’re all after when it comes to our skin. Those of us who are more fair with cool undertones go for that hint of pearly goodness, and us deeper skinned gals usually aim for that golden glow. But no matter what your complexion, we all want that lit-from-within look!
A glowing appearance comes in two forms: The first is from leading a healthy, active lifestyle and really taking care of your body, and the second is with a set of killer products! Personally, I’ve made some lifestyle changes recently, including making nutrition a priority. One big change I’ve also made is hitting the gym again; I got myself a trainer and I’m back at it! In just two weeks, I’m already noticing such a change in how I feel and how I look. I haven’t worked out in a few years, and in such a short time I’m already feeling so much stronger and seeing that lively glow come back to my skin. I’m feeling re-energized and my skin is reflecting the positive change!
Just in time for this awesome lifestyle change, (and for the spring and summer) I got my hands on a set of products from Guerlain to try out. I’ve always known Guerlain for their selection of brilliant bronzers. (They launched the first bronzer more than 30 years ago, so they know a thing or two about the glow!) In fact, recently I watched Scott Barnes do a makeup demo and someone asked what his favorite bronzer was, and it was no surprise to me that he answered, “Terracotta”. So I was thrilled to receive a selection of bronzers as well as some other goodies from Guerlain, which I’m currently swooning over! Not surprisingly, all of their products are just as spectacular as the bronzers. But what I really appreciate about the collection is that they incorporate several types of bronzers to really get that multi-dimensional glow. Below you’ll see a photo of me with just a clean makeup look, then you’ll see another photo of me with my Guerlain bronzers in action! Marcus Monson, National Makeup Artist for Guerlain, created a face chart for me to guide me to a perfectly bronzed, glam look. I followed his steps to achieve what I’m calling my current favorite look!
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To brighten up my under eyes, I used the Precious Light illuminator in 02. This shade has a peachy tone to it so it canceled out any darkness, and then I followed with 01 to add more brightness to my under eyes and the bridge of my nose. To set all of this, I used the Météorites compact in Medium, which illuminated my skin ever so slightly for the most subtle and natural glow!
Next up I took two of the Terracotta 4 Seasons Tailor-Made Bronzing Powder, the first in #03 and the second in a deeper shade #05. You guys know I like to use a transition color even with bronzer, so I started out sweeping the #03 palette over the contour areas of my face, then I went in with the #03 palette bronzer and added more detailed contouring.
Now for the even more fun part! I moved on to the Terracotta Light Sheer Bronzing Powder in #05 and swept this lightly all over my face to give it that bronze glowing veil. That’s what I love about the Guerlain bronzers: You can layer a few different products and still get a very natural and stunning glow. I used the Sheer Bronzing Powder as my blush, too! I’m a big fan of using bronzer as blush just because it keeps it all within that neutral theme.
For my eyes, I kept it very neutral with Guerlain’s eyeshadow quad in #07 Les Cuirs, Khôl Me Kajal liner, (which I smudged out for a more diffused appearance) and Maxi Lash mascara on the top and bottom lashes. And, finally, I lined my lips with The Lip Liner in #42, followed with KissKiss lipstick in #366 Fall In Rose, and topped it all off with the Maxi Shine Lip Gloss in #401 Praline.
You can see the bronzer and the additional products really amped up the glow factor comparing the ‘clean’ makeup photo and the bronzed photo! I’m a sucker for a bronzed goddess look so this, to me, is the perfect look, especially with the warmer months just around the corner. Let me know what you think of this look and if you have any favorite Guerlain products!