THE guerlain GLOW


The glowis something were 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, Ive made some lifestyle changes recently, including making nutrition a priority. One big change Ive also made is hitting the gym again; I got myself a trainer and Im back at it! In just two weeks, Im already noticing such a change in how I feel and how I look. I havent worked out in a few years, and in such a short time Im already feeling so much stronger and seeing that lively glow come back to my skin. Im 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. Ive 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 Im 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 youll see a photo of me with just a clean makeup look, then youll 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 Im calling my current favorite look!

Get The Look

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First, I applied the Météorites Primer, which gave me a glowing base to begin with, then I followed with Lingerie De Peau foundation in Beige Naturel 03.

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. Thats 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! Im 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 Guerlains 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 cleanmakeup photo and the bronzed photo! Im 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!

Disclosure: The post was sponsored by Guerlain and Style Coalition.

Teni Panosian

I'm Teni Panosian, a lifestyle and beauty blogger based in Los Angeles.

There are 27 comments

  • Esther says:

    I need to try all of these, your skin looks flawless!

  • Nalin says:

    The flawless make up without bronzene looked stunning. But after all the glowing essentials you looked even more, amazing. All in all, this is the natural glow-look that everyone should look up to…

  • You look absolutely flawless. I cannot stop staring at your skin. It is so beautifully even and radiant.

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  • Sarah Wayne says:

    Really great tutorial article. Highlighting still feels so challenging to me, may be this one will help!
    thank you for sharing.


  • Love this look cause it highlights right points on face and it doesn’t look like there is too much make up

  • Sissi says:

    It is true- we all want that glow. The older we get, the harder to achieve though! 😉

  • Beautiful! I like using a transition colour as well when I contour.

  • Ivy Boyd says:

    The Lingerie De Peau foundation is so lovely! I love that you shot your before against white and the after on black. It really adds gorgeous drama!

  • This looks absolutely stunning!


  • Asli says:

    I love both your before and after pics. The products look great, your make up artistry is flawless BUT I also remind myself those pics are air brushed. The reality never looks as flawless as your pics and I used to get so disappointed bc my expectations were so high.

  • Ymor Beauty says:

    You skin looks incredible here–I need to try out some of these products! I love a simple glow-y look for summer.

  • veebzboo says:

    This look is stunning. My favourite make-up look of all time is a ‘golden goddess’ one. It suits your beautifully and I loved this post. It is so helpful the way everything is explained step-by-step! –

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  • Irene says:

    Gorgeous girl!!!

  • alessia says:

    I really like your blog. In fact, i liked this blog post so much that i had to mention it in my blog post how to attain beautiful and glowing skin. Btw you look flawless; Keep up the good work.

  • Lash Factory says:

    You are stunning in that makeup! Very pretty of you. Hannah, Makeup Artist

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  • Jen says:

    Love Guerlain. However I do have a beef with them. For as expensive as the product is, you would think the packaging would be sturdier. EVERY single Guerlain compact I have breaks right where it hinges open and I never carry them in my purse. Holla if you hear me. 🙂

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  • daledupree says:

    great stuff, perfect look, and I love your details on how I got your look, thanks for sharing..

  • Lisa says:

    Your skin looks absolutely flawless! This looks like the best look I´ve ever seen. Can you make a youtube tutorial on this look? 🙂

  • Nicole says:

    Did you do this as a YouTube tutorial? I’d love to see it! Thanks

  • Imogen says:

    love the look! #gorgeous

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