Guerlain is well known for their bronzers. Their Terracotta line has the most amazing bronzing powders to give you that sun-kissed look. The 4 Seasons Tailor-Made Bronzing Powder is part of the line and I got this one because it seems to be the most versatile.
The idea is to have a bronzer that can be used anytime of the year, hence the name 4 Seasons. This is achieved by having a powder of four matte shades that can be used separately or blended to suit every skin tone.
|the compact has a magnetic closure|
The leaflet that comes with the product provides this application tip:
Winter - For a light, healthy looking tan, apply shades 1 and 2 on the cheekbones and other prominent areas of the face.
Spring and Autumn - To bring out the radiance of the complexion, apply all four shades in the same way, followed by shades 2 and 3 as blusher.
Summer - for a sensual deep tan, apply shades 3 and 4 to all areas of the face that catch the sun easily
I personally just like to blend all the shades and use it to contour my face, which I don't do very often. But when I do contour, I like to use this one. The matte finish is perfect for the job. I usually use MAC 138 brush to apply. As with most high-end cosmetics, the powder is very fine and applies really well. I should mention that this is heavily scented. I cannot describe the scent, it is not offensive and I don't mind it, but it might be an issue for some. The product also has an SPF of 10, but I honestly don't think that will be useful as sun protection.
And last, but certainly not the least when it comes to Guerlain, the bronzer comes in an elegant, brown compact. I have to admit that the packaging is one of the reasons that I love Guerlain. I will probably keep all my Guerlain makeup forever because I will not be able to throw these away :)