Fab Find of the Week: Guerlain bronzer compacts 2019


We know people who collect all sorts of things. Vintage teacups. Books. Teddy bears. Pebbles. You name it, really. But we also know plenty of women who 'collect' Guerlain's bronzing compacts, which are reinvented – emphasis on invention – each summer.

2019's are especially beautiful, we think. First off there's the limited edition Terracotta Thalia Island Bronzing & Blush Powder compact, a mahoosive and very beautiful tin with a mirrored lid which contains a beautiful bronze embossed with gold laurel leaves, and a centre dot of pretty blusher, a design which takes its inspiration from Ancient Greek goddesses.

It features their bestselling shade Terracotta 03, which suits pretty much everyone. And being Guerlain, it also smells wonderfully exotic, infused with white floral notes of orange blossom, ylang ylang, tonka bean, vanilla and white musk.) You can actually remove the central blusher/bronzer disc, BTW, either to refill next year or possibly to upcycle it into the sexiest paperclip tin ever.

It's not exactly sized for slipping in the handbag, however, so we also point you in the direction of the beautiful paisley design Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Powder, which this year for the first time is served up in a smooth wooden compact.


The idea is that you swirl them together with a generous bronzer brush and sweep over your complexion. Trouble is, you might find it very hard to swoosh the shades together, which will eventually wear away the design.

Which is why (despite the splurge price) we genuinely know women who buy two – one to use, one for their collection, to treasure for decades.

Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Powder/£56 – buy here

Guerlain Terracotta Thalia Island Bronzing & Blush Powder/£49 ­­– buy here