Guerlain’s Terracotta line arrives completely renewed this year, with reformulated lipglosses. You may already be familiar with the former glosses, in creamy golden and earthen tones with a high glitter factor. These had names like “Caramel Sun,” “Beige Sun” and “Pink Sun.” They are beautiful glosses, in their little clear cases and the golden-topped wands that look similar to the tops of the Terracotta Eye Kohls. KarlaSugar has swatched the former line here.
This year, Guerlain has reformulated the Terracotta glosses, giving them a new look. The former glosses have been pulled out of the stores, replaced with these smoother, silkier, and less glittery replacements. The new glosses are less sticky, feel lighter on the lip, and include moisturizers and antioxidants to condition lips exposed to the sun.
Also, Guerlain has added SPF 15 protection. The sparkle factor has been almost eliminated–there is a tiny microshimmer that is barely visible unless you look extremely close to the product. The almost metallic look of the former glosses has been replaced with a more natural, more sophisticated look.
Here is a look at the former packaging (left), compared to the new (right):
The gloss tubes no longer have the familiar gold tops. Rather, they have a new look, using a darker metal. When closing the new gloss, there is an audible “click” that assures you that the gloss has been definitively closed. I love this feature.