Guerlain Sun In The City Summer 2012 Collection Swatches and Review

Monday, February 27, 2012

The past couple of weeks have been insanely busy for me so luckily there hasn't been any major collection launches. This past weekend, I ran into Guerlain's Sun In the City Collection at Neiman Marcus. I think every year Guerlain launches a new set of Terracota bronzers but this particular collection has a couple of special items.


One of the most anticipated item is the Golden Glimmer Powder which retails for $70USD.  The design is unquestionably gorgeous!


Out of the entire collection, I only chose 3 items to swatch - the Golden Glimmer Powder and two Terracotta Blush Sun Shimmer Highlighters.  I thought these were the 3 unique items that we haven't seen in the past.


Right off the bat, I went straight to the Golden Glimmer Powder.  Its texture is simply divine.  Despite the high price, I felt that there are a lot of product in the compact.  It felt luxurious even from the first swatch.  The Golden Glimmer Powder provides a smooth golden sheen on the skin. To me, it's more of a highlighter that will look beautiful on top of a blush or bronzer.


Sunny Pink and Spicy Coral ($41USD) are both liquid blushes that come in a slender tube.  One small pump gets you a great amount of pigmentation as shown in the swatch.  Sunny Pink is a peachy pink with gold shimmer.  Spicy Coral is an orange with gold shimmer.


Both blushes are beautiful and can be sheered out.  I am more drawn to Sunny Pink because I find Spicy Coral a tad too orange.  Sunny Pink is the shade that is more universally flattering for all skin tones.

I think the color palette in this collection is so girly and pretty, just like the gorgeous flower in the background.


Overall, I like the shades in Guerlain's Sun In the City Collection. I'm not sure that they are entirely unique but they are quite pretty.

Bottom Line: Check out Sun In The City at your local Guerlain counter. I'm sure it's slowly making its way into other department stores.  The Golden Glimmer Powder is limited edition so if you know you want it, I suggest placing an order right away.  I did not purchase it because I typically do not use gold highlighters. Both liquid blushes are nice but I'm not sure about the wear time.  On my hand, both wiped off pretty easily after 15-20 mins.  I'm not sure if that's a good thing seeing how they didn't leave a single stain mark behind.

What are your picks from this collection? Are you snatching up any of these 3 items?

14 comments:

Girlie Blogger said...

It is definitely very shimmery. I think it will look good on someone with fairer skin.

4premiere said...

Nothing new, this time from Guerlain, but liquid blushes seem be very sweet for me:)
Shimmer Powder i think i'll love it

Jacqueline said...

Oh my! I love the swatches of all the products. The lemmings you have created! Sunny Pink is indeed divine but the coral lover in me cannot resist Spicy Coral too.

Jamilla Camel said...

I ADORE Guerlain Terracotta! I MUST get myself to the Guerlain counter - perhaps at Duty Free!

Mylinda said...

Thanks for the swatches. These are absolutely pretty but I feel like I may not have much use for them. I often find that non-powder blushers are trickier to use (purely a personal thing) although Sunny Pink looks totally gorgeous. Out of curiosity, I might have a look at these but I think I'll pass on an actual purchase. Love Guerlain bronzers though.

Nikkia said...

OMG, Spicy coral is calling my name. I just added ebony terracotta to my list and now this. I've never tried any Guerlain products and can't wait to get my hands on these. Thanks for sharing

Leticia - Cosmetics Aficionado said...

I love how Sunny Pink looks!!

Eden-Avalon said...

Beautiful! Spicy Coral is right up my alley.

Makeup Magpie said...

I am tempted by both of these blushes and looking forward to trying them out in store :) The Golden Glimmer powder looks like a lovely shade. Thanks for the swatches!

Steffi said...

sunny pink looks so nice!

Maggie S. said...

My word, the collections seem to be coming out sooner and sooner, don't they??

Thank you so much for the preview - I am looking forward to Sunny Pink! =)

Rola said...

The Terracotta spray bronzer is not new, but it is really fun and easy to use. The new glimmer powder is beautiful.

Jacqueline said...

Hi just want to report that I finally got my hands on both Sunny Pink and Spicy Coral thanks to your beautiful swatches. They are both super gorgeous. I am trying them out these few days and I'll check out their wear time. :)

shada said...

I just saw the glimmer powder yesterday and my heart just stopped when I swatched it. I was saving up for BeneFit's SunBeam but now it looks like I'm going to have to save up some more to buy this baby.

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