Guerlain Pucci: Terra Azzurra

Guerlain Pucci Terra Azzurra promoIn May of 2007 (was it really so long ago?), Guerlain partnered with Pucci to create a limited edition collection (Meteoritesicon, a special pink-bristled brush in a Pucci-fabric carrying caseicon, lipglosses, a bubble blushicon, and a boxed set containing an eyeshadow quad, a pair of eyeliners, and a pair of mascarasicon).

For 2012 the two brands have decided to renew their partnership, in a limited collection called Terra Azzurra. (For product and packaging photos, please revisit this post.)

The offering is quite diverse. First up: eyeshadow quad 13 Capri ($59). It includes a shimmery, pearly soft white; a matte carnation pink; a shimmery coral; and a satin/matte very dark grey-brown taupe.

There’s a chubby, twist-up, “crayon” style kohl eyeliner — a limited shade of a signature Guerlain product. 02 Blu Acqua is blue-purple ($36). And I didn’t swatch it, but there’s also a limited edition shade of Le 2 Mascara (Terra Azzurra Le 2, $36). I believe the mascara is the same color as the kajal.

It’s been a long time since Guerlain made nail polish, but they created two for this collection. 01 Paradiso is a coral creme; 02 Riviera is a dark blue shimmer. The polishes are $22 each.

And there are three shades of Terracotta lipgloss. 10 Porto Fino is coral. 11 Porto Ercole is red-chocolate brown. 12 Porto Azzurro is very sheer blue-purple. I tried on Porto Azzurro, and it is essentially clear on the lips (does it make your teeth look whiter?). It was also sticky — I guess I’d never tried on a Terracotta gloss before. These are $32.
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Of course the star of the collection is the blush/bronzer Terra Azzurra powder in a Pucci-print pouch ($75). The dark wood compact houses a bronzer and three stripes of blush (coral, pink, and pale white-pink) too narrow to use individually, so I swirled them together for the swatch. The bronzer is a subtle shimmer/satin peach-brown. The blush blends into a warm pink (very subtle satin finish). If Guerlain made one of these compacts just for me, I’d ask them to make the blush part entirely coral.

I also applaud Guerlain for making enough of these that they didn’t sell out in 45 seconds.

There’s also a limited edition set of Meteorites: Pearls d’Azur. These are remarkable for their Pucci-print canister and the inclusion of turquoise-colored balls… but the blue doesn’t show up on the skin. This Meteorites powder is actually incredibly subtle, a colorless white/silver shimmer.

Of course the optimal application tool is the indigo-bristled Terra Azzurra Meteorites brush ($43), which also comes in a Pucci-print protective pouch.
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Light and then heavy swatches.
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The Terra Azzurra collection is available at NeimanMarcus.comicon (free shipping: JUNEFS), Nordstrom.comicon, Sephora.comicon, and SaksFifthAvenue.comicon.

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