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Beautifully-embossed and reminiscent of intricately-designed cathedral ceilings, I have but one word to say when I unboxed Givenchy Terre Exotique Healthy Glow Bronzing Powder Douce Croisiere 2, Magnifico! From its sleek black enamel case to ginormous mirror to bounteous product (16 g/ .56 oz), this beauty easily earned a stellar spot in my growing list of bronzer must-haves!
While I use bronzer practically year-round, it becomes more of a staple during summer months. I prefer matte but also enjoy sheen for that proverbial sun-kissed glow. Givenchy Terre Exotique performs exactly like that. It renders subtle luminosity, nothing too dramatic, overboard and muddy, at least for my medium skin tone. I like to apply it across my forehead, nose bridge and a little bit on the cheekbone and temple.
For comparison, here are side-by-side swatches of my favorite bronzers to-date. Givenchy Terre Exotique Douce Croisiere 2 is lighter than Hourglass Mirage and Guerlain Terracota and just a tad darker than Nars Laguna. If you’re fair-skinned, you will get more payoff from this. To me, it only becomes noticeable in certain angles and lighting situations.
|L-R: Givenchy Terre Exotique, Hourglass Superficial Mirage,
Nars Laguna Bronzing Powder, Guerlain Terracota
The only con in using a product with splendid packaging and presentation? You hesitate touching it because the details can’t be preserved, ugh!
28 thoughts on “Givenchy Terre Exotique Healthy Glow Powder: Review, Swatch FOTD”
It's so pretty, it's almost a shame to use it! But, you must! Because it looks great on you. Nice glow!
yes, I feel bad swatching it 🙁
Wow this look gorgeous <3
indeed it is
What a gorgeous bronzer, in pan and on you!! Love it!
I agree. It's too gorgeous to use 😉
yes, i just want to hang it or encase it for display purposes, lol
This is oh so pretty!!
This is SO gorgeous. I'm dying over it.
such gorgeous packaging!
i LOVE this. you make me want everything
OMG that is like art!!
What a lovely matte!
This powder looks so pretty! I think I wouldn´t even use it because of that 😀
that's exactly my sentiment, haha
AHHH I need it!!
yep, get it
This bronzer is a work of art… it's stunning to look at!
yes, I can stare at it whole day, haha
Looks gorgeous in the pan and looks gorgeous on you!
The whole compact looks too perfect to use!
yes, it's a shame to swatch it, let alone use it 🙂
Oh my the packaging is gorgeous. I really need to try something from Givenchy – I am always so intrigued by your posts. You look fabulous
you should! it's one of my favorite brands. the lipsticks are beyond fabulous!
Way too pretty for me to ever use haha.
I feel you, I hate messing up the design. Totally sucks