My relationships with shorts and skirts just got infinitely better thanks to Guerlain’s Terracotta Jambes de Gazelle Bronzing Mist ($59).
Part of the 12-piece limited edition Guerlain Terracotta summer 2011 collection, this liquid bronzing spray mist gives a temporary tan to legs that washes off at the end of the day.
I haven’t spent much time out in the sun yet this summer, so my legs (and my upper thighs, especially) could use a little extra color. Lately, before heading out in a dress or skirt, I’ve been spraying Jambes de Gazelle on my calves and thighs.
I love the light kiss of caramel it gives to my legs. Even Tabs thinks it’s a very pretty golden brown…
Swatches of Guerlain Terracotta Jambes de Gazelle unblended (left) and blended (right)
Guerlain Terracotta Jambes de Gazelle on legs
There’s not much to say about how it’s applied. Just one or two spritzes, and then a minute to rub it in with my hands. The color reminds me more of dulce de leche than Snooki (more golden brown than orange). It doesn’t streak, lasts all day long and — this is nice — doesn’t get all over my clothing.
The cooling sensation it causes, and its light jasmine, orange scent, are some of its other sweet treats.
I wish it were a lot cheaper, but dayum if I don’t feel like my legs look longer and more toned when I have it on. If you feel like treating yourself to something summery and special, it might be worth the splurge.
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Guerlain counters (been hard to find online)
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A- (an A but for the price)
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,