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The Beauty Edit

'Til The Last Drop #7

Welcome to ‘Til The Last Drop: a new column in which I, CF Beauty Editor, Olivia Bennett, share my bi-monthly review of a favourite cult product that I (truly) use to the last drop. This week’s featured product is Guerlain Terracotta Light.

I’m messaged by friends and family, at all hours of the day, with recommendation requests for everything from “the budget gel moisturiser that works with combination skin” to “the hard-hitting eye cream that will make Botox a last resort”, and queries on “whether X, Y, and Z from the current trending brand is REALLY worth the hype”.

Such incessant inquiries sparked this column, where I’ll cover best-selling names alongside under-the-radar brands to note. You’ll hear about blow-the-budget products that live up to their hefty price tag and the purse-friendly steals which I unashamedly turn to time and again.

No need to text me, I’ll be sharing all my intel with you right here every other week. Tune in.


The virtues of a bronzer should not be overlooked, it’s a surefire way to boost sun-parched complexions in one quick sweep. Whilst bronzers come in many forms, Guerlain’s original Terracotta Light is my go-to for a subtle glow that mimics a weekend sunning oneself on the Cote d’Azur. I love that each palette comprises three golden, peachy tones that work in unison as you twirl your brush through them. I love even more that the palette comes in six shades to suit the undertones of your complexion for universal wear. The sheen is subtly pearlised with a lit-from-within glow, without being too glittery or too matte. The texture is also wondrously silky, so won’t disturb the layers of make-up applied underneath. And to top it all off, the unexpected scent of tonka bean, ylang ylang, vanilla, and orange blossom truly transports me as I wistfully dust the powder atop my cheekbones, collar bones, and along the jawline to sculpt and define.

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