Guerlain Terracotta Collection was created in 1984 with the first compact bronzing powder ever created. This smooth and silky pressed bronzing powder gave skin a luminousity and bronzed look without heaviness and became the must have innovation in makeup. Shortly after its release it became the number one selling cosmetic in the United States and Europe.
In time Guerlain Terracotta became one of Guerlains emblematic products, giving rise to entire line of cosmetics dedicated to create a healthy and tanned look on the face and body and a colour range created to enhance and emphasise this new bronzed appearance. The success of Guerlain Terracotta has only been strengthened by the health implications of sun bathing and now most Guerlain girls would not dream of sunbathing, instead preferring beautiful look given by this astonishing tanning range.