Yves Saint Laurent Terre Saharienne No 10 Terre Amber Bronzing Powder Summer 2013 ~ Photos, Swatches, Review


As part of Yves Saint Laurent‘s Summer Look 2013 collection they released three new, and permanent, Terre Saharienne Matte Bronzers ($60 CAD/$50 US). These bronzers are beautifully packaged and incredibly fine milled and smooth. If you are looking for a bronze glow that is matte and blends imperceptibly into your skin for a natural warmth without shimmer or chalkiness then you will be enamoured with these new additions to the YSL lineup.


There are three shades available:

  • No 10 Terre Amber (light)
  • No 20 Terre Ochre (medium)
  • No 30 Terre Tan (dark)

I have the lightest shade Terre Amber to introduce you to today. It offers a sheer veil of colour with the most gorgeous natural finish. It blends beautifully and is perfect for those with fair skin as it melts seamlessly into the skin. It is not sheer in the sense that it doesn’t offer enough colour but rather that it is so finely milled it looks like skin with no visible powder finish or shimmer. The shade is warm with a slight peachy/amber tone. It can still come across as a bit too orange on those with very cool skintones but the gorgeous formula makes it far more suitable than most bronzers. You can see it in use in my YSL Summer Look Post.


Available now at Holt Renfrew, select Bay, Murale, and Sephora boutiques.

Product provided for my consideration. All reviews are always my own honest and unbiased opinions. Post contains affiliate links which help support this site.


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  • Macy

    Although this doesn’t look like a bronzer to contour with, it does look great for an all-over bronze look! Great review!
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    • Christa

      Thanks Macy! It is great for warming up the skin with a natural look!

  • Kelly

    That looks like the perfect bronzer for us pale ladies!
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    • Christa

      Kelly if you are pale and warm toned it would be perfection!

  • Eesha

    Loved the luxurious packaging.
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  • Flyavsted

    Love your review and swatch! Looks like it will suit me as I find most bronzers too dark.

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Christa Potter is a professional makeup artist with a passion for introducing women to the newest and best in beauty with a touch of fashion and lifestyle.

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