Tom Ford Bronzing Powder in Terra Review

terrsmainbestI’m not normally a bronzing lover.  But for Tom Ford…of course I will convert:) Besides, I have heard only good things about Tom Ford Bronzing Powder in Terra so when Tom Ford beauty brought out the mini version of the bronzer, I jumped at the chance to try it out.

The limited edition Terra packaging is gorgeous!  It is square with round edges, flat in a glossy white shell with gold trimmings.  Inside, there’s a full size mirror and the product in a round pan in the middle of a shiny gold surface.  Tom Ford logo is elegantly placed on a long gold clasp.  The compact comes with a white suede-like protective pouch and comes in a gold box.



terramirror1Tom Ford Bronzing Powder in Terra is a medium-dark brown with a very subtle hint of warm red undertone.  There is no shimmer in Terra but the finish is not totally matte and does not appear dull or flat.  Tom Ford Terra does not turn orange on my medium skin and is noticeably cooler.

Terra is a very finely milled, silky and smooth to the touch and very densely packed in the pan.  There is no powder kick-up when I dip my brush in.  The pigmentation is light making it very easy to use.  I can add a hint of warmth to my complexion or add some light contouring without it looking muddy.  You can not see the contour lines but it definitely lifts the face. What amazing about Terra is that it seems to blend seamlessly into my skin without much blending needed. My pores and skin texture thankfully are not emphasised at all.

Tom Ford Bronzing Powder in Terra lasts well on my skin, around 7 hours before I see some fading around the edges of my face.

Here is a close up of Terra taken indoor with no flash:


Taken in direct sunlight:


I pulled out the well-loved Benefit Hoola Bronzer and Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder to compare.  To my eyes, Tom Ford Bronzing Powder in Terra has some coolness of Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder but still has the warmth like Hoola.  This makes it very versatile and natural.  I find Tom Ford Bronzing Powder in Terra much easier to use than Benefit Hoola.  A lot of blending with some added skill is needed to stop me from looking overdone with Benefit Hoola🙂


Terraswatch1Verdict:  Tom Ford Bronzing Powder in Terra is expensive for sure.  You are paying for the lush packaging too.  But given the naturalness, versatility and ease of use, if you are a fan of bronzing and contouring it is a product you must try.   I love Tom Ford Bronzing Powder in Terra and look forward to be bronzed more often.

I purchased my Tom Ford Bronzing Powder in Terra from House of Fraser(online only).  If you want the mini version, you should hunt for it fast at House of Fraser, Selfridges, Harrods and Harvey Nichols.

Have you tried Tom Ford Bronzing Powder in Terra?  What is your favourite bronzer?

Thank you for reading.




  1. 20th May 2015 / 1:28 pm

    Perfect comparison! I will get the mini version if I can find it. Fingers crossed!

    • Sandyxo
      20th May 2015 / 2:12 pm

      Thank you! Let me if you did get it. Thanks for reading.xo

    • Sandyxo
      20th May 2015 / 8:21 pm

      That makes two of us haha

  2. 20th May 2015 / 4:34 pm

    I don’t use brozer, but I love that packaging! I love anything Tom Ford!

    • Sandyxo
      20th May 2015 / 8:23 pm

      I wish the price point was a little more wallet-friendly though!xo

  3. 20th May 2015 / 5:50 pm

    Tom Ford’s packaging is always so on point! Love the gold and white.

    • Sandyxo
      20th May 2015 / 8:24 pm

      Thank you lovely!xo

  4. 20th May 2015 / 8:54 pm

    I love the KA more for contouring and for quite awhile now have been devoted to the Charlotte Tilbury Bronze & Glow for an all over bronzer and highlight. I haven’t tried any TF products yet, but they look amazing!

    • Sandyxo
      20th May 2015 / 10:49 pm

      I haven’t tried CT Bronze & Glow yet. Fighting hard against the temptation:) TF rocks! You should try!

      • 25th May 2015 / 12:42 am

        I definitely will before this year is done! His lipsticks and eye shadows look so amazing.

  5. 20th May 2015 / 11:34 pm

    What a gorgeous shade. Swoon worthy but it’ll sadly have to stay on my wish list. I can at least enjoy seeing in on your blog. 🙂

    • Sandyxo
      21st May 2015 / 12:01 am

      Hope you will get to tick it off your wish list very soon. Thanks for reading lovely.xo

  6. 21st May 2015 / 12:30 am

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  7. 21st May 2015 / 1:52 am

    What gorgeous photos! I would love to see how these look like on you ^_^ You should do a makeup tutorial with them 😀

    • Sandyxo
      23rd May 2015 / 9:52 pm

      Thank you! I will do once I have the right setup to capture things right. Thank you for reading.xo

  8. 21st May 2015 / 3:08 pm

    Such a beauty!!! GORGEOUS xo’s

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