Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Guerlain Madame Rougit

Guerlain Madame Rougit Blush - Fall 2013
I've had Madame Rougit for a few weeks, but today is the first day I've been brave enough to take it out of its packaging and *gasp* use it. I'm not one to be overly precious about my makeup (it's meant to be used, afterall), but Madame Rougit is an absolute stunner in the pan and I knew once I dipped my brush in, it would never be the same again. 

Even the inside of the box has the Point d'Espirit pattern!

Part of Guerlain's Fall 2013 collection, Madame Rougit is a four-color blush featuring a beautiful Point d'Espirit pattern. There is a silver overlay that is gone after the first use, which I for one am happy about. Madame Rougit has a bit of shimmer laced throughout, but I think it is the overlay that is the biggest shimmer culprit. As one with naturally oily skin and fairly large pores, I have come to realize that I prefer my blushes to have a matte or natural finish, not shimmer or glitter. This definitely isn't the most glittery blush I've ever seen, but it definitely appears on my skin. On the upside, Madame Rougit has the signature violet scent one expects in a Guerlain powder! I could, quite literally, sit for hours just sniffing this blush (what? too much?)

Color wise, Madame Rougit has a raspberry shade, a light pink, an orangey coral, and a brown-toned neutral in the corner. I don't think any of the strips are large enough to be used alone, but I can see keeping your brush to the two colors in the bottom corner or the two colors in the top corner. But I think it's more fun to use all four colors together, anyways!

Cheeeeeeeeeek swatch

The result of all four shades together is a warm pinky coral, with shimmer. If it weren't for the shimmer, I would be a much bigger fan of this blush than I am. I'm hoping that with further usage, the shimmer will diminish. I'll keep you posted. 

In terms of texture, Madame Rougit is neither chalky, nor buttery (as I find Rouge Bunny Rouge or Burberry blushes to be). It is not super pigmented, but it does have a decent color pay-off. But its lack of vibrant pigmentation isn't a mark against it--it makes application quite easy, as it is hard to over do it. As a matter of personal opinion, I could more easily see this as part of a summer collection, rather than fall, but I suppose the rules are, there are no rules! So, I'm going to continue wearing this throughout the season and see if I can tone down the shimmer. 

Each color swatched individually
Overall, this is a pretty blush that I like, but don't love. It ranks up there in sheer aesthetic appeal with my Givenchy Le Prisme Blush in Bucolic Poppy. But if you are looking for a real workhorse of a blush, I think you could do better, especially at $67 a pop. Available at Nordstrom

Have you picked up Madame Rougit? What do you think about it?

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