I don’t know what it is about Guerlain, but this brand always seems to do magic! I’m having a hard time trying to decide which one of the three Rouge G‘s I want the most from the autumn collection, Voilette de Madame (available in Belgium on September 1st). While I agonize over the issue, let’s take a look at the blush, Madame Rougit and one of the new duos, Two Spicy!
Like the lace detail on the Rouge G‘s from this collection, Guerlain Madame Rougit 4-Couleurs Blush (58,45 euros) has the pattern of a dotted Swiss veil. It has the typical Guerlain violet smell. Just in case you’re curious, the silver overspray disappeared as soon as I dipped my finger in the pan.
I swatched three of the stripes individually (the pinky beige stripe is so thin that I don’t reasonably see it being used on its own). The shimmery peachy pink on the upper right corner is a bit hard and not so pigmented. The coral stripe is soft, finely-milled, and pigmented. The cool-toned pink on the bottom left corner isn’t very pigmented, either.
By now, you’re probably thinking the 4 shades swirled together wouldn’t look so different from the coral stripe, but that would be wrong. I think the other stripes give the overall color more depth, and the light sheen and shimmer give the finish more dimension. With a full-size blush brush, it is impossible to pick any single shade out. I personally think it works the best as a whole!
From left to right: peachy pink, coral, cool-toned pink, and all four shades together:
Guerlain is launching 6 Ecrin 2 Couleurs (duos) with this collection (RRP: 42,50 euros). From what I can see, they are permanent. I have Two Spicy (08) to show you!
What struck me the most when I first saw the promo image is the unusual color combination. They all seem to have an interesting twist, and the textures of the two shades are very different in most cases!
Take Two Spicy for example. The lighter shade is a sparkling orangey-copper. It has the same squishy feeling of some sparkling shades I’ve seen from Dior. Much to my amazement, it’s actually pretty pigmented! The darker shade is a dark brown with a murky olive undertone. You know how Guerlain powders tend to be a bit harder in texture? It’s not the case here! This shade has fabulous texture and color payoff!
The duo comes with a leaflet and three placement suggestions. Some workable (layering) and other not so much (highlighting my brow bone with the lighter shade? I don’t think so!). Again, I promise to do a look soon and keep you posted!
Have you seen Guerlain Voilette de Madame? If so, what did you pick up? If not, what are the pieces that are calling your name?
Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx