One of the most coveted items in the Guerlain Voilette de Madame Collection has to be Madame Rougit 4-Colours Blush. Guerlain has done similar blushes before, and they were major hits (think Blush G). Madame Rougit takes the beautiful pattern to a different level with something that is inspired by a dotted Swiss veil. The pattern wears off fast, but I really can’t say I regret ruining it because the blush is such a delight!
Madame Rougit (8 grams/0.28 oz. RRP in Belgium: 58,45 euros) comes in a soft velvety pouch with a pink trim.
The compact is a glossy black.
Just so you know, the silver dots do not last. In fact, the overspray disappeared as soon as I laid my finger on them. From the upper right corner, Madame Rougit contains a shimmery peachy pink stripe, a coral, a light pinky beige, and a cool-toned pink. Out of the four, only the matte coral seems pigmented when it is swatched. In my quick overview, I said it’s not very practical to want to even use the blush as two. Some readers told me it is possible in the comments, and I tried: they are right! You can concentrate a smaller brush more to the upper right half to make it more coral, or the bottom left half to make it more pink. Very personally however, I prefer to swirl my brush across all the shades and use it as one. It has way more dimension that way!
Here I swatched the peachy pink, the coral, the cool-toned pink, and everything together (the pinky beige stripe is so thin only an eyeshadow brush can pick it up separately):
I was surprised to find out while some stripes don’t swatch well, a brush can very easily pick the colors up. The cool-toned pink for example, shows up easily and well on the cheeks with a light swipe of the brush. In my experience, this happens sometimes with Guerlain powders. Some of them seem hard and low on pigment when you swatch them, but they mostly perform really well with a brush!
Madame Rougit comes with a pink brush in the bottom compartment. The hair isn’t very soft, so I would only use it for touch-ups. However, the blush wears so exceptionally well that I doubt very much I’ll ever need it!
Madame Rougit is a very pigmented blush. It does blend out easily enough, but you could get overboard if you use a heavy hand. It looks mostly matte on, but definitely not the dry and powdery-looking type of matte. Instead, it looks nice and smooth. Much like my experience with Guerlain Peach Boy, Madame Rougit wears incredibly well. I can hardly spot much fading at the end of the day!
You have seen Madame Rougit in this look:
Bottom line: I think the title says it all! This coral fiend can’t say no to Guerlain‘s beautiful Madame Rougit 4-Colours Blush. Just remember: it performs better than it swatches, so don’t let how it swatches scare you off! Madame Rougit has great pigmentation, depth, blendability, and lasting power. You can also somehow customize the shade!
OK, I’m still thinking about the new Rouge G‘s. How about you? Is there anything from Voilette de Madame that you’re eyeing?
Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx