Guerlain Blush 4 Couleurs Madame Rougit from Fall 2013 Violette de Madame Collection

Without doubt, star product of Guerlain's Fall 2013 Make-up Collection Violette de Madame Blush 4 Couleurs Madame Rougit. It is a four-colored blush with lace design embossed on the surface, matching to the black lace theme of the collection.

Guerlain Blush 4 Couleurs Madame Rougit

The dots on the surface are oversprayed with white sparkling color and goes away after sweeping a few times with a brush. Logo of Guerlain is embossed in the middle of the blush between the dots in an elegant way.


Guerlain Blush 4 Couleurs Madame Rougit

The compact has two decks, lower one hosts a nice and soft mini-brush, which is also pink and fits the rest of the design. Brush is perfect for touch-ups on the go.


Guerlain Blush 4 Couleurs Madame Rougit

The size of the brush is great for picking up all the colors at once but since it is flat, it can also be used to pick up more of a certain color to contour or use one color more intensely than the others. Company name written in pink letters on the brush, which makes everything matchingly feminine and so pretty.


Guerlain Blush 4 Couleurs Madame Rougit and included brush

Up to here, I am smitten by the design and how Guerlain thought of every little detail about this product. Then I want to swatch it. I take a deep breath and hope that the design won't get damaged by doing so. I sweep a finger across the right most tan shade, result is buttery and fine milled. The powder almost melts on my finger. I gasp. Then I bring my second finger to the coral shade, the largest one of the pan. This one is even more smooth, I sigh happily! Then I want to swatch the pale pink shade between the coral and fuchsia. Hmmm... This one is a little harder. But the stripe is so tiny, I come to the conclusion that I can't feel it. I decide to run my finger, this time on the left most fuchsia color. Suddenly I am alarmed. This one feels like plastic! Instead of the buttery texture of the right two shades, this one is hard as a rock and after several sweeps, I look at my finger to see almost no color. I then get a hard creme eye shadow brush and almost scratch the surface (which is not easy to scratch because of the hardness!) to get the following swatches.


Swatch under direct sun light: Guerlain Blush 4 Couleurs Madame Rougit

I take two photos, indoors and outdoors for you to get more idea of the colors. Shades are as follows (on the swatches from left to right):
  • Fuchsia (left most corner): Very hard texture almost no color pay off
  • Light pink (second from left): Hard to tell since it is hard to pick up alone but it is hard, maybe a little softer than fuchsia shade.
  • Soft coral (second from right, the main shade): Buttery texture, very finely milled, almost melts on the skin, good color pay-off for a soft shade.
  • Tan apricot (right most): Texture is as smooth and buttery as the coral part, very soft color but it is true to pan.
On the right most part of the swatches, you can see all the colors applied together with the brush that comes with the compact. As you see the resulting shade is rather coral than pink because the coral and apricot shades have good color pay-off while the other two don't.


Swatch with indirect light: Guerlain Blush 4 Couleurs Madame Rougit

The combination in Madame Rougit reminded me of Chanel's 2012 Spring Limited Edition Blush Horizon, which I found out later on that was already being discussed in many forums. I took a picture of them side by side for those of you who already own Chanel Horizon.


Chanel Blush Eclat Douceur Horizon vs. Guerlain Blush 4 Couleurs Madame Rougit

Once a brush used all over the blush, Chanel Horizon ends up much more pink toned than Guerlain which ends up mostly coral. I think the reason for it is the poor color pay-off of the pink tones in Guerlain Madame Rougit. Chanel Horizon is also more shimmery. Once the overspray is gone, Guerlain Madame Rougit is almost matte.

Chanel Blush Eclat Douceur Horizon vs. Guerlain Blush 4 Couleurs Madame Rougit


Final thoughts: Apply Madame Rougit on your cheeks, you are going to like the resulting soft and defining effect. Unless you want to swatch all the colors one by one, you might never notice this, but I find it very heart breaking that more than one third of the blush has poor quality. By poor quality I mean plastic finish and no color pay-off! I also can't come over the fact that quality is inconsistent throughout the product! At this price range (around 55€) everything should be perfect. I strongly recommend testing this product out yourself before ordering it, unless returns are accepted.

I am dying to know your experiences on this or previous Guerlain products. Please let me know.

22 comments

  1. Hmmmm, that's kind of disappointing! I think Guerlain is trying to get us to buy just by looks because it sure is pretty! But the colour looks like any other blush I can get. There should be something special about it! :(

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    1. I was expecting the quality of their bronzers in that but I should have remembered hat I never liked their blushes anyway, you know the one with duos? If you like those, you may like this one too. Who knows? You are the blush queen and I would definitely be interested in your review on this one.

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  2. Hey Sara, aww it is heartbreaking to hear about the poor color payoff! I do have similar experience swatching certain Guerlain blushes, but my Peach Boy works really well on. Could it be the overspray? Maybe it'll be worn off after several uses and it'll be normal? Or at least so I hope.

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    1. Hi Sunny,
      I am hoping that this changes, but after almost trying to scratch the surface without any success, I am not setting my hopes too high. On the bright side, the design doesn't get ruined and I can watch this beauty for a longer time ;-))

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  3. That blush would have KILLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLED my already strained wallet...I for one am very very selfishly glad that it turned out to be too light for my skin tone at least :|

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    1. LOL, Rads, I am sorry to inform you that this one is not light! The coral tone works pretty good and all in all it shows up on me more than enough ;-)

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  4. That's a really pretty colour (if you dont take into consideration that some of the plasticy strips dont swatch well). I've only used the meteorites and l'or bases and their compact. Their bases are quite good, but I found the compact powder to be oxidizing and made my face more tan/dull as the day progresses. I guess there are hits and misses with the brand, I will stick to Chanels for my blushers hehe, I have the horizons blush as well but I still havent touched it!

    By the way Sara, would you be planning a blush comparison/collection post? ;D *hopeful*

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    1. Hi hi Xen!

      One of my beauty equations ;-)
      Chanel blush + Tom Ford blush brush = Love on cheeks!

      Yes I am planning a few blush stash posts after the Fall Collection Review craziness is over! Thanks for reminding me. :-**

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  5. oh noo:( it looks so pretty though
    it might show up on me so I need to check it out anyway

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    1. It does show on me too, it is a pretty coral since one part of the blush works quiet well. You should check this one out in person, just make sure that you are getting value for your money before splurging. Everyone has priorities, mine is more quality than design I guess.

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  6. I just ordered mine--so I guess I'll have to wait and see. Sigh. And it was the one thing i was looking forward to the most from Fall.

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    1. I am curious how you like it! Let me know if bright pink part of your blush is better than mine :-))

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  7. I'm curious, but not curious enough for the price tag!

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  8. It's gorgeous to look at...alas the finish was dry-ish and dull on me. (I had the exact same experience w/swatching). Hohum at least it makes a good conversation piece in my collection lol! I do, however, LOVE the eyeshadow duo's! I have Two Parisian, Two Rock, and two gossip....they are wonderful!

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    1. It is unbelievable that we both picked up the same ones! I have Two Gossip and Two Parisian an I was also thinking to pick up Two Rock! I like both of the duos I have and wished I saved the blush and got more duos. But you are right, it is an interesting conversation piece for sure! :-)

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  9. At that price point one would definitely expect it to be the best quality possible. What I am wishing, however, is that I hadn't missed out on Chanel Horizon. I couldn't tell you why I let that one get away-- especially with as many times that I swatched. Plus, I am a Chanel blush fiend-- especially pink blushes-- so it makes absolutely no sense at all!!! xo

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    1. Hi Lola, I think you can still find this piece, I am seeing it occasionally on blog sales and eBay. I give you a heads up if I see it again. Being said that I rarely use it. I had to dive deep in my stash to find it for this comparison LOL. I think using mono colored blushes is more convenient and practical. You know what color you are getting for sure ;-)

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    2. Hi Sara, Thank you!!! You are definitely right that mono blushes definitely take less effort, but Horizon is just solo gorgeous!!! Enjoy the rest of your weekend! xo

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  10. bummer about the quality! :( But i do think the color looks very pretty on your skin tone! Plus the design is so pretty!!!

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