Funny how I started out poo-pooing these Maquillage Dramatic Melting Rouge, only to have that same oily formula grow on me over the past two years. So now I can just sit back and pick from the new colors they release each season, this is great! ...Not. They just released the Dramatic Rouge P last November, which probably means the original line will get discontinued sooner or later. Urgh. So I went ahead and picked up several more colors before they're gone for good. Here are the first three: RD324 Red Velvet, RD533 Vintage Red, and RS547 Grace Rose.
All pictures taken in natural light without flash.
Left three: Dramatic Rouge, Dual Color Rouge, and Dramatic Rouge P.
Right two: Dramatic Rouge in packaging and Dramatic Rouge P in packaging.
From what I've seen of the Dramatic Rouge P swatches online, they seem to be mostly opaque and a lot more pigmented, which probably means Maquillage might have changed the formula also. Then again, online swatches are notoriously unreliable, so in the end I can only stick to what I know and like--the original stuff.
When I first looked at the swatch photo I took of these three colors, I thought I'd gone color-blind. I could barely distinguish between them! It was a clear, sunny day so I blamed the blue wash and waited to retake the swatches on a different day. And yet despite the warmer light, the colors still look so similar. Ha.
- RD324 Red Velvet: opaque and warm rosy red with white and gold shimmers. The opacity is a clear departure from the rest of the colors in my collection so I'm less happy about this color. Contemplating passing it on.
- RD533 Vintage Red: translucent blue-based red with gold shimmers. My favorite color of the bunch.
- RS547 Grace Rose: semi-translucent tawny, warm red.
RD324 Red Velvet, RD533 Vintage Red, and RS547 Grace Rose. I'm seeing triple, do you? May be RD324 is warmer than the rest, but I'd have to strain my eyes to see that.
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