Make Up For Ever M102, M200, M201 Artist Rouge Lipsticks

Make Up For Ever M102 Artist Rouge Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a rich, plum-berry with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. This was one of the better shades in the Matte finish; richly pigmented paired with a lightweight, smooth, and velvety consistency that applied easily. The texture didn’t appear dry or unforgiving on the lips, but it didn’t have a strong sheen (though it is not the ultra matte finish of some of the popular liquid lipstick formulas). This shade wore well for over six hours, left behind a fuchsia stain, and was neither drying nor hydrating over time. Illamasqua Shard (P, $24.00) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Scrooge (P, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Fashion Revival (LE, $17.00) is brighter, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop More Better (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Deliciously Forbidden (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Estee Lauder Unattainable (P, $30.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Baewatch (LE, $5.00) is lighter (85% similar). NARS Vivien (P, $32.00) is lighter, glossier (85% similar). Smashbox Jam On It (P, $21.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Love Liberty (P, $32.00) is warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Lyin' King (P, $6.00) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Acai (LE, $17.00) is cooler (85% similar). MAC Babes and Balls (LE, $17.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Boy Gorgeous (222) (P, $30.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (80% similar). Laura Mercier Myth (P, $24.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Velvet Violet (16) (P, $50.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (80% similar). NARS Vera (P, $32.00) is lighter, glossier (80% similar). Bite Beauty Beetroot (P, $26.00) is darker (80% similar). MAC D for Danger (P, $17.00) is brighter, warmer (80% similar). Bite Beauty Plum (LE, $24.00) is darker, glossier (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Make Up For Ever M102 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Lipstick M102
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Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
98%
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Make Up For Ever C604, M100, M101 Artist Rouge Lipsticks

Make Up For Ever C604 Artist Rouge Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a deep black with neutral undertones and a satin finish. There seemed to be very, very fine shimmer that kept it from being a true cream. The consistency was lightly creamy but dense, which yielded full color coverage in a single pass. The lipstick held well to the lips, so it didn’t migrate or move around, but it wasn’t clingy, which made it comfortable to wear. This shade wore for five hours and was lightly hydrating. MAC Hautecore (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). NYX Chambord (P, $6.00) is warmer (95% similar). Make Up For Ever #50 (P, $19.00) is glossier (95% similar). MAC In the Spirit (P, $17.00) is cooler (95% similar). Anastasia Midnight (P, $20.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Urban Decay Perversion (P, $17.00) is more muted, cooler, less glossy (95% similar). Tarte Naughty (P, $20.00) is cooler (95% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Make Up For Ever C604 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Lipstick C604
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Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
9.5
Application
5
Total
97%
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Make Up For Ever Water Blend Foundation

Make Up For Ever Water Blend Face & Body Foundation ($43.00 for 1.69 fl. oz.) is a new formula that offers “sheer to buildable coverage” with a “dewy glow and flawless finish” using a “water-gel” texture, and it is supposed to be waterproof and transfer-proof. This formula comes in 20 shades, which is decent but not as impressive as the Ultra HD Liquid range, but the numbering system used for Water Blend is the same as Ultra HD (though I haven’t personally seen all the shades, so there may be differences – I expect shade mismatching to be more forgiving, as this is a sheerer formula). It is an updated version of the brand’s previous Face & Body formula (which I recall being a smidgen thicker but not by much).

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Make Up For Ever Water Blend Face & Body Foundation
Make Up For Ever Water Blend Foundation Y305
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Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
91%
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Make Up For Ever C601, C602, C603 Artist Rouge Lipsticks

Make Up For Ever C601 Artist Rouge Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a bright, medium mint green with subtle, warm undertones and a satin sheen. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that went on somewhat evenly, but it did pull into lip lines, and there were a few patchy places. For the type of color it is, the application was still better than usual, but this needs a primer or lip liner underneath to help it apply better. The texture was lightweight, creamy, and felt hydrating over the four and a half hours it lasted. Colour Pop Charm (P, $5.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Whatever (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Make Up For Ever C601 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Lipstick C601
B
Product
8
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8
Application
4
Total
83%
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Make Up For Ever M402, M500, M501 Artist Rouge Lipsticks

Make Up For Ever M402 Artist Rouge Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a bold, medium-dark red with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good color payoff that applied evenly and smoothly without emphasizing the texture of my lips too much. The color wore well for over six hours and left a stain behind, while the formula felt lightly drying after four and a half hours of wear. Colour Pop TGIF (LE, $5.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Hearts Aflame (LE, $17.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Carina's Love (P, $32.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Studded Kiss (P, $17.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). NARS Infatuated Red (LE, $25.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Retro Rouge (LE, $18.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Viva Glam I (P, $17.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M401 (P, $22.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Kat Von D Nosferatu (P, $20.00) is warmer, less glossy (90% similar). NARS Consuming Red (P, $25.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). NARS VIP Red (P, $28.00) is warmer (85% similar). Tarte Swamp Family (LE, $20.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Avenue (P, $6.00) is darker, less glossy (85% similar). Milani Romance (LE, $8.99) is lighter (85% similar). NARS 413 BLKR (LE, $28.00) is darker (85% similar). Tarte Bae (P, $20.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Make Up For Ever M402 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Lipstick M402
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Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
4.5
Total
91%
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Make Up For Ever C103, C104, C105 Artist Rouge Lipsticks

Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is supposed to be long-wearing, “extremely pigmented,” and hydrating. It is available in two finishes–Cream and Matte, indicated by the C or M in the beginning of each shade’s name. The Cream formula is richly pigmented, lightly creamy without being too emollient or slippery, and go on smoothly and feel good while worn (wear ranges from four to eight hours, depending on the shade). The Matte formula is thinner and clings somewhat to lips, though it goes on nicely and doesn’t tug, and it doesn’t always look flattering on as it can emphasize imperfections on my lips but really depends on the shade, as some look great on. I found the Cream formula to be moderately hydrating, while the Matte formula was slightly to moderately drying. All shades had a slight, rosy scent to them, though I didn’t notice any taste.

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Make Up For Ever C103 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Lipstick C103
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Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
90%
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