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Make Up For Ever Holiday 2016 Launches Now Available

Make Up For Ever Holiday 2016 Launches
Make Up For Ever Holiday 2016 Launches

Here are new kits for the holidays from Make Up For Ever!

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Artistic Aqua XL Eye Pencil Collection | $250.00 ($420 Value) | Limited Edition

A must-have for eyeliner lovers, Artistic Aqua XL Eye Pencil Collection features full-size Aqua XL pencils—an artist-favorite liner that’s a long-wearing, waterproof eye pencil that pairs ultra-creamy glide with instant color intensity. Its innovative formula blends intense, long-wear, and rich color with a super-gliding texture that will not smudge, crease, or fade until you remove it. This versatile liner smoothly and effortlessly glides onto lids without skipping or tugging. Perfect for creating a tight line or smudging for a shadow effect, this must-have collection features an array of shades that range from everyday neutrals to bright pastel pops.

  • M-10 Matte Black
  • D-12 Diamond Black
  • M-14 Matte Charcoal Grey
  • M-16 Matte White
  • S-20 Satiny Navy Blue
  • M-22 Matte Majorelle Blue
  • I-24 Iridescent Blue
  • M-26 Matte Pastel Blue
  • M-30 Matte Pastel Green
  • I-32 Iridescent Lagoon Green
  • I-34 Iridescent Pop Green
  • I-36 Iridescent Khaki
  • M-40 Matte Pastel Yellow
  • ME-42 Metallic Bronze
  • S-50 Satiny Taupe
  • M-60 Matte Dark Brown
  • D-62 Diamond Brown
  • M-80 Matte Plum
  • I-90 Iridescent Pop Purple
  • M-92 Matte Pastel Purple

Artistic Artist Shadow Palette | $49.00 | Limited Edition

Let your eyes stand out this holiday seasons with the Artistic Shadow Palette. It features MAKE UP FOR EVER’s coveted, easy-to-use Artist Shadow formula for endless eye looks that range from beautifully natural to dramatically smoky. Its advanced gel-powder formula is blended with ultrafine pigments so that each shade leaves a smooth, even finish. Lids are left looking ultra-saturated with highly-blendable, lasting color. This palette includes illustrated, step-by-step application techniques by MAKE UP FOR EVER’s founder and creative director, Dany Sanz, to help you effortlessly sweep on a number of eye-catching looks.

  • S-102
  • D-552
  • I-220
  • ME-302
  • ME-122
  • ME-108
  • ME-614
  • D-712
  • ME-912

Artistic Brush Set | $86.00 | Limited Edition

Get the same quality and effect as MAKE UP FOR EVER’s full-size brushes, now available in these portable versions. The Artistic Brush Set features four brushes for on-the-go, artist favorite makeup brushes for the most professional application. This travel-friendly collection features top quality, hand-crafted favorites for the eyes, cheeks, and face, including the #106 Medium Foundation Brush, #152 Medium Highlighter Brush, #226 Medium Eye Shadow Brush, and #172 Precision Corrector Brush. Now, you can have the pro brushes you need to be your own makeup artist—wherever you go.

  • Medium Foundation Brush in #106
  • Medium Highlighter Brush in #152
  • Medium Eye Shadow Brush in #226
  • Precision Corrector Brush #172

Artistic Smoky Eye Kit | $20.00 | Limited Edition

Featuring two Aqua XL Eye Pencils and an Excessive Lash Arresting Volume Mascara, this kit lets eyes take center stage this holiday season. Line and define eyes with the Aqua XL Eye Pencil M-10 Matte Black and M-60 Matte Dark Brown. With must-have shades for a smoky eye, this artist-favorite liner is a long-wearing, waterproof eye pencil that pairs ultra-creamy glide with instant color intensity. Finish off your look with Excessive Lash Arresting Volume Mascara. This volumizing mascara creates arresting volume and rebellious definition that instantly enhances lash looks that are perfect for any holiday occasion.

  • 1 x 0.15 oz/ 4.5 mL Excessive Lash Arresting Volume Mascara
  • 2 x 0.02 oz/ 0.8 g Aqua XL Eye Pencil in M-10 Matte Black, M-60 Matte Dark Brown

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Round-up: Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Lipstick | Top 25 Shades+ Overview

Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Lipsticks
Make Up For Ever 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.

I’ve now finished reviewing all of the shades! Hurray! Here are the top 25 of the range, but you can see the full list here. I was impressed with the range overall, and I liked that they had both more typically wearable shades as well as non-traditional colors. If you’ve tried the formula, I hope you’ll consider writing a review or quickly rating your experience as a reader! 🙂

01

Make Up For Ever C208

PPermanent. $22.00/0.12 oz.

Make Up For Ever C208 Artist Rouge Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a bold, bright, medium-dark fuchsia pink with subtle, blue undertones and a satin finish. Read full review.

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Vanity
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
100%
Total

02. Make Up For Ever C108

Make Up For Ever C108 Artist Rouge Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium-dark, rosy brown with warm undertones and a satin finish. Read full review.

A+

03. Make Up For Ever C306

Make Up For Ever C306 Artist Rouge Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark pink-coral with warm undertones and a glossy, creamy finish. Read full review.

A

04. Make Up For Ever C403

Make Up For Ever C403 Artist Rouge Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark orange-red with warm undertones and a satin finish. Read full review.

A

05. Make Up For Ever C404

Make Up For Ever C404 Artist Rouge Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a sligthly muted, medium-dark red with neutral-to-cool undertones and a natural sheen. Read full review.

A

06. Make Up For Ever M102

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. Read full review.

A

07. Make Up For Ever C211

Make Up For Ever C211 Artist Rouge Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a subdued, medium-dark rosy mauve with warm undertones and a satin finish. Read full review.

A

08. Make Up For Ever C405

Make Up For Ever C405 Artist Rouge Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium-dark, pinky-red with cool undertones and a satin finish. Read full review.

A

09. Make Up For Ever C506

Make Up For Ever C506 Artist Rouge Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a deep berry with subtle, cool undertones and a lightly glossy finish. Read full review.

A

10. Make Up For Ever C604

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. Read full review.

A

11. Make Up For Ever C104

Make Up For Ever C104 Artist Rouge Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, medium rosy peach with warm undertones and a creamy, lightly shiny finish. Read full review.

A

12. Make Up For Ever C105

Make Up For Ever C105 Artist Rouge Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a soft, light-medium rosy pink with warmer undertones and a satin finish. Read full review.

A

13. Make Up For Ever C107

Make Up For Ever C107 Artist Rouge Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a soft, medium-dark brown with a hint of warm, rosy undertones and a satin finish. Read full review.

A

14. Make Up For Ever C303

Make Up For Ever C303 Artist Rouge Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a bright, medium coral with warm, orange undertones and a creamy, lightly glossy finish. Read full review.

A

15. Make Up For Ever C305

Make Up For Ever C305 Artist Rouge Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a bright pop of peony pink with subtle, warm undertones and a cream finish. Read full review.

A

16. Make Up For Ever C304

Make Up For Ever C304 Artist Rouge Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a bold, bright, medium orange with warm, red undertones and a creamy finish. Read full review.

A

17. Make Up For Ever M401

Make Up For Ever M401 Artist Rouge Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium-dark red with neutral-to-cool undertones and a semi-matte finish. Read full review.

A

18. Make Up For Ever C106

Make Up For Ever C106 Artist Rouge Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a soft, medium pinky-coral with warm undertones and a creamy, natural finish. Read full review.

A

19. Make Up For Ever C205

Make Up For Ever C205 Artist Rouge Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a bright, light-medium cotton candy pink with cool, blue undertones and a natural sheen. Read full review.

A

20. Make Up For Ever C406

Make Up For Ever C406 Artist Rouge Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark red with warm, brown undertones and a satin finish. Read full review.

A

21. Make Up For Ever C502

Make Up For Ever C502 Artist Rouge Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, light-medium grayed lavender with neutral-to-cool undertones and a satin finish. Read full review.

A

22. Make Up For Ever M101

Make Up For Ever M101 Artist Rouge Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, medium rose-brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. Read full review.

A

23. Make Up For Ever M501

Make Up For Ever M501 Artist Rouge Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a dark berry with pinky undertones and a semi-matte finish. Read full review.

A

24. Make Up For Ever C207

Make Up For Ever C207 Artist Rouge Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium-dark fuchsia pink with subtle, cool undertones and a satin finish. Read full review.

A-

25. Make Up For Ever C210

Make Up For Ever C210 Artist Rouge Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium pink with warm, yellow undertones and a creamy, lightly shiny finish. Read full review.

A-

Glossover Breakdown

92%

Average Score
A
33
B
11
C
1
D
0
F
0
Glossover Averages
product
9
pigmentation
9.5
texture
9
longevity
9.5
application
5
Total
92%
product
9
pigmentation
9.5
texture
9
longevity
9.5
application
5
Total
92%

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The In-Between: Highly Pigmented (1)

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The In-Between: Highly Pigmented (1)

Make Up For Ever C406, C407, C502 Artist Rouge Lipsticks

Make Up For Ever C406 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C406 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever C406 Artist Rouge Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark red with warm, brown undertones and a satin finish. The consistency was creamy, lightweight, and very smooth, which resulted in even, nearly opaque pigmentation that was comfortable to wear. It stayed in place for five and a half hours and was lightly hydrating. Urban Decay Bad Blood (P, $17.00) is darker, glossier (95% similar). Besame Red Velvet 1946 (P, $22.00) is brighter (95% similar). Guerlain Luxure (P, $49.50) is darker (95% similar). NARS Codie (LE, $32.00) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Fire Down Below (P, $28.00) is less glossy (95% similar). MAC Retro Rouge (LE, $18.00) is warmer (95% similar). Guerlain Habit Rouge (P, $37.00) is warmer (95% similar). NARS Majella (P, $25.00) is brighter (95% similar). NARS Rouge Indiscret (LE, $28.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Urban Decay Bad Blood (DC, $22.00) is brighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Lost (P, $6.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). NARS Shirley (P, $32.00) is darker, glossier (85% similar). NARS Sandra (P, $32.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). NARS Golshan (P, $25.00) is lighter (85% similar). NARS Fearless Red (LE, $28.00) is lighter, warmer, less glossy (85% similar). MAC Dubonnet (P, $17.00) is darker (85% similar). NARS Olivia (P, $32.00) is darker, glossier (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Make Up For Ever C407 Artist Rouge Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a deep, burgundy-brown with warm undertones and a creamy finish. The texture had moderate slip, and while I did not experience feathering or bleeding myself, it is a shade that makes me wary that it may on those who are more prone to feathering lip color as it does slide around on the lips. It was intensely pigmented, and it applied exceptionally well–very even, despite the slip and intense color. It wore well for five hours on me and was moisturizing while worn. MAC Double Fudge (LE, $21.00) is glossier (95% similar). Too Faced Chocolate Cherries (P, $21.00) is lighter, warmer, glossier (95% similar). Urban Decay Disturbed (P, $17.00) is warmer (95% similar). Colour Pop Prim (P, $6.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). MAC Living Legend (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Besame Noir Red 1930 (P, $22.00) is cooler, less glossy (95% similar). MAC Lingering Kiss (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Frenemy (P, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Liquorice (P, $26.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Make Up For Ever C502 Artist Rouge Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, light-medium grayed lavender with neutral-to-cool undertones and a satin finish. The pigmentation was totally opaque, while the texture had a light creaminess to it that made it easy to work with and glide across the lips. The downside was that I had some color settle into lip lines after two and a half hours of wear, though the color lasted for closer to five hours overall, but it’s one that would wear better with a lip liner or primer, I think. MAC Galaxy Grey (LE, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Fresh Amour (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Plum Princess (LE, $17.00) is warmer (80% similar). Urban Decay Vanity Kills (P, $17.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (80% similar). Dior Cloudy Matte (380) (LE, $35.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). MAC Lured In (LE, $17.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). Urban Decay Twitch (P, $17.00) is darker, warmer, glossier (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Formula Overview

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.

Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Lipstick C406
C406
C406
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total
Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Lipstick C407
C407
C407
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Lipstick C502
C502
C502
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

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Make Up For Ever C403, C404, C405 Artist Rouge Lipsticks

Make Up For Ever C403 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C403 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever C403 Artist Rouge Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark orange-red with warm undertones and a satin finish. It was intensely pigmented and had full color coverage after one stroke. The texture was smooth, lightly creamy with enough give to apply without tugging but did not slide around at all–it was less emollient than other shades in the range. It felt like a cross between the Cream and Matte formulas, actually. On me, the color wore well for over six hours and left a stain behind, and the formula felt lightly moisturizing. Tom Ford Beauty Cristiano (P, $35.00) is lighter (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Tell Laura (P, $32.00) is darker (95% similar). Estee Lauder Volatile (P, $30.00) is darker (95% similar). Bite Beauty Persimmon (P, $26.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Tarte Mai Tai (P, $22.00) is lighter (95% similar). Estee Lauder Chilean Sunset (LE, $45.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Habanero (P, $21.00) is glossier (95% similar). MAC Sail La Vie (LE, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). Bite Beauty Marmalade (LE, $24.00) is lighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M300 (P, $22.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Urban Decay Bang (P, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Sunset Orange (P, $35.00) is glossier (90% similar). MAC Lobster (LE, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Lady Danger (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Rouge Feu (57) (P, $36.00) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Cayenne (P, $26.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Strange Journey (LE, $17.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Psycho (P, $18.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop First Class (DC, $6.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Flame (P, $35.00) is darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Make Up For Ever C404 Artist Rouge Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a sligthly muted, medium-dark red with neutral-to-cool undertones and a natural sheen. It had nearly opaque pigmentation that covered exceptionally well; I felt like the finish made my lips look a bit plumper and smoother overall. The consistency was lightweight, creamy enough to glide on easily but did not move around. This shade lasted for over six hours, did not feather or bleed around the edges, and was lightly hydrating over time. Tarte Juicy (LE, $20.00) is warmer (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Oh Miley (200) (P, $30.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Como La Flor (LE, $17.00) is glossier (95% similar). Make Up For Ever C405 (P, $22.00) is lighter, less glossy (95% similar). Shiseido Ruby Copper (RD501) (P, $28.00) is darker (95% similar). Shiseido Poppy (RD312) (P, $28.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Dylan (P, $35.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Russian Doll (P, $35.00) is cooler, glossier (95% similar). Smashbox Unzipped (P, $21.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Besame American Beauty 1945 (P, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Deadly Catch (LE, $26.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Mind Control (LE, $17.00) is glossier (90% similar). MAC Cardinal (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Spiderweb (P, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Spiderweb (LE, $18.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay No-Tell Motel (P, $17.00) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). MAC Brave Red (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Clinique Cherry Pop (P, $18.00) is lighter (90% similar). Dior Splendor (950) (LE, $38.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Imperial Red (P, $35.00) is darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Make Up For Ever C405 Artist Rouge Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium-dark, pinky-red with cool undertones and a satin finish. It’s very similar to C404, but it is noticeably darker and will be more likely to pull cooler on most skin tones (I can see C404 looking closer to neutral at times). The texture was smooth, lightweight, and more satiny, so it didn’t have as much as lip as most of the Cream shades, but it wasn’t clingy or drying. It had nearly opaque pigmentation which covered evenly. This shade wore well for over six hours and was lightly hydrating. Shiseido Poppy (RD312) (P, $28.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Brave Red (P, $17.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Shiseido Ruby Copper (RD501) (P, $28.00) is lighter (95% similar). Smashbox Unzipped (P, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Imperial Red (P, $35.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Como La Flor (LE, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Carina's Love (P, $32.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Make Up For Ever C404 (P, $22.00) is darker, glossier (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Dominic (P, $35.00) is more muted (95% similar). Chanel Rouge Charnel (56) (P, $36.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC So Good For You (LE, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Mulling Spices (P, $21.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty Sour Cherry (P, $26.00) is cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty Mochi (P, $24.00) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Russian Doll (P, $35.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Spiderweb (LE, $18.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Rouge Improbable (LE, $28.00) is more muted, less glossy (90% similar). Urban Decay F-Bomb (P, $17.00) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). MAC Mind Control (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Dior Splendor (950) (LE, $38.00) is darker, more muted (95% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Formula Overview

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.

Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Lipstick C403
C403
C403
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total
Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Lipstick C404
C404
C404
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total
Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Lipstick C405
C405
C405
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total

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Make Up For Ever C304, C305, C306 Artist Rouge Lipsticks

Make Up For Ever C304 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C304 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever C304 Artist Rouge Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a bold, bright, medium orange with warm, red undertones and a creamy finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation–you can see my lip freckle peeking through the color–and I think this was the result of the consistency being more emollient than other shades, so it didn’t cover as well. There was very subtle streaking, but it wasn’t noticeable from a normal viewing distance (only in the close-up photo). This shade wore well for five and a half hours, left behind a reddish stain, and was nicely hydrating. MAC Fashion Nomad (LE, $19.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Bang (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty Clementine (LE, $24.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Warmed Maple (LE, $24.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty #008 (LE, $36.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Dior Trafalgar (844) (P, $34.00) is darker (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Atomic Orange (P, $35.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Neon Orange (P, $17.00) is more muted, cooler (90% similar). MAC So Chaud (P, $17.00) is darker, more muted, less glossy (90% similar). Illamasqua Soaked (P, $26.00) is lighter (90% similar). Inglot #103 Lipstick Cream (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Lana (P, $32.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Milani Sweet Nectar (P, $5.49) is lighter (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Lady Ruba (P, $26.00) is more muted, cooler (85% similar). MAC Morange (P, $17.00) is lighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever M300 (P, $22.00) is darker, more muted, less glossy (80% similar). Tarte Mai Tai (P, $22.00) is darker, cooler, less glossy (80% similar). MAC Love Feeling (LE, $20.00) is lighter, more muted (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Make Up For Ever C305 Artist Rouge Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a bright pop of peony pink with subtle, warm undertones and a cream finish. The texture was slightly more emollient than most of the Cream shades, but it was also thicker, so it ended up applying just as nicely as other shades. I would even argue that it made my lips appear smoother from the thicker texture (but it wasn’t heavy either). The color lasted for five hours on me and was moderately hydrating over time. Estee Lauder Ambitious Pink (P, $30.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Anderson (P, $35.00) is more muted (85% similar). MAC Chatterbox (P, $17.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Make Up For Ever C306 Artist Rouge Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark pink-coral with warm undertones and a glossy, creamy finish. The pigmentation was insane! It had totally opaque color coverage in one pass, which applied beautifully: smooth, even color that sat well on the lips. It was still going strong after six hours of wear, and it was hydrating while worn. Tarte Bikini (P, $22.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Urban Decay Checkmate (P, $17.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Impassioned (P, $17.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Tahiti Pink (P, $35.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Party Parrot (LE, $17.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Saucy Little Darling (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Shiseido Burning Up (RD310) (P, $28.00) is lighter (85% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Queen (P, $18.00) is darker, glossier (85% similar). Tarte So Fetch (P, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Dior Darling (775) (P, $35.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Urban Decay Alpha (P, $17.00) is darker, less glossy (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Formula Overview

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.

Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Lipstick C304
C304
C304
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Lipstick C305
C305
C305
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total
Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Lipstick C306
C306
C306
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total

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Make Up For Ever C106, C107, C108 Artist Rouge Lipsticks

Make Up For Ever C106 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C106 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever C106 Artist Rouge Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a soft, medium pinky-coral with warm undertones and a creamy, natural finish. The texture was smooth, lightweight, and creamy enough to glide on without tugging nor clinging to the lips without sliding around. It had nearly opaque pigmentation that covered evenly and lasted for four and a half hours. It felt hydrating while worn. Tarte Flashy (LE, $24.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Kidman's Kiss (P, $32.00) is lighter, cooler, less glossy (95% similar). Bite Beauty Pepper (P, $24.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Super Cindy (P, $32.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Apoline (P, $32.00) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Streak (P, $17.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). Givenchy Rose d'Exception (206) (LE, $36.00) is lighter (85% similar). Surratt Beauty Perfectionniste (P, $34.00) is brighter (85% similar). Bite Beauty Hazelnut (P, $28.00) is warmer (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Infamous (228) (P, $30.00) is darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Crunch (DC, $5.00) is warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever C302 (P, $22.00) is lighter (80% similar). NYX Haute Melon (P, $4.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Eat Cake (150) (P, $30.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Make Up For Ever C107 Artist Rouge Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a soft, medium-dark brown with a hint of warm, rosy undertones and a satin finish. The lipstick felt soft and smooth as it applied to the lips, and it delivered even, opaque color payoff in a single pass. On me, the formula was moisturizing and lasted for four and a half hours. Bobbi Brown Uber Nude (P, $24.00) is darker (95% similar). Smashbox Safe Word (P, $21.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Whirl (P, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Rouge Angelique (174) (P, $36.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Among the Fireflies (LE, $17.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). MAC Smoked Almond (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M101 (P, $22.00) is lighter (85% similar). Maybelline Nude Nuance (P, $7.99) is darker (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Evan (P, $35.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). NARS Indecent Proposal (LE, $28.00) is cooler, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Mocha (P, $17.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Bite Beauty Cashew (P, $24.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Touch (P, $17.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Spirit (P, $17.00) is cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Carnal (P, $17.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Bobbi Brown Bobbi (P, $35.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). Bite Beauty Molasses (P, $26.00) is darker (80% similar). MAC Double Shot (P, $17.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Urban Decay 1993 (DC, $22.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Bobbi Brown Uber Beige (P, $35.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Make Up For Ever C108 Artist Rouge Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium-dark, rosy brown with warm undertones and a satin finish. It was richly pigmented, while the texture was smooth, lightly creamy, and easy to apply. The color applied evenly and sat well on the lips without feeling clingy, but it still wore for five hours. Colour Pop Mosh Pit (LE, $5.00) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Frick 'n' Frack (P, $6.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Bite Beauty Chai (P, $26.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Downtown Plum (P, $35.00) is cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty Brioche (P, $24.00) is more muted (90% similar). MAC Touch (P, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Lolita II (LE, $21.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Bite Beauty Verbena (P, $26.00) is lighter (85% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Pure Marsala (LE, $18.00) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC So Very Good (DC, $18.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Shiseido Rose Crush (RD715) (P, $28.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Estee Lauder Dangerous (P, $30.00) is darker, warmer, glossier (85% similar). MAC Verve (P, $17.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Hitch Hike (P, $17.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (80% similar). Tarte Beach Bum (P, $22.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Formula Overview

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.

Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Lipstick C106
C106
C106
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total
Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Lipstick C107
C107
C107
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total
Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Lipstick C108
C108
C108
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
99%
Total

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