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Make Up For Ever C208, C209, C210 Artist Rouge Lipsticks

Make Up For Ever C208 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C208 Artist Rouge Lipstick

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. It had rich, opaque color coverage that went on evenly and smoothly. The consistency was comfortable to wear, as it was lightly creamy but not overly slippery, so it sat well on the lips and didn’t slide around. This shade wore well for over six hours on me and left a stain behind. The formula was nicely hydrating. Smashbox Inspiration (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Menace (P, $17.00) is cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty Sangria (P, $26.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cooper (LE, $35.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus (LE, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Phone Call (LE, $18.00) is warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Bellini (LE, $24.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson (LE, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Girl About Town (P, $17.00) is cooler (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Velvet Underground (P, $32.00) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Illamasqua Glissade (P, $26.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Ultramarine Pink (LE, $30.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Romy (462) (P, $37.00) is warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Pink Lady (P, $24.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Logan (P, $35.00) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Make Up For Ever C209 Artist Rouge Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a pop of light-medium pink with soft, bluish undertones and a natural sheen. It had nearly opaque pigmentation that went on evenly for the most part. This shade seemed to have more slip than other shades, which I think is why it did not apply as richly as a shade like C208. I didn’t have any issues with the color feathering or sliding around much, but the wear time was four and a half hours, which is on the shorter side of the wear spectrum for this formula. It seemed more hydrating, though. MAC Gumball (P, $21.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). NARS Claudia (P, $32.00) is lighter (90% similar). NYX Summer Breeze (P, $6.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty Kumquat (LE, $24.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Dddevilish (LE, $17.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). NARS Marisa (P, $32.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Double Bubble (P, $22.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever Candy Pink (200) (P, $24.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Villa Lante (LE, $25.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Sweet-Thing (LE, $5.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Will You Be With Me? (P, $0.99) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Make Up For Ever C205 (P, $22.00) is cooler (85% similar). MAC Divine Choice (P, $23.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever Cold Pink (203) (P, $20.00) is darker, more muted, less glossy (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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. It had mostly opaque color coverage that went on evenly and smoothly. The texture was lightweight, moderately creamy, and comfortable to wear over the five hours the lipstick lasted. After three and a half hours of wear, there was a bit of color that had gathered noticeably into my lip lines, though. On the upside, the formula was also hydrating to wear. Smashbox Pink Drank (P, $24.00) is darker, glossier (95% similar). MAC Sweet Venom (LE, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Bite Beauty Sorbet (P, $26.00) is darker, more muted (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Liv It Up (P, $32.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Anderson (P, $35.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Kiss (P, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pink Tease (03) (P, $50.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Possession (Left) (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Hourglass Dreamer (P, $32.00) is lighter, more muted, less pigmented (90% similar). MAC Nouvelle Vogue (LE, $17.00) is darker, cooler, less glossy (85% similar). Smashbox Primrose (P, $21.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Bite Beauty Éclair (P, $24.00) is darker (85% similar). NYX Couture (P, $6.00) is lighter, more muted, cooler (80% similar). Estee Lauder Inescapable (P, $32.00) is darker, more muted (80% similar). MAC Medium Rare (P, $21.00) is lighter (80% similar). Smashbox Just Hit Play (P, $21.00) is more muted, cooler (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 C208
C208
C208
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
100%
Total
Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Lipstick C209
C209
C209
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total
Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Lipstick C210
C210
C210
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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Make Up For Ever M300, M301, M401 Artist Rouge Lipsticks

Make Up For Ever M300 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever M300 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever M300 Artist Rouge Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a bold, medium-dark orange-red with strong, warm red undertones and a matte finish. The texture had a velvety feeling to it, so it glided on with ease and did not tug on the lips during application. However, it was a bit thin and clingy, so it wasn’t the most flattering finish on the lips and tended to accentuate lines and imperfections. I highly recommend exfoliating prior to applying this shade. It had good pigmentation that wore well for six hours, but the formula was a bit drying. NARS Marlene (P, $32.00) is lighter, less glossy (95% similar). Bite Beauty #076 (P, $18.00) is cooler, lower quality (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Tell Laura (P, $34.00) is lighter (95% similar). Chanel Rouge Feu (57) (P, $37.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Estee Lauder Chilean Sunset (LE, $45.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Maybelline Orange Danger (P, $7.49) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Lover's Lane (P, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Light My Fire (P, $26.00) is cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever C403 (P, $22.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Cayenne (P, $26.00) is brighter, glossier (90% similar). MAC Barbecue (LE, $17.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Mimosa (LE, $24.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). NYX Pure Red (P, $6.00) is brighter, glossier (90% similar). Urban Decay Temper (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Lady Danger (P, $17.00) is glossier (90% similar). Maybelline Craving Coral (P, $7.99) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Tomango (LE, $17.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Anastasia #3 (Vol. 1) (P, ) is more muted (85% similar). MAC Dangerous (P, $17.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever C304 (P, $22.00) is lighter, brighter, glossier (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Make Up For Ever M301 Artist Rouge Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark fuchsia-red with warmer undertones and a matte finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation that applied evenly, though the thinner consistency of the formula tended to emphasize imperfections on my lips. The lipstick had a lightly velvety texture, which made for easier application as it didn’t drag or tug on the lips. This shade lasted for over six hours, was somewhat drying, and left a stain behind. MAC All Fired Up (P, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). Pat McGrath Full Panic (LE, $38.00) is glossier (95% similar). Too Faced Candy Cane (LE, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Dangerously Red (P, $17.00) is cooler (95% similar). NARS Get Up Stand Up (P, $26.00) is warmer (95% similar). Colour Pop Toucan (DC, $5.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Intoxica (LE, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia #12 (Vol. 1) (P, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Estee Lauder Jealous (P, $32.00) is glossier (90% similar). Tarte Selfish (P, $20.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Brooklyn (P, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC To Matte with Love (P, $21.00) is more muted (90% similar). NARS Greta (P, $32.00) is cooler, glossier (90% similar). MAC A Killing Smile (LE, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Maybelline All Fired Up (P, $7.99) is warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M203 (P, $22.00) is cooler (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Jared (P, $35.00) is cooler (85% similar). Revlon Vivacious (120) (P, $8.99) is lighter, brighter, glossier (85% similar). Make Up For Ever M204 (P, $22.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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. It had good color coverage, though it was not fully opaque (you can see my lip freckle peeking through still). The consistency felt velvety, so it glided across the lips comfortably, but it was thinner overall. This particular shade wasn’t as clingy as some of the other Mattes, which resulted in a more flattering application as it did not emphasize imperfections. The color was still going strong after six hours, left behind a reddish stain, and was a bit drying overall. NARS Rouge Improbable (LE, $28.00)(95% similar). Pretty Vulgar Blood Flower (P, $24.00) is lighter (95% similar). Bite Beauty Mochi (P, $24.00) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Crimson (P, $18.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (95% similar). MAC Chateau M (LE, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). NARS Starwoman (P, $26.00) is darker, more muted (95% similar). Tarte Cheerleader (P, $20.00) is cooler, less glossy (95% similar). Tarte Firework (P, $22.00) is darker (95% similar). Makeup Geek Flamenco (LE, $12.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Candy Cane (LE, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Rock Steady (P, $18.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Burberry Ruby (434) (P, $35.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Dominic (P, $35.00) is warmer (95% similar). NYX Eden (P, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar). Bite Beauty #078 (P, $18.00) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M402 (P, $22.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Ribbon (LE, $6.00) is darker (95% similar). NYX Perfect Red (P, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Carina's Love (P, $34.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Carmine Rouge (LE, $17.00) is cooler (90% 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 M300
M300
M300
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total
Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Lipstick M301
M301
M301
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total
Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Lipstick M401
M401
M401
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

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Make Up For Ever C503, C506, C600 Artist Rouge Lipsticks

Make Up For Ever C503 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C503 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever C503 Artist Rouge Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a bright pop of medium lavender with subtle, cool undertones and a creamy finish with a light sheen. The texture was lightweight, moderately creamy with noticeable slip, but applied fairly evenly overall–though not as smoothly as other shades in the Cream range. This shade wore well nearly five hours but had some color settled into lip lines, though the formula was lightly hydrating. LORAC Brunch Queen (LE, $18.00) is more muted (85% similar). MAC Lavender Jade (P, $17.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Vanity Kills (P, $17.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). MAC Courting Seduction (LE, $17.00) is more muted, warmer (85% similar). MAC Fresh Amour (LE, $19.00) is lighter, more muted (80% similar). MAC Lured In (LE, $17.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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. The texture was very smooth, creamy, and easy to apply as the color went on evenly and smoothly without tugging on the lips. It did feel wetter and more emollient than the majority of the Cream shades, though. I did not experience feathering or bleeding along the edges of my lips, but neither is something that I experience frequently so your mileage may vary. It lasted for over six hours, left behind a pink-hued stain, and was hydrating over time. Tarte Yachting (P, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Tarte Wet Suit (P, $22.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Makeup Geek Rocker Chick (P, $12.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Babes and Balls (LE, $17.00) is lighter (85% similar). Smashbox Femme Fatale (P, $21.00) is lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Mosh Pit (P, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Hel's Bells (P, $34.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Rebel (P, $17.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). Urban Decay Troublemaker (LE, $17.00) is darker (80% similar). Maybelline Berry Bossy (P, $7.49) is lighter, less glossy (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Make Up For Ever C600 Artist Rouge Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a light white with cooler undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a lightweight, creamy consistency that applied unevenly and with noticeable streaks. I was surprised that while the brand nailed their black-hued lipstick, they really left a lot to be desired with this shade. Due to the texture and how it appears alone, it is likely better for mixing and layering than as a standalone shade, so it is not as versatile other shades in the range. The color lasted for four hours and was lightly hydrating, but I noticed some color pulled into lip lines after two and a half hours of wear. Bite Beauty #058 (P, $18.00) is warmer (95% similar). NYX Coconut (P, $6.00) is warmer (90% similar). Maybelline Wickedly White (P, $7.49) is warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Primary #1 (Vol. 1) (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Blanc (P, $24.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC City Slick (LE, $17.00) is darker, warmer (85% 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 C503
C503
C503
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total
Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Lipstick C506
C506
C506
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total
Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Lipstick C600
C600
C600
7
Product
8
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
3
Application
76%
Total

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Make Up For Ever C211, C302, C303 Artist Rouge Lipsticks

Make Up For Ever C211 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C211 Artist Rouge Lipstick

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. This shade had very nearly opaque pigmentation that applied beautifully–evenly, smoothly, and made lips appear plumper and healthier. It had a creamy, lightweight consistency that glided across lips with ease but did not slide around once on. This shade wore well for five hours on me and was hydrating over time. Makeup Geek Shy (P, $15.00) is lighter (95% similar). NARS American Woman (P, $26.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Tarte Salt Lyfe (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Biscotti (P, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Fastplay (P, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Twig (P, $17.00) is warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Ravenswood (P, $17.00) is lighter, warmer, glossier (85% similar). Bite Beauty Pepper (P, $26.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Estee Lauder Pinkberry (P, $32.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Sheer Liar (P, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Bite Beauty Shiraz (P, $24.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Finally Free (LE, $17.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Modesty (P, $17.00) is lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Rush (P, $17.00) is lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Tampered (P, $17.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Kate (P, $30.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). Bite Beauty Cortado (LE, $24.00) is warmer (80% similar). Maybelline Touch of Spice (P, $7.99) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Makeup Geek Old Soul (P, $12.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). MAC Cosmo (P, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Make Up For Ever C302 Artist Rouge Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a pop of light-medium, pinky-coral with warm undertones and a creamy, lightly glossy finish. The texture was very creamy, had a moderate amount of slip, but it wasn’t too heavy and didn’t slide beyond the lip line. It had good color payoff that went on evenly for the most part. This shade wore well for four and a half hours and was moisturizing while worn. NARS Julie (P, $32.00) is warmer (95% similar). Smashbox Nude Mood (P, $21.00) is more muted, cooler (95% similar). Colour Pop Birdy (LE, $5.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). NARS Brigitte (P, $32.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). NYX Temptress (P, $6.00) is darker, cooler, less glossy (90% similar). Colour Pop Fiesta (DC, $5.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). NYX Hippie Chic (P, $6.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Flavour (LE, $17.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Cle de Peau Dusk (238) (P, $35.00) is more shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar). Anastasia #1 (Vol. 1) (P, ) is darker, more muted, warmer (85% similar). bareMinerals Kitty (P, $20.00) is darker (85% similar). Dose of Colors Playdate (P, $16.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Dior Grege 1947 (169) (P, $35.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Chanel Beige Rose (P, $37.00) is more muted (85% similar). Make Up For Ever C106 (P, $22.00) is darker (80% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk (P, $34.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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. It had mostly opaque color payoff with smooth, even coverage that was easy to apply and didn’t slide around too much. The texture was lightweight, creamy, and comfortable to wear over the five hours it lasted. The formula was lightly hydrating overall. NARS Juliette (P, $32.00) is darker (95% similar). Hourglass Explorer (P, $32.00) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Wired (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Style Surge (P, $23.00) is warmer (95% similar). Makeup Geek Giddy (P, $15.00) is darker, brighter, cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty Gingersnap (P, $26.00) is darker, warmer, less glossy (90% similar). Makeup Geek Smarty Pants (P, $12.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Vegas Volt (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Estee Lauder High Level (P, $32.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Chella (LE, $5.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Chanel Esquisse (227) (LE, $37.00) is cooler (85% similar). Burberry Peach (25) (P, $34.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Givenchy Croisiere Coral (310) (LE, $36.00) is warmer (90% similar). Givenchy Coral Gypsophila (LE, $36.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Smashbox Bad B (P, $24.00) is lighter, more muted (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 C211
C211
C211
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total
Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Lipstick C302
C302
C302
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
91%
Total
Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Lipstick C303
C303
C303
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total

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

Make Up For Ever M102 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever M102 Artist Rouge Lipstick

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. Urban Decay Nonsense (LE, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). Illamasqua Shard (P, $24.00) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop More Better (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Fashion Revival (LE, $17.00) is brighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Deliciously Forbidden (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Anastasia #5 (Vol. 1) (P, ) is more muted (90% similar). Colour Pop Scrooge (DC, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). NYX Merlot (P, $6.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Acai (LE, $17.00) is cooler (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Love Liberty (P, $34.00) is warmer (85% similar). Smashbox Jam On It (P, $21.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). NARS Endangered Red (P, $27.00) is darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Baewatch (LE, $5.00) is lighter (85% similar). Estee Lauder Unattainable (P, $30.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). NARS Vivien (P, $32.00) is lighter, glossier (85% similar). Colour Pop Lyin' King (P, $6.00) is brighter, warmer (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). Too Faced Bend and Snap! (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (80% similar). NARS Vera (P, $32.00) is lighter, glossier (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Make Up For Ever M200 Artist Rouge Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium, peony pink with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture had a stronger velvety feel–more like a silicone-based primer–that glided on easily but tended to catch on any imperfections on the lips and emphasized them. It had good color coverage, though it was not fully opaque. On me, this shade wore well for four and a half hours but wore away a bit more noticeably from the center of the lips. I found the formula to be a bit drying as well. Colour Pop Fetch (P, $5.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Virgin Rose (P, $54.00) is glossier (95% similar). Colour Pop Spritz (LE, $6.00) is darker (95% similar). Kat Von D Saint (LE, $20.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Brat (P, $18.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Pretty Vulgar Baby Doll Against BS (P, $24.00) is lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Proper (P, $15.00) is more muted (90% similar). MAC Silly (LE, $17.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). NARS Roman Holiday (P, $27.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NARS Marisa (P, $32.00) is glossier (90% similar). Maybelline Pink Sugar (P, $7.99) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Macaroon (P, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Jolly Molly (220) (P, $30.00) is glossier (90% similar). Colour Pop 1st Base (P, $6.00) is warmer, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Dddevilish (LE, $17.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). Smashbox Just Hit Play (P, $21.00) is lighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Possession (Left) (LE, ) is darker, warmer, glossier (85% similar). Bite Beauty Lotus (P, $24.00) is lighter (80% similar). Colour Pop Thirsty (LE, $5.00) is darker (80% similar). Make Up For Ever Cold Pink (203) (P, $20.00) is darker, more muted (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Make Up For Ever M201 Artist Rouge Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a bright, medium magenta pink with cool, bluish undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation–which was a surprise, as these bolder shades tend to be rather pigmented–that went on decently, but it looked a little grainy and uneven in places. The color lasted for six hours but was moderately drying. Makeup Geek Bunny Hop (LE, $12.00) is more muted (95% similar). MAC Personal Statement (P, $21.00) is brighter, less glossy (90% similar). Bite Beauty #092 (P, $18.00) is brighter (90% similar). MAC Be Silly (LE, $17.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Kimchi (P, $26.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Kat Von D Babe (LE, ) is lighter, brighter, glossier (90% similar). MAC Pink Pigeon (P, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Backstage Bambi (P, $20.00) is lighter, brighter, less glossy (90% similar). Sephora Whipped Blush (LE, $14.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Flamboyish (LE, $17.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). MAC Breathing Fire (LE, $17.00) is darker, more pigmented, warmer (85% similar). MAC Aim for Gorgeous (LE, $17.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). NYX Shocking Pink (P, $6.00) is brighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Electric Pink (15) (P, $50.00) is darker (85% 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 M102
M102
M102
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total
Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Lipstick M200
M200
M200
8
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total
Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Lipstick M201
M201
M201
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total

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Make Up For Ever C604, M100, M101 Artist Rouge Lipsticks

Make Up For Ever C604 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C604 Artist Rouge Lipstick

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 Stallion (LE, $21.00) is glossier (95% similar). Urban Decay Perversion (P, $17.00) is more muted, cooler, less glossy (95% similar). Make Up For Ever #50 (P, $19.00) is glossier (95% similar). Tarte Naughty (P, $20.00) is cooler (95% similar). Anastasia Primary #2 (Vol. 1) (P, ) is less glossy (95% similar). MAC In the Spirit (LE, $17.00) is cooler (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Blacquer (000) (LE, $30.00) is darker (95% similar). NYX Chambord (P, $6.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Hautecore (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Bite Beauty #056 (P, $18.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Midnight (P, $20.00) is less glossy (95% similar). NYX Go Rogue (P, $7.50) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Make Up For Ever M100 Artist Rouge Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium, pinky-peach with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had a velvety consistency that was comfortable to apply, as it didn’t tug and glided smoothly over the lips, but it was thin and clulng to lips a bit–not the most flattering of finishes! I found that this one faded unevenly over time, so there was less product along the center of the lips and a stronger, noticeable edge. The color lasted for four hours and was lightly drying. Maybelline Beige Babe (P, $7.99) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Namaste (P, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC LarLarLee (LE, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). MAC Antonio's Girls (LE, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Sorry Not Sorry (P, $22.00) is darker (85% similar). Bite Beauty Amaretto (P, $24.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Maybelline Daringly Nude (P, $7.99) is warmer (95% similar). NYX Spirit (P, $6.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Sephora Peach Tart (LE, $14.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Unicorn (P, $17.00) is warmer (95% similar). Colour Pop Echo Park (P, $6.00) is darker (85% similar). Anastasia Pure Hollywood (P, $20.00) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Automatic (Left) (LE, ) is lighter, cooler, glossier (85% similar). Burberry Dusty Pink (406) (P, $35.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Makeup Geek Do-si-do (LE, $12.00) is lighter, less glossy (80% similar). Tarte Skinny Dip (P, $22.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). NYX Mauve Mist (P, $7.50) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). Bite Beauty Leche (P, $24.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Colour Pop Button (P, $5.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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. It had nearly opaque color coverage that applied evenly and smoothly. The texture of this shade was more forgiving than M100, as it wasn’t as clingy, so it glided across the lips with ease but was also easier to wear. This shade stayed on well for closer to five hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. Colour Pop Time Square (P, $6.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Burberry Nude (407) (P, $35.00) is warmer (90% similar). Pat McGrath 1995 (LE, $38.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). MAC Burnt Spice (P, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Half 'n' Half (P, $17.00) is glossier (95% similar). MAC Spirit (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty Cashew (P, $24.00) is glossier (95% similar). Anastasia #11 (Vol. 1) (P, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). NYX Mauve Mist (P, $7.50) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Evan (P, $35.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Sweet Thing (LE, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Love Me Lots (LE, $17.00) is cooler (90% similar). Smashbox Safe Word (P, $21.00) is darker (85% similar). Make Up For Ever C107 (P, $22.00) is darker (85% similar). Tarte Bestie (LE, $20.00) is lighter, cooler, glossier (85% similar). MAC Whirl (P, $17.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Makeup Geek Quickstep (LE, $12.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Burberry Antique Pink (303) (P, $35.00) is darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Lolita II (P, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Ludwig (P, $20.00) is lighter, cooler, less glossy (85% 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 C604
C604
C604
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total
Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Lipstick M100
M100
M100
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total
Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Lipstick M101
M101
M101
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

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