Sunday, January 30th, 2011

Make Up For Ever #4 Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick
Make Up For Ever #4 Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick

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Make Up For Ever #4 Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a dusty pink with a matte finish. It’s opaque in color, and it wears really long and well (over five hours). It’s actually described as a “matte antique pink,” and I can kind of see where they get that, but there’s just this peeking of coral through the pink that I can’t ignore.

my thoughts on the formula: The Rouge Artist Intense formula is typically opaque, and while it’s not a moisturizing lipstick, it’s not a drying one either, though it does not feel creamy against the lips (it may take a little more pressure to apply than your average lipstick). With lighter shades, I see four hours of wear, but with darker shades, I get around five to six hours of wear.

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  • Product: 27/30
  • Value: 8/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

final thoughts: This is a flattering shade on a variety of skin tones, from light to dark, cool to warm. The color coverage is excellent, so it should work well on those with more pigmented lips, too. It is also one of the less clingy shades from the Rouge Artist Intense range.

where to buy: Sephora

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Make Up For Ever #4 Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick
Make Up For Ever #4 Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick

Make Up For Ever #4 Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick
Make Up For Ever #4 Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick

Make Up For Ever #4 Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick
Make Up For Ever #4 Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase #4? How much is it?

Sephora, $19.

Is it limited edition?


Any dupes?

Lancome Stylista.

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50 thoughts on “Make Up For Ever #4 Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Mia

    It’s such a gorgeous color *__*

  2. Sandrine

    Lovely color. Is this similar to Mac Mehr? Looking for a dupe for Mehr since the collection didn’t make it to my country. Thanks.

  3. Savannah

    Very pretty!

  4. Daniel

    that’s insanely gorgeous, I love colours like this

  5. Pam

    wow! This colour looks gorgeous. Will definitely check out. Thanks for the review!

  6. this colour looks pretty on you!

  7. Heather

    Hmm this looks like it might be a flattering shade to check out next time I’m at Sephora

  8. such a gorgeous colour!!

  9. Carlee

    hooray first commment! hmm i wonder if this has a plasic scent? i have never used makeup muf, i dont really know what to expect.

  10. Ann

    Wow that’s a pretty color. Is MAC Mehr (Mickey Contractor collection) a dupe?

  11. Jenn Jenn

    What a sophisticated shade! I like!

  12. Femme_Fatale

    What a pretty color! I’ve recently discovered that I love matte l/s (and pink!) so I’ll have to check this out at Sephora tomorrow. :)

  13. Mirna

    What a beautiful color! Ive discovered that I am a more matte lip kinda girl.

  14. Laurz

    Oh my gosh that is gorgeous..I have to put that on my Sephora list! Thank you!!

  15. Hannah

    OMG. This is a color that I would have overlooked in the tube but is GORGEOUS in a MLBB way. Definitely checking it out next time I get to Sephora.

  16. How would you compare this to the #5, which is described as a matte violet pink..I’m asian with a lighter complexion, so which do you think would be better for my skin tone?

  17. What a coincidence. I JUST put this lipstick on my very long list of make-up buys yesterday but I was still hesitant because I never buy lighter-coloured lipsticks and I couldn’t find an adequate swatch out there. It was on a bunch of blogs but every photo showed a different colour. Thanks so much for reviewing this!

  18. Wendy M.

    How pretty!

  19. Joyce

    Who won the Make Up For Ever $900 gift set that you introduced in January?

  20. Biddi_NZ

    Wow! That is my kinda colour! Anyone know if there’s a MAC dupe? Unfortunately we don’t have MUFE here in New Zealand boo :(

  21. anon

    very pretty but def agree on the coral peeking through, not sure I like. would love to see you in 29, 46

  22. Lucie

    I’ve had this one for a couple months now! At first I wasn’t sure it was the same lipstick though, it looks more like a very dusty rose on me with out any noticeable coral. The texture is soooo thick and perfectly matte, which I love but others might not like the drying aspect. Wonderful wear time; a great lipstick!

  23. Meredith

    Wow, that is beautiful.

  24. Camille

    nice color, but looks really drying

  25. Vijaya

    Rouge Artist Intense is my favorite lipstick formula. I might try this color out!

  26. Mamavalveeta03

    I see the coral undertone, too.

  27. Jeanie

    This reminds me of Chanel’s coco rouge in Madamoiselle.

  28. tia

    is this similar to mac mehr

  29. Lauren

    this shade is gorgeous! it looks great on you. this looks like it would be a great MUFE lipstick to start out with :)

  30. Ruth

    I have this lipstick & love it but I find my Stylista to be more moisturizing.

  31. Brianna

    I love this color! Definitely going on my list of to-buys next time I’m at Sephora.

  32. courtneyseaa

    Wow! Deff gonna have to pick this up next time I’m at sephora. So gorgeous!!

  33. ak

    It looks really good on you Christine!

  34. Vanessa S

    This lipstick looks too dry although i love the color.

  35. Marcela

    Ooooh love it! Didn’t expect it to look like that. Any MAC dupe?

  36. Cate

    Christine, that is absolutely gorgeous on you! This formula always gives me problems though .. it’s too bad because the colors are phenomenal!

    • Phoebe

      I love the colour and it looks absolutely stunning on you Christine,I do like corals and that is a plus for me.Thank you

  37. Lisa

    Beautiful! Is this the same as “Poise” from the discontinued MAC mattene collection? That is my all time favorite shade, its a matte yellow pink. Looks very similar!

  38. Deya

    That color is Amazing!!!

  39. Kary

    SO beautiful!

  40. Nicki

    Yay, just purchased this thanks to your amazing swatches and review! Your blog is always helpful when I’m looking for info. on a product<3 Makeup brands definitley owe you for a good majority of their profits. I can't tell you how many items I have purchased because of your awesome reviews! Keep it up!