Monday, December 13th, 2010

Make Up For Ever #48 Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick
Make Up For Ever #48 Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick

The Sultry Season: Make Up For Ever #48 Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick

Make Up For Ever #44 Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a darkened red with a sheer-opaque look–it doesn’t look heavy or solid but it still delivers rather full-coverage color.   It has a creamy texture with a slightly glossy finish.  This is one of the creamier shades I’ve tried from Make Up For Ever’s Rouge Artist line-up, actually!  It wears really well, too–a nice six hours.  Make Up For Ever’s Rouge Artists are scent- and taste-free.

Is this the right red for you? Would you wear it?

The Sultry Season is a series of posts featuring deep, rich shades of brown, berry, plum, and wine lipsticks and lipglosses — just right for autumn — that runs through December 2010.

See photos and swatches…

Make Up For Ever #48 Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick
Make Up For Ever #48 Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick

Make Up For Ever #48 Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick
Make Up For Ever #48 Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick

Make Up For Ever #48 Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick
Make Up For Ever #48 Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase #48? How much is it?

Sephora, $19.

Is it limited edition?


Any dupes?

It is nearly the same as MAC Darkside Lipstick. It is also quite close to Maybelline's Plum Paradise (slightly redder).

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31 thoughts on “Make Up For Ever #48 Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Angela

    This lipstick looks beautiful on you! Happy Holidays Christine!

  2. Jay

    red is not ur color!

    • Ashley Tatton

      Aw, I think she looks GREAT in red, in fact in every color I’ve seen her in I think she rocked, but to each their own. I think I look awful in pink based reds but others tell me to wear them more often..

    • Carla

      …and it appears that politeness is not yours! 😉

  3. This is a beautiful claret shade and as always looks great on your skintone!

  4. Mayra

    Christine i dont think you ment all MUFE Rouge Artist lipsticks are scent and taste free, but im just wondering, other than this one which others, from the ones you have, dont have a scent or taste? Its been hard trying to fing reviews about that, thanks!? And you look great in #48, actually you always look great with everything lol!

    • None of mine have any scent or taste… I don’t think – I can’t remember any of them being scented and didn’t see it in my notes.

      • Crissy

        I’m wearing #36 right now and it has somewhat of a rosy scent and taste!

      • Mayra

        Ok thanks Christine I was wondering because I bought #19 and it has a very strong and disturbing floraly scent and taste, it could of been that it was only that shade since its a pinky mauvey color. I guess I will just have to go in store and test them myself.

  5. stephanie

    I love this color! Its a perfect red for me.

  6. Valerie Brower

    This looks gorgeous on u!! Such a pretty color :)

  7. Ashley Tatton

    Wow, this color is beeautiful, thanks for reviewing it I’ll have to check it out. I don’t have any MUFE lip products.

  8. nice color from makeup forever, good review again :)

  9. Great shade! The formula reminds me of NARS’ sheer lip colors.

  10. Dee

    Beautiful! I just may try this….

  11. I have this lipstick and adore it! Very nice way to do red!

  12. Tish

    This is absolutely vampy! My kind of red! And you look perfect with it what with your sultry smoky eyes!

    I’m wanting more of their lipsticks as I see more swatches of them! Thank goodness I have already one that’s said to be a dupe of MAC Ever Hip/Jazzed (how could I miss either?)! But I will certainly get more of these. They’re too gorgeous to be skipped. I’d definitely trade my MAC lipsticks for these!

    • Tish

      I hope you’ll be able to do lip swatches of the more neutral ones in the future (I have my eyes set on #2, #3, #4, and #s 22-30). I would love to see how they’d fare (I rely pretty much on your swatches although I’ve some others).

  13. Shontay

    My mufe lipsticks are scented, but it’s not noticeable once I apply it and I don’t taste anything either. That’s why I prefer these over Chanel. With Chanel, I get that perfume scent all day.

    This one is next on my list. Christine, perhaps you can slowly but surely feature them all to further enable me!

  14. Luisafer

    stunning color!!!

  15. Dollymix8

    Love it! Perfect vampire red!

  16. Lucie

    Ooohhh, love it. MUFE’s Rouge Artist and Illamasqua’s lipsticks are my favourite kind of formula. I feel like a lot of more expensive lipsticks are just way TOO creamy and TOO slick (Like Givenchy and Chanel). MUFE’s packs a lot of pigment with a solid consistency that actually stays on. Wonderful!

  17. I have to disagree with Jay. Red is your colour. Especially this blood red. Vampy and very sexy.
    And the eyes look stunning too.

  18. Carla

    It reminds me of a Too Faced lipstick

  19. Linda

    I have it! Christine, since I read your blog, my ready-to-basket buyings tend to zero! Love this lipstick on you, on me is a little darker and on the berry side but it’s because my lips are very colored

  20. Patty

    This looks fabulous! Any thoughts on how it compares to MAC Dark Deed?

  21. Sigourney

    This lipstick looks pretty bitchin’ on you. I’m glad to check out these lipstick swatches on you cuz I have a similar skin tone so it really helps me actually.