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 ($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). NARS Apoline (P, $32.00) is cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty Pepper (P, $24.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Super Cindy (P, $32.00) is warmer (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). MAC Among the Fireflies (LE, $17.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M101 (P, $22.00) is lighter (85% similar). Maybelline Nude Nuance (P, $7.99) is darker (85% similar). MAC Mocha (P, $17.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Touch (P, $17.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Spirit (P, $17.00) is cooler (85% 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). Colour Pop Grunge (LE, $5.00) is darker (80% similar). Urban Decay Carnal (P, $17.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). 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). MAC Touch (P, $17.00) is warmer (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). Tarte Beach Bum (P, $22.00) is lighter (80% similar). Urban Decay Hitch Hike (P, $17.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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.

Continue Reading

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

Do you have a question idea? Submit yours here.

Round-up: Viseart Blush Palettes Overview

Viseart Blush Palettes
Viseart Blush Palettes

When the four variations of Viseart Blush Palettes ($80.00 for 0.84 oz.) were announced, I was excited to see the brand expand into cheek color, but I find I am much less impressed, overall, with their formula than I have been with their eyeshadow formula. They apply and look better on the cheeks than merely swatched, and they wear longer, but the coverage varies from shade to shade and some are easier to blend than others. Ultimately, they are decent to good but not impeccable, and I’m used to better from the brand, so I think that is why I ended up being a bit underwhelmed. I agree with a lot of readers who made comments to the effect that selling these as trios would have worked better for the consumer, though Viseart is a brand that was professional first, so I can see why they stayed within that vein as well. My favorites were the shimmery shades, as they were a lot easier to use and more consistent than the more matte shades.

01

Viseart Plum/Bronze (01)

Permanent. $80.00/0.84 oz.

Viseart Plum/Bronze (01) Blush Palette ($80.00 for 0.84 oz.) is a six-pan blush palette that is the same size (and contains the same amount) as the eyeshadow palettes.

B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8
Longevity
9
Application
4.5
Total
88%
B+

02. Viseart Rose/Coral (02)

Viseart Rose/Coral (02) Blush Palette ($80.00 for 0.84 oz.) is a six-pan blush palette that is the same size (and contains the same amount) as the eyeshadow palettes. Read full review.

Glossover Breakdown

88%

Average Score
A
0
B
4
C
0
D
0
F
0

Glossover Averages

Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8
Longevity
9
Application
4.5
Total
88%

Sneak Peek: ColourPop Ultra Metallic Liquid Lipsticks & Super Shock Cheeks (Fall 2016) Photos & Swatches

ColourPop DM Ultra Metallic Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop DM Ultra Metallic Liquid Lipstick

Recently, ColourPop launched seven new shades of their Ultra Metallic Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) and four new shades of their Super Shock Cheek ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.). You might notice Flitter from some recent reviews. I’m hoping to write full reviews for these sooner rather than later, but just in case I’m slow, here are swatches!

ColourPop Metallic Lipsticks & Highlighters

View More Swatches

Week in Review | August 20th through August 26th

Here’s a look at the top 10 products reviewed in the last week, plus a summary of how many products and brands were reviewed and a break out of ratings! 🙂

What’s been in your rotation the most this week? What caught your eye?

01

Shiseido Bloodstone (RD503)

Permanent. $28.00/0.14 oz.

Shiseido Bloodstone (RD503) Rouge Rouge Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a deep red with subtle, warm undertones and fine, ruby red pearl.

A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
100%
A+

02. IT Cosmetics No. 322 Velvet Luxe Plush All-Over Shadow Brush

IT Cosmetics No. 322 Velvet Luxe Plush All-Over Shadow Brush ($26.00) is touted as an eye brush for sweeping eyeshadow all over the lid. Read full review.

A+

03. Shiseido Rose Crush (RD715)

Shiseido Rose Crush (RD715) Rouge Rouge Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark rosy plum with warm undertones and a creamy, lightly glossy finish. Read full review.

A

04. Shiseido Poppy (RD312)

Shiseido Poppy (RD312) Rouge Rouge Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark red with neutral-to-cool undertones and a natural sheen. Read full review.

A

05. Shiseido Real Ruby (RD502)

Shiseido Real Ruby (RD502) Rouge Rouge Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark red with warm, brownish undertones and a fine pearl. Read full review.

A

06. Shiseido Red Queen (RD716)

Shiseido Red Queen (RD716) Rouge Rouge Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a soft, medium-dark pinky-plum with warm undertones and a soft sheen. Read full review.

A

07. Kat Von D Project Chimps

Kat Von D Project Chimps Everlasting Liquid Lipstick ($20.00 for 0.22 fl. oz.) is described as a "rusty red." Read full review.

A

08. Shiseido Rouge Rum Punch (RD504)

Shiseido Rouge Rum Punch (RD504) Rouge Rouge Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark plummy-berry with cooler undertones and a soft sheen. Read full review.

A

09. Kat Von D Lock-It Edge Foundation Brush

Kat Von D Lock-It Edge Foundation Brush ($34.00) is meant for applying and blending liquid and cream foundations while getting into the contours of the face. Read full review.

A

10. IT Cosmetics No. 304 Velvet Luxe Plush Foundation Brush

IT Cosmetics No. 304 Velvet Luxe Plush Foundation Brush ($38.00) is designed as a "flat but wide" brush for cream and liquid foundation application. Read full review.

Breakdown |
Aug 20, 2016 — Aug 26, 2016

88%

Average Score
A
42
B
25
C
5
D
3
F
0

Total Reviews (75) — Brands Reviewed (13)

MAC Pick Me Pick Me, Model Behavior, On and On, Pink You Think? Lipsticks

MAC Lipstick

MAC Pick Me, Pick Me Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is an icy, smoky lavender with cool undertones and a sparkly finish. It had semi-sheer color payoff, which wasn’t part of the description. It may work better as a layering shade, though the shimmer spread across the lips evenly, which made it wearable as a standalone shade. The color lasted for two and a half hours on me but was neither drying nor hydrating. Too Faced Unicorn Tears (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Cultive (P, $36.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Pervette (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Model Behavior Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a medium-dark magenta purple with warm, pink undertones and fine violet shimmer. It had semi-opaque color coverage that went on fairly evenly, though there was a bit of streaking around the edges. The texture was thin, emollient so it did not tug, but it was a bit drying after four and a half hours of wear. Urban Decay Mad Hatter (LE, $18.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Violetta (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Milani Raving Matte (08) (LE, $8.99) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Speedball (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker, glossier (85% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Strange & Unusual (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Own the Look (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Scandal (226) (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC On and On Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a medium-dark, reddish-brown with warm undertones and duochrome sparkle that shifted from green-gold to bluish-teal. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque color payoff, but the consistency was fairly slippery, which resulted in patchier coverage and color that settled into lip lines. The color lasted for almost four hours, so that was an upside, but it just looked bad on its own. This is a deeper, more conventional base shade, so it would work well with a lot of lip liners for added coverage while still getting the uniqueness of the shimmer to come through. MAC Musky Amethyst (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Kat Von D Mercy (P, $21.00) is less glossy (90% similar). MAC Pre-Raphaelite (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Kween (LE, $6.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Devil's Food (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Black Metal Dahlia (P, $18.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Milani Chilled Brandy (P, $5.49) is brighter (85% similar). MAC Dominate (LE, $17.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Pink, You Think? Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a bright, medium fuchsia pink with cool, blue undertones and lighter magenta shimmer. It had semi-opaque color coverage that went on fairly evenly, though some of the shimmer didn’t spread as easily across the lips. The texture had a noticeable feeling from the sparkle, but it wasn’t uncomfortable to apply or to wear. On me, this shade lasted for four and a half hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. Tom Ford Beauty Francesco (LE, $35.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Hot Berry (P, $26.00) is brighter (90% similar). Milani Raspberry Rush (P, $5.49) is warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty John (LE, $35.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Kat Von D Sexer (P, $21.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Maybelline Mesmerizing Magenta (P, $7.99) is warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Rocco (P, $35.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Full Fuchsia (P, $17.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop The Rabbit (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). Guerlain Pink Bangle (064) (P, $32.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Pink Poodle (DC, $17.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Firebird (LE, $18.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Kingston (P, $35.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Continue Reading

MAC Lipstick Pick Me, Pick Me
C
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
8
Longevity
7
Application
4.5
Total
76%
MAC Lipstick Model Behavior
B
Product
8
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
9
Application
4.5
Total
83%
MAC Lipstick On and On
D+
Product
6
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7
Longevity
8
Application
3
Total
69%
See All Glossovers