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Make Up For Ever M103 & M104 Artist Rouge Lipsticks

01/07

Make Up For Ever M103 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever M103 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever M103 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever M103 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever M103 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever M103 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever M103 Artist Rouge Lipstick

M103

Make Up For Ever M103 Artist Rouge Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark pink with neutral-to-warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had rich color payoff that applied beautifully to the lips with smooth, even coverage that had that more matte finish but did not appear flat or chalky on the lips. I felt like the formula was creamier than past mattes–more like a hybrid between the Cream and Matte formulas (see my original overview). It glided on easily but adhered for solid, five-hour wear. The formula felt non-drying while worn.

Formula Overview

$22.00/0.12 oz. - $183.33 Per Ounce

The formula 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.

Browse all of our Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

M103
M103
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

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B+

M104

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Make Up For Ever S310 Artist Face Color (Sculpting)

01/06

Make Up For Ever S310 Artist Face Color – Sculpting

Make Up For Ever S310 Artist Face Color – Sculpting

Make Up For Ever S310 Artist Face Color – Sculpting

Make Up For Ever S310 Artist Face Color – Sculpting

Make Up For Ever S310 Artist Face Color – Sculpting

Make Up For Ever S310 Artist Face Color – Sculpting

S310

Make Up For Ever S310 Artist Face Color ($23.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a medium, peachy coral with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had medium, buildable pigmentation that applied evenly to bare skin and diffused along the edges with minimal blending motions. Though it is listed as a Sculpting shade, it will obviously not work as a contouring shade for all skin tones, but the formula seemed in line with the other powders, so it could easily be used as a blush. The consistency was smooth to the touch with no powderiness, but it was denser, and I would recommend a moderately dense brush when working with it (I had no trouble using softer brushes with it, however). This shade lasted well for eight and a half hours on me.

Overview of the Formula

The formula is supposed to have “intense color payoff” with a “long-lasting finish.” The range is split into three types–Highlighters, Sculpting Powders, and Blushes–that is easy to determine by the first letter of the shade name (H for Highlighter, S for Sculpting, and B for Blush). There are three finishes–matte, shimmer, and pearl but was less obvious. In fact, the majority of the “matte” shades were more like semi-matte or natural matte where there were no distinctive shimmer particles but they seemed to take on the natural finish of the skin, which gave the “mattes” a particularly seamless finish on the skin but might be dewier on oilier skin types than desired. None of the 34 shades available were frosted or metallic except three of the highlighters (H100, H106, H312).

The pigmentation ranged from medium to opaque, depending largely on the shade, though they were always buildable if they were not opaque in a single layer. Some of the deeper, more matte shades were less forgiving and took more effort to diffuse and blend, even when I used a lighter hand or a more feathery brush. The texture was smooth, velvety, and moderately dense without any powderiness or dustiness in the pan. The formula has lasted between eight and ten hours on me.

You can view swatches of all of the blushes, all of the highlighters, and all of the sculpting powders in the Swatch Gallery.

Formula Overview

$23.00/0.17 oz. - $135.29 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "intense color payoff" with a "long-lasting finish." The range is split into three types--Highlighters, Sculpting Powders, and Blushes--that is easy to determine by the first letter of the shade name (H for Highlighter, S for Sculpting, and B for Blush). There are three finishes--matte, shimmer, and pearl but was less obvious. In fact, the majority of the "matte" shades were more like semi-matte or natural matte where there were no distinctive shimmer particles but they seemed to take on the natural finish of the skin, which gave the "mattes" a particularly seamless finish on the skin but might be dewier on oilier skin types than desired. None of the 34 shades available were frosted or metallic except three of the highlighters (H100, H106, H312).

The pigmentation ranged from medium to opaque, depending largely on the shade, though they were always buildable if they were not opaque in a single layer. Some of the deeper, more matte shades were less forgiving and took more effort to diffuse and blend, even when I used a lighter hand or a more feathery brush. The texture was smooth, velvety, and moderately dense without any powderiness or dustiness in the pan. The formula has lasted between eight and ten hours on me.

You can view swatches of all of the blushes, all of the highlighters, and all of the sculpting powders in the Swatch Gallery.

Browse all of our Make Up For Ever Artist Face Color – Sculpting swatches.

Ingredients

S310
S310
8
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
84%
Total

Make Up For Ever M206 & M502 Artist Rouge Lipsticks

01/07

Make Up For Ever M206 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever M206 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever M206 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever M206 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever M206 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever M206 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever M206 Artist Rouge Lipstick

M206

Make Up For Ever M206 Artist Rouge Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark mauve with subtle, neutral-to-cool undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation with a smooth, lightly creamy consistency that glided across the lips with ease and never felt clingy. I actually felt like it seeemed a lot creamier than past mattes–more like a hybrid between the Cream and Matte formulas (see my original overview). The formula wore well for five and a half hours and was non-drying while worn.

Formula Overview

$22.00/0.12 oz. - $183.33 Per Ounce

The formula 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.

Browse all of our Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

M206
M206
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

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C-

M502

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Sneak Peek: Make Up For Ever Star Lit Powders Photos & Swatches (2017)

Make Up For Ever 11 Golden Orange Star Lit Powder
Make Up For Ever 11 Golden Orange Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever Star Lit Powder ($21.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a loose powder that can be used to “highlight eyes, lips and cheeks.” I’ve reviewed a few shades before but happened to notice new shades on Sephora in the last week–but I went to Make Up For Ever’s site and saw even more, so I’m not sure if these are truly new or just new-to-Sephora. Nevertheless, here’s a peek at swatches of the shades I bought to review:

Make Up For Ever Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever B316 Artist Face Color (Blush)

01/06

Make Up For Ever B316 Artist Face Color – Blush

Make Up For Ever B316 Artist Face Color – Blush

Make Up For Ever B316 Artist Face Color – Blush

Make Up For Ever B316 Artist Face Color – Blush

Make Up For Ever B316 Artist Face Color – Blush

Make Up For Ever B316 Artist Face Color – Blush

B316

Make Up For Ever B316 Artist Face Color ($23.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a bright, medium pinky coral with warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. The matte finish never looked flat or dry on the skin and seemed to look natural but not shimmery or shiny on the skin. It had rich, opaque pigmentation that applied evenly to the skin and blended out with ease. Worth noting, the denser formula tends to accommodate heavier handed folks or moderately dense blush brushes but feathery brushes (like a fan brush) do not pick up product as well and often applies product unevenly. It wore well for nine hours on me before fading slightly.

Overview of the Formula

The formula is supposed to have “intense color payoff” with a “long-lasting finish.” The range is split into three types–Highlighters, Sculpting Powders, and Blushes–that is easy to determine by the first letter of the shade name (H for Highlighter, S for Sculpting, and B for Blush). There are three finishes–matte, shimmer, and pearl but was less obvious. In fact, the majority of the “matte” shades were more like semi-matte or natural matte where there were no distinctive shimmer particles but they seemed to take on the natural finish of the skin, which gave the “mattes” a particularly seamless finish on the skin but might be dewier on oilier skin types than desired. None of the 34 shades available were frosted or metallic except three of the highlighters (H100, H106, H312).

The pigmentation ranged from medium to opaque, depending largely on the shade, though they were always buildable if they were not opaque in a single layer. Some of the deeper, more matte shades were less forgiving and took more effort to diffuse and blend, even when I used a lighter hand or a more feathery brush. The texture was smooth, velvety, and moderately dense without any powderiness or dustiness in the pan. The formula has lasted between eight and ten hours on me.

You can view swatches of all of the blushes, all of the highlighters, and all of the sculpting powders in the Swatch Gallery.

Formula Overview

$23.00/0.17 oz. - $135.29 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "intense color payoff" with a "long-lasting finish." The range is split into three types--Highlighters, Sculpting Powders, and Blushes--that is easy to determine by the first letter of the shade name (H for Highlighter, S for Sculpting, and B for Blush). There are three finishes--matte, shimmer, and pearl but was less obvious. In fact, the majority of the "matte" shades were more like semi-matte or natural matte where there were no distinctive shimmer particles but they seemed to take on the natural finish of the skin, which gave the "mattes" a particularly seamless finish on the skin but might be dewier on oilier skin types than desired. None of the 34 shades available were frosted or metallic except three of the highlighters (H100, H106, H312).

The pigmentation ranged from medium to opaque, depending largely on the shade, though they were always buildable if they were not opaque in a single layer. Some of the deeper, more matte shades were less forgiving and took more effort to diffuse and blend, even when I used a lighter hand or a more feathery brush. The texture was smooth, velvety, and moderately dense without any powderiness or dustiness in the pan. The formula has lasted between eight and ten hours on me.

You can view swatches of all of the blushes, all of the highlighters, and all of the sculpting powders in the Swatch Gallery.

Browse all of our Make Up For Ever Artist Face Color – Blush swatches.

Ingredients

B316
B316
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

Make Up For Ever H108 Artist Face Color (Highlighter)

01/06

Make Up For Ever H108 Artist Face Color – Highlighter

Make Up For Ever H108 Artist Face Color – Highlighter

Make Up For Ever H108 Artist Face Color – Highlighter

Make Up For Ever H108 Artist Face Color – Highlighter

Make Up For Ever H108 Artist Face Color – Highlighter

Make Up For Ever H108 Artist Face Color – Highlighter

H108

Make Up For Ever H108 Artist Face Color ($23.00 for 0.17 oz.) light yellow with a semi-matte finish. The color applied lighter than it appeared in the tube and with a stronger, truer yellow tone. It would likely be used more like banana powder, which can be used as a setting powder or to neutralize dark under eye circles.

I think if you want it for setting, you’d be better off with traditional loose banana powder, as the texture was dense and smooth but just doesn’t feel like the right type of texture to adequately set without going back for a lot of product. It might work for someone who only sets key areas, though, as it does allow for precision. I liked it for setting under eye concealer, and for the purposes of photos, I applied it more as a highlighter on my cheeks, and I thought it brightened nicely (but I am warmer-toned). It had excellent pigmentation with consistency that blended well but would be best used with a moderately dense brush. The color lasted well for eight and a half hours on me.

Overview of the Formula

The formula is supposed to have “intense color payoff” with a “long-lasting finish.” The range is split into three types–Highlighters, Sculpting Powders, and Blushes–that is easy to determine by the first letter of the shade name (H for Highlighter, S for Sculpting, and B for Blush). There are three finishes–matte, shimmer, and pearl but was less obvious. In fact, the majority of the “matte” shades were more like semi-matte or natural matte where there were no distinctive shimmer particles but they seemed to take on the natural finish of the skin, which gave the “mattes” a particularly seamless finish on the skin but might be dewier on oilier skin types than desired. None of the 34 shades available were frosted or metallic except three of the highlighters (H100, H106, H312).

The pigmentation ranged from medium to opaque, depending largely on the shade, though they were always buildable if they were not opaque in a single layer. Some of the deeper, more matte shades were less forgiving and took more effort to diffuse and blend, even when I used a lighter hand or a more feathery brush. The texture was smooth, velvety, and moderately dense without any powderiness or dustiness in the pan. The formula has lasted between eight and ten hours on me.

You can view swatches of all of the blushes, all of the highlighters, and all of the sculpting powders in the Swatch Gallery.

Formula Overview

$23.00/0.17 oz. - $135.29 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "intense color payoff" with a "long-lasting finish." The range is split into three types--Highlighters, Sculpting Powders, and Blushes--that is easy to determine by the first letter of the shade name (H for Highlighter, S for Sculpting, and B for Blush). There are three finishes--matte, shimmer, and pearl but was less obvious. In fact, the majority of the "matte" shades were more like semi-matte or natural matte where there were no distinctive shimmer particles but they seemed to take on the natural finish of the skin, which gave the "mattes" a particularly seamless finish on the skin but might be dewier on oilier skin types than desired. None of the 34 shades available were frosted or metallic except three of the highlighters (H100, H106, H312).

The pigmentation ranged from medium to opaque, depending largely on the shade, though they were always buildable if they were not opaque in a single layer. Some of the deeper, more matte shades were less forgiving and took more effort to diffuse and blend, even when I used a lighter hand or a more feathery brush. The texture was smooth, velvety, and moderately dense without any powderiness or dustiness in the pan. The formula has lasted between eight and ten hours on me.

You can view swatches of all of the blushes, all of the highlighters, and all of the sculpting powders in the Swatch Gallery.

Browse all of our Make Up For Ever Artist Face Color – Highlighter swatches.

Ingredients

H108
H108
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total