Make Up For Ever C205, C206, C207 Artist Rouge Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Make Up For Ever C205 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C205 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever C205 Artist Rouge LipstickMake Up For Ever C205 Artist Rouge Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a bright, light-medium cotton candy pink with cool, blue undertones and a natural sheen. It had nearly opaque color coverage that went on evenly and smoothly. The texture was lightweight, lightly creamy without being slippery, and forgiving on lips as it did not emphasize the natural texture of my lips. This shade lasted well for five hours and was lightly hydrating. Bite Beauty Cotton Candy (DC, $26.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Preston (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Dakota (LE, $36.00) is lighter (95% similar). Clinique Wow Pop (P, $19.50) is darker, warmer (95% similar). MAC Pink Nouveau (P, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). NYX Summer Breeze (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Double Bubble (DC, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Lotus Root (DC, $24.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). MAC Dressed to Thrill (LE, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). Fenty Beauty Ballerina Blackout (P, $18.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Maybelline Pink Pop (DC, $7.99) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Will You Be With Me? (P, $0.99) is lighter (95% similar). Bite Beauty Nearly Neon Pink (LE, $26.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Goodbye Kiss (LE, $20.00) is darker (85% similar). Make Up For Ever C209 (P, $22.00) is warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Pitter Ponder (LE, $7.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Mason (LE, $36.00)(85% similar). Clinique Fab Pop (P, $19.50) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Westie (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, more muted, warmer (85% similar). L'Oreal Glazed Pink (P, $9.99) is less pigmented (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Make Up For Ever C206 Artist Rouge LipstickMake Up For Ever C206 Artist Rouge Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a bright, medium magenta-pink with cooler undertones and a creamy, lightly glossy finish. The texture had more slip to it, and the color slid around on the lips, which caused the color to look uneven, occasionally streaky, and some of the color pulled into lip lines. While it was comfortable to wear, as it was hydrating, it was a more high-maintenance shade that would benefit from a lip primer or lip liner. It had mostly opaque color payoff, which lasted for four and a half hours on me. Bite Beauty #007 (LE, $36.00) is less glossy (95% similar). NARS Angela (P, $34.00) is warmer (95% similar). YSL Explicit Pink (405) (P, $36.00) is more muted, warmer, glossier (90% similar). MAC Fashion Tide (LE, $20.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Fenty Beauty Tropic Tantrum (LE, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Crush (P, $19.00) is darker, warmer, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Doo Wop (LE, $20.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Shiseido Peruvian Pink (RS418) (DC, $28.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Pat McGrath Beauty Junkie (LE, $40.00) is darker (90% similar). Dior Ultra Loud (679) (P, $37.00) is brighter, less glossy (90% similar). Urban Decay PDA (P, $18.00) is more muted, warmer (85% similar). Maybelline Fuchsia Flash (DC, $7.99) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Sephora Pineapple Express (21) (P, $8.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). MAC Dear Diary (LE, $18.00) is darker, less glossy (85% similar). Bite Beauty Sagittarius (LE, $26.00) is lighter, cooler, less glossy (85% similar). Clinique Wow Pop (P, $19.50) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop BYOB (LE, $6.00) is more muted (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Playgirl (P, $55.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Bite Beauty Cotton Candy (DC, $26.00) is lighter (80% similar). Fenty Beauty Alpha Doll (LE, $20.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Make Up For Ever C207 Artist Rouge LipstickMake Up For Ever C207 Artist Rouge Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium-dark fuchsia pink with subtle, cool undertones and a satin finish. This was less glossy compared to the other two shades in this review, which may have been the result of a slightly thinner, less emollient consistency overall. It applied without tugging on the lips, and it was still comfortable on the lips, as it did not cling or dry them out. This shade had good pigmentation, though it wasn’t fully opaque. On me, this shade wore well for over six hours and left a deep fuchsia stain behind. Kat Von D Crush (LE, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar). Bite Beauty #094 (P, $18.00) is less glossy (95% similar). MAC Smoked Rose (LE, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). Maybelline Hot Plum (DC, $7.99) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Ambrosial (DC, $21.00) is lighter, brighter, glossier (95% similar). Pat McGrath Beauty Junkie (LE, $40.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty #092 (P, $18.00) is lighter, brighter, less glossy (90% similar). Urban Decay Anarchy (P, $18.00) is lighter, brighter, glossier (90% similar). NARS Stefania (P, $34.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Sephora Celebrate (12) (P, $8.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Heart On (P, $6.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Zelda (LE, $36.00) is more muted (90% similar). Kat Von D Backstage Bambi (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). NYX Shocking Pink (P, $6.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Colour Pop Sweetener (LE, $7.00) is lighter (90% similar). Shiseido Primrose Sun (RS419) (DC, $28.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). NYX Sweet Pink (P, $6.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Both Cheeks (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Pretty Boy (DC, $18.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Dior Ultra Daring (755) (P, $37.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (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 LipstickMake 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.

C205

PPermanent. $22.00.
A
A
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

C206

PPermanent. $22.00.
B+
B+
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total

C207

PPermanent. $22.00.
A-
A-
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
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Make Up For Ever C205 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C205 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever C205 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C205 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever C205 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C205 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever C205 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C205 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever C205 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C205 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever C205 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C205 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever C206 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C206 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever C206 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C206 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever C206 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C206 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever C206 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C206 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever C206 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C206 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever C206 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C206 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever C207 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C207 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever C207 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C207 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever C207 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C207 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever C207 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C207 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever C207 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C207 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever C207 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C207 Artist Rouge Lipstick

92%

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These may not be my preferred shades, but they are going to look bang up on darker skintones. Not to belabor the obvious, but there sure are a lot of l/s offerings and revamps this year. Something for everybody.

Whoa, C207 is a beauty! Love this one on you! So even though I am not normally a pink person, I do like this one a lot. Very flattering shade for this range.

I can’t, I think, wear too light lipsticks, so the only one of these three, for me would be C207. And how I wish they could name their products, though in a way I get the number system, but is’t so hard to remember!

With so many great lippies this year, thank goodness there are some colors that look just awful on me. These aren’t for me, but glad they scored decently for those who can rock them

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