Make Up For Ever C208, C209, C210 Artist Rouge Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Make Up For Ever C208 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C208 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever C208 Artist Rouge Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a bold, bright, medium-dark fuchsia pink with subtle, blue undertones and a satin finish. It had rich, opaque color coverage that went on evenly and smoothly. The consistency was comfortable to wear, as it was lightly creamy but not overly slippery, so it sat well on the lips and didn’t slide around. This shade wore well for over six hours on me and left a stain behind. The formula was nicely hydrating. Givenchy Framboise Couture (323) (P, $36.00) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Menace (P, $18.00) is cooler (90% similar). Smashbox Inspiration (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Bite Beauty Sangria (P, $26.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Electrique (P, $54.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Tsk Tsk! (LE, $19.50) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Ultramarine Pink (LE, $30.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus (LE, $19.50) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cooper (LE, $36.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Bellini (DC, $24.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Phone Call (LE, $18.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Candy (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson (LE, $19.50) is darker (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Velvet Underground (P, $37.00) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Girl About Town (P, $19.50) is cooler (90% similar). Illamasqua Glissade (P, $26.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Chanel Romy (462) (P, $37.00) is warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Pink Lady (P, $24.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Pat McGrath Psycho Candy (LE, $40.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Udo (LE, $36.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Make Up For Ever C209 Artist Rouge Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a pop of light-medium pink with soft, bluish undertones and a natural sheen. It had nearly opaque pigmentation that went on evenly for the most part. This shade seemed to have more slip than other shades, which I think is why it did not apply as richly as a shade like C208. I didn’t have any issues with the color feathering or sliding around much, but the wear time was four and a half hours, which is on the shorter side of the wear spectrum for this formula. It seemed more hydrating, though. Hourglass I Love (P, $34.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Rosie (LE, $36.00) is glossier (95% similar). MAC Gumball (DC, $21.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Too Faced Double Bubble (DC, $22.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). NARS Marisa (P, $34.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Wagasa Twirl (LE, $19.50) is less shimmery, darker, less glossy (90% similar). NYX Summer Breeze (P, $6.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). NARS Villa Lante (LE, $25.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Pitter Ponder (LE, $7.00) is less shimmery, darker, less glossy (90% similar). Bite Beauty Lotus Root (DC, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Claudia (P, $34.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Kumquat (LE, $24.00) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever Candy Pink (200) (P, $24.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Dakota (LE, $36.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Dddevilish (LE, $19.50) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Sephora Girl Crush (16) (P, $13.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Giorgio Armani Shocking Pink (511) (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Divine Choice (P, $25.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Will You Be With Me? (P, $0.99) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Bing (LE, $18.00) is more shimmery, darker, less glossy (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Make Up For Ever C210 Artist Rouge Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium pink with warm, yellow undertones and a creamy, lightly shiny finish. It had mostly opaque color coverage that went on evenly and smoothly. The texture was lightweight, moderately creamy, and comfortable to wear over the five hours the lipstick lasted. After three and a half hours of wear, there was a bit of color that had gathered noticeably into my lip lines, though. On the upside, the formula was also hydrating to wear. Smashbox Pink Drank (P, $24.00) is darker, glossier (95% similar). Bite Beauty Sorbet (P, $26.00) is darker, more muted (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Liv It Up (P, $37.00) is cooler (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Kiss (P, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Tomoko (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Dolly Bird (P, $34.00) is cooler, less glossy (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Anderson (P, $36.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pink Tease (03) (P, $54.00) is lighter (90% similar). Hourglass I've Kissed (P, $34.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Hi-Fructease (LE, $19.50) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Possession (Left) (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Nude Reality (P, $37.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Cle de Peau Chinoiserie (P, $65.00) is more muted, cooler (90% similar). Hourglass Dreamer (P, $32.00) is lighter, more muted, less pigmented (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Gal (LE, $36.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Jaclyn Cosmetics Isla (DC, $18.00) is more muted, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Sweet Venom (LE, $19.50) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Colour Pop Canoodle (P, $7.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Sephora Oui (03) (P, $8.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). MAC Sultriness (P, $19.00) is darker, more muted, less glossy (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW | 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.

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Make Up For Ever C208 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C208 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever C208 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C208 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever C208 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C208 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever C208 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C208 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever C208 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C208 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever C208 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C208 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever C209 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C209 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever C209 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C209 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever C209 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C209 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever C209 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C209 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever C209 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C209 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever C209 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C209 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever C210 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C210 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever C210 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C210 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever C210 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C210 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever C210 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C210 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever C210 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C210 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever C210 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C210 Artist Rouge Lipstick

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foundation
  • Guerlain Les Voilettes Loose Setting Powder
  • Becca Champagne Collection Face Palette
On eyes:
  • Giorgio Armani #8 Eye Tint
  • Giorgio Armani #9 Eye Tint
  • Giorgio Armani #10 Eye Tint
  • Make Up For Ever I36 Aqua XL Eye Pencil

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Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Ugh..I am really loving this formula and your posts are slaying me. C208!!! I really really like 210 on you too..wouldn’t be a pick for me though..

There isn’t a shade yet from this line that I dislike. All of them seem to have a consistent formula, they’re creamy, opaque and really just gorgeous. I cannot wait to grab a few of these. They may just outdo my Smashbox.

All lovely shades with noticeably great quality, but it is C210 that is reeling me in! Love that nice warmth in the pink on you, and I think it could work well on me too. We have the same undertones in our skin that work so well with almost anything, but warm pinks still outdo cool against olive skin. So now it’ll be a Nars Apoline or this one.

Ought eight! Marvelous on you. The others, too, but that one is a statement. No dupes for any…Last 2 are big really not my colors. But I have road tested the formula in store, and it should please all. The tip shape makes these easy to apply from the tube. The range is reasonably extensive and pretty consistent. Hardly a wonder that they are doing so well on T. Go MUFE!

C208 was calling my name, I did have a dupe so I told it to stop yelling at me, and that I might just come get it after Viva Glam Miley Cyrus is finished.

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