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 LipstickMake 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. Becca Sweetener (P, $24.00) is lighter (95% similar). 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). MAC Make It Fashun (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson (LE, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty Bellini (DC, $24.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Phone Call (LE, $18.00) is warmer (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Velvet Underground (P, $37.00) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Girl About Town (P, $20.00) is cooler (90% similar). Illamasqua Glissade (P, $26.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Electrique (P, $55.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Tsk Tsk! (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Sangria (DC, $26.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Ultramarine Pink (LE, $30.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus (LE, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Candy (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cooper (LE, $36.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Romy (462) (P, $37.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Mittai Pink (LE, $20.00) is warmer, less glossy (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Make Up For Ever C209 Artist Rouge LipstickMake 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. Tom Ford Beauty Rosie (LE, $36.00) is glossier (95% similar). Hourglass I Love (P, $34.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Too Faced Double Bubble (DC, $22.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). NARS Marisa (P, $34.00) is darker, warmer (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). NARS Villa Lante (LE, $25.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Gumball (DC, $21.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). NARS Claudia (P, $34.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Wagasa Twirl (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker, less glossy (90% similar). NYX Summer Breeze (P, $6.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty Kumquat (LE, $24.00) 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). MAC Dddevilish (LE, $20.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Chubby Bunny (P, $7.00) is less shimmery, darker, less pigmented (85% similar). Colour Pop Cinderella (LE, $7.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Sephora Dare to Be (28) (P, $13.00) is less shimmery, warmer, glossier (85% similar). L'Oreal Glazed Pink (P, $9.99) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Divine Choice (P, $25.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Make Up For Ever C210 Artist Rouge LipstickMake 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 (DC, $26.00) is darker, more muted (95% similar). MAC Hi-Fructease (LE, $20.00) 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). Charlotte Tilbury Liv It Up (P, $37.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Tomoko (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Kiss (P, $28.00) is 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, $55.00) is lighter (90% similar). Hourglass I've Kissed (P, $34.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Becca Petal (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). MAC Sweet Venom (LE, $20.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Jaclyn Cosmetics Isla (DC, $18.00) is more muted, less glossy (90% similar). Pat McGrath Profumo (DC, $40.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (85% similar). Smashbox Primrose (PiP, $21.00) is darker, more muted (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 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.

C208

PPermanent. $22.00.
A+
A+
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
100%
Total

C209

PPermanent. $22.00.
A-
A-
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total

C210

PPermanent. $22.00.
A-
A-
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
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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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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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