Make Up For Ever C211, C302, C303 Artist Rouge Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Make Up For Ever C211 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C211 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever C211 Artist Rouge Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a subdued, medium-dark rosy mauve with warm undertones and a satin finish. This shade had very nearly opaque pigmentation that applied beautifully–evenly, smoothly, and made lips appear plumper and healthier. It had a creamy, lightweight consistency that glided across lips with ease but did not slide around once on. This shade wore well for five hours on me and was hydrating over time. Makeup Geek Shy (P, $15.00) is lighter (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Desert Rose (P, $37.00) is warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Pink Salt (LE, $26.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Hideaway (P, $18.00) is darker (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Tawny Pink (P, $37.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). YSL Arlene's Nude (121) (LE, $38.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Coloured Raine May She Raine (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Maybelline Pink for Me (P, $7.49) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Soar (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). NARS American Woman (P, $26.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Bite Beauty Taurus (LE, $26.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty Biscotti (P, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Fastplay (P, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Salt Lyfe (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Lilac (P, $29.00) is less shimmery, brighter (85% similar). MAC Mmmmmm (LE, $20.00) is lighter (85% similar). Bite Beauty Pastille (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Tip Toe (LE, $7.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Finally Free (LE, $20.00) is warmer (85% similar). Bite Beauty Shiraz (DC, $24.00) is warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Make Up For Ever C302 Artist Rouge Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a pop of light-medium, pinky-coral with warm undertones and a creamy, lightly glossy finish. The texture was very creamy, had a moderate amount of slip, but it wasn’t too heavy and didn’t slide beyond the lip line. It had good color payoff that went on evenly for the most part. This shade wore well for four and a half hours and was moisturizing while worn. NARS Julie (P, $34.00) is warmer (95% similar). Smashbox Nude Mood (P, $21.00) is more muted, cooler (95% similar). NARS Brigitte (P, $34.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). YSL Nude Pulse (404) (P, $36.00) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Rinko (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Fiesta (LE, $6.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Givenchy Nude Cachemire (101) (P, $37.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Birdy (P, $6.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Sephora Strong as Helle (27) (P, $13.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). NYX Temptress (P, $6.00) is darker, cooler, less glossy (90% similar). Kat Von D Muneca (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Flavour (LE, $20.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). NYX Hippie Chic (P, $6.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Cle de Peau Hummingbird (P, $65.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). MAC Little Darling (LE, $20.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Chanel Beige Rose (P, $37.00) is more muted (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty River (LE, $36.00) is darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Slacker (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Isla (LE, $36.00) is darker (85% similar). Cle de Peau Dusk (238) (P, $35.00) is more shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Make Up For Ever C303 Artist Rouge Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a bright, medium coral with warm, orange undertones and a creamy, lightly glossy finish. It had mostly opaque color payoff with smooth, even coverage that was easy to apply and didn’t slide around too much. The texture was lightweight, creamy, and comfortable to wear over the five hours it lasted. The formula was lightly hydrating overall. NARS Juliette (P, $34.00) is darker (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Charles (P, $36.00) is warmer (95% similar). Hourglass Explorer (P, $32.00) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Wired (P, $18.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Style Surge (P, $25.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Vegas Volt (P, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Giddy (P, $15.00) is darker, brighter, cooler (90% similar). Dior Ultra Lively (450) (P, $37.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Come Up (P, $7.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). YSL Coral Aviator (81) (P, $38.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Highway (LE, $37.00) is lighter (90% similar). Dior Bubble Gum (546) (LE, $38.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty Gingersnap (DC, $26.00) is darker, warmer, less glossy (90% similar). Makeup Geek Smarty Pants (P, $12.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Shiseido Coral Pop (217) (P, $26.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Dorothy (LE, $36.00) is cooler (85% similar). Estee Lauder High Level (DC, $32.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Hourglass All of Me (LE, $34.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Bite Beauty Atlanta (LE, $26.00) is darker (85% similar). Givenchy Croisiere Coral (310) (LE, $36.00) is warmer (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 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.

C302

PPermanent. $22.00.
A-
A-
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
91%
Total

C303

PPermanent. $22.00.
A
A
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total
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Make Up For Ever C211 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C211 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever C211 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C211 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever C211 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C211 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever C211 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C211 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever C211 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C211 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever C211 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C211 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever C302 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C302 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever C302 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C302 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever C302 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C302 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever C302 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C302 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever C302 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C302 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever C302 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C302 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever C303 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C303 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever C303 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C303 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever C303 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C303 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever C303 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C303 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever C303 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C303 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever C303 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C303 Artist Rouge Lipstick

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C211 is like a lipstick arrow aiming straight for my wallet. Dammit. Territory well covered by my stash, but I still feel the point of that arrow.

I had not put C211 on my radar, but now she is! I don’t own any similar shades other than Maybelline Touch of Spice but that is warmer for sure.

I’m not surprised I also like C302 as I own Brigitte & Fiesta and Julie is on my wishlist. Might pick this one up too.

I’m glad these are scoring as well as they are; I’ve developed an appreciation for MUFE in general, and was concerned when the new eyeliner series underperformed earlier this year. I’m going to swatch C303 in-store, it looks like it could suit my fair warm skin tone, and see what happens.

It just figures that I would LOVE C211 and C303. I’m in dupesville over here for both. Have MAC Modesty and Cosmo, Maybelline Touch Of Spice, MAC Vegas Volt and some others that seems fairly close on my wishlist: UD Wired, Tampered (LOVE!) and Ravenswood.
As for the lighter coral, C302, I wonder whether I could pull off such a light, bright coral? I have MAC Reel Sexy, it looks decent, but this appears lighter than that, Idk.?

I’ve been trying to ask MUFE if they have a dupe for they’re #31 lipstick in the new line and have been completely ignored, but looks like 211 might be similar, hopefully.

302 and 303 Are absolutely my colours. Especially 303. You have the new urban Decay wired in your dupe List. I have wired and on me the colour looked Different and Overall I was not so happy with it, how it looked on the lips and it was a Little bit drying. Which one Do you like more, the urban Decay or the makeup forever one ? the one from makeup forever Looks Like it is more Creamy. Thank you very much.

I prefer a glossier finish, so I like Wired more myself! But if UD’s formula was drying, then I am not sure how this will work for you!

Mercy. C211 is bloody gorgeous! It’s exactly the kind of shade I’m drawn to these days. I’m going to throw that in my Sephora basket right now….

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