Make Up For Ever C304, C305, C306 Artist Rouge Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Make Up For Ever C304 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C304 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever C304 Artist Rouge LipstickMake Up For Ever C304 Artist Rouge Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a bold, bright, medium orange with warm, red undertones and a creamy finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation–you can see my lip freckle peeking through the color–and I think this was the result of the consistency being more emollient than other shades, so it didn’t cover as well. There was very subtle streaking, but it wasn’t noticeable from a normal viewing distance (only in the close-up photo). This shade wore well for five and a half hours, left behind a reddish stain, and was nicely hydrating. Kat Von D A-Go-Go (P, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Fashion Nomad (LE, $19.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Hourglass I Desire (P, $34.00) is lighter (95% similar). Bite Beauty Pare (DC, $24.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Bite Beauty #008 (LE, $36.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Dior Trafalgar (844) (P, $34.00) is darker (90% similar). ColourPop Get a Room (P, $7.00) is cooler, less glossy (90% similar). MAC So Chaud (P, $20.00) is darker, more muted, less glossy (90% similar). Inglot #103 Lipstick Cream (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Bang (P, $18.00) is darker (90% similar). Revlon Kiss Me Coral (P, $8.49) is lighter, more muted, cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty Nearly Neon Orange (LE, $26.00) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever Saucy Tangerine (312) (P, $23.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Neon Orange (P, $20.00) is more muted, cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty Scorpio (LE, $26.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). NYX Indie Flick (P, $6.00) is cooler, less glossy (90% similar). Bite Beauty Clementine (LE, $24.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Mariko (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Warmed Maple (LE, $24.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Atomic Orange (P, $37.00) is lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Make Up For Ever C305 Artist Rouge LipstickMake Up For Ever C305 Artist Rouge Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a bright pop of peony pink with subtle, warm undertones and a cream finish. The texture was slightly more emollient than most of the Cream shades, but it was also thicker, so it ended up applying just as nicely as other shades. I would even argue that it made my lips appear smoother from the thicker texture (but it wasn’t heavy either). The color lasted for five hours on me and was moderately hydrating over time. Pat McGrath Polaroid Pink (P, $38.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Shocking (P, $55.00) is darker (90% similar). ColourPop Dilly-Dally (P, $7.00) is more muted, less glossy (90% similar). Kat Von D Ziggy (LE, $21.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Clinique Plum Pop (P, $19.50) is darker, more muted (90% similar). ColourPop Asher (P, $7.00) is darker, more muted, less glossy (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Possession (Left) (LE, ) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Estee Lauder Ambitious Pink (P, $32.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Geek Goodie-Two-Shoes (P, $12.00) is more muted, less glossy (90% similar). ColourPop Money Side Up (P, $7.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Rare Beauty Motivate (P, $20.00) is darker, warmer, less glossy (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Anderson (P, $36.00) is more muted (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Baby (P, $29.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). L'Oreal Polished Tango (P, $9.99) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Giorgio Armani Dress Code (515) (LE, $38.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Pat McGrath Profumo (DC, $40.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Sephora Girl Crush (16) (P, $13.00) is more muted (85% similar). MAC Chatterbox (P, $20.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Mustique (P, $55.00) is more muted, warmer (85% similar). Anastasia Soft Pink (P, $18.00) is more muted, less glossy (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Make Up For Ever C306 Artist Rouge LipstickMake Up For Ever C306 Artist Rouge Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark pink-coral with warm undertones and a glossy, creamy finish. The pigmentation was insane! It had totally opaque color coverage in one pass, which applied beautifully: smooth, even color that sat well on the lips. It was still going strong after six hours of wear, and it was hydrating while worn. Tom Ford Beauty Possession (Right) (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Givenchy Rose Flanelle (202) (P, $37.00) is lighter (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Tahiti Pink (P, $37.00) is darker (90% similar). Shiseido Neon Buzz (213) (P, $26.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Love at First Bite (LE, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Checkmate (P, $18.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Chanel Fougueuse (138) (P, $38.00) is more muted (90% similar). ColourPop Bling Ring (LE, $7.00) is less shimmery, lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Milani Lingerie (P, $8.99) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). MAC Impassioned (P, $20.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC You're So Vain (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, more muted (90% similar). Tarte Bikini (P, $22.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Shiseido Pink Flash (214) (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, more muted, warmer (90% similar). MAC Saucy Little Darling (LE, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Dress Code (515) (LE, $38.00) is lighter (85% similar). Burberry Sweet Pea (245) (P, $34.00) is more shimmery, more muted, warmer (85% similar). MAC Party Parrot (LE, $20.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Shiseido Burning Up (RD310) (DC, $28.00) is lighter (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Bitten (P, $29.00) is less shimmery, lighter, less glossy (85% similar). Wet 'n' Wild 15 Minutes Aflame (P, $0.99) is lighter, cooler (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.

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Make Up For Ever C304 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C304 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever C304 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C304 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever C304 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C304 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever C304 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C304 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever C304 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C304 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever C304 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C304 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever C305 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C305 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever C305 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C305 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever C305 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C305 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever C305 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C305 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever C305 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C305 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever C305 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C305 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever C306 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C306 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever C306 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C306 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever C306 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C306 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever C306 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C306 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever C306 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C306 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever C306 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C306 Artist Rouge Lipstick

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The 2nd two: WOW. Those look like glorious warm toned pink shades that I can get away with! Their respective dupes include wishlist shades, so with those coming in at less $’s…like UD Checkmate, I might have to try both on to see whether the finish feels as nice or not.

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