Make Up For Ever C604, M100, M101 Artist Rouge Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Make Up For Ever C604 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C604 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever C604 Artist Rouge LipstickMake Up For Ever C604 Artist Rouge Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a deep black with neutral undertones and a satin finish. There seemed to be very, very fine shimmer that kept it from being a true cream. The consistency was lightly creamy but dense, which yielded full color coverage in a single pass. The lipstick held well to the lips, so it didn’t migrate or move around, but it wasn’t clingy, which made it comfortable to wear. This shade wore for five hours and was lightly hydrating. MAC Hautecore (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Primary #2 (Vol. 1) (PiP, ) is less glossy (95% similar). NYX Chambord (P, $6.00) is warmer (95% similar). Milani I Am Invincible (P, $6.99) is lighter (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Blacquer (000) (LE, $30.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Perversion (P, $18.00) is more muted, cooler, less glossy (95% similar). Colour Pop Aeronaut (P, $7.00) is glossier (95% similar). Fenty Beauty F'n Black (P, $18.00) is lighter, less glossy (95% similar). MAC Stallion (DC, $21.00) is glossier (95% similar). Make Up For Ever #50 (DC, $19.00) is glossier (95% similar). Tarte Naughty (P, $20.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC In the Spirit (LE, $20.00) is cooler (95% similar). Kat Von D Slayer (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Midnight (P, $18.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Fenty Beauty Uninvited (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Dior Ultra Night (111) (P, $37.00) is less shimmery, lighter, less pigmented (90% similar). Bite Beauty #056 (P, $18.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Midnight (P, $20.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Sephora Woof (44) (P, $8.00) is lighter (90% similar). NYX Go Rogue (P, $7.50) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Make Up For Ever M100 Artist Rouge LipstickMake Up For Ever M100 Artist Rouge Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium, pinky-peach with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had a velvety consistency that was comfortable to apply, as it didn’t tug and glided smoothly over the lips, but it was thin and clung to lips a bit–not the most flattering of finishes! I found that this one faded unevenly over time, so there was less product along the center of the lips and a stronger, noticeable edge. The color lasted for four hours and was lightly drying. Maybelline Beige Babe (P, $7.99) is lighter (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Cream and Sugar (P, $30.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Too Faced Sugar Cookie (LE, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Influentially It (P, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). NYX Spirit (P, $6.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Antonio's Girls (LE, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). Maybelline Daringly Nude (P, $7.99) is warmer (95% similar). Anastasia Soft Touch (P, $18.00) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Sorry Not Sorry (P, $22.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Bronx (P, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Namaste (P, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC LarLarLee (LE, $20.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay Unicorn (P, $18.00) is warmer (95% similar). Colour Pop Echo Park (P, $7.00) is darker (85% similar). Anastasia Pure Hollywood (P, $20.00) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Dose of Colors Nude Chica (LE, $18.00) is darker (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Automatic (Left) (LE, ) is lighter, cooler, glossier (85% similar). Colour Pop Can U Even (P, $8.00) is darker (85% similar). Burberry Dusty Pink (406) (P, $35.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Third Eye (P, $7.00) is darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Make Up For Ever M101 Artist Rouge LipstickMake Up For Ever M101 Artist Rouge Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, medium rose-brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had nearly opaque color coverage that applied evenly and smoothly. The texture of this shade was more forgiving than M100, as it wasn’t as clingy, so it glided across the lips with ease but was also easier to wear. This shade stayed on well for closer to five hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. Sephora Alter-ego (72) (P, $14.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Bronx (P, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Spirit (P, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia Coconut (LE, $18.00) is cooler (95% similar). Burberry Nude (407) (P, $35.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Time Square (LE, $6.50) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty Cashew (P, $24.00) is glossier (95% similar). MAC Burnt Spice (P, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Half 'n' Half (P, $20.00) is glossier (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Universal Appeal (P, $55.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Colour Pop Can U Even (P, $8.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Sweet Thing (LE, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Ludwig (P, $19.00) is cooler, glossier (90% similar). Colour Pop Muneca (P, $6.50) is cooler, less glossy (90% similar). NARS Rowdy (LE, $27.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Age/Sex/Location (LE, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Muneca (P, $5.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Dose of Colors Nude Chica (LE, $18.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Bestie (LE, $20.00) is lighter, cooler, glossier (85% similar). Urban Decay Bun Bun (LE, $18.00) is darker, glossier (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.

C604

DCDiscontinued. $22.00.
A
A
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total

M100

DCDiscontinued. $22.00.
B+
B+
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

M101

DCDiscontinued. $22.00.
A
A
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total
We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

Make Up For Ever C604 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C604 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever C604 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C604 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever C604 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C604 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever C604 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C604 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever C604 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C604 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever C604 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C604 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever M100 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever M100 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever M100 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever M100 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever M100 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever M100 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever M100 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever M100 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever M100 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever M100 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever M100 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever M100 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever M101 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever M101 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever M101 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever M101 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever M101 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever M101 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever M101 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever M101 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever M101 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever M101 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever M101 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever M101 Artist Rouge Lipstick

92%

Average

Featured Retailers
We earn commission on sales tracked from links/codes. Thanks for your support!
We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!
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
About Reviewer
Review FAQ
Reviewer

Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

Learn more about her review process here.

We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!
Explore Temptalia

We're here to help you make better beauty purchases that you'll enjoy and love! We recommend signing up to take advantage of personalized features like tracking products you own, viewing dupes that you already have, and more!

Here are some useful resources for you:

Compare Any Two

Curious how two shades compare to each other? Type in the shades below to get instant side-by-side swatches!

30 Comments

Comments that do not adhere to our comment policy may be removed. Discussion and debate are highly encouraged but we expect community members to participate respectfully. Please keep discussion on-topic, and if you have general feedback, a product review request, an off-topic question, or need technical support, please contact us!

Please help us streamline the comments' section and be more efficient: double-check the post above for more basic information like pricing, availability, and so on to make sure your question wasn't answered already. Comments alerting us to typos or small errors in the post are appreciated (!) but will typically be removed after errors are fixed (unless a response is needed).

We appreciate enthusiasm for new releases but ask readers to please hold questions regarding if/when a review will be posted as we can't commit to or guarantee product reviews. We don't want to set expectations and then disappoint readers as even products that are swatched don't always end up being reviewed due to time constraints and changes in priorities! Thank you for understanding!

Comments on this post are closed.
We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

I am ALWAYS here for a nice black lipstick! I love that it doesn’t pull red or blue or green! It’s just plain black! Love it! I might nab it, since it’s one of the higher-rated black lippies. It’s okay that it’s a bit pricey (for me, who is usually on a NYX budget), because it’s not an everyday color for me.

The other colors are quite pretty too! Very nice MLBB colors for many, but there’re plenty of dupes out there.

I wouldn’t have thought black lipstick would be difficult years ago, but it is harder than I thought for sure!

The only one I’m drawn to, of course, is M101. Of which I have several of the listed dupes for. But that one looks really lovely for a nude lipstick!
The jet black shade looks to be VERY high quality! Especially considering how many black or very deep lipsticks can go splotchy or sheered out.

Oh, that black! I want it, it’s gorgeous!
I really like M101, I just hope it’ll look half as good on me as it does on you, Christine.

I’m really impressed with C604, the black one! I think I need that for my kit, and would like to try to wear it.

M101 would not look good on me personally, but it’s a color that’s flattering for lots of people, and very popular, too, so it could be really useful in my kit. M100 doesn’t appeal to me quite as much… too pale? M101 has a richer look to it…

Everything is listed under “Makeup Look.”

MAKE-UP 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

We try to approve comments within 24 hours (and reply to them within 72 hours) but can sometimes get behind and appreciate your patience! 🙂 If you have general feedback, product review requests, off-topic questions, or need technical support, please contact us directly. Thank you for your patience!