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 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 Stallion (LE, $21.00) is glossier (95% similar). NYX Chambord (P, $6.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Hautecore (LE, $18.50) is more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Perversion (P, $18.00) is more muted, cooler, less glossy (95% similar). Milani I Am Invincible (P, $6.99) is lighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever #50 (P, $19.00) is glossier (95% similar). Anastasia Primary #2 (Vol. 1) (PiP, ) is less glossy (95% similar). Fenty Beauty F'n Black (P, $18.00) is lighter, less glossy (95% similar). Colour Pop Aeronaut (P, $7.00) is glossier (95% similar). Tarte Naughty (P, $20.00) is cooler (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Blacquer (000) (LE, $30.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC In the Spirit (LE, $18.50) is cooler (95% similar). Dior Ultra Night (111) (P, $37.00) is less shimmery, lighter, less pigmented (90% similar). Sephora Woof (44) (P, $8.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty #056 (P, $18.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Slayer (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Fenty Beauty Uninvited (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Anastasia Midnight (P, $20.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Anastasia Midnight (P, $18.00) is lighter, less glossy (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 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). Tarte Namaste (P, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Sugar Cookie (LE, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Influentially It (P, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Antonio's Girls (LE, $18.50) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Bronx (P, $18.50) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Sorry Not Sorry (P, $22.00) is darker (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Cream and Sugar (P, $30.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Maybelline Daringly Nude (P, $7.99) is warmer (95% similar). NYX Spirit (P, $6.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Anastasia Soft Touch (P, $18.00) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Unicorn (P, $18.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC LarLarLee (LE, $18.50) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Colour Pop Echo Park (P, $6.50) is darker (85% similar). Sephora Alter-ego (72) (P, $14.00) 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 Third Eye (P, $7.00) is darker (85% similar). Sephora Peach Tart (LE, $14.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Make 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). Colour Pop Time Square (LE, $6.50) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Burberry Nude (407) (P, $35.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Universal Appeal (P, $54.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Tarte Bestie (LE, $20.00) is lighter, cooler, glossier (85% similar). MAC Half 'n' Half (P, $18.50) is glossier (95% similar). MAC Spirit (P, $18.50) is darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty Cashew (P, $24.00) is glossier (95% similar). MAC Burnt Spice (P, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). Kat Von D Ludwig (P, $19.00) is cooler, glossier (90% similar). Anastasia #11 (Vol. 1) (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS Rowdy (LE, $27.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). NYX Mauve Mist (P, $7.50) is more shimmery (90% similar). Dose of Colors Nude Chica (LE, $18.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Evan (P, $36.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Sweet Thing (LE, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Age/Sex/Location (LE, $18.50) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Bun Bun (LE, $18.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). MAC Bronx (P, $18.50) is lighter (90% similar). Shiseido Rose Syrup (BR721) (DC, $28.00) is cooler (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.

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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

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Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Lipstick $22.00/0.12 OZ.
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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

About the 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 information, please check the FAQ.)

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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

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