Make Up For Ever Iconic Red (400), Raspberry Red (401), Eggplant (501) Artist Acrylips Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Iconic Red (400)

Make Up For Ever Iconic Red (400) Artist Acrylip ($24.00 for 0.23 oz.) is a bold, bright medium-dark pinky red with cool, blue undertones and a natural sheen. It had more semi-opaque, buildable coverage; it was one of the few shades in the range that I actually felt was truly buildable.

It’s a liquid lipstick formula that is supposed to have “buildable color intensity and shine” with a “non-sticky, non-drying” formula that includes a slanted, flocked applicator and a squeeze-tube format. I don’t know that I would really describe the formula as buildable; I would say that you can apply the tiniest amount and get less coverage, though it would still be medium-to-semi-opaque and have less shine. For me, it seemed that more product yielded glossier coverage with slightly more pigmentation. Iconic Red had a thinner texture than most of the shades in the range, which also resulted in less glossiness in the finish. I noticed more color pulled into my lip lines, but between the intensity and brightness of the shade, it was hard to notice. This shade wore for seven hours and left a strong stain behind. It was neither drying nor hydrating.

Raspberry Red (401)

Make Up For Ever Raspberry Red (401) Artist Acrylip ($24.00 for 0.23 oz.) is a deep red with neutral-to-cool undertones and a glossy finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable coverage that had a more translucent effect to it than the other sahdes, which looked creamier and heavier (though they didn’t feel heavy!). The consistency had more slip, too, and I think this could be a shade that might feather on some, though I did not personally experience it. It lasted well for six and a half hours and was lightly hydrating.

Eggplant (501)

Make Up For Ever Eggplant (501) Artist Acrylip ($24.00 for 0.23 oz.) is a deep brown-based burgundy with warm undertones and a glossy finish. It had semi-sheer, buildable coverage (to about semi-opaque) with a very glossy finish and more slippery texture. Some of the color migrated past my natural lip line, which isn’t something that happens too often to me, so I would recommend using a lip liner with this shade. The texture, while comfortable, seemed too slippery for this type of color, as it yielded uneven coverage. This shade wore for five hours on me.

Make Up For Ever Iconic Red (400) Artist Acrylip

Make Up For Ever Iconic Red (400) Artist Acrylip

Make Up For Ever Iconic Red (400) Artist Acrylip

Make Up For Ever Iconic Red (400) Artist Acrylip

Make Up For Ever Iconic Red (400) Artist Acrylip

Make Up For Ever Iconic Red (400) Artist Acrylip

Make Up For Ever Raspberry Red (401) Artist Acrylip

Make Up For Ever Raspberry Red (401) Artist Acrylip

Make Up For Ever Raspberry Red (401) Artist Acrylip

Make Up For Ever Raspberry Red (401) Artist Acrylip

Make Up For Ever Raspberry Red (401) Artist Acrylip

Make Up For Ever Raspberry Red (401) Artist Acrylip

Make Up For Ever Eggplant (501) Artist Acrylip

Make Up For Ever Eggplant (501) Artist Acrylip

Make Up For Ever Eggplant (501) Artist Acrylip

Make Up For Ever Eggplant (501) Artist Acrylip

Make Up For Ever Eggplant (501) Artist Acrylip

Make Up For Ever Eggplant (501) Artist Acrylip

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Make Up For Ever Artist Acrylip $24.00/0.23 OZ.
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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Dior Star Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • Smashbox Ablaze Cover Shot Eye Palette
  • Sephora Love Affair Contour Eye Pencil

About the Reviewer

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 matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Both of these colors are gorgeous! I can definitely see where Raspberry Red could feather on some- knowing my luck, I would probably be one of them- but it might be worth the risk for such a nice burgundy.

I’m with Michele…no mor reds, but I love Iconic Red. So beautiful. Christine, do you apply lipstick using a brush? If so, what is your favorite?

Love those! Your eye look from the Ablaze palette goes very well with those colours! I have one dupe in Bite Beauty 009, so I’m covered for one of these. Good to see they’re permanent so there’s hope for buying the other colours next year.

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