Make Up For Ever Lustrous Artist Rouge Lipstick Set Review, Photos, Swatches

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Make Up For Ever Lustrous Artist Rouge Lipstick Set
Make Up For Ever Lustrous Artist Rouge Lipstick Set
Make Up For Ever Lustrous Artist Rouge Lipstick Set
Make Up For Ever Lustrous Artist Rouge Lipstick Set
Make Up For Ever Lustrous Artist Rouge Lipstick Set
Make Up For Ever Lustrous Artist Rouge Lipstick Set
Make Up For Ever Lustrous Artist Rouge Lipstick Set
Make Up For Ever Lustrous Artist Rouge Lipstick Set
Make Up For Ever Lustrous Artist Rouge Lipstick Set

Lustrous

Make Up For Ever Lustrous Artist Rouge Lipstick Set ($35.00 for 0.16 oz.) is new, limited edition set for the holidays that features four miniature-sized lipsticks from the brand’s permanent offerings. The first downside was that C211 looked little like the permanent version I have–in depth but also strongly differed in undertone. Color discrepancies are frustrating, since one might fall in love with the shade but upon a repurchase, discover it has changed. Three of the four shades were quite pigmented with all wearing at least four hours, but two were slightly drying (both mattes) and one could have been more pigmented (C407).

Value

A full-sized Artist Rouge Lipstick retails for $22.00 and contains 0.12 oz. or costs $183.33/oz. The set contains $29.33 worth of product, which was a bit surprising–would have figured it to have a $30 price tag in that instance.

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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 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

M100

M100 is a muted, light-medium peach with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. The consistency had a velvety feel, so it did not drag on my lips at all, though it had a drier look on the lips. It actually applied a bit better than the full-sized tube I have, but it had a similar drier appearance on the lips. The color stayed on well for four hours and was slightly drying.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$22.00/0.12 oz. - $183.33 Per Ounce

The formula 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 C211 (Holiday 2017) Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C211 (Holiday 2017) Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C211 (Holiday 2017) Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C211 (Holiday 2017) Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C211 (Holiday 2017) Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C211 (Holiday 2017) Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C211 (Holiday 2017) Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C211 (Holiday 2017) Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C211 (Holiday 2017) Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C211 (Holiday 2017) Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C211 (Holiday 2017) Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C211 (Holiday 2017) Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C211 (Holiday 2017) Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C211 (Holiday 2017) Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C211 (Holiday 2017) Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C211 (Holiday 2017) Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C211 (Holiday 2017) Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C211 (Holiday 2017) Artist Rouge Lipstick

C211 (Holiday 2017)

C211 (Holiday 2017) is a medium-dark mauve with neutral-to-cool undertones and a cream finish. It was richly pigmented with a creamy, smooth consistency that glided across the lips easily and was comfortable to wear. The color applied evenly and lasted for five hours on me with a lightly hydrating formula. It did, however, differ dramatically enough from the permanent version that I had to label them separately as their respective Dupe Lists wouldn’t make sense!

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$22.00/0.12 oz. - $183.33 Per Ounce

The formula 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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C211 (Holiday 2017)

PiPPermanent in Palette. $22.00.
A
A
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total
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Make Up For Ever M401 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever M401 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever M401 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever M401 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever M401 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever M401 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever M401 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever M401 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever M401 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever M401 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever M401 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever M401 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever M401 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever M401 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever M401 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever M401 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever M401 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever M401 Artist Rouge Lipstick

M401

M401 is a rich, medium-dark red with strong, cool undertones and a matte finish. It had good color coverage in a single layer, which was buildable to full coverage with half of a layer on top. The texture was smooth, lightweight, and sat well on the lips despite being thinner overall. The color was still going strong after six hours of wear, and it left a moderate stain behind. The formula felt a touch drying to me.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$22.00/0.12 oz. - $183.33 Per Ounce

The formula 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.

Browse all of our Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Lipstick swatches.

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Make Up For Ever C407 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C407 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C407 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C407 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C407 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C407 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C407 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C407 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C407 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C407 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C407 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C407 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C407 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C407 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C407 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C407 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C407 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever C407 Artist Rouge Lipstick

C407

C407 is a deep burgundy with subtle, warm undertones and a glossy, cream finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that applied evenly on the lips, though there was a bit of color that settled into my lip lines. The consistency had moderate slip and felt more slippery when worn, and while I did not personally experience feathering, it had that feel that would make me concerned about feathering for someone who was more prone to it. The color wore well for five hours and was hydrating over time. It was less pigmented than the full-sized tube I have.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$22.00/0.12 oz. - $183.33 Per Ounce

The formula 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.

Browse all of our Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Lipstick swatches.

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Makeup Look
On face:
  • Guerlain Lingerie de Peau Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Translucent Powder
  • Tarte Graceful Blush
On eyes:
  • Too Faced Pretty Little Planner Palette
  • Urban Decay Perversion Eyeliner

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As a kit, it’s a pass for me, I think? However, this version of C211 is my jamberry! As a result, I may finally go in for one of the similar shades on my dupe list; MAC Amorous or Craving, or UD TMI.

So, which C211 do you prefer? The one from the regula collection is on sale at Sephora now for $12. I was thinking about getting it, but I already have so many in my current rotation.

They’re both nice – it would just come down to your personal preference in color. The formula isn’t really different, just the color.

Argh inconsistancy drives me up a wall!!! Variants in the color on one of the quad. Two drying and two hydrating? And they are “supposed” to be the same formula? It stinks when colirs don’t match the originals. More so if you really fall for a color. Off subject…Christine, is there a lip shade that you don’t look good in? Seriously, you rock both lip and eye looks.

I don’t see why not – there’s nothing wrong with the original? The color is just not consistent between the full-sized tube I have and the one in the set!

I had liked at first, since C211 is one of my favorite colors. But what a difference! It’s not the same color at all!
I don’t know, but it seems disrespectful to change a color from the permanent line this much (when not anounced).
It’s a pass for me. I have dupes for all the others.

It is strange how different C211 looks than the original. I have a mini from a Sephora favorites set, but I think it looks more like the original. It definitely looks nothing like this version. I wonder if it was somehow supposed to have a different number and was mislabeled… In any case, I love this version of the shade and wish it were available as its own shade during the Sephora sale on MUFE lipsticks as it is the only shade speaking to me from this set. I picked up C107 and M205 last night and already missed out on a few of the other shades I wanted to get!

The C211 in the set is a gorgeous color, but the undertones are different enough that I could see people being more / less disappointed if they thought they were getting one and not the other!

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