Make Up For Ever M102, M200, M201 Artist Rouge Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Make Up For Ever M102 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever M102 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever M102 Artist Rouge Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a rich, plum-berry with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. This was one of the better shades in the Matte finish; richly pigmented paired with a lightweight, smooth, and velvety consistency that applied easily. The texture didn’t appear dry or unforgiving on the lips, but it didn’t have a strong sheen (though it is not the ultra matte finish of some of the popular liquid lipstick formulas). This shade wore well for over six hours, left behind a fuchsia stain, and was neither drying nor hydrating over time. NARS Trashed (LE, $27.00) is more muted (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Razzberry (P, $37.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Nonsense (LE, $18.00) is lighter (95% similar). Illamasqua Shard (P, $24.00) is darker (95% similar). NARS Transeurope Express (P, $26.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Fashion Revival (LE, $20.00) is brighter, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop More Better (P, $6.50) is darker (90% similar). Pat McGrath Executive Realness (P, $40.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Deliciously Forbidden (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Happy Thoughts (LE, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). Lisa Eldridge Velvet Myth (LE, $32.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). MAC Fig (LE, $25.00) is darker, warmer, glossier (85% similar). NARS Spike (LE, $27.00)(85% similar). NARS Scarlet Empress (P, $26.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). NYX Merlot (P, $6.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Baewatch (PiP, $6.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Acai (LE, $20.00) is cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Scrooge (LE, $6.50) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Little Star (LE, $6.50) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Anastasia #5 (Vol. 1) (PiP, ) is more muted (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Make Up For Ever M200 Artist Rouge Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium, peony pink with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture had a stronger velvety feel–more like a silicone-based primer–that glided on easily but tended to catch on any imperfections on the lips and emphasized them. It had good color coverage, though it was not fully opaque. On me, this shade wore well for four and a half hours but wore away a bit more noticeably from the center of the lips. I found the formula to be a bit drying as well. Tom Ford Beauty Virgin Rose (P, $55.00) is glossier (95% similar). Colour Pop Spritz (LE, $7.00) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Big Break (P, $7.00) is warmer (95% similar). Colour Pop Fetch (LE, $6.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Dilly-Dally (P, $7.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC 2 Truths and a Lie (LE, $20.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Silly (LE, $20.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Little Tings (LE, $6.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Urban Decay Brat (P, $18.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Saint (LE, $20.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Maybelline Pink Sugar (P, $7.99) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS Marisa (P, $34.00) is glossier (90% similar). Makeup Geek Proper (P, $15.00) is more muted (90% similar). Colour Pop Sphynx (P, $7.50) is warmer (90% similar). Pretty Vulgar Baby Doll Against BS (P, $24.00) is lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Jolly Molly (220) (P, $30.00) is glossier (90% similar). NARS Roman Holiday (P, $27.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Love Buddy (LE, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop 1st Base (LE, $6.50) is warmer, less glossy (90% similar). Bite Beauty Macaroon (P, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Make Up For Ever M201 Artist Rouge Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a bright, medium magenta pink with cool, bluish undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation–which was a surprise, as these bolder shades tend to be rather pigmented–that went on decently, but it looked a little grainy and uneven in places. The color lasted for six hours but was moderately drying. Makeup Geek Bunny Hop (LE, $12.00) is more muted (95% similar). Shiseido Peruvian Pink (RS418) (DC, $28.00) is cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Fake Love (P, $7.50) is darker, brighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Personal Statement (P, $21.00) is brighter, less glossy (90% similar). Bite Beauty #092 (P, $18.00) is brighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Kimchi (DC, $26.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Kat Von D Babe (LE, $21.00) is lighter, brighter, glossier (90% similar). MAC Be Silly (LE, $20.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). MAC Pop Babe (LE, $18.50) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Pink Pigeon (P, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Backstage Bambi (P, $20.00) is lighter, brighter, less glossy (90% similar). Kat Von D Backstage Bambi (P, $19.00) is brighter (90% similar). Sephora Whipped Blush (PiP, $14.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Flamboyish (LE, $20.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Electric Pink (15) (P, $55.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Breathing Fire (P, $20.00) is darker, more pigmented, warmer (85% similar). Kat Von D Crush (P, $19.00) is lighter, cooler, glossier (85% similar). NYX Shocking Pink (P, $6.00) is brighter (85% similar). MAC Aim for Gorgeous (LE, $20.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Both Cheeks (LE, $20.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). 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.

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

See more photos & swatches!

Make Up For Ever M102 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever M102 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever M102 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever M102 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever M102 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever M102 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever M102 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever M102 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever M102 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever M102 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever M102 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever M102 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever M200 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever M200 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever M200 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever M200 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever M200 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever M200 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever M200 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever M200 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever M200 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever M200 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever M200 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever M200 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever M201 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever M201 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever M201 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever M201 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever M201 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever M201 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever M201 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever M201 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever M201 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever M201 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever M201 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever M201 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Where to Buy

Current Sales & Deals

  • Sephora
    • Choose a skincare trial sizes with any $25 merchandise purchase. Use code TOPSOLVE. Online only, exclusions apply, ends 7/12.
    • Choose 2 of 3 trial sizes with any $25 merchandise purchase. Use code SUMMERBEAUTY. Online only, exclusions apply, ends 7/13.
    • Choose 1 of 2 Nest Wild Poppy or Tocca Florence trial sizes with any $25 merchandise purchase. Use code FLOWER. Online only, exclusions apply, ends 7/14.
    • Receive a free Isle of Paradise Green Self Tanning Drops with any $25 merchandise purchase. Use code ISLEGLOW. Online only, exclusions apply, ends 7/15.
    • Receive a free Tom Ford Black Orchid trial size with any $35 merchandise purchase. Use code BLACKORCHID. Online only, exclusions apply, ends 7/17.
When you purchase through our links above, you help support Temptalia. Thank You!
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 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.

Compare Any Two Swatches

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

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

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 thought for sure that I must have a dupe for M102, but none of the ones listed are in my stash. Surprising, because years ago, and for many years worn, I always owned a shade like this! It was a reliable standby, especially later 90’s- 2010-ish? Sooo, it went on the “list”!

Love 102. Have considered both of the audacious dupes, so it’s in my comfort zone. That one is a slight toe in to the ‘pinked’ family as I go. Not really pink, though, just some pink to it. And, after all, we do have to try new formulas, as makeup explorers. (Getting pretty good at the rationalization game….).

Christine! M102 looks gorgeous on you! That whole makeup look on you is stunning. You have a warm skin tone but it’s not too warm that you can’t pull off a plum such as this. You are gorgeous!

I agree with everyone else 102M does look beautiful on you! I’m in love with it, I have Nars Vivian an 85% dupe but after checking your comparison swatch feature It’s going on my wish list. They are different enough to justify both. I’m glad it’s permanent though. I’ve started squirreling away money for the urban legend that is the mac Selena collection.

M102 is stunning I would not have imagined it would looked that good.

I’m surprised I don’t own more dupes to M200 as it seems like a classic pink. I do have 1st Base though.

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!