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 LipstickMake 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). ColourPop Happy Thoughts (LE, $7.00) is lighter (90% similar). Lisa Eldridge Velvet Myth (LE, $32.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). MAC Fashion Revival (LE, $20.00) is brighter, cooler (90% similar). ColourPop More Better (P, $6.50) is darker (90% similar). NARS Transeurope Express (P, $26.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Deliciously Forbidden (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Radicchio (P, $28.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Pat McGrath Executive Realness (P, $38.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Anastasia #5 (Vol. 1) (PiP, ) is more muted (90% similar). Rare Beauty Strengthen (P, $20.00) is darker, warmer, glossier (85% similar). Sephora English Rose (86) (P, $14.00) is lighter (85% similar). Givenchy Violine Retro (P, $37.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). ColourPop Baewatch (PiP, $7.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Fig (LE, $25.00) is darker, warmer, glossier (85% similar). MAC Acai (LE, $20.00) is cooler (85% similar). NARS Spike (LE, $27.00)(85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Make Up For Ever M200 Artist Rouge LipstickMake 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. ColourPop Big Break (P, $7.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Virgin Rose (P, $55.00) is glossier (95% similar). ColourPop Spritz (LE, $7.00) is darker (95% similar). ColourPop Fetch (LE, $7.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). NARS Roman Holiday (P, $27.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Love Buddy (LE, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Silly (LE, $20.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Macaroon (P, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). ColourPop Prince Charming (LE, $8.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Maybelline Pink Sugar (P, $7.99) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). ColourPop Dilly-Dally (P, $7.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Marisa (P, $34.00) is glossier (90% similar). MAC 2 Truths and a Lie (LE, $20.00) is cooler (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Jolly Molly (220) (P, $30.00) is glossier (90% similar). ColourPop Little Tings (LE, $7.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Urban Decay Brat (P, $18.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). KVD Beauty Saint (LE, $20.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). ColourPop 1st Base (LE, $6.50) is warmer, less glossy (90% similar). Makeup Geek Proper (P, $15.00) is more muted (90% similar). ColourPop Sphynx (P, $7.50) is warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Make Up For Ever M201 Artist Rouge LipstickMake 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). Sephora Whipped Blush (PiP, $14.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). KVD Beauty Backstage Bambi (P, $19.00) is brighter (90% similar). MAC Personal Statement (P, $21.00) is brighter, less glossy (90% similar). Shiseido Peruvian Pink (RS418) (DC, $28.00) is cooler (90% similar). ColourPop Fake Love (P, $7.50) is darker, brighter, cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty Kimchi (DC, $26.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Bite Beauty #092 (P, $18.00) is brighter (90% similar). MAC Be Silly (LE, $20.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). MAC Pink Pigeon (P, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). KVD Beauty Babe (LE, $21.00) is lighter, brighter, glossier (90% similar). MAC Pop Babe (LE, $18.50) is lighter (90% similar). KVD Beauty Backstage Bambi (P, $20.00) is lighter, brighter, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Aim for Gorgeous (LE, $20.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). KVD Beauty Crush (P, $19.00) is lighter, cooler, glossier (85% similar). NYX Shocking Pink (P, $6.00) is brighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Electric Pink (15) (P, $55.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Flamboyish (LE, $20.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). MAC Breathing Fire (P, $20.00) is darker, more pigmented, warmer (85% similar). ColourPop Lover Boy (LE, $5.00) is darker, warmer (80% 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.

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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

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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.

M102 is such a gorgeous berry shade. I don’t think I have a dupe for it, either. I don’t like how the texture looks on the other two shades.

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