Make Up For Ever M202, M203, M204 Artist Rouge Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Make Up For Ever M202 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever M202 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever M202 Artist Rouge LipstickMake Up For Ever M202 Artist Rouge Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a vibrant, medium magenta pink with a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage with a velvety texture that didn’t tug, but it seemed to emphasize the texture of my lips and did not apply as evenly as it should have (it’s not as obvious, since the color is bright). It lasted for six hours but was moderately drying on me. MAC Candy Yum Yum (P, $20.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). ColourPop Tickler (P, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). Melt Cosmetics Stupid Love (P, $19.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Smashbox Talk to Me (P, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Shiseido Peruvian Pink (RS418) (DC, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Sephora Whipped Blush (PiP, $14.00) is lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Babe (LE, $21.00) is lighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Moonwalk (LE, $12.00) is lighter (85% similar). ColourPop Fast as You (LE, $7.00) is darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Bachelorette (P, $12.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Kat Von D Crush (P, $19.00) is warmer (85% similar). Sephora African Violet (PiP, $14.00) is lighter, more pigmented, warmer (85% similar). Anastasia Orchid (P, $18.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (90% similar). ColourPop Fake Love (P, $7.50) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Both Cheeks (LE, $20.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). ColourPop Goodie Bag (P, $7.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Make Up For Ever M203 Artist Rouge LipstickMake Up For Ever M203 Artist Rouge Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a bold, bright, medium-dark raspberry red with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. Like M202, the texture didn’t feel dry or stiff going on, but it looked thin, drier, and unflattering on my lips as it emphasized the texture of my natural lips. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that covered fairly evenly. This shade wore for over six hours and left a stain behind, but it was somewhat drying as well. ColourPop Maxed Out (P, $7.00) is lighter (95% similar). ColourPop Pin Wheel (LE, $6.50) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Noise (P, $22.00) is more muted (95% similar). MAC Moxie (LE, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). Fenty Beauty Unlocked (P, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia Pink Punch (LE, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC To Matte with Love (P, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). ColourPop Out of Sync (LE, $7.00) is lighter, brighter, glossier (90% similar). Fenty Beauty Candy Venom (P, $18.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Rare Beauty Ascend (P, $20.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Electric Poppy (P, $34.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Jared (P, $36.00) is glossier (90% similar). MAC Billion Dollar Smile (P, $24.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Notorious (P, $55.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Lovespell (P, $20.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). NARS Schiap (P, $26.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC A Killing Smile (LE, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Hermes Rose Velours (78) (LE, $67.00) is warmer (90% similar). ColourPop Cougar (LE, $7.00) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). Makeup Geek Mambo (LE, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Make Up For Ever M204 Artist Rouge LipstickMake Up For Ever M204 Artist Rouge Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a slightly muted, medium-dark raspberry red with very subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation, and it applied evenly. The consistency was velvety but thin, and it felt somewhat clingy on the lips, which seemed to emphasize the texture of my lips. Some of the color gathered in lip lines after two and a half hours of wear, though the color lasted for five and a half hours. The formula was slightly drying to me. MAC Intoxica (LE, $20.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC All Fired Up (P, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Dangerously Red (P, $20.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Hermes Rose Velours (78) (LE, $67.00) is cooler (90% similar). Chanel Camelia Fuchsia (347) (LE, $40.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Pat McGrath Full Panic (LE, $40.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Anastasia Pink Punch (LE, $20.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC A Killing Smile (LE, $20.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Tarte Lovespell (P, $20.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Jared (P, $36.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Heart Goes Boom (LE, $20.00) is brighter, warmer, glossier (90% similar). MAC Moxie (LE, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel La Merveilleuse (347) (LE, $38.00) is glossier (90% similar). Rare Beauty Ascend (P, $20.00) is cooler (90% similar). NARS You're No Good (P, $26.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). ColourPop Runaway (P, $6.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Electric Poppy (P, $34.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Too Faced Candy Cane (LE, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). ColourPop Mucho (P, $7.00) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Selfish (P, $20.00) is lighter, brighter (85% 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 M202 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever M202 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever M202 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever M202 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever M202 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever M202 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever M202 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever M202 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever M202 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever M202 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever M202 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever M202 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever M203 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever M203 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever M203 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever M203 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever M203 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever M203 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever M203 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever M203 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever M203 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever M203 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever M203 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever M203 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever M204 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever M204 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever M204 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever M204 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever M204 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever M204 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever M204 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever M204 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever M204 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever M204 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever M204 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever M204 Artist Rouge Lipstick

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Weird that MUFE would have M203 and M204 practically duping EACHOTHER! Especially in a smaller range of shades such as this. I do love M204 best out of this trio. Not 100% sure I’d need it, though. The thin texture doesn’t wow me in a matte. So I may look into one of the two All Fired Up (‘s)? Or just blot my UD Catfight?

I like the colors but these look a bit more dry on the lips than some of them so far. I mean the other mattes of course.

I have to say that for color 204 is my favorite but they look so dry that I need to drink water. Pass based on dryness for me.

I love the colours, but I don’t need anything that will show the imperfect texture of my lips more than necessary ( never, ever know how to spell that 🙂 )
So pretty colours but a skip, and my wallet is feeling a bit safer.

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