Make Up For Ever M205 Artist Rouge Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

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Make Up For Ever M205 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever M205 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever M205 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever M205 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever M205 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever M205 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever M205 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever M205 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever M205 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever M205 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever M205 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever M205 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever M205 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever M205 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever M205 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever M205 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever M205 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever M205 Artist Rouge Lipstick

M205

Make Up For Ever M205 Artist Rouge LipstickMake Up For Ever M205 Artist Rouge Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium-dark plum with cooler undertones and a semi-matte finish. It wasn’t shiny, but the texture was creamy and velvety enough that it did not appear flat or totally matte to my eye, though it eventually wore down to a matte finish after a couple of hours of wearing it. It had opaque pigmentation that applied evenly across the lips, but there was a touch of color that separated and pulled into my deeper lip lines over time. This shade lasted well for five hours and was non-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.

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

M205

PPermanent. $22.00.
A-
A-
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
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92%

Average

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Makeup Look
On face:
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  • Giorgio Armani Power Fabric
  • NARS Blissful Blush
On eyes:
  • Chanel City Lights Eyeshadow Quad
  • NARS Sorrento Eyeliner
On lips:
  • Make Up For Ever M205 Artist Rouge Lipstick
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Reviewer

Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

Learn more about her review process here.

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I have M206 and love it for fall, but I’m thinking I do not gave this one, strangely… this is what American Woman should be… wandering off the get the low down on the stash

It’s one of a few new ones they released in the last month or so! My original order was missing one shade (this one), so the review came a little late!

Fresh looking shade! On me, this would translate to MLBA: My Lips But Alive. It straddles that boundary between a medium plum and a dark mauve, so it would add life to my own.

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