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

M205

Make 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.

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 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

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk
  • 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

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.

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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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