Make Up For Ever M300, M301, M401 Artist Rouge Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Make Up For Ever M300 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever M300 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever M300 Artist Rouge Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a bold, medium-dark orange-red with strong, warm red undertones and a matte finish. The texture had a velvety feeling to it, so it glided on with ease and did not tug on the lips during application. However, it was a bit thin and clingy, so it wasn’t the most flattering finish on the lips and tended to accentuate lines and imperfections. I highly recommend exfoliating prior to applying this shade. It had good pigmentation that wore well for six hours, but the formula was a bit drying. Charlotte Tilbury Tell Laura (P, $37.00) is lighter (95% similar). Bite Beauty #076 (P, $18.00) is cooler, lower quality (95% similar). NARS Marlene (P, $34.00) is lighter, less glossy (95% similar). Dose of Colors Hot Fire (LE, $18.00) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Rouge Feu (57) (P, $37.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Maybelline Craving Coral (P, $7.99) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Estee Lauder Chilean Sunset (LE, $45.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). NARS Light My Fire (P, $26.00) is cooler (90% similar). Maybelline Orange Danger (DC, $7.49) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Lover's Lane (P, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop K Bop (P, $7.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever C403 (P, $22.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Cayenne (P, $26.00) is brighter, glossier (90% similar). MAC Barbecue (LE, $19.50) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Mimosa (DC, $24.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). NYX Pure Red (P, $6.00) is brighter, glossier (90% similar). Urban Decay Temper (P, $18.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Lady Danger (P, $19.50) is glossier (90% similar). MAC Dangerous (P, $19.50) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Chronos (LE, $6.50) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Make Up For Ever M301 Artist Rouge Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark fuchsia-red with warmer undertones and a matte finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation that applied evenly, though the thinner consistency of the formula tended to emphasize imperfections on my lips. The lipstick had a lightly velvety texture, which made for easier application as it didn’t drag or tug on the lips. This shade lasted for over six hours, was somewhat drying, and left a stain behind. MAC All Fired Up (P, $19.50) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Candy Cane (LE, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Dangerously Red (P, $19.50) is cooler (95% similar). Pat McGrath Full Panic (LE, $40.00) is glossier (95% similar). NARS Get Up Stand Up (P, $26.00) is warmer (95% similar). Lisa Eldridge Rainbow Spill (LE, $32.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Intoxica (LE, $19.50) is darker (90% similar). NARS You're No Good (P, $26.00) is more muted (90% similar). Anastasia #12 (Vol. 1) (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Estee Lauder Jealous (P, $32.00) is glossier (90% similar). Tarte Selfish (P, $20.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Psycho (P, $18.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Brooklyn (P, $7.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC To Matte with Love (P, $21.00) is more muted (90% similar). MAC Fall in Love (P, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Maybelline All Fired Up (P, $7.99) is warmer (90% similar). MAC A Killing Smile (LE, $19.50) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Toucan (LE, $6.00) is warmer (95% similar). NARS Greta (P, $34.00) is cooler, glossier (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M203 (P, $22.00) is cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Make Up For Ever M401 Artist Rouge Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium-dark red with neutral-to-cool undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had good color coverage, though it was not fully opaque (you can see my lip freckle peeking through still). The consistency felt velvety, so it glided across the lips comfortably, but it was thinner overall. This particular shade wasn’t as clingy as some of the other Mattes, which resulted in a more flattering application as it did not emphasize imperfections. The color was still going strong after six hours, left behind a reddish stain, and was a bit drying overall. Urban Decay Crimson (P, $18.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (95% similar). Colour Pop Melonade (LE, $6.50) is darker, warmer (95% similar). MAC PhillipeBlond (LE, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). NARS Rouge Improbable (LE, $28.00)(95% similar). Pretty Vulgar Blood Flower (P, $24.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC PattyPout (LE, $21.00) is cooler (95% similar). Colour Pop Besame (LE, $6.50) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Hi Striker (P, $7.00) is brighter (95% similar). Bite Beauty Mochi (P, $24.00) is warmer (95% similar). NARS Amontillado (LE, $27.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty LA Woman (P, $55.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Chateau M (LE, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Firework (P, $22.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Cheerleader (P, $20.00) is cooler, less glossy (95% similar). Makeup Geek Flamenco (LE, $12.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Candy Cane (LE, $19.50) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Rock Steady (P, $18.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Burberry Ruby (434) (P, $35.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Dominic (P, $36.00) is warmer (95% similar). NYX Eden (P, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. 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.

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Make Up For Ever M300 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever M300 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever M300 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever M300 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever M300 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever M300 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever M300 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever M300 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever M300 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever M300 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever M300 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever M300 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever M301 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever M301 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever M301 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever M301 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever M301 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever M301 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever M301 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever M301 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever M301 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever M301 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever M301 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever M301 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever M401 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever M401 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever M401 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever M401 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever M401 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever M401 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever M401 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever M401 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever M401 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever M401 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever M401 Artist Rouge Lipstick
Make Up For Ever M401 Artist Rouge Lipstick

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Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Lipstick $22.00/0.12 OZ.
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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder
  • Marc Jacobs Flesh & Fantasy Air Blush
  • Anastasia Purple Horseshoe Highlighter
On eyes:
  • Shu Uemura Blushing Beige Eyeshadow Palette
  • Zoeva Taupe Eyeliner

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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All 3 look lovely on! But I will likely skip due to being up to my eyeballs in these exact types of shades that I have REALLY got to use up. Lady Danger, Russian Red, possibly UD Catfight blotted could sub for M301? Idk?
Also, I am LOVING your entire makeup look seen here! That blush combo is AMAZEBALLS!!! ?

I’m definitely noticing the powdery look of this matte formula in texture. They sort of remind of Maybelline Creamy Matte formula in that regard.

Colour wise, I feel like I’ve got them already.

I’m absolutely in love with their new lipsticks, I’m not into the mattes, but I adore the satin finish shades. I have about six and want more! This could easily be in my top 5 right along with Dior Rouge and Shiseido. Will you be reviewing all the shades?

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