Make Up For Ever C205 is a very cool-toned, light-medium pink with a cream finish. It is a discontinued lipstick that retails for $22.00 and contains 0.12 oz.
Make Up For Ever C205 Artist Rouge Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a bright, light-medium cotton candy pink with cool, blue undertones and a natural sheen. It had nearly opaque color coverage that went on evenly and smoothly. The texture was lightweight, lightly creamy without being slippery, and forgiving on lips as it did not emphasize the natural texture of my lips. This shade lasted well for five hours and was lightly hydrating. Tom Ford Beauty Preston (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Laura Mercier Rose Claire (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (95% similar). Clinique Wow Pop (P, $19.50) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Dakota (LE, $36.00) is lighter (95% similar). Bite Beauty Cotton Candy (DC, $26.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). MAC Pink Nouveau (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Will You Be With Me? (P, $0.99) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Double Bubble (DC, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Dressed to Thrill (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). NYX Summer Breeze (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty Lotus Root (DC, $24.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Fenty Beauty Ballerina Blackout (P, $18.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Maybelline Pink Pop (DC, $7.99) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever Candy Pink (200) (P, $24.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Bite Beauty Nearly Neon Pink (LE, $26.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Goodbye Kiss (LE, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). Make Up For Ever C209 (DC, $22.00) is warmer (85% similar). ColourPop Pitter Ponder (LE, $7.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Mason (LE, $36.00)(85% similar). Clinique Fab Pop (P, $19.50) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.
Now saturated with 25 percent more pigment than the original Rouge Artist, Artist Rouge Lipstick brings bold color impact to lips that make a statement. This extremely pigmented formula not only provides intense, opaque color but boasts an ultra-creamy, non-drying formula that hydrates the lips for ultimate comfort. Its unique, precision shaped bullet allows for easy, defined application while the long wear formula will not bleed or feather. Artist Rouge is a bold collection that is professionally curated to include the most flattering shades across all color families—with a perfect match for each and every skintone. It features two finishes: a matte for an ultra-matte yet velvety finish that won't feel dry and a cream for intense color with a natural-looking, creamy finish.