Make Up For Ever C403 is a moderately warm-toned, medium-dark orange with a satin finish. It is a permanent lipstick that retails for $22.00 and contains 0.12 oz.
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Make Up For Ever C403 Artist Rouge LipstickMake Up For Ever C403 Artist Rouge Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark orange-red with warm undertones and a satin finish. It was intensely pigmented and had full color coverage after one stroke. The texture was smooth, lightly creamy with enough give to apply without tugging but did not slide around at all--it was less emollient than other shades in the range. It felt like a cross between the Cream and Matte formulas, actually. On me, the color wore well for over six hours and left a stain behind, and the formula felt lightly moisturizing. Tom Ford Beauty Jagger (LE, $36.00) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar). Estee Lauder Chilean Sunset (LE, $45.00) is cooler (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Tell Laura (P, $34.00) is darker (95% similar). Estee Lauder Volatile (P, $32.00) is darker (95% similar). Estee Lauder Uninhibited (P, $32.00) is glossier (95% similar). MAC Habanero (DC, $21.00) is glossier (95% similar). Guerlain #44 (P, $33.00) is less shimmery, more muted (95% similar). Bite Beauty Marmalade (DC, $24.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Lady Danger (P, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Cruella (LE, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). MAC Sail La Vie (LE, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Connor (P, $36.00) is glossier (95% similar). NYX Indie Flick (P, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Wild Ginger (P, $55.00) is warmer, less glossy (95% similar). Tarte Mai Tai (P, $22.00) is lighter (95% similar). NYX Pure Red (P, $6.00) is more muted (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cristiano (P, $36.00) is lighter (95% similar). Pat McGrath Obsessed (LE, $40.00) is glossier (95% similar). NARS Light My Fire (P, $26.00) is darker, cooler, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Lobster (DC, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.
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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.