Make Up For Ever C406 is a moderately warm-toned, dark red with a satin finish. It is a discontinued lipstick that retails for $22.00 and contains 0.12 oz.
Make Up For Ever C406 Artist Rouge Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark red with warm, brown undertones and a satin finish. The consistency was creamy, lightweight, and very smooth, which resulted in even, nearly opaque pigmentation that was comfortable to wear. It stayed in place for five and a half hours and was lightly hydrating. MAC Retro Rouge (LE, $18.00) is warmer (95% similar). NARS Fire Down Below (DC, $28.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Hourglass At Night (P, $34.00) is lighter (95% similar). Guerlain Habit Rouge (DC, $37.00) is warmer (95% similar). NARS Delphine (LE, $34.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (95% similar). Guerlain Luxure (DC, $49.50) is darker (95% similar). MAC Lee Hi (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). ColourPop Lost (P, $7.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). NARS Codie (LE, $34.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Dubonnet (P, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). NARS Rouge Indiscret (LE, $28.00) is less glossy (95% similar). NARS Margot (LE, $34.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). NARS Immortal Red (P, $26.00) is cooler (90% similar). NARS Lee (LE, $34.00) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). Urban Decay Bad Blood (DC, $22.00) is brighter (90% similar). YSL Insurgent Red (202) (P, $39.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Whatta Doll (P, $24.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Sephora After Hours (23) (P, $8.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Just Push Play (P, $26.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). YSL Cacao Bounce (2) (LE, $38.00) is lighter, less pigmented, cooler (90% 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.