Make Up For Ever C502 is a very cool-toned, very dark lavender 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 C502 Artist Rouge Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, light-medium grayed lavender with neutral-to-cool undertones and a satin finish. The pigmentation was totally opaque, while the texture had a light creaminess to it that made it easy to work with and glide across the lips. The downside was that I had some color settle into lip lines after two and a half hours of wear, though the color lasted for closer to five hours overall, but it's one that would wear better with a lip liner or primer, I think. MAC Evening Buzz (LE, $20.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Galaxy Grey (DC, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Brunch Queen (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Fresh Amour (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Zero (LE, $21.00) is lighter (85% similar). Anastasia Clover (P, $20.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Plum Princess (LE, $20.00) is warmer (80% similar). MAC Lured In (LE, $20.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). Urban Decay Vanity Kills (P, $18.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (80% similar). Urban Decay Twitch (P, $18.00) is darker, warmer, glossier (80% similar). Dior Cloudy Matte (380) (LE, $35.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). 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.