Make Up For Ever C602 is a slightly cool-toned, medium blue with a cream finish. It is a discontinued lipstick that retails for $22.00 and contains 0.12 oz.
Make Up For Ever C602 Artist Rouge Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a bright, cyan blue with cool undertones and a creamy, lightly glossy finish. It was moderately creamy, and I was surprised to find it still applied rather well, as this type of color paired with so much slip is usually a total disaster! That being said, there was a bit of color that sunk into lip lines, which worsened as the lipstick wore on. I would recommend lightly blotting the shine down with a tissue or the back of your hand, which helps to minimize settling over time. On me, this shade wore well for four and a half hours and was hydrating. It did leave a very subtle bluish stain behind. MAC Dreampot (P, $19.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). NYX Blue Velvet (P, $6.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Instant Icon (LE, $19.00) is lighter, less pigmented, lower quality (90% similar). ColourPop Mr. Blonde (LE, $6.50) is darker, more muted (90% similar). KVD Beauty Dreamer (P, $20.00) is warmer, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Shockvalue (LE, $19.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Control (DC, $18.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (80% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Pool Boy (DC, $18.00) is lighter (80% similar). Bite Beauty Nearly Neon Blue (LE, $26.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Fenty Beauty Motorboat (LE, $20.00) is cooler (80% similar). 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.