Make Up For Ever C604 is a neutral-toned, very dark black with a satin finish. It is a discontinued lipstick that retails for $22.00 and contains 0.12 oz.
Make Up For Ever C604 Artist Rouge Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a deep black with neutral undertones and a satin finish. There seemed to be very, very fine shimmer that kept it from being a true cream. The consistency was lightly creamy but dense, which yielded full color coverage in a single pass. The lipstick held well to the lips, so it didn't migrate or move around, but it wasn't clingy, which made it comfortable to wear. This shade wore for five hours and was lightly hydrating. Make Up For Ever #50 (DC, $19.00) is glossier (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Blacquer (000) (LE, $30.00) is darker (95% similar). ColourPop Aeronaut (P, $7.00) is glossier (95% similar). Fenty Beauty F'n Black (P, $18.00) is lighter, less glossy (95% similar). Tarte Naughty (P, $20.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Stallion (DC, $21.00) is glossier (95% similar). MAC In the Spirit (LE, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Hautecore (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). NYX Chambord (P, $6.00) is warmer (95% similar). ColourPop Hello Boys (LE, $8.00) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Perversion (DC, $18.00) is more muted, cooler, less glossy (95% similar). Anastasia Primary #2 (Vol. 1) (PiP, ) is less glossy (95% similar). Milani I Am Invincible (P, $6.99) is lighter (95% similar). Anastasia Midnight (P, $18.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Fenty Beauty Uninvited (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Anastasia Midnight (P, $20.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Dior Ultra Night (111) (P, $37.00) is less shimmery, lighter, less pigmented (90% similar). Bite Beauty #056 (P, $18.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Sephora Woof (44) (P, $8.00) is lighter (90% similar). KVD Beauty Slayer (P, $19.00) is lighter (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.