Make Up For Ever M203 is a moderately cool-toned, dark fuchsia with a matte finish. It is a discontinued lipstick that retails for $22.00 and contains 0.12 oz.
Make Up For Ever M203 Artist Rouge Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a bold, bright, medium-dark raspberry red with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. Like M202, the texture didn't feel dry or stiff going on, but it looked thin, drier, and unflattering on my lips as it emphasized the texture of my natural lips. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that covered fairly evenly. This shade wore for over six hours and left a stain behind, but it was somewhat drying as well. ColourPop Maxed Out (P, $7.00) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Noise (P, $22.00) is more muted (95% similar). MAC Moxie (LE, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). Fenty Beauty Unlocked (P, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). ColourPop Pin Wheel (LE, $6.50) is lighter (95% similar). Anastasia Pink Punch (LE, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). ColourPop Cougar (LE, $7.00) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). ColourPop I Heart This (LE, $7.00) is darker, warmer, glossier (90% similar). ColourPop Mars (P, $6.50) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Fenty Beauty Candy Venom (P, $18.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Rare Beauty Ascend (P, $20.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Dangerously Red (P, $21.00) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Jared (P, $36.00) is glossier (90% similar). MAC To Matte with Love (P, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Billion Dollar Smile (P, $24.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Notorious (P, $56.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (90% similar). ColourPop Out of Sync (LE, $7.00) is lighter, brighter, glossier (90% similar). NARS Schiap (P, $26.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC A Killing Smile (LE, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Hermes Rose Velours (78) (LE, $67.00) is warmer (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.