Make Up For Ever M205 is a moderately cool-toned, dark mauve with a matte finish. It is a discontinued lipstick that retails for $22.00 and contains 0.12 oz.
Make Up For Ever M205 Artist Rouge Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium-dark plum with cooler undertones and a semi-matte finish. It wasn't shiny, but the texture was creamy and velvety enough that it did not appear flat or totally matte to my eye, though it eventually wore down to a matte finish after a couple of hours of wearing it. It had opaque pigmentation that applied evenly across the lips, but there was a touch of color that separated and pulled into my deeper lip lines over time. This shade lasted well for five hours and was non-drying.
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.