Make Up For Ever M500 is a moderately warm-toned, dark burgundy with a matte finish. It is a permanent lipstick that retails for $22.00 and contains 0.12 oz.
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Make Up For Ever M500 Artist Rouge LipstickMake Up For Ever M500 Artist Rouge Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a deep burgundy with subtle, cool undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had mostly opaque coverage with a lightly velvety consistency that glided on without tugging and distributed color evenly. The formula felt somewhat drying after four and a half hours, while the color lasted for nearly seven hours and left behind a strong, reddish stain. MAC Diva (P, $20.00) is lighter (85% similar). Chanel Rouge Audace (59) (LE, $38.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Nightberry (201) (P, $38.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Chateau (P, $6.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Sin (P, $20.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Risque (P, $15.00) is cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Thousand Percent (LE, $6.00) is lighter, warmer, less glossy (90% similar). Colour Pop Chola (LE, $7.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Infinite Best (LE, $6.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Tarte Manbun (P, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Bohemian (P, $20.00) is cooler, less glossy (90% similar). NARS Chaos (LE, $27.00) is cooler, less glossy (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Anita (DC, $18.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Anastasia Brandy (P, $18.00) is more muted (95% similar). Urban Decay Disturbed (P, $18.00) is cooler, less glossy (85% similar). Colour Pop Pencil Me In (LE, $7.00) is darker, cooler, less glossy (85% similar). MAC Double Fudge (P, $20.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). MAC Beatrix (LE, $20.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Maybelline Burgundy Blush (P, $7.99) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Illamasqua Growl (P, $24.00) is warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. 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.