Make Up Forever lipstick releases do not happen often. So when a new Make Up Forever Artist Rouge showed up at my doorstep in a press package, I knew it was big news. I’ve been a Make Up Forever Backstage holder for nearly seven years and have seen the evolution of their lip products, always bringing an element of surprise and sticking to strong pigments, red carpet worthy quality.
I’ve been playing around with my new Make Up Forever Artist Rouge lipsticks and have to say, I am very impressed with the color intensity. First, there is a great range of color and preference. There is MUFE Artist Rouge Mat and MUFE Artist Rouge Creme, one is pretty matte and the other creamy and rich. There is a MUFE Artist Rouge Mat limited edition in red (M401), that’s pretty amazing (see my swatches). I got a total of six lipsticks ranging from nude (C105) and (C211) to fabulous lilac (C502), electric blue (C603) and my favorite (C506).
Pro tip – To ensure your lipstick stays on well, exfoliate before and or make sure your lips are adequately hydrated as dry lips will more than likely fray and look uneven. Blot excess moisture before applying. Apply lipstick and blot, as you go. To truly set the lip, I usually hold a Kleenex close and a dash apply loose powder, this will mattify a creamy lipstick and ensure long lasting power.
Another tip I’d add is mixing your color to either deepen a shade using blue or adding a red+blue mix for a fun fall shade. As far as durability goes, these last about 4 hours with a good setting technique. Lipsticks require a retouch especially after food and drinking.
Retail value $22
Available at Sephora and Make Up Forever Boutiques