Make Up Forever just revamped its lipstick line. The new formula is said to be saturated with 25 percent more pigment than the original Rouge Artist, Artist Rouge Lipstick. The new formula is supposed to provide an intense, opaque color with a creamy, non-drying formula that will not bleed or feather. The line comes in a matte and satin finish. These lipsticks wear like iron. The matte finish lasted over six hours and left a nice stain behind after eating a meal. I didn’t have any issues with feathering.
I really like the new casing. It is a light weight, brush metal that is finger print resistant. It has nice heft with a secure sounding click. You get 3.5g (0.12oz) for $22.
1 – C506 (Dark Purple) – My natural lip color is quite dark, so on me this shade is a dark magenta purple. It has great pigmentation in a single pass, but tugged a bit when applying to dry lips. The satin finish provides a slight sheen. Compared to the matte formula, I can feel these on my lips.
2 – M500 (Wine Violet) – This is the perfect brick red for autumn. The matte formula is my favorite of the two, which is a nice surprise because it isn’t a finish I typically gravitate toward. This shade glides on effortlessly and it had lovely pigmentation.
3 – M501 (Plum Violet) – This shade is a medium dark red purple in a matte finish. Obviously, this shade is very close in color to C506. I purchased these online and wouldn’t have bought both if I had a chance to swatch them first. This shade is lighter and brighter than C506, but not by much on my skin coloring. On someone with a lighter natural lip color, it could look completely different. Like M500, it glides on smoothly and was very pigmented in a single pass.