Lipstick is having a moment…again! It seems that beauty brands are churning out new lipstick collections almost weekly and we can’t get enough. MAKE UP FOR EVER has just launched the Artist Rouge Lipstick Collection and in a word, it’s fabulous.
The MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Rouge Lipstick Collection has 45 super-pigmented shades in two textures: 31 satiny creams and 14 velvety mattes. The range features only the best shades and is curated into five color groups, including Nude, Red, Pink, Berry and Artistic (bold shades like Midnight Blue and Mauve Violet) and four shade ranges (Light, Medium, Tan and Dark). Doing it that way insures that everyone can find the most flattering shade for their skin tone.
I tried six shades of Artist Rouge Lipstick–and you can see in the above photo the broad range of colors available. What’s important to know is that the pigmentation and color payoff of these lipsticks is excellent; on par with lipsticks that cost double the price. The color is saturated, the formula long-wearing and very comfortable (thanks to Macadamia Oil) on the lips. I didn’t experience feathering or bleeding. The bullet is also uniquely shaped so that you don’t need a brush to expertly apply.
I have a drawer and shoe box full of lipsticks and there are very few that I could pull out that have the staying power plus the color payoff of Artist Rouge Lipsticks. C211 is considered the “universally flattering” shade; I love that one and also love C506, which is an edgy amethyst.
You can find MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Rouge Lipsticks ($22 each) at Sephora and at makeupforever.com. This is a lipstick collection you need to check out!