Thursday, 11 August 2016

#GetYourBoldOn with Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Lipsticks

Hi, everyone! To say I'm addicted to lipstick is quite the understatement. There are truly few things more satisfying that swiping a brand new bullet of colour across my lips. Makeup heaven! Pretty much any new lipstick release will pique my interest, but when my favourite brands launch something new, I'm in full excitement mode. Last Thursday night I was lucky enough to attend Make Up For Ever's Artist Rouge Lipstick Launch Event, and today I'm here to explore these brand new lippies in a bit more depth! 


The Make Up For Ever Artist Rouges** were released online about two weeks ago and made their in-store debut at Sephora over the weekend. They are packaged in glossy black boxes with white and red lettering and the brand's logo (a sexy brush-adorned pair of red lips). 


The lipstick tubes are sleek and minimalistic, made of a reflective black lightweight metal. They collect fingerprints fairly easily, but this doesn't bother me too much! The caps are adorned with the MUFE logo and the inside of the tubes feature silver accents with the brand's name. 




The lipstick bullets themselves feature a unique teardrop-shaped top with a pointed tip that allows for super precise application in the tightest corners of the lips. 

So what do the Artist Rogues have to offer? The line includes an impressive 45 shades that range from classic nude to vivid coral, to pastel blue, pinup red, and black. There are 15 Mattes and 30 Creams in the range, all of which promise long wear and full-on, opaque colour. The Artist Rouges** tout 25% more pigment than the brand's previous lipstick offerings and also promise comfortable, non-drying textures and a bullet for precise application. The tag line for the launch was #GetYourBoldOn because the range offers so many unique, vivid shades and because even the palest nudes in the line are fully bold and opaque.


At the launch event, I was lucky enough to receive two Artist Rouge lipsticks to test. They are both total stunners! The shades are:

C506**- a cream formula, described as a "dark purple". I'd call it a deep berry purple. I find it to be incredibly flattering, despite its vampy hue, and will be perfect for Fall!
C603**- a cream formula, described as a "midnight blue". I'd call it a dark, slightly cool-toned peacock, blueberry blue. I really think it's as flattering as a blue lipstick can get- not too deep and overpowering and neither too light and pastel. 


Let's look at some swatches!! Here are C506 and C603 swatched on my inner arm (MAC NC15 skin tone):

Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Lipsticks in (L-R): C506 and C603

As you can see, they are wonderfully pigmented, apply evenly, and have a flattering subtle sheen. 

And here they are in the context of a completed makeup look!

Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Lipstick C506


Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Lipstick C603

So what are my thoughts on these new lippies? It's love! The shade range is impressive and will have something for everyone, especially guys and gals like me who love a vibrant hue. The texture is incredibly creamy and comfortable and, despite the slip in the Cream formula, the wear time is impressive! Colour is totally saturated and bold, so a little goes a long way, and you can also blot them down for more of a stain effect. I also tried one of the Matte lipsticks at the event and was equally impressed. It likewise felt quite comfortable on the lips- not drying at all and equally pigmented. My only nit-picky complaint is that the slip in the Cream formula can make them a touch messy to apply. You have to use a steady hand, a lip brush, or a bit of lip liner beforehand if you want a crisp application. Aside from that, the Make Up For Ever Artist Rouges** are perfection! 

You can find the Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge lipsticks at Sephora, here

What are your favourite lipsticks at the moment? Any faves from Make Up For Ever?

And don't forget about my MAC Lipstick Giveaway, here!

Thanks so much for stopping by! xo

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** These products were given to me as PR samples at the Make Up For Ever launch party event. All opinions expressed in this post are 100% authentic and my own!

22 comments:

  1. Wow the blue looks amazing on you! It's much more wearable than I imagined. The formula of these new lipstick sounds really nice, I definitely plan to try them.

    Beaumiroir

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    1. It's a totally beautiful, wearable blue! Thanks so much- these lipsticks are so worth checking out! :)

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  2. Awesome shades... Loved it :)
    http://tipsoye.com/

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  3. I love the berry one on you! The blue looks good too though. A lot more wearble than I thought it would be.

    http://momlovesmakeup.blogspot.ca

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    1. Thanks so much! And yes, the blue is more wearable than you'd imagine! xo

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  4. Oooo! 506 is stunning on you and I definitely need to pick up a couple for myself! Don' think I am able to pull off the blue though.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. You so need to try these- you'd love them! If you love dark berries for Fall, you should definitely check out 506 :)

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  5. 506 looks absolutely stunning, it is a perfect Autumn colour! I don't think I would ever wear blue lippie, I don't think it would suit me :)

    Ela BellaWorld

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    1. Heehee, the blue is definitely out there, but more wearable than I thought! I think you'd totally love 506 :)

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  6. The packaging and general shape of these lipsticks are so sleek. Not to mention, the shades look beautiful on you!

    Abby Talks

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    1. Yes, the packaging is ultra sleek! And thanks- I'm so happy with the shades I received :)

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  7. You look so gorgeous in both the colours hun! I love the packaging, very quirky in comparison to the rest in their line ^_^ The only gripe I have in general with MUFE is the lack of names! I always forget letter and number combinations :( but I suppose as it's such a professional brand, I can understand!

    Iqra | The Blushing Giraffe x

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    1. Thanks! Yes, the lack of shade names makes it tricky- trying to remember numbers is always tougher! Regardless, these lippies are so worth checking out! :)

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  8. that blue!! david would hate that on me hahahaha but 506 looks so awesome on you. ugh i miss all the toronto events i used to go to! mufe tries to come out to vancouver but i would love to see them more.

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    1. Haha, same- Adam thinks shades like that are totally dumb :) But yeah, I love it (and you would too!). Wish you were here to be my event buddy! xo

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  9. Not that I'd wear it but woah, what a nice blue!

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    1. Thanks! You could totally rock that blue, Melissa! xo

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  10. C506 looks gorgeous on you! These are so pigmented. I'll have to check out some shades.

    ahintofbeauty.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks so much, Lupe! These lippies are so worth checking out :)

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