Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Natural and Intense Lipstick Swatches

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Make Up For Ever recently launched 2 new lines of lipsticks called Rouge Artist Intense and Rouge Artist Natural.  Each lipstick costs $19USD and can be purchased at Sephora.  I got a chance to try out 4 new shades from Sephora's free sample packet.

The Natural line promises to keep lips hydrated with a creamy formula that gives a translucent soft, shiny finish.  As expected, the Intense line promises to delivery high coverage and intensely pigmented colors.

I am really glad MUFE included 4 natural, easy to wear shades in the sample packet. My eyes immediately gravitated towards Natural N9 (Copper Pink) and Natural N18 (Powdery Pink).

As advertised, Rouge Artist Natural lipsticks are glossier compared to the Rouge Artist Intense formula.  However, they are sheerer and requires a lot of layering in order to achieve full opacity.  The two Rouge Artist Intense shades included are both satin finishes.  They are highly pigmented and require only 1-2 swipes for full opacity.

Overall, all of the shades above are wearable.  N18 is best for cool skin tones while N9 leans more warm tone. Moulin Rouge (43) is an incredibly intense and pigmented fuchsia red that is probably most flattering on all skin tones.  Nude (22) is a satin beige that makes me look like a corpse. However, it will be popular among nude lip lovers. In terms of the texture, I don't think both formulas are moisturizing as claimed. If you have dry lips, I recommend exfoliating before application.  There is a strong fragrance that is similar to Burberry's satin lipsticks, but it dissipates quickly once the color is applied on the lips.

Bottom Line: MUFE has a great range of colors for every skin tone.  If you like a more "natural" and glossier finish, Rouge Artist Natural lipsticks will be for you.  For those looking for bold, intense colors, Rouge Artist Intense lipsticks will provide just that.  I think I will be using N9 for quite some time, and saving Moulin Rouge for a hot date night!

Have you tried the 2 new lines of lipsticks yet? What shades have you picked up?


GirlieBlogger@Beauty Fashion Blog Seattle said...

Beautiful colors. I like all of them.

Anonymous said...

I tried rouge artist natural N18 & Rouge artist intense 43 satin ...

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