Tuesday, November 16, 2010

MAKE UP FOR EVER Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick : Go Big Or Go Home

I know, I know. I am so behind on reviews (LOL, which I seem to be doing all the time).  I did some heavy damage to my wallet during the Sephora Friends & Family sale, so please do expect tons of product reviews coming up.

While hunting for a nice opaque lip color, I set my eyes on the MAKE UP FOR EVER Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick ($19).  I've read some awesome reviews on this product, and it sure did not fail my high expectations. I picked up #39, a bright orange coral shade, which isn't your usual color for the Winter months, but I am a sucker for coral lips.

More about the product : A highly pigmented, long-lasting lipstick that delivers rich color in one stroke. Formulated with 50% more pigment than the traditional lipstick, Rouge Artist Intense gives an immediate true-to-color result. A blend of three natural waxes, the creamy texture glides on effortlessly for a long-lasting hold. The extensive color and texture range provides unlimited creativity. This product is sold exclusively at Sephora and are available in 3 finishes—matte, pearly, and satin.

The Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick comes in a variety of finishes (matte, pearly, satin), depending on the shade of the lipstick. #39 actually looks like a bright orange red in tube but applies with a much stronger coral tone. It is a very close dupe for the mega popular MAC Ever Hip Lipstick ($14.50) that was launched in the Give Me Liberty of London Collection earlier this year.

To me, the Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick is like the adult version of Ever Hip. It is brighter, stronger, creamier, and more opaque. It did not dry out my lips even after a whole day of wear, but also didn't give any moisturization. And it definitely takes some practice before you can get a smooth and even finish. Using a lip brush is highly recommended due to the somewhat "heavy" creamy texture. The best part about this product, other than the lovely bold pigmentation, is that the color stays on for hours, although it slowly gets rubbed away throughout the day. However, being careful of not eating or drinking excessively with the lipstick on, I was able to get at least 5-6 hours out of it, which is a very great performance.

I am in love with this lipstick and already have my eyes on more shades. Next time when my local Sephora gets more in stock, I will pick up #43 (Moulin Rouge), which I have heard many raves about. 

If you pick the right color, this lipstick can be a perfect addition to a natural and long lasting daily look. However, with the bold formulation and high pigmentation, some of the brighter colors are more suitable for night looks or special occasions.

Note : Sephora is the exclusive beauty retailer for this product.

9 Responses to “MAKE UP FOR EVER Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick : Go Big Or Go Home”

Kristie said...
November 17, 2010 at 10:24 AM

Great review, Angela. I love MUFE products in general because they have really good pigmentation.

Angela (SparkleMidori) said...
November 17, 2010 at 12:04 PM

Thanks Kristie. I have to agree with you that MUFE makes some awesome products. Their eye shadows are also very good, too.

Anonymous said...
April 29, 2011 at 6:59 AM

Love this color! Can you tell me what lip loner you used with it?!

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Anonymous said...
April 29, 2011 at 7:04 AM

Sorry I meant "lip liner".


Chelsey said...
December 29, 2011 at 2:52 AM

I love MUFE products in general because they have really good pigmentation.
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