Make Up For Ever’s Rouge Artist Intense gives new meaning to the word pigment. I swear, all I did was look at #48 and I ended up with a dark satin lip. It’s a makeup miracle! Formulated with 50 percent more pigment than the traditional lipstick, Rouge Artist Intense gives off some serious color in just one swipe, or less. Available in 50 shades across three finishes – matte, pearly and satin – these creamy, effortless lipsticks offer something for probably just about everyone.
I tested three shades: #37 satin bright pink, #20 pearly rust and#48 satin blackcurrant.
In these swatches, I just glazed the lipstick across my hand once. They are truly intense – particularly #48 blackcurrant. As for the wear, they are long-lasting and very creamy. I wouldn’t say this a moisturizing lipstick, but with a balm underneath they hold up well and don’t dry your lips out. I really like #20 in pearly rust. It’s a perfect fall color that I find easy to wear. These are opaque, so if a sheer lip is more your style, then this probably isn’t the best formula for you. They are available exclusively at Sephora for $19.
With the release of Rouge Artist Intense, Make Up For Ever also released a shade finder to help you select the best finish and color to suit your skin tone. I played around with it myself, and found it pretty cool. But I ‘m a rule breaker, so had no problem playing with the three shades that weren’t technically a match! Let us know if you’ve tried this formula and what you think! Or, let us know if you’ve got some questions that perhaps we haven’t answered.