Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense Lipsticks, front row from left: 32, 36, 39, 42 and 21; back row: Moulin Rouge, Mat 1, 17, 28 and 29
Stand tall, my little lipstick soldiers! Paint the clouds with your awesomeness, and shower your pretty pigments down upon the planet like makeup Skittles!
I’ve been meaning to swatch the 10 Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense Lipsticks ($19) I received for placing in the Rouge Artist Contest, but I just keep chickening out, unable to bear the thought of disturbing them in their perfect little tubes.
And then it started raining here yesterday. And raining. And raining. And I thought, “Hmm… I remember those Rouge Artist Intense Lipsticks being awfully pretty and colorful.”
I’m kinda glad I waited to swatch these, because with all the rain today today I really needed a pick-me-up.
Available in a monstrously huge selection of 50 unscented, unflavored colors in matte, pearl and satin finishes, the pigmented, full-coverage Rouge Artist Intense Lipsticks are designed to drench puckers in pure, unadulterated color — opaque after just one swipe. They joined the Make Up For Ever permanent line last fall.
Seriously, 50 colors? With so many to choose from, Make Up For Ever created an an online tool to help you find colors that’ll work with your skin tone and hair color.
To promote the tool, MUFE’s giving away 10 lipsticks each and every day through December 22. See their Facebook page for full details.
Sometimes, like when you’re a lipstick, it’s good to be dense, and these are really, really dense, although the ones with satin and pearly finishes feel a little thinner on my lips than the mattes.
Top row from left: Mat 1, 28, 32, 29 and 39; Bottom row: 17, 36, 42, 21 and Moulin Rouge
Some gals may find these feel too thick on their lips, but their richness, selection and six-hour wear time might still make them worth a closer look.
AVAILABILITY: At Sephora stores and sephora.com
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,