In keeping with MUFE's minimalist look, each lipstick comes housed in a black and silver metal tube. If you recall my post on the Andreja Pejić Eyeshadow Palette, you'll see the same packaging concept carries over here. As usual, it's no frills and no fuss with a focus on extensive shade range and quality product instead.
These lipsticks feature 25% more pigments than the Rouge Artist Intense line, which was MUFE's last generation of full-coverage lipstick (featured here). As you'll see from my swatches below, the colours are intensely vivid. Each one is also specially formulated for comfort and long wear, while the tear drop shaped tip is designed to make application easy without needing a lip brush.
My sampler provided me with a good range of shades to play with.. you can really see that there's something here for everyone. Artist Rouge was launched in collaboration with electro-pop duo Icona Pop, so there are a few limited edition ones to look out for as well!
(L-R: C105, C211, M401, C502, C603, C506)
C105 (Grege Beige) is a pale pinky nude. I'm always drawn to this type of shade even though it has a tendency to look corpse-like on most skin tones. For something more wearable, there is C211 (Rose Wood), a perfect blend of pink and brown hues which MUFE touts as universally flattering on all skin tones. And then of course there is the classic matte red in M401 (Hot Red by Icona Pop).
If you're looking for more unique and interesting colours, C502 (Taupe Violet) is a matte pale lavender. Or, for the more adventurous, there is C603 (Midnight Blue by Icona Pop), a teal blue. I've noticed this seems to be a hot shade for lipstick these days and am glad I finally have one of my own even though I'm not sure where I would ever wear this. For something in-between, C506 (Dark Purple) is a deep berry/wine which is always a Fall/Winter staple.
MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Rouge Lipstick retails for $27 CAD each and can be found at Sephora.