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The Artist Rouge Mat Lipsticks have a creamy consistency, kinda similar to MAC Matte lipsticks. They don't tug on the skin, they glide effortlessly accross the lips! The finish is matte, less than a liquid lipstick but more matte than MAC Matte lipsticks and Urban Decay Comfort Matte lipsticks.
These lipsticks are surprisingly comfortable as well, but they can feel a bit drying as the day progresses. The light shades tend to feel drying by the 4 hours mark while the medium and dark shades are comfortable on the lips during a longer period of time (5-6 hours). I noticed a little bit of feathering with the deeper shades (M500 and M501) by the 5 hours mark, but it wasn't very noticeable.
They are lightly scented, I don't know how to describe the scent (maybe a bit floral?) but the fragrance is definitely less strong that their Rouge Artist Natural & Intense lipsticks.
The Artist Rouge Mat lipsticks are awesome! That being said, I didn't like all the shades. The light colors (M100 and M200) look chalky and cakey on me, the formula cracks and settles into fine lines. Not a good look! I didn't have this problem with the other shades though.
My favorites? M102 and M501!!
Left to right : M100 Cream Beige, M101 Caramel Beige, M102 Pink Brown and M200 Powder Pink.
M100 Cream Beige is a peachy beige with a matte finish.
MAC Matte Lipstick in Honeylove is slightly lighter and the finish is a bit less matte. MAC Satin Lipstick in Peachstock is lighter and the finish is more glossy. MAC Satin Lipstick in Faux is pinker and slightly darker, the finish is more glossy. MAC Matte Lipstick in Kinda Sexy is more peachy and brighter.
M101 Caramel Beige is a pinky caramel beige with a matte finish.
BITE Beauty Amuse Bouche lipstick in Chai is lighter and much more brown, the finish is more glossy as well. MAC Matte Lipstick in Fashion Revival is brighter, more magenta. MAC Retro Matte Lipstick in Heaux is brighter, less brown.
M200 Powder Pink is a warm light pink with a matte finish.
Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in Backtalk is darker and more mauve, the finish is less matte. MAC Matte Lipstick in Please Me is similar but slightly warmer. MAC Amplified Lipstick in Chatterbox is darker and more vibrant, the finish is glossy.
Left to right : M401 Hot Red, M402 Brick Red, M500 Wine Violet and M501 Plum Violet.
M401 Hot Red (Limited Edition) is a bright red with a matte finish.
BITE Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Gazpacho is slightly darker and brighter, the finish is more glossy. MAC Retro Matte Lipstick in RiRi Woo is slightly darker and the finish is a bit more matte. MUFE Artist Rouge Mat Lipstick in M402 is slightly darker, less vibrant.
M402 Brick Red is a medium-dark red with a hint of brown undertones and a matte finish.
NYC Get It All Lip Color in IncREDdible is warmer and more brown, the finish is glossy as well. Estée Lauder Matte Sculpting Lipstick in Decisive Poppy is a bit brighter, the finish is similar. MAC Matte Lipstick in Deeply Adored is darker and cooler, the finish is less matte.
M500 Wine Violet is a dark oxblood red with slightly purple undertones and a matte finish.
MAC Matte Lipstick in Studded Kiss is warmer, a bit less purple. Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in Disturbed is darker. Burberry Lip Velvet in No.437 Oxblood is slightly lighter and a bit less vibrant.
M501 Plum Violet is a berry red plum with a matte finish.
MAC Matte Lipstick in Fashion Revival is slightly brighter and warmer, the finish is less matte. MAC Retro Matte Lipstick in Heaux is less purple and slightly lighter. NARS Killer Shine Lipstick in No Shame is brighter, slightly lighter, less purple and the finish is glossy.
The Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Mat Lipsticks retail for $27 CAD for 3.5g.
(I received these products in order to evaluate them and give my opinion, but rest assured that my comments are always honest and impartial.)