Hello, hello! I know I had promised to review these babes a while ago, sorry it took me so long. I just wanted to experiment with these for a while before posting a review, since I knew it would be a cumulative one. Well, what can I say, Make Up For Ever Rouge Intense Naturals truly live up to their name – these are natural, glossy and extremely comfortable lipsticks. For 22 bucks a pop, you are getting a lipstick which promises a lot of wear.
First up is N33, a diamond fresh pink. Despite its extremely light colour, it applied with no hassles, so yes, it is very pigmented. It is very cool toned, though and on me it comes across as a bit ghastly. It would be perfectly ideal for pale, cool complexions, however. It wears well for about three hours and then disappears completely. I did notice slight glitter particles around my mouth as it disappeared. The comfortable, glossy wear is a winner! Overall rating: B/B+
N 38 is a diamond coral. It is a very sheer, natural pretty lipstick for everyday. Again, this one being a diamond finish has lots of shine and sparkles in it. This one is far more flattering on my skin tone, even though it is quite sheer. Again, it wears for about 3 hours and I end up with glitter around my mouth after. I love the glaze finish and glossy-ness with a hint of coral colour – very pretty! Overall rating: B+
Last up is my favourite, N44, a diamond red. Oh, how I love this! Unlike its previously discussed sisters, it is not an introvert and in fact, quite a head turner. I am turning into a red lipstick girl, or woman, should I say? It also does not have any issues with glitter fall out around the mouth. The pigmentation is superb and this one glides on with no problemo! What I love the most about it is that it is a glossy, red lipstick – now who wouldn’t fall for that? Overall rating: A
Overall thoughts: I really like the new Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist natural lipsticks. Despite being on the sheerer side, they pack on a lot of pigment. They are quite glossy and glide on like a dream. The only grime is that the lighter shades end up with a residue of glitter around my mouth, which is not a pretty sight. Overall, the lighter shades make fantastic day lipsticks and the bold colour scream for attention (in a good way). Definitely worth looking into – I want to grab a few more shades, but preferably from a different finish (just to try out).