October 11, 2017

Make Up For Ever Artist Liquid Matte Lipsticks | Review, Try On + Swatches

MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Liquid Matte Lipstick 201 205 207 301 403 501 503 505

Confession: I'm a liquid lipstick convert. I didn't really get the craze when this lip product hybrid started taking over the makeup world, but after trying a few brands out, I have been enlightened by their amazingness. One brand that has been killing the liquid lipstick game is Make Up For Ever. Earlier this year, they came out with a small selection of Artist Liquid Matte Lipsticks, and I tested out a handful of nude shades: 103 Warm Beige, 105 Rosewood and 107 Neutral Beige. They recently expanded the line and have added a bunch of colours, many of which I have to share with you today. While my first sampling was of more neutral shades, this time around I have bolder and more vibrant hues to show you.

MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Liquid Matte Lipstick 201 fresh pink

The Artist Liquid Matte Lipstick in 201 Fresh Pink* is basically a Barbie pink. This colour is super fun and 'out there', however it isn't really my cup of tea as I find it does not really complement my lighter skin tone. This shade would look amazing on medium to dark skin tones.

MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Liquid Matte Lipstick 201 fresh pink

MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Liquid Matte Lipstick 205 mauvy pink

The Artist Liquid Matte Lipstick in 205 Mauvy Pink* is a beautiful shade for all skin tones, and one of my favourites from the bunch. I definitely feel comfortable wearing this one out and about, even if just casually running errands. It is not too overpowering, and can work with many eye looks without clashing.

MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Liquid Matte Lipstick 205 mauvy pink

MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Liquid Matte Lipstick 207 raspberry

The Artist Liquid Matte Lipstick in 207 Raspberry* is a gorgeous shade for fall. I'm all for berry lips during this time of the year, and I've been reaching for this one quite a bit. It is definitely eye catching, and brightens up any look.

MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Liquid Matte Lipstick 207 raspberry

MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Liquid Matte Lipstick 301 rust

The Artist Liquid Matte Lipstick in 301 Rust* is my favourite shade from the line, and is unlike anything I own. A mix of beige and peach, it is on the more neutral side, yet still provides a bit of a punch. I see this one working on all skin tones as well.

MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Liquid Matte Lipstick 301 rust

MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Liquid Matte Lipstick 403 deep red

The Artist Liquid Matte Lipstick in 403 Deep Red* is, well, as the name implies. It is more of a firetruck red as opposed to a blood red. I love that it does not feather, and I can get by without having to use a lip liner. With the holiday season quickly approaching, I know I will be reaching for this one a lot.

MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Liquid Matte Lipstick 403 deep red

MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Liquid Matte Lipstick 501 purple

The Artist Liquid Matte Lipstick in 501 Purple* is wayyyy out of my comfort zone. It was a bit trickier to apply, and I had to go in wit two layers for it to look mostly even. I think it is harder to pull off if you have a lighter skin tone like me, but I've seen this shade on darker skin tones and it looks freakin' fantastic.

MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Liquid Matte Lipstick 501 purple

MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Liquid Matte Lipstick 503 deep plum

The Artist Liquid Matte Lipstick in 503 Deep Plum* is a burgundy red. If you are looking for a vampier shade, this one is a top pick of mine. It requires some layering, as just one swipe makes it look patchy and uneven. The swatch below is after three layers.

MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Liquid Matte Lipstick 503 deep plum

MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Liquid Matte Lipstick 505 blackcurrant

The Artist Liquid Matte Lipstick in 503 Blackcurrant* has won the title of darkest lip shade I own. Upon seeing it, I thought to myself there was no way I could pull this one off. To my surprise, it actually can work on a lighter skin tone like mine. Again, it will take a few layers for the colour to pay off, and the result, although very bold, can work well depending on the look you are going for (goth vibes anyone?)

MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Liquid Matte Lipstick 505 blackcurrant

The formulation is fantastic, not gloopy nor too thin and the product applies with ease, without over-emphasizing or setting into my lip lines. While these have a matte finish, they aren't drying on the lips. The doe-foot wand offers great control and a very minimal chance of a messy application. Now for longevity, these stay put for hours - as in, 12+ hours later, I have to go in with a makeup remover to get it all off. The product barely transfers, and despite talking, eating and drinking throughout the day, the majority of the colour will remain - some light fading might occur, and in my case this happens at the center of my lips.

MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Liquid Matte Lipstick 201 205 207 301 403 501 503 505 swatches

See all the shades swatched above, and the look I created wearing shade 503 Blackcurrant below. I know, d-a-r-k, but I think I'm still (somehow?) rockin' it!

MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Liquid Matte Lipstick 505 blackcurrant look

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The Make Up For Ever Artist Liquid Matte Lipsticks retail for C$25/US$20 each (0.08 oz or 2.5 mL) and can be purchased at Sephora.

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49 comments

  1. I love ALL of these amazing shades of lipstick, but that purple is my FAVORITE. It is such a sexy shade of lip color!

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  2. The mauve pink is my favorite. All of them are pretty but that color is more flattering for my skin tones.

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  3. I would rock that 501 shade. That purple is fierce. I've yet to find a liquid lipstick that is true matte and doesn't go on like a lip stain so I can't wait to check out Make Up For Ever's product lineup. Thanks for the intro.

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  4. They have such an amazing array of different colors that I know I will have to buy a few of them. I love using different colors on different days.

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  5. Personally I love the liquid lipsticks. Those are some bold colors for fall.

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  6. I like the raspberry one the most. My daughters would love the purple. I like that they arent shiny and sticky looking...am a fan of matte colors.

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  7. Make Up Forever is such a great brand. I totally LOVE these colors. I think I want them ALL lol.

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  8. I love liquid lipsticks, but I tend to wear more neutral or glosses. I think these would look even prettier if you lined your lips too.

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  9. The purple on is my favorite. I would look so pretty with purple lips.

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  10. Matte lipsticks are my favorite look and they really do last forever!! You have great shaped lips and can wear any of these.I have thin lips so I cant wear very dark colors.

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  11. I love the colour selection. My favourite is the Artist Liquid Matte Lipstick in 301 Rust :D

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  12. I like the matte look. I used to prefer the lip stains to lip sticks because of the shine of the sticks, these are a great alternative! :)

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  13. Ooo! I need to pick up 201, feed my pink obsession and test drive the formula. Great review.

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  14. These are all so pretty! I'm really liking all the colors. That's so cool that the color stays for 12 hours.

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  15. Loving Mauvy Pink and Deep Plum but I would love to have them all! I know that Make Up For Ever is a great brand so I have to get my hands on these!

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  16. Oh, that purple is so amazing. I'd totally wear that one as much as I could.

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  17. Wow, I just love those shades. I typically struggle with my lip stick/gloss/stain staying on all day so I will definitely give these a try. The plum color is my favorite.

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  18. My daughter would love some of these colors! I would definitely recommend them to her.

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  19. These are some really unique shades of liquid lipstick. I couldn't rock that bright purple, but it looks fun.

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  20. Those are some really vivid shades! I like #301. Doesn't hurt that you have some gorgeous lips! I need to buy some makeup, and update what I have with some goodies like these.

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  21. I have been looking for a lipstick that stays on all day. I really like the Mauvy Pink color. I would love to give it a try.

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  22. These are some really great lipstick shades! I love a good lipstick that doesn't bleed or come off right away.

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  23. These are all beautiful colors, I love all the shades, the bright purple looks really fun. I wish I could pull of colors like this, I feel like they are too bold for me.

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  24. Mauvy Pink shade is awesome,..

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  25. I think the Raspberry color is my fave!

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  26. I love a good matte lip and these makeup forever colors are just gorgeous!! I need to try them!

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  27. I love 501 shade. My girlfriend would love it for sure! Thanks for the tip.

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  28. I love that these looks as bright on your lips as they do in the bottle. I really love the purple one.

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  29. Wow, these shades are gorgeous! Like you. I also love the Rust shade - corals and oranges tend to suit me best. However, if I had darker skin I would definitely be going for the Barbie Pink - amazing!

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  30. Love that purple colour - so different and stands out so much. These look like fantastic lipsticks!

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  31. Love these colors and that matte finish!

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  32. Love that you were able to try so many colors!! For my coloring, I think I like the Raspberry and for you I like the purple!!

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  33. I hate having to reapply my lipstick after eating. I need to get into this.

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  34. I swear by liquid lipsticks! They are long lasting and make my lips look pretty. Love the new collection by Make Up Dorever! :)

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  35. I'm not much of a liquid lipstick fan because most of the time they make my lips dry. But with the beautiful shades you have there, I think I'll give it a try again.

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  36. What a gorgeous range of colours! They all look so rich and vibrant!

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  37. You are such a pro at this! I was never a make up person but I have started recently with matte lipstick & eye liner. And liquid matte sure looks amazing!!

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  38. Love these liquid matte lipsticks. I keep hearing amazing things about these Makeup Forever products. Great colors & long lasting!

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  39. I'm obsessed with matte right now. That is gorgeous lip color!

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  40. I am loving these colors! They look like they will hold up pretty well all day long as well. The finish looks perfect too.

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  41. All these colors look amazing. I would love to try each of these out. Thanks for sharing.

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  42. I'm in love with the deep red! It's slightly similar to Kylie's autumn lip color. You should've done the swatches on the arm too, but I love your reviews!

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  43. I usually go for natural and light make up shades so I guess the best for me would be the Artist Liquid Matte Lipstick in 205 Mauvy Pink. However, if it would be an evening affair I would be going to, I would choose the Artist Liquid Matte Lipstick in 207 Raspberry. I love these matte lipsticks! Thank you for your review.

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  44. I haven't tried the brand. I love that you showcased how the products look on though!

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  45. I love matte lipsticks too. The shades rust and black currant rock! I hope these liquid lippies are moisturizing like Maybelline creamy mattes do.

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  46. I have a few liquid lipsticks that I use Religiously! I feel like that just go on better. All of these colors are so beautiful!

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  47. These shades are so pretty but my favorite has to be the mauve pink and deep red. Perfect shades for the coming holidays.

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  48. I am still on the fence when it comes to liquid lipsticks but 403, 205 and 207 looks like great colours to try out as a tester

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  49. These all look so amazing! I have to confess I love liquid lipstick as well. My favorite is the Mauvy Pink. Perfect shade for the Fall!

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