So I had the opportunity to purchase a few items from Sephora at the end of last year and decided to step out of my zone and start building my Make Up For Ever collection. I also was doing kinda poorly on my red lips beauty resolution and wanted to check out the recently released Rouge Artist Intense lipsticks.
First of all, these are amazing lipsticks! Believe the hype! There are 50 colours, and 3 finishes – matte, satin and pearl. Really wide array of colours to choose from. These lipsticks are highly pigmented, long-wearing, and could provide full coverage in one swipe.
I made a beeline to the reds in the collection and tried a few of them and settled for #43 Moulin Rouge. It’s a limited edition colour that is described by Sephora as “a vibrant red’. It has a satin finish which is not matte but not high gloss either. Yes this is a bright, bold red but not too blue-toned or orange-toned, pretty neutral. This is surprisingly, actually a really great red! A red for women of colour! I think that this would work on a wide variety of skin tones, from pale, light, tan, olive to dark. Black, Latina, Middle Eastern, Indian and any other combination!