At heart, I am a lipstick girl. I can comfortably walk out the house with absolutely nothing on the face, but I MUST have something on my lips, even if it's lip gloss. But I prefer lipstick. And now that the weather is changing, I am determined to wear some of my darker colors more consistently. Especially this one, Make Up For Ever's Rouge Artist Intense #14.
Make Up For Ever describes the color as a "pearly, dark violet". It is a beautiful, smoky purple with silver shimmer. The shimmer is very fine and does not translate as grittiness on the lips. It has a satin finish. I do not find this shade to be particularly moisturizing, however, with a lip balm underneath, I am totally fine. After a full day of wear, it barely faded and stayed true to color. I was very impressed!
Rouge Artist Intense #14 is my first and only lippie from MUFE so far, but I am anxious to try more from the line because of the quality of the product and the shades they offer. (There's a gorgeous 14k gold shade I just can't wait to get my hands on!)
Anywho, until then I'll be rocking the smoky #14 along with my other darks. It really is a wearable deep violet that doesn't O.D. on the vamp, but rather exudes a sedated sexiness. Quite a lovely color!
This lipstick, along with other MUFE's products, can be found at Sephora and retails for about $19.