Make Up Forever #29 Rouge Art Intense Lipstick Swatches & Review

by mehak on June 6, 2012

in A+, Lip Products, Lipsticks, Reviews

 

Make Up Forever (MUFE) Rouge Art Intense Lipstick #29

It was about 3 months ago, that i was scrambling like a headless chicken in the malls in Dubai. My two tiny feet which boast of being seasoned- mall experts just could not keep up with the sheer size of those Dubai Malls and i was just running helter skelter with shopping bags all around me like a maniac.  I kept turning new corners , my feet were killing me and nothing was getting accomplished. So i just gave up.  sat on the nearest bench i could find, grabbed a shawarma,  stared at the good looking sheikh men (listen, those young ones with their white robes and all..under all that they are pretty handsome) and resigned myself to the fact that i wont be able to take anything home for anybody.

Suddenly, after about the fourth chomp into the shawarma, as if a sign from the makeup gods, a group of 3 women passed me by saying “Next Stop- Make Up Forever“. That’s all I needed to hear- i grabbed my bags, raised my headless chicken head and followed them as swiftly and silently as a seasoned stalker. The stalking paid off, and soon enough two minutes later i was in MUFE heaven (Thank you 3 random girls!! Hope you didn’t get scared by the maniac stalker with  frizzy hair carrying a half eaten shawarma and shopping bags. I now realised i could have just asked you, but my brain was too fuzzy at the time).

 

The stalking did result in a purchase or two, and one of them was this Makeup Forever Rouge Art  Lipstick # 29 which i bought for my mom. It was a classic ‘mom’ shade- muted, plummy, pinky brown. Actually, it’s a classic ‘Indian Mom’ shade, because when i asked the sales assistant for lipstick recommendations for my mother, she came out with the brightest neon pinks and oranges. Its Dubai you see, even older women wear blue eyeshadow and hot pink lips! But MUFE  #29 is a plum pink, similar to Mac Craving in a way, but Craving is more vibrant  while this is more muted. It’s nice to have a plum lipstick that’s not out-and-out vamp-like so #29 is one of them. It’s a color that is likely to be pulled of by all skin tones – specially if you are medium to dark, this is a very MLBB color. For lighter skin tones, this is a nice way to wear a darker lip.

This was my first stint with Makeup Forever Lipsticks and i have to say,these are definitely the MOST Pigmented and CREAMIEST lipsticks i have tried. Right up there with amplified creams, the formula is thick and creamy -you can probably tell in the swatch. One swipe, and you are on a speed boat to opaque-lip heaven! Surprisingly, even though they are creamy they are not particularly moisturizing- not to say they are drying, but they are just about okay in the moisture department. They last a long time, i get about 6 solid hours with this, and they stain as they bid good bye to your lips . You might want to skip these in sweltering hot summer months though, because they are kind of heavy on the lips- definitely not the lightest lipsticks around.

 

Verdict:  A+

Product :4.5/5, Pigmentation:5/5 , Texture:4/5, Longevity:4.5/5, Packaging:5/5

Recommendation: Make Up Forever Rouge Art Intense Lipsticks are extremely pigmented and creamy (probably the best in that department from all the ones i have tried), long lasting, although slightly heavy on the lips . They are okay in the moisture department, but one swipe is enough for anybody so girls with pigmented lips should seriously consider these. #29 is a muted Plum Pink, which is a nice everyday sort of a color for medium to dusky skin tones, and a nice way to wear a deeper plum for lighter skin tones

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{ 32 comments… read them below or add one }

Nisha June 7, 2012 at 12:14 am

lovely color…

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mansi bajaj June 7, 2012 at 12:38 am

How to get makeup forever products in delhi? any idea..

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mehak June 7, 2012 at 12:46 am

you can buy them online-www.medplusbeauty.com

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M June 7, 2012 at 1:04 am

I jumped as soon as I saw the word shawarma… :D

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mehak June 7, 2012 at 5:56 pm

Mmm i love shawarma!

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Nivedita June 7, 2012 at 1:56 am

Even though I’m not the biggest fan of light shades, I couldn’t stop ogling at your lips :P
I wanted to pick up a couple of shades from MUF when I go to Mumbai ( which is soon perhaps), but the store is closing down! Call it my luck!

Hahaha! I love swarmas!! Here in Kolkata, IMO, South City Spencers makes the best of them! By now, the chefs know me so much that whenever I go over for a grab, they would just give a big green and make mine a bit special from the regular ones :P

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SweetAndBitter June 7, 2012 at 12:17 pm

same pinch Nivedita…i love that man but these days he doesn’t make it as awesome he did 2 years back…the quality has degraded but I still love it!!

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mehak June 7, 2012 at 5:57 pm

Oh in delhi you get amazing ones in this place but its too far frm where i stay so i keep having to make do with avaerage shawarma’s . thats why when i ws in Dubai it ws like shawarma overload!

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Nivedita June 7, 2012 at 9:39 pm

@SweetAnd Bitter: I totally agree with you. The swarmas don;t taste that great these days. :(
@Mehak: Looks like I am becoming obsessed! I keep listing the goodies I want in Mumbai and looks like I am already making a list if food corners of Delhi… the parathawala gully, there’s some place which sells good kebabs and now swarmas :P No wonder I am never skinny

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richss June 7, 2012 at 2:04 am

nice colour…
n 1st and 2nd para is just so cute..ws smiling constantly..:) :)

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Bhumika June 7, 2012 at 2:25 am

Thats a nice shade..they shut down MUFE here in Mumbai as Sephora is coming up there..God knows when..

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mehak June 7, 2012 at 5:57 pm

Yay!!! Sephora <3 <3 but ya its been in the pipeline forever!

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Chris June 7, 2012 at 5:23 am

I’m glad to see I’m not the only one who stalks people to find places. Hehehe…

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mehak June 7, 2012 at 5:58 pm

If i was a guy i would be jailed or smthng! Women can gt away with lots of things

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Kejal June 7, 2012 at 11:09 am

yes..classic mom it is!! I hope headless chicken head is all sorted for the upcomin gala event now! :)

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Trups June 7, 2012 at 11:48 am

Wow Mehak this looks so creamy..

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mehak June 7, 2012 at 5:58 pm

You really need to swipe it to see just how pigmented this is. The is THE lipstick for pigmented lips. Covers everythign!

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Trups June 8, 2012 at 3:57 pm

really thats nice ..never tried MUFE but if it is that good product then I must check this..

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shivangi June 7, 2012 at 11:58 am

The shade is nice! its sad that the Mumbai store is closing :(

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vijetha June 7, 2012 at 12:21 pm

happy ending and a nice color :)

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ChicNChoco June 7, 2012 at 1:03 pm

pretty shade!

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Tanmayee June 7, 2012 at 3:46 pm

great color, made for you ….

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shruti June 7, 2012 at 10:52 pm

Hi Mehak,

This off topic but I was wondering if you have used any kind of lip sealers for lipsticks to make them last long? Like, for your wedding functions, are you planning to use something on top of the lipsticks to seal the color? Also, what’s your experience with MAC prolongwear lip colors? Are they really long lasting?

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mehak June 7, 2012 at 11:25 pm

Hi Shruti,

Well , i find a big diff when i use lip liners vs when i dont! HUGE difference. There is also a mac lip primer, which i have heard is very good for making your lipstick last longer by about 2 hours longer than usual. Wait i shall get you a link on that http://addictedtoblush.blogspot.in/2011/06/mac-lip-prep-prime-review.html
As for the pro long wear lip cremes i get about 7 hour wear time with them..but i get the same with MAC MAtte formulas and colorbar velvet mattes are close to that level too..

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Shalini June 7, 2012 at 11:53 pm

Lovely shade and looks pretty on you Mehak…

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shruti June 8, 2012 at 12:35 am

Great! I need to give the PLWs a try. Thank you!

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Zee Bee June 8, 2012 at 12:54 am

God .. this was so hilarious ! i was just imagining you … headless chicken runs ! :-D that i forgot all about the lipstick !

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pavani reddy June 8, 2012 at 1:25 am

beautiful shade mehak…

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sunaa June 8, 2012 at 2:31 am

luks pretty on you.. as u said it would look great on dusky skintones..=)
nice review!!

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philamazan June 8, 2012 at 4:11 pm

wow it looks really moisturising …

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indianmakeupways June 8, 2012 at 7:23 pm

that shade looks absolutely great. Would love to check out mufe lippies someday :)

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STK July 26, 2012 at 10:02 pm

Gaaahhhhh I was just at IMATS recently, where Makeup Forever products were seriously discounted, but all of these lipsticks were sold out! I’m definitely going to be buying this one, even though it’ll be at full price. This is a perfect shade for me, even though my skin tone is very light. I love lip products in plum, berry & wine shades. It would’ve been so nice to get this at a cheaper price :-(

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