The New Super Pigmented Lippy That You Need In Your Life

When it comes to lipsticks, I’m a hard gal to impress. There are so many brands, formulas, & shades out there, and simply put – I am so picky. You guys know that I can’t stand lipglosses, and I stay away from any colours that wash out my yellow undertones.

In my short 22 years on this planet, I have tried and tested literally about 100 lipsticks, and only around 10 of them have made the cut. Meaning I have only 10 lipsticks that are front-row-vanity worthy, you know what I’m talking about, ladies!

Funnily enough, I was sent three of the brand new Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge lippies* (RRP £17.00) of my choice by the lovely team at Precious About Makeup – and they have all made my top ten. Read on & I’ma tell you why.


Matte black & silver packaging? It’s a BIG yes from me! I love simplicity, and I can really appreciate it, so the simple bullet lipstick casing is perfect for everyday use. I did get send two shades in the tester versions as they were samples, so they don’t have proper lids (and I’m totally okay with that). However, the one with the entirely black outer packaging is the standard retail packaging FYI!


M102 – Pink Brown* – A rich, pink shade with a dash of brown and purple

M400 – True Red* – A classic true pillarbox red

C108 – Hazel Beige* – A medium brown with pink and mauve undertones


When I was deciding on which shades I wanted to try, I obvz went for two matte colours as the finish is by far my favourite in a lipstick. However, I spotted the Hazel Beige* and almost fell head-over-heels. Even though I am in no way a usual fan of cream lipsticks, I thought I owe it to Hazel Beige* to give it a swift try.

(The M and C letters in the shade numbers correspond to the formula, Matte and Cream!)

Surprisingly I ended up trying the creme formula first as that Hazel Beige* shade spoke to me. Naturally I blotted after the application to add a semi-matte finish and I have no regrets about that. The colour was still just as super-pigmented and lasted the majority of the day, even after having a meal!

So I clearly had some high expectations for the matte shades, and for good reason – they’re all incredible. The matte shades lasted just as long as the cream (after blotting) and didn’t settle in any of the thin lines in my lips which is so important in a matte formula. The True Red* shade applied more evenly than the Pink Brown*, but that’s nothing that a quick rubbing of the lips can’t redistribute.

I can’t believe how much I’ve been reaching for these, and surprisingly how the cream formula Hazel Beige shade is actually my favourite out of all three. If you’re looking for a must-have high end lipstick that really is worth the money, I would suggest definitely looking into the new Make Up For Ever* Artist Rouge Lipstick collection!

Which Artist Rouge shade is catching your eye?


  1. Jenny
    September 28, 2016 / 1:34 PM

    I just adore matte formulas, more so for Autumn and Winter and loving the swatches of these! XJenny | Krystel Couture

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      October 3, 2016 / 8:05 AM

      I know right, I can't wait to get some more! xo

  2. Jessie-Ann Lewis
    September 28, 2016 / 1:43 PM

    Beaut photos as always hun! I love the look of these shades – they're perfect for autumn and I love how pigmented they are. xxJessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      October 3, 2016 / 8:05 AM

      I was so surprised at the pigmentation! xo

  3. Yiotou_La
    September 28, 2016 / 3:27 PM

    These are gorgeous shades! True Red is my favourite and I love they they are pigmented. I started loving my red lipsticks again, in the summer I wore only pink haha, and this is just perfect!YiotaPinkDaisyLoves

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      October 3, 2016 / 8:07 AM

      Red is definitely a christmassy winter shade for me! xo

  4. EmsAlice
    September 28, 2016 / 7:18 PM

    Your photography is gorgeous; I love the look of these lipsticks – the red especially 🙂 xoEmily |

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      October 3, 2016 / 8:08 AM

      Thank you so much, Emily! <3

  5. Hannah Hawes
    September 29, 2016 / 12:29 AM

    Hazel beige and true red look amazing! I've started drifting more towards cream lippies lately. As much as I love a good matte, sometimes they can be a little drying. Like you've mentioned, blotting after you've applied takes away some of the original shine you can get from cream, yet doesn't have that drying effect matte can sometimes have. Love your photos too by the way, great shots :)Love Hannah

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      October 3, 2016 / 8:08 AM

      I totally agree, creme lippies are my new thing! <3

  6. McKenzie Miller
    September 29, 2016 / 8:50 AM

    All three shades are absolutely gorgeous! I feel the same way about lipsticks! I'm pretty picky myself, xoMcKenzie |

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      October 3, 2016 / 8:09 AM

      Snap! But getting your perfect lippy is so important! <3

  7. Heather Nixon
    September 29, 2016 / 6:24 PM

    M102 is such a gorgeous shade xHeather | Of Beauty & Nothingness

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      October 3, 2016 / 8:08 AM

      Thanks so much for reading, Heather!

  8. Kizzy Von Doll
    September 30, 2016 / 10:51 AM

    These look gorgeous!! Love lipsticks 🙂 x

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      October 3, 2016 / 8:08 AM

      Thanks so much, Kizzy <3

  9. Beth Griffiths
    October 13, 2016 / 12:49 PM

    Pink Brown is such a gorgeous shade. Perfect for autumnBeth xMermaid in Disguise

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