I’ve been on the hunt for a nice black lipstick for a while now. I really like black with certain looks but it is, without question, a really high maintenance color. It can look like a real mess if the formula is bad, leaving you with a dirty looking, patchy-black mouth and I don’t think that’s anyone’s beauty goal. Make Up For Ever’s Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick #50 is a great option for a black lipstick though! It’s comfortable, creamy, well pigmented and lasts pretty well.
OVERALL REVIEW: 8
Packaging: Silver and black standard lipstick tube. 8/10
Longevity: This shade wears quite well for about 4-6 hours before touch ups. mostly only fading in the center of my lips. 8/10
Application: I prefer pointed lipstick shapes, similar to MAC’s. This lipstick bullet is rounded on the end and I found that to be a bit of a hassle to work with. 7/10
Texture: Very creamy, comfortable and smooth. 9/10
Like I said, I’ve been on the hunt for a nice black lipstick for a while now. Prior to this, the only one I had was NYX’s Chambord and that just wasn’t cutting it for me. It’s a very affordable option but I found that it didn’t wear very well, even with a primer, leaving you with a patchy black mouth and you shouldn’t even think of trying to eat while wearing Chambord. I also considered Kat Von D’s Studded Kiss Lipstick in Slayer but some of the darker shades of the Studded Kiss formula have been a little disappointing soo I finally arrived at Make Up For Ever’s Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick #50 and I’m quite happy with my decision!