MAC Babes and Balls Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “deep burgundy [with a Matte finish].” It’s a deep berry-plum with subtle, cool undertones and a satin finish. It had mostly opaque pigmentation that covered the lips with even color. The texture was lightly creamy, which made it glide on without tugging on the lips, but it didn’t slide around or feather on me while worn. This shade was still going strong after six hours, and it was neither drying nor hydrating over that period of time. Make Up For Ever M501 (P, $22.00) is darker (95% similar). Smashbox Femme Fatale (P, $21.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Oh Lady (P, $20.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Hel's Bells (P, $32.00) is lighter (90% similar). Maybelline Berry Bossy (P, $7.49) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever C506 (P, $22.00) is darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Plastics (LE, $5.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Fashion Revival (LE, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Make Up For Ever M102 (P, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.
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