MAC Explicit is a moderately warm-toned, light brown with a pearl finish. It is a permanent lipgloss that retails for $18.50 and contains 0.1 oz.
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MAC Explicit Lipglass ($17.00 for 0.10 fl. oz.) is a dirty, medium taup brown with warm undertones and fine, multi-colored pearl. It had medium coverage, which mostly translated into lots of pearly shimmer on my lips. I've always been a fan of this shade on its own or for layering, as the base color blends well with natural lip colors so the lack of coverage never looks uneven, but it's not listed specifically as a sheerer shade by MAC. The texture was smooth, light-to-medium in weight, and easy to spread across the lips as it wasn't too thick, though it was noticeably sticky. This shade wore well for five hours on me.
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