MAC Designer Blue is a moderately cool-toned, dark blue with a frost finish. It is a permanent lipstick that retails for $20.00 and contains 0.1 oz.
MAC Designer Blue Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a medium-dark navy blue with cool undertones and a frosted finish. It appeared lighter and warmer swatched, but it seemed to darken slightly after it was applied. It had semi-opaque color coverage that did not apply evenly; it was patchy and streaky, so this is a shade that needs a lip primer or lip liner underneath it to have a decent result. The color lasted for four and a half hours, was neither drying nor hydrating, and left a purplish stain behind. Anastasia Paint (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Fenty Beauty Igloo Bloo (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). KVD Beauty Reverb (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Too Faced Blue You Away (P, $20.00) is warmer, glossier (85% similar). Smashbox Iced Out (P, $24.00) is darker, brighter, glossier (80% similar). KVD Beauty Poe (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). MAC Moon Landing (LE, $21.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.
Formulated to shade, define and showcase the lips, M·A·C Lipstick is available in every nuance of your favorite color and high-fashion texture. It's the iconic product that made M·A·C famous. AMPLIFIED CREME (A): Ultra-creamy. Quietly shiny. Color-packed! Hi-res: hi-impact. CREMESHEEN (C): Creme-based lipstick that imparts bright full color, with a soft and supple shine. FROST (F): Excellent color payoff with medium to high frosted shimmer-and-shine finish. LUSTRE (L): Demi-sheer with wet-look lustre finish. Very slick. Makes lips look soft, smooth, ultra-moist. MATTE (M): Pigment rich with intense color pay-off. No-shine, all matte finish. SATIN (S): Color-rich. Soft satin, semi-matte finish. Conditions while adding intense color.