MAC Gold Xixi is a slightly warm-toned, dark yellow with a pearl finish. It is a permanent lipstick that retails for $20.00 and contains 0.1 oz.
MAC Gold Xixi Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a "lemony pastel yellow [with a Lustre finish]." It's a light-medium yellow with strong, warm undertones and a lustrous sheen. It had semi-sheer coverage on its own--not unexpected, given the Lustre finish--that goes on unevenly and pulls into lip lines. The color lasted for two and a half hours on its own. Like Frosting, it would be more practical to use to mix and layer with other shades, though it will add some slip to whatever you layer it with, so I liked it best patted on the center of lips or over a more matte lipstick. This is a repromote. Dior Sunny Matte (610) (LE, $35.00) is brighter, less glossy (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Covet (DC, $18.00) is warmer (85% similar). Sephora Primal Instinct (77) (LE, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Yellow You Dare (LE, $20.00) is more pigmented, less glossy (85% similar). NARS Liguria (P, $28.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Wild Extract (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). NYX Citron (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Nifty Neon (P, $20.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). NYX Orange Blossom (P, $6.00) is lighter (80% similar). MAC Sheer Mandarin (LE, $17.00) is darker, warmer (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.