MAC Highlights is a slightly warm-toned, light-medium peach with a pearl finish. It is a permanent lipstick that retails for $20.00 and contains 0.1 oz.
MAC Highlights Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a "very pale creamy peach [with a Lustre finish]." It's a light-medium peach with warm, orange undertones and a natural shine. It had sheer pigmentation with a lightweight texture with some slip. Unfortunately, it applied unevenly and gathered into lip lines from the get-go on my lips. The color lasted for an hour and a half on me, while the formula was neither hydrating nor drying. This is a repromote, though the permanent version seemed darker swatched and in the tube, but it didn't vary as much applied. MAC Pure Vanity (LE, $20.00) is warmer (95% similar). Chanel Volage (227) (LE, $38.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). MAC Real Redhead (LE, $20.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC You've Got It (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Rouge Ingenue (168) (P, $38.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Solar Gold (LE, $49.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Tantric (P, $18.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Catherine (410) (P, $37.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Free as a Butterfly (LE, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Dream Big (LE, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Naked Bud (LE, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Charmeuse (142) (LE, $38.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Cheri (61) (DC, $34.00) is glossier (95% similar). Guerlain Yellow It-stick (603) (DC, $37.00) is darker (85% similar). Dior Diormoon (439) (P, $37.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Mimosa (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Julianne (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% 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.