MAC Lavender Jade is a slightly cool-toned, medium lavender with a satin finish. It is a permanent lipstick that retails for $20.00 and contains 0.1 oz.
MAC Lavender Jade Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a "dirty mauve with gold pearl [with a Matte finish]." It's a medium, lavender purple with subtle, cool undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had good pigmentation, though not fully opaque, with a creamy, velvety consistency that glided on without tugging but was a little thicker overall. I found it slid into my lip lines after three hours of wear, but it was creamy enough that I could smooth the color back out if I rubbed my lips back-and-forth. The color lasted four and a half hours in total and was neither drying nor hydrating. This shade was previously released as a limited edition color, and the permanent version is a bit darker. ColourPop Brills (LE, $7.00) is warmer (90% similar). NYX Violet (P, $6.00) is darker (85% similar). ColourPop Koala (LE, $6.50) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Digitalis (DC, $18.00) is lighter, warmer, glossier (90% similar). MAC Weekend 2 (LE, $20.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Maybelline Lilac Flush (725) (P, $7.49) is lighter, warmer, glossier (85% similar). MAC Strutting Fabulous (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Pat McGrath Faux Pas (P, $38.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Dodgy Girl (LE, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Vanity Kills (P, $18.00) is lighter, more muted, cooler (85% similar). Bite Beauty Spritzer (DC, $26.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Fenty Beauty One of the Boyz (P, $18.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Shallow (DC, $18.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Make Up For Ever C503 (DC, $22.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). ColourPop Cheetah (P, $7.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Rollergirl (DC, $18.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Fresh Amour (LE, $19.00) is cooler (85% similar). NYX Playdate (P, $6.00) is darker, more muted, glossier (85% similar). ColourPop Fluke (P, $7.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). KVD Beauty Coven (P, $19.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.
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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.