MAC Matte Royal is a very cool-toned, dark purple with a semi-matte finish. It is a limited edition lipstick that retails for $19.00 and contains 0.1 oz.
MAC Matte Royal Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a deep, bluish purple with cool undertones and a soft sheen. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that went on fairly evenly, though there was a touch of color that settled into my deeper lip lines. The darker color made it harder to notice that, though. This shade has been released before, but the version I received for this launch was much more pigmented and had less slip on the lips. It still had a creamier texture that didn't tug on my lips when I applied it directly from the tube, but it didn't slide around or look as uneven applied. It wore well for six hours and left a stain behind, while the formula seemed non-drying.
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.