MAC Pandemonium is a slightly cool-toned, medium-dark pink with a matte finish. It is a limited edition lipstick that retails for $19.00 and contains 0.1 oz.
Pandemonium is a bright, medium pink with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. The consistency was more velvety and smooth with less of the firmness typically associated with Retro Mattes, but I find the velvety consistency to be harder to apply evenly as the texture sometimes thickens on itself or accentuates imperfections on the lips. This shade applied rather well, though it only had semi-opaque coverage. It lasted for five and a half hours but was drying after three hours of wear. Makeup Geek Goodie-Two-Shoes (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Sexy But Sweet (P, $22.00) is darker (95% similar). ColourPop Sphynx (P, $7.50) is lighter (90% similar). Maybelline Pink Sugar (P, $7.99) is lighter, brighter, glossier (90% similar). Anastasia Soft Pink (P, $18.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). KVD Beauty Saint (LE, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). ColourPop Little Tings (LE, $7.00) is glossier (90% similar). ColourPop Fetch (LE, $7.00) is lighter, brighter, glossier (90% similar). NYX Natural (P, $6.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Pat McGrath Polaroid Pink (P, $38.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Bing Bang Boom (LE, $21.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Feeling Fizzy (LE, $19.00) is lighter, glossier (85% similar). Maybelline Nocturnal Rose (P, $7.49) is darker (90% similar). ColourPop Prince Charming (LE, $8.00) is lighter, less pigmented (85% similar). Bite Beauty Fig (P, $28.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). ColourPop Dilly-Dally (P, $7.00) is lighter (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Jolly Molly (220) (P, $30.00) is lighter, brighter, glossier (85% similar). MAC 2 Truths and a Lie (LE, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). NARS Chaser (LE, $26.00) is warmer (85% similar). Givenchy Rose Graphique (P, $37.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. 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.