MAC Punk Couture is a slightly warm-toned, dark purple with a satin finish. It is a permanent lipstick that retails for $20.00 and contains 0.1 oz.
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MAC Punk Couture Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a "deep blackened grape [with a Matte finish]." It's a medium-dark purple with warmer undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation, though definitely opaque (and it wouldn't build-up to opaque coverage either) and could apply more evenly. The texture didn't drag or feel uncomfortable to apply nor to wear, as it had some slip (which might be why it applied unevenly). It wore for over six hours, was somewhat drying, and left behind a fuchsia stain. This is a repromote. MAC Leap of Delight (LE, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Potent Fig (LE, $19.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Jawbreaker (P, $18.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M502 (P, $22.00) is more muted (90% similar). Colour Pop Leather (DC, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar). Smashbox Violet Riot (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Hellebore (DC, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Own the Look (LE, $19.00) is lighter (85% similar). NARS Kirat (P, $34.00) is more muted (90% similar). Urban Decay Speedball (P, $18.00) is lighter, warmer, glossier (85% similar). Anastasia #9 (Vol. 1) (PiP, ) is lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Speedball (DC, $22.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Urban Decay Pandemonium (P, $18.00) is lighter, less glossy (85% similar). NARS Soul Train (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Pandemonium (P, $18.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). NYX Betrayal (P, $6.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Midnight Breeze (LE, $20.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (85% similar). Anastasia Vintage (P, $20.00) is lighter, less glossy (85% similar). Estee Lauder Shameless Violet (P, $32.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Witching Hour (LE, $20.00) 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.