MAC Quelle Surprise is a very cool-toned, dark berry with a pearl finish. It is a limited edition lipstick that retails for $19.00 and contains 0.1 oz.
MAC Quelle Surprise Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a "deep purple berry." It's a muted, medium-dark berry with cool undertones and fine pink and violet pearl. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque pigmentation that went on evenly but pulled into lip lines just slightly after three hours of wear. The color lasted closer to four hours and was neither drying nor hydrating over time. Guerlain Bee (LE, $51.00) is lighter, more muted. Guerlain Flirt (LE, $35.00) is darker, more muted. Marc Jacobs Beauty Little Pretty (130) (P, $30.00) is lighter. Urban Decay Venom (P, $22.00) is brighter, cooler. Marc Jacobs Beauty Cabaret (146) (LE, $30.00) is more muted, warmer. Tom Ford Beauty Alasdhair (LE, $32.00) is darker, warmer. Urban Decay After Dark (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Too Faced Metallic Jelly (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter, glossier. See comparison swatches / compare 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.