MAC Soft Hint is a slightly warm-toned, very light aqua with a frost finish. It is a permanent lipstick that retails for $21.00 and contains 0.1 oz.
MAC Soft Hint Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a light-medium, bluish-green with a metallic shimmer. It is almost more of a duochrome, layering kind of color, as it shifts from a warmer green to a cooler, more aqua-leaning blue. It had chunkier shimmer that would sometimes cling to itself, which created larger chunks on the lips that could be felt if I pressed my lips together. It applied evenly for the most part, though it was semi-sheer at best. It lasted for three hours on me and was neither drying nor hydrating. (Unfortunately, MAC did not indicate this was a sheer shade.) Tom Ford Beauty Lena (LE, $36.00) is lighter (95% similar). Bite Beauty Opal (LE, $24.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). 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.