MAC Steam Heat is a moderately warm-toned, light-medium red with a satin finish. It is a limited edition lipstick that retails for $20.00 and contains 0.1 oz.
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MAC Steam Heat Lipstick ($17.50 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a "vivid yellow-red [with a Satin finish]." It's a medium-dark red with warm, yellow undertones and a satin finish. It had rich pigmentation that covered the lips well with even, smooth application. The consistency was lightly creamy with a sort of velvety, light-medium thick feel that stayed on well. This shade wore for six hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. NARS Rita (P, $32.00) is darker, warmer. NARS Annabella (P, $32.00) is brighter. Guerlain Red Strass (327) (P, $37.00) is more shimmery. MAC True Love’s Kiss (LE, $16.00) is glossier. MAC Head in the Clouds (LE, $16.00) is lighter, more shimmery. NARS Mysterious Red (LE, $25.00) is more matte. MAC Ruffian Red (LE, $16.00) is slightly brighter. See comparison swatches / compare 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.