MAC Sweet Venom is a moderately warm-toned, light-medium pink 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 Sweet Venom Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as an "intense pink coral [with a Matte finish]." It's a medium pink with warm, yellow undertones and a satin finish. It was richly pigmented and paired with a smooth, creamy consistency that was easy to apply directly from the tube. The consistency was on the thicker side, which seemed to give it more movement and slip. This shade wore well for four and a half hours with a bit of color getting into lip lines. YSL Opera Rose (29) (P, $34.00) is lighter, glossier (95% similar). MAC Hi-Fructease (LE, $20.00) is more muted (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Anderson (P, $36.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Tomoko (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery, lighter, glossier (90% similar). Colour Pop 1st Base (LE, $6.50) is less glossy (90% similar). Chanel Edith (424) (P, $37.00) is more shimmery, darker, glossier (90% similar). Pat McGrath Profumo (P, $40.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (90% similar). Kat Von D Saint (LE, $20.00) is cooler, less glossy (90% similar). Colour Pop Name Drop (P, $7.00) is less glossy (90% similar). YSL Caress Pink (9) (P, $34.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Johnny (LE, $36.00) is cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever C210 (P, $22.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Dolly Bird (P, $34.00) is more muted, less glossy (95% similar). Kat Von D Jeffree (P, $20.00) is darker, warmer, less glossy (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Liv It Up (P, $37.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Colour Pop Dilly-Dally (P, $7.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (85% similar). Givenchy Rose Taffetas (201) (P, $36.00) is darker, glossier (85% similar). Smashbox Just Hit Play (P, $21.00) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Ori (LE, $36.00) is more muted, glossier (85% similar). Hourglass I've Kissed (P, $34.00) is darker, more muted (85% 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.