MAC The Enemy Within is a moderately warm-toned, light-medium gold with a metallic finish. It is a limited edition lipstick that retails for $20.00 and contains 0.1 oz.
MAC The Enemy Within Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a "neutral gold shimmer [with a Frost finish]." It's a bright, light-medium gold with warm, yellow undertones and a sparkling, frosted finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that covered fairly evenly, though I had some color slip into my lip lines after an hour of wear. The lipstick lasted for four hours on me and was lightly drying. MAC Ruffian Gold (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Bite Beauty Gold (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery, less pigmented (90% similar). Fenty Beauty Banana Frost (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Trick (P, $18.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Dior Golden (065) (LE, $40.00) is more shimmery, lighter, less pigmented (90% similar). MAC Playland (LE, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). ColourPop PYT (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Jouer Molten Gold (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker, less pigmented (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Amber (LE, $36.00) is darker (85% similar). NYX Mischievous (P, $6.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Private Life (01) (LE, $53.00) is less shimmery, less pigmented (90% similar). Fenty Beauty Ice Dunes (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Triptych (DC, $18.00) is darker, glossier (80% similar). UOMA Beauty Lady of Gold (P, $26.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). Dolce and Gabbana Topazio (LE, $33.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). NYX Exposed (P, $7.50) is darker (80% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Surge (LE, $56.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (80% 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.