Violetta is a medium-dark purple with warm, pink undertones and a violet pearl. The tube-version I have is much more pigmented and significantly more shimmery, so the shade in the palette ended up looking darker and less pearlescent. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that did not build up. The texture was thinner and a bit drier overall, though it did not feel as drying or as clingy compared to the more matte shades in the palette. It wore well for five hours and was non-drying.
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.