MAC Where No Man Has Gone Before is a slightly cool-toned, medium plum with a frost finish. It is a limited edition lipstick that retails for $20.00 and contains 0.1 oz.
MAC Where No Man Has Gone Before Lipstick ($18.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a "pink with gold pearl [with a Lustre finish]." It's a medium, pinky-plum with subtle cooler undertones paired with warmer, gold pearl. It had semi-sheer coverage, which is as expected given the Lustre finish, that went on evenly and smoothly. It lasted for three hours on me. Tom Ford Beauty Otranto (LE, $55.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). MAC A Wink of Pink (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Plum Dandy (P, $20.00) is darker, more pigmented, cooler (90% similar). Anastasia Lychee (LE, $18.00) is more muted, warmer (85% similar). MAC Capricious (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). NYX Power (P, $6.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Drake (P, $36.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Guerlain Leather Blazer (013) (P, $32.00) is warmer (80% similar). Maybelline Copper Rose (P, $7.49) is more shimmery, darker (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.