MAC Claretcast is a slightly cool-toned, medium-dark berry with a satin finish. It is a discontinued lipstick that retails for $21.00 and contains 0.12 oz.
MAC Claretcast Liptensity Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark pinky berry with subtle, cool undertones paired with a satin finish. It had full color coverage that applied evenly and smoothly, with just a bit of tugging initially but became easier to glide on as it melted against the lips. The texture was light-to-medium in weight, lightly tacky but comfortable to wear over a six and a half hour period. The formula was a smidgen drying after four hours of wear. ColourPop What If (P, $7.00) is lighter (95% similar). YSL Forbidden Burgundy (12) (DC, $34.00) is glossier (90% similar). Bite Beauty Aubergine (DC, $24.00) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Melted Berry (P, $21.00) is glossier (95% similar). Lisa Eldridge Skyscraper Rose (LE, $32.00) is brighter, cooler, less glossy (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Dangerous Beauty (P, $55.00) is lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Seduce Me (128) (DC, $30.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). NARS Vera (P, $34.00) is warmer (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Drama Berry (510) (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, glossier (90% similar). Rare Beauty Ascend (P, $20.00) is lighter, cooler, less glossy (90% similar). Estee Lauder Unattainable (P, $32.00) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Popsicle (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). ColourPop Malibu Sunset (LE, $7.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). ColourPop First of All (PiP, $7.00) is more muted (95% similar). Hermes Rose Velours (78) (LE, $67.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Stellar Beauty Wicked Aura 01 (P, $22.00) is cooler (90% similar). Maybelline Plum for Me (P, $7.49) is darker, more muted (90% similar). NARS Jolie Mome (P, $26.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Art Deco (502) (PiP, $38.00) is warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Grenadine (P, $29.00) is less shimmery, darker, less pigmented (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.
Liptensity Lipstick pushes the boundaries of colour. With the expertise of tetrachromat Maureen Seaberg — who has the genetic ability to see up to 100 million hues imperceptible to the average naked eye — M·A·C has created an unprecedented spectrum of 24 shades with extreme, undeniable colour intensity, using our groundbreaking High-Frequency Tetrachromatic Pigments technology.