MAC Dionysus is a slightly warm-toned, dark burgundy with a glossy finish. It is a discontinued lipstick that retails for $21.00 and contains 0.12 oz.
MAC Dionysus Liptensity Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a rich, medium-dark burgundy red with subtle, warm undertones and a glossy, creamy finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation, which had fairly even coverage, though the darker color paired with the more emollient texture seemed to highlight lip lines slightly as the color would settle and appear darker in mine. The texture was lightly balm-like as it melted against the lips and glided across with minimal tugging initially and then no tugging at all once it warmed up. This shade wore well for seven hours and was non-drying, which is close to as described for wear. Bite Beauty Liquorice (DC, $26.00) is less glossy (95% similar). NARS Ingrid (P, $34.00) is warmer (95% similar). Pat McGrath Anarkissed (DC, $40.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). NARS Bette (P, $34.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Bite Beauty Black Cherry (LE, $24.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). ColourPop It's Faux (LE, $7.00) is less shimmery, cooler, less glossy (90% similar). Sephora Goddess (30) (P, $13.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Your Majesty (P, $37.00) is lighter (90% similar). Sephora Malt Shake (29) (P, $8.00) is warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty #001 (Reformulation) (LE, $36.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Mahogany (601) (P, $38.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Lingering Kiss (LE, $20.00) is more muted, less glossy (90% similar). Make Up For Ever Eggplant (501) (P, $24.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Besame Noir Red 1930 (PiP, $22.00) is darker, more muted, less glossy (85% similar). Sephora Me First (38) (P, $13.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Saboteur (Right) (LE, ) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Cool Beets (P, $27.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar). Chanel Attraction (494) (P, $37.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar). Shiseido Noble Plum (224) (P, $26.00) is darker, more muted, less glossy (80% similar). NARS Mona (P, $34.00) is lighter, 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.
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.