MAC Marsala is a slightly cool-toned, dark berry with a satin finish. It is a discontinued lipstick that retails for $21.00 and contains 0.12 oz.
MAC Marsala Liptensity Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium-dark, reddish berry with subtle, cool undertones and satiny sheen. It was richly pigmented with full color coverage and a smooth, light-medium thick texture that sat exceptionally well on the lips. The more gel-like consistency made my lips look smoother and fuller. The color wore well for nearly eight hours before it would be time for a touch-up, while the formula was just a smidgen drying after six hours of wear. Maybelline Plum for Me (P, $7.49) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Bite Beauty Mulberry (DC, $24.00) is more muted (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Grenadine (P, $29.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Bite Beauty Sugared Maple (LE, $24.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Bite Beauty Jam (DC, $26.00) is darker (90% similar). Inglot #293 Lipstick Cream (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). ColourPop First of All (PiP, $7.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Impulse (P, $26.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Brocade (P, $37.00) is cooler (95% similar). NARS Damned (P, $27.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Bite Beauty Pavlova (P, $24.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Beetroot (DC, $26.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Pat McGrath Wrecked (DC, $40.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Guerlain #80 (P, $33.00) is more shimmery, more muted, warmer (90% similar). Pat McGrath Sorry Not Sorry (DC, $40.00) is lighter (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Drama Berry (510) (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty #096 (P, $18.00) is lighter (90% similar). YSL Forbidden Burgundy (12) (DC, $34.00) is lighter, glossier (95% similar). ColourPop What If (P, $7.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Heaux (Amplified) (LE, $20.00) is warmer (85% 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.