MAC Lasting Passion is a slightly cool-toned, light-medium red with a semi-matte finish. It is a permanent lipstick that retails for $21.00 and contains 0.1 oz.
MAC Lasting Passion Powder Kiss Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a bright red with neutral-to-cool undertones and a satin finish. It had good color coverage that applied evenly and smoothly across my lips without gathering in my lip lines. I actually felt that this shade smoothed out my lip texture, as opposed to emphasizing it like a lot of the other shades in the formula did (and blurring lip lines was something it was supposed to do!). The texture was lightweight, thin but velvety enough to glide on without dragging, and was comfortable to wear. It lasted for five hours and was lightly hydrating over time.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.
Matte, totally reinvented. Delivering a blur of soft-focus colour, this weightless moisture-matte lipstick was developed to replicate a backstage technique: blending out edges of matte lipstick for a hazy effect. Its groundbreaking formula contains moisture-coated powder pigments that condition and hydrate lips. The result is the zero-shine look of a matte lipstick with the cushiony, lightweight feel of a balm. Fall for this soft-touch, misty matte kiss of colour.