MAC Mandarin O is a moderately warm-toned, dark coral with a semi-matte finish. It is a permanent lipstick that retails for $22.00 and contains 0.1 oz.
MAC Mandarin O Powder Kiss Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a medium-dark coral with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had medium pigmentation that applied unevenly and seemed to gravitate toward every lip line and bit of texture I had on my lips. The texture was lightweight and velvety, which made it comfortable to apply, but there was enough slip that made it difficult to apply well. It lasted for four hours, but it faded unevenly and pulled into my lip lines, though it 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.