MAC Gemz and Roses is a very warm-toned, medium-dark plum with a metallic finish. It is a permanent lipstick that retails for $21.00 and contains 0.17 oz.
MAC Gemz and Roses Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Metallic ($21.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a medium-dark, rosy plum with warm undertones and a metallic "matte" finish. The liquid lipstick dried down to a matte, transfer-resistant finish, but it was still shimmery. It had opaque color coverage in a single layer that applied well across the lips with even, smooth color distribution that dried down fast enough not to gather in my lip lines. It wore well for seven hours and was slightly drying over time.
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For those who prefer glamour with a dash of all-out flash, matte metallic reigns supreme! M·A·C introduces a new twist on their classic Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour with saturated molten shades. Whichever metalized shade you choose, all promise one thing: a jolt of pure matte metallic colour in a liquid-suede finish that lasts and lasts.