Just how beguiling are the Night Blooming and Seductive Intent Mattenes from the new MAC Taste Temptation collection? Well, that depends on how fired up you get about opaque, vibrant lipsticks with an oh-so-smooooove texture.
I cannot get enough of these two tubes. For $15 a pop ($18 for my gals up there in Canada), they do it to it! You could pretty much be wearing anything else — a ‘tow-up terry cloth tracksuit, a pair of men’s over-sized camo capris, gnarly jean shorts — whatevs. Just throw on one layer of either of these two lipsticks, and you’d be like, “Yeah, I’m totally rocking these hella big camo capris on purpose…”
Just one layer is all it takes (side note: there’s one more shade, a mid-toned grayish lavender called Nocturnal Instincts, in the Taste Temptation collection not shown here).
Both the mid-toned blueish pink Night Blooming and vivid purple Seductive Intent have that great MAC Mattene formula right in the middle of the makeup Goldilocks Zone. They’re neither too slippery nor too thick, which makes them super easy to apply. No liner required.
“With its streamlined design, this new slimline lipcolour, features the traditional glamour properties of a matte lipstick — intense colour and semi-matte velvety finish — while offering a creamier, softer, more glide-on application. Non-caking, non drying. Moisturizing and incredibly wearable yet absolutely matte.”
Gotta get glam in less than 5? How about this? — fill in your brows, curl your lashes, apply mascara, and apply a single layer of either Night Blooming or Seductive Intent. They’re both so eye-catching and vivid that you’ll look like you put in a lot more effort than you did!
I really love both of these shades… You get pounds of pigment (okay, milligrams) and a killer wear time for the price.
Better watch out, Tom Ford!
PRICE: $15 each US, $18 CDN
AVAILABILITY: Coming exclusively to Macy’s MAC counters for a Black Friday sale on November 23 from midnight to 4 a.m.; then, find them online at maccosmetics.com December 6, and again in stores December 23 through January 17.
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A+
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. Happy hump day and pre-Thanksgiving!