The New MAC Taste Temptation Mattene Lipsticks Roll Out a Vibrant, Velvety Welcome Matte for Lips

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mac night blooming mattene lipstick from the new taste temptation collection

Wearing the new MAC Night Blooming Mattene Lipstick from the new Taste Temptation collection

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…” πŸ™‚


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.

The Mattenes in Seductive Intent on the left and Night Blooming on the right ($15 US, $18 CDN)

mac night blooming and seductive intent swatches

Swatches of Night Blooming on the left and Seductive Intent on the right

mac seductive intent mattene lipstick from the new taste temptation collection

The Mattene in Seductive Intent

“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 December 6, and again in stores December 23 through January 17.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


P.S. Happy hump day and pre-Thanksgiving! πŸ™‚


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  1. Oh, wow! Those are almost purple, but you really manage to pull it off! I think these might be too cool for me, but I’m really tempted to give them a try now!
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  2. Katherine says:

    I’m so, so sad that these aren’t being released in Europe. I was all geared up to buy Night Blooming, and then I saw that they’re only on sale in North America. πŸ™

  3. Sunny says:

    These two look too good to be true! I’ll have to try them out to make sure they’ll work for my skin tone, but seeing them on you definitely makes me want to try!
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  4. CrystalCandy says:

    Night Blooming is beautiful! Damn, I’m really trying hard not to order anything.. for at least a couple of days. lol
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  5. Marla says:

    You can pull these off beautifully but for me they are a little too cool.

  6. Teri says:

    Wooow, I love these shades! They look so hot on you Karen! I really hope they will come out here too some day :).
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  7. I’ve never tried Mattene’s before and they sound amazing! I love the colours, but they don’t “speak to me” at this particular season… Do you happen to know if these are the only two shades that are coming out with this collection? πŸ™‚
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  8. Chris El says:

    I’m really liking the purple-pink one! Both of these colors look gorgeous on you!! Do you think these are as moisturizing as MAC claims them to be?
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  9. You ROCK that bright a** makeup!! πŸ˜€
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  10. Nina says:

    Im seriously contemplating a trek to the mall to get these babies. Crazy, huh? But theyre *that* pretty!

  11. Tabitha says:

    These are both gorgeous on you! I’ve been getting a lot of pink lipsticks though recently so I think I’m just going to pick up Seductive Intent. I think it will go nicely with Boys Go Crazy the purple lipgloss from the holiday set!

  12. Jen B says:

    Gorgeous shades! And they look amazing on you!

  13. Chelsea says:

    Not my color, but the finish is great!

  14. Amanda Val says:

    Do you know how well Seductive Intent compares to MAC’s Heroine, which was released in the Reel Sexy collection? They look about the same; true purple with a matte finish. I really think that I will get the Revenge is Sweet Lipglass instead as a gift for someone πŸ˜€ x

  15. Jackie says:

    Wow, you look beautiful in these shades! I don’t know if I’d be able to quite pull them off–they seem very cool-toned, but gorgeous!

  16. Leilani says:

    Hi Karen. I really enjoy reading your blog! These colors looks amazing on you! In your opinion, do you think any of these two colors will suit an NC44 skin tone? Thanks!

  17. S says:

    Wow, these are stunning!
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  18. Lyn says:

    Wow, these lipsticks look amazing on you!! πŸ™‚ What are you wearing on your cheeks? (blush/highlight?)

  19. quassandra says:

    Hi Karen! Just wanted to ask if you’ve tried MAC Rare Exotic? How does it compare to Night Blooming? Hope you could respond ASAP, thanks so much & those 2 shades surely suit you well! πŸ™‚

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