MAC Taste Temptation Mattene Lipstick Reviews, Swatches and Photos

Besides the Making Pretty Face & Eye Brush Set, I also brought home the new, limited-edition MAC Taste Temptations Mattene Lipsticks.

MAC Nocturnal Instincts, Night Blooming and Seductive Intent Mattene Lipsticks

Nocturnal Instincts is “a mid-tone greyed lavender” with tiny red sparkles. It showed up a muted nude pink on my lips.

Night Blooming is a bright “mid-toned blue pink” and a tinge darker than Outrageously Fun from MAC’s Glamour Daze Collection.

Seductive Intent is a “vivid purple” that is similar to MAC Violetta from the permanent line. It is just a bit darker and more purple than Night Blooming.

As expected of the Mattene formula, these applied opaque and very creamy, despite the semi-matte finish. They are also vanilla scented and the slimline design makes it so easy to apply. I normally get a good 5-6 hours of wear with Mattene lipsticks and these were no different.

MAC Taste Temptation Mattene Lipstick Reviews

MAC Nocturnal Instincts Night Blooming Seductive Intent Mattene Lipstick swatches
MAC Nocturnal Instincts Mattene Lipstick swatch
MAC Night Blooming Mattene Lipstick swatch
MAC Seductive Intent Mattene Lipstick swatch

See a FOTD of me rocking another Mattene lipstick!

MAC Taste Temptation Mattene Lipsticks are available at MAC stores and maccosmetics for $15 each.

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Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE,, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


    • I would try your local MAC store/counters… Night Blooming has been sold out on and everywhere else online.

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