Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

MAC Night Blooming Mattene Lipstick
MAC Night Blooming Mattene Lipstick

Passionately Tempted May Be More Conventional Than You Thought

MAC Night Blooming Mattene Lipstick ($15.00 for 0.08 oz.) is described as a “mid-tone blue pink.” It’s a vibrant magenta pink with strong, cool blue undertones and a satin-matte finish. MAC Outrageously Fun is less vibrant, pinker. Le Metier de Beaute Paris is darker, pinker. MAC Dear Diary is more vibrant. MAC Candy Yum Yum is cooler-toned. MAC Pink Pigeon is a touch lighter. MAC Love Forever is lighter, more muted.

It’s rich in color and applies with opaque color coverage. The texture is creamy and glides on easily. The finish is satiny initially, but after an hour or two, it becomes mostly matte. This particular shade did stain my lips (which you may or may not appreciate), and it lasted for six and a half hours plus had a lingering stain for another hour or so.  It is vanilla-scented, and while creamy, it was not too thick or heavy worn.  There are two other shades of Mattenes coming out with this collection, which I’ll review when I’m able to purchase them.

The Glossover

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product

Night Blooming

A
Creamy, rich in color, and long-wearing are apt ways to describe the Mattene formula. Mattenes are a great option for someone who finds a lot of matte lipsticks too drying or stiff to wear.

Product

9.5/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

9.5/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

5/5

Results
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Dupes
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MAC Night Blooming Mattene Lipstick
MAC Night Blooming Mattene Lipstick

MAC Night Blooming Mattene Lipstick
MAC Night Blooming Mattene Lipstick

MAC Night Blooming Mattene Lipstick
MAC Night Blooming Mattene Lipstick

MAC Night Blooming Mattene Lipstick
MAC Night Blooming Mattene Lipstick

MAC Night Blooming Mattene Lipstick
MAC Night Blooming Mattene Lipstick

MAC Night Blooming Mattene Lipstick
MAC Night Blooming Mattene Lipstick

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

MAC Cosmetics on December 6th (online), December 13th (in-stores), $15.00.

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

MAC Outrageously Fun is less vibrant, pinker. Le Metier de Beaute Paris is darker, pinker. MAC Dear Diary is more vibrant. MAC Candy Yum Yum is cooler-toned. MAC Pink Pigeon is a touch lighter. MAC Love Forever is lighter, more muted.

What makeup are you wearing?

On eyes: MAC Taste Temptation Eyeshadow Quad, Burberry Trench Eyeshadow, gray/silver eyeliner (I used four or five, because I hated how they all looked), Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Mascara. On face: Guerlain Parure de Lumiere (03), Guerlain Wulong Pressed Powder, MAC Unconventional Blush (right), Passionately Tempted Blush (left).

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54 thoughts on “MAC Night Blooming Mattene Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. This is absolutely gorgeous! Definitely adding this and Unconventional Blush to my wish list! Thanks, Christine!

  2. why am i obesessing these bright pink colors! I love it! Its wonderfull on you Christine! Love it love it love it!

  3. Wow that is a beautiful, bright pink. It looks awesome on you! And your hair looks amazing in these pics too (and skin…and brows! :P)

  4. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of JoAnn JoAnnU

    Oh, God, that’s so pretty….

  5. Let

    How close is this to MAC Zen Rose (Sheen Supreme)?

  6. Roxanne

    Christine do you think this shade would compliment warm/deep skin tones?
    <——-NC44 here =)

  7. hummm….its close to outragously fun and pink pigeon. I have outragously fun and I’ve been LUSTING after pink pigeon which I heard is supposed to be repromoted this spring. I’m going to the preview event tomorrow night so I’ll swatch it and see how I feel about it then. I LOVE outragously fun, but I’m not so sure I need 2 or even 3 of the same colors.

  8. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Ellen Ellen

    I’m so glad to see an A grade for a limited edition MAC product! And it’s such a fun color

  9. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Laura Laura

    Wow, Christine! This looks amazing on you! Is there any lipstick you can’t wear?! XD

  10. holly

    GORGEOUS! How does it compare to Show Orchid? And… I LOVE seeing your great smile but would you ever consider a face picture with lips closed? I know you have them close up but it would be great to see it from a little further away. Like you don’t do enough right?!?! Just a thought. I appreciate everything you do and ALWAYS check here before buying anything! So THANK YOU! XOXO

  11. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of rebecca blueraccoon

    I just can’t get into these bright pinks, but they look great on you :)

  12. Miss J

    At first, I looked at this lipstick and thought, “YAAAY! Hooray, SO PINK!!” …And then I realized…I’m going to be THAT AUNT. You know, the crazy Aunt with the bold/bright lipstick that’s like, “Come here, honey, and let your Aunt give you a kiss” then the kid is just like “AHHH!!!” HAHAHA. Ok, I totally had that Aunt as a kid, and I realized with my love for bold lips, I’m going to be that Aunt. Crap. LOL.

  13. wow, that’s gorgeous!

  14. This reminds me so much of Immodest – an older mattene. Christine, if you remember it, do you think it’s similar?

  15. OMG!!! This color is so amazing. Love the pink color for it looks like a striking color to me. I usually prefer pink shades for I find them so girly. I think I’m going to try this one after I finish with my Revlon lippie.

  16. Mimi

    You look absolutely beautiful!!! I love that colour on you! I hope it looks as good on me. I want to try it ASAP.

  17. Leenie

    That’s a pretty color

  18. How does this compare to Girl About Town? Do you think it’s worth it to own both?

  19. Cate

    Hi Christine! I have a “tough” question for you. I love peachy-looks. I am quite blonde (not platinum!), fair skin (NC 20 more or less, neutral/ warm undertone). I would like to buy a combo of blush+ lipstick from Illamasqua (never tried this brand, but reviews say it’s worthy!). I would like to achieve a very natural, portable, peachy look for everyday makeup. What would you suggest me?
    I was looking probably at “Lover” as a blush. But for the lipstick I am really undecided (among Obey, Over and Brick maybe…but likely there will be other options..). Everything seems so “bright” from the swatches on illamasqua.com! I cannot decide! :(
    Can you suggest something for me? (Blush + lipstick)? thanks REALLY a lot!

  20. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Gabriella bella

    hmm… this looks like every other lipstick mac does?

  21. Sasha

    Is this close in color to NARS Schiap? cheers

  22. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Abigail abigailOD

    Gosh. Of all the dupes above, the only ones I don’t have are the Le Metier and Pink Pigeon, but still here I am!

    Christine, how does this compare to Lickable (cremesheen)?

    Also, it’s been awhile since my last Mattene. How do you think this formula is compared to pro longwear lipcreme? Texture and weartime specially? Any preference? TIA! :D

  23. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Abigail abigailOD

    Also, how is this shade against Spitfire from 2011?

    TIA x 2! :D

      • Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Abigail abigailod

        Grrr! Just when I thought being 6 hrs ahead gives me a leg-up on ordering online, I still missed this! =/
        Maybe next time!

        But thanks Christine!! =) I’ll be on the look-out for its reappearance! And because it’s a different pink, it’s on my list! ,p

  24. Scarlett

    what’s the different in product amount vs a mac lipstick?

  25. Joan

    Looks beautiful on you Christine!

  26. I LOVE the Mattene formula, hoping they come out with more shades soon!

  27. Bea

    Do you think this will look nice for NC30 skintone?

  28. Kanlada

    Hi Christine!
    I’m obsessed with mac lipstick. I’ve been trying to collect them up^^ Would you mind to recommence some nude pink or peach colors for everyday looks that the ladies must to have? Please you share your share your favorite ones?? Thanks in advances :)

  29. Alexendra

    Love, love, love this lipstick!!! Cannot wait! Thank you for reviewing it. I always follow your reviews and you never let me down. Just wondering if you will be reviewing Seductive Intent and Nocturnal Instinct mattene lipsticks?

    Thank you kindly!

    Alexandra

  30. Jenn

    Christine, do you know if this collection will be available at Mac counters(like Nordstrom) or just stores? Thanks!!

  31. StyleAli

    Hi Christine –

    How would you compare Night Blooming to Moxie?

  32. Angie

    How similar is night blooming to show orchid?