MAC Nocturnal Instincts and Seductive Intent Mattene Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches

MAC Nocturnal Instincts Mattene Lipstick
MAC Nocturnal Instincts Mattene Lipstick

Taste Temptation with Nocturnal Instincts and Seductive Intent

MAC Nocturnal Instincts Mattene Lipstick ($15.00 for 0.08 oz.) is described as a “mid-toned greyed lavender.” It’s a pink-lavender with a semi-matte finish. There’s a definite gray tint to it, as it reads cool and a little neutral. It was opaque on the lips. MAC Budding Love is a little pinker. MAC Blooming Lovely is less pink and lighter. MAC I Like It Like That is pinker, more blue-based. MAC Dress It Up is pinker.

MAC Seductive Intent Mattene Lipstick ($15.00 for 0.08 oz.) is described as a “vivid purple.” It’s a vibrant magenta purple with strong red undertones and a natural sheen. It had full color coverage when applied. MAC Heroine is just a touch darker. MAC Violetta is darker and has shimmer. I believe MAC Up the Amp is duller, less magenta.

Both shades were fully opaque on the lips, and they had a soft, creamy consistency that enabled great glide during application. They weren’t so creamy that they felt thick or moved around once on the lips. Mattenes tend to be longer-wearing, and Nocturnal Instincts wore well for five hours, while Seductive Intent lasted for six and a half and lightly stained. They are vanilla-scented but have no noticeable taste.

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MAC Nocturnal Instincts Mattene Lipstick
MAC Nocturnal Instincts Mattene Lipstick

MAC Nocturnal Instincts Mattene Lipstick
MAC Nocturnal Instincts Mattene Lipstick

MAC Nocturnal Instincts Mattene Lipstick
MAC Nocturnal Instincts Mattene Lipstick

MAC Nocturnal Instincts Mattene Lipstick
MAC Nocturnal Instincts Mattene Lipstick

MAC Nocturnal Instincts Mattene Lipstick
MAC Nocturnal Instincts Mattene Lipstick

MAC Nocturnal Instincts Mattene Lipstick
MAC Nocturnal Instincts Mattene Lipstick

MAC Seductive Intent Mattene Lipstick
MAC Seductive Intent Mattene Lipstick

MAC Seductive Intent Mattene Lipstick
MAC Seductive Intent Mattene Lipstick

MAC Seductive Intent Mattene Lipstick
MAC Seductive Intent Mattene Lipstick

MAC Seductive Intent Mattene Lipstick
MAC Seductive Intent Mattene Lipstick

MAC Seductive Intent Mattene Lipstick
MAC Seductive Intent Mattene Lipstick

MAC Seductive Intent Mattene Lipstick
MAC Seductive Intent Mattene Lipstick