MAC Nocturnals/Tastitints Set
MAC Nocturnals/Tastitints Set ($32.50 for 4 x 0.27 fl. oz. or 1.08 fl. oz.) is a set of four Tastitint Lip Conditioners, and each has a different scent/flavor. On the lips, all four of them look exactly alike, and I don’t have really pigmented lips and normally can see some sort of tint across sheerer lip colors, but with these, they look virtually clear (not surprising, as they’re described as “barely-there.” They’re supposed to be hydrating lip balms with a glossier shine. The value of the kit is quite good, though as the set seems to have a value around $52 worth of Lip Balm (compared against Suntint pricing).
Mintessence is a milky white, but it is clear on lips. It has a mint scent and taste.
Sugared Vanilla is a peachy-orange, but again, it’s almost clear on lips–if I make a reach, it warms up lips slightly. It has a sweet, vanilla scent and taste.
Taste of Paradise is a coral-orange that looks virtually clear once applied. It has a fruit punch kind of scent and taste.
Dash of Lavender is a slightly cool-toned pink that is nearly colorless applied to lips. It had an herbal, very lightly sweetened, lavender scent with a sweet taste.
They have a gel-like consistency that’s very much like a lot of the lip balm tubes on the market. They each smell like their name (so not all of them are MAC’s traditional vanilla scent), and there seems to be a slightly similar taste that’s weaker in flavor than the product is in scent. I don’t really see the point of tinting these if the tint is so sheer that the tint doesn’t actually show up on the lips. I think it would be a more interesting set if there was a subtle, but noticeable, tint, otherwise it’s really just a variety of scents/flavors more than colors. The consistency is medium-weight, non-sticky, and slick. The finish is definitely shinier and glossier than the average lip balm. They last between one and two hours, so you may find yourself reapplying often. They’re hydrating while worn, with a little bit of lingering hydration, but I didn’t get long-lasting hydration.