MAC Nocturnal Instincts Lipstick Swatches & Review

I don’t usually get too excited over MAC’s collections but lately I’ve been finding myself totally in love! It started with Glamour Daze and now the excitement is back with the recent Taste Temptation collection. This collection was filled with pretty purple pieces that were just too irresistible for me to pass up!

Included in my haul was this lovely grayed lavender lipstick called Nocturnal Instincts. It’s a Mattene lipstick that’s described as being semi matte but it’s completely matte. Perfect for those ladies who like to skip the shimmer and shine! Unlike MAC’s regular lipsticks this beauty comes in a slim, sleek rubberized tube. I actually prefer this packaging. It just looks better. I think it may be a bit harder to clean if it gets messy though because of the rubbery texture.

The color is absolutely beautiful! It’s definitely my new favorite lipstick! It’s not super bright or vibrant but it spices up any look. You can pair it with a dark smokey look or a simple winged liner and it will still pull the entire look together. It’s also universally flattering. I think any beauty of any shade can pull this off!

The texture is also very nice. It goes on very creamy and glides across my lips pretty easily. It sets to a completely matte finish that’s very sexy and sophisticated. Nocturnal Instincts also wears very well. It lasted me a little over 4 hours with some staining left behind. Unfortunately, the matte finish is a bit drying and settles into fine lines. You’ll definitely need to exfoliate and wear a nice moisturizing balm underneath!

Overall, I really like this lipstick! The color is beautiful. I just love the way it looks on me and I really like the matte finish. My only complaint is that like most matte lippies it can be a little drying but as I mentioned it’s nothing a good balm can’t cure. At the moment, this lipstick is sold out at MAC online so you’ll have to check your local MAC counter or places like Nordstrom or Macy’s online if you want to pick it up. Happy shopping!

8/10

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