Release Date: September 15, 2011
Availability: MAC online & MAC stores
This review covers the 10 MAC Posh Paradise Mattene Lipsticks.
- Naked Bliss: Neutral light pink
- Rare Exotic: Bright mid-tone blue pink
- Legendary: Mid-tone brick red
- Unknown Pleasures: Deep red blue
- Seeds of Desire: Deep brown plum
- Eden Rouge: Bright blue-red
- Delectable: Orange-beige
- Potent Fig: Deep blue grape
- Deliciously Foribbden: Mid-tone berry
- Fresh Amour: Light lavender
Mattene Lipsticks come in skinny, matte plastic tubes, similar to the packaging used for MAC’s discontinued Slimshine Lipsticks.
Although marketed as matte lipsticks, these are not dry, drying, or difficult to apply. They glide onto the skin smoothly and all of the colors are strong and opaque.
The finish is not exactly matte–there is a certain glossiness in the finish. Posh Paradise has a good range of colors for these lipsticks, from light to dark, with a mixture of cool- and warm-toned hues.
These are also long-wearing. I wore Rare Exotic through an hour-long dance class and the color was still going strong by the end–through sweating and water-drinking. The brighter and darker colors also slightly stain the lips, leaving color behind even after you take off the product.
Ease of Use: 9/10
The formula glides smoothly. You do need to be careful with the brighter and darker colors. I’d advise using a concealer brush to get a precise application.
These cost $14.50 each and contain 5 g of product, which is 2 g more than regular MAC lipsticks.