MAC Cosmetics Sultriness Powder Kiss Lipstick | Review & Swatches

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This new MAC lipstick formula made me very curious. Would it be very different than their normal formulas? Or would it be drying? How about would it be looking prettier? I had many questions and that’s why I bought one shade to test it out! In today’s blog post I’m telling you all about the MAC Cosmetics Sultriness Powder Kiss Lipstick. 

Let’s start off with the explanation MAC gives about their new formula on their website

Matte, totally reinvented. Delivering a romantic blur of soft-focus colour, this weightless moisture-matte lipstick was developed to replicate a backstage technique: blending out edges of matte lipstick for a hazy effect. Its groundbreaking formula contains moisture-coated powder pigments that condition and hydrate lips. The result is the zero-shine look of a matte lipstick with the cushiony, lightweight feel of a balm. Fall for this all-new soft-touch, misty matte kiss of colour.

The first thing I thought was that the formula sounds similar to the Colourpop Matte Lux Lipsticks. I enjoy the formula of the Lux lipsticks so this is getting me excited. The formula will give you a nice matte look without drying your lips. I love soft-focus color so I really hope they keep this promise. 

MAC Cosmetics Sultriness Powder Kiss Lipstick | Review & Swatches

I don’t know if you can tell by the picture, but the actual packaging is slightly different than their normal packaging. This packaging is matte and kinda feels velvety. The normal packaging is shinier. I like that they’ve changed the tube packaging for this lipstick. It’s easier to see the difference between formulas. Moreover, I do feel like this looks more luxurious. 

MAC Cosmetics Sultriness Powder Kiss Lipstick

MAC Cosmetics Sultriness Powder Kiss Lipstick | Review & Swatches

I bought the shade Sultriness because this shade looked most exciting to me. It’s a true baby blue pink. I like the smell but I can imagine that not everyone would like it. The lipstick even has a sugar taste too it. In my opinion, this is a little bit too much. I thought I had pure sugar on my lips. 

It’s supposed to be sheerer but it’s very pigmented on my lips. It’s lightweight, not making my lips feel dry and I didn’t have any problems with applying it. I thought it could be dry but that isn’t the case. 

MAC Cosmetics Sultriness Powder Kiss Lipstick Swatches

MAC Cosmetics Sultriness Powder Kiss Lipstick | Review & Swatches

Here’s Sultriness on my arm. As you can see, it’s very pigmented, it’s buildable but not really sheer in my opinion and it’s matte but doesnt feel drying at all. 

Do I think it’s more special than a normal (matte) MAC lipstick? No, I don’t think it’s very special. Do I like it? I do! The formula is really nice except the taste. 

But I have to admit that I think I would grab a matte MAC lipstick before I would pick this one. However, I’m happy I bought and tried it. 

Product Information

The lipstick is 3 g / 0.1 oz and retails for $19. 

  • Provides immediate and long-term hydration
  • Features a comfortable formula
  • Blurs lines and smoothes lips
  • Lightweight

I’m sorry this blogpost is a little bit short. I’m extremely busy with school but I still want to post a review!

Hope to see you next time loves,

xoxo Simone


Hi there! Im Simone, 24-years-old born and raised Dutch girl still living in The Netherlands. I graduated in Human Resources and I have a huge passion for all things beauty. Im a dog mom to Bailey, USA obsessed, and lipstick hoarder.

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  1. 1.12.19
    Melissa said:

    I have the same feeling about these lipsticks!! The taste is so intense, but it is such a nice formula to wear. However, I do still grab my matte lipsticks more before I use the Powder Kiss Lipstick 🙂