MAC Week: Carnal Instinct Lipstick from the Magnetic Nude Collection

It's MAC Week once again! The brand just sent me some press material + a bunch of products so I'll be going through them and letting you know what's up. ^_^ MAC remains one of the most relevant brands in the beauty world so it's important to pay attention to its trend reports and collections. It's great if you can buy the products, but more than anything it's the inspiration you take away that really improves your makeup style.

For my first post, here's a daring lipstick from the Magnetic Nude Collection, which was released last month. This collection features a lot of shimmery skintone nudes and molten metals. It's a winter collection, hence the dramatic play in contrast and colors. I know we're moving on to summer but the Carnal Instinct Lipstick (P1,000) is still a beautiful color to wear!

MAC describes it as a deep brick red with gold pearl. It's a dark, dramatic color that can turn off those with weaker constitutions (lol) but if you adore unforgettable lip colors then this you shouldn't miss. Carnal Instinct is a heart-stopping, dare I say vampiric shade of red that you won't easily find in other brands.

See that lovely gold pearl peeking through? It adds complexity and dimension to the shade!

Carnal Instinct is pigmented and completely opaque in two layers. Staying power is average at 3-4 hours; it's not like the Mattes and Pro Longwears that really stick to the lips. It might be because of the frost/shimmer in the formula. Nonetheless, it stays a decent amount of time and fades evenly.

Yesss I know this isn't a lipstick that suits our country's year-long summer vibe, but it's still a great choice for gloomy days like today and evenings where dressing to the nines is required. Seasons aside this is a fabulous, unique color and I believe it won't easily go out of style. :) 

Let me know your thoughts! Do you like dark lipsticks like Carnal Instinct? Why or why not?