MAC Instigator Lipstick Review

I’ll be honest. When I ordered the Punk Couture lipsticks I had no intention of using them too often. They’re so bold and vampy! But I find myself wearing these lippies a lot lately. Especially Instigator!

Instigator is a deep blackened plum with a matte finish. It goes on very smoothly but not evenly. I have the same patchy application issues with Instigator as I had with Talk That Talk. It applies evenly on my top lip but gets extremely patchy towards the center of my bottom lip even after exfoliating and MAC Prep+Prime lip primer. However, Instigator is much creamier than Talk That Talk so it gets better after a few swipes back and forth. It’s definitely not a lipstick you want to apply without a mirror though.

I’m not sure if MAC has changed the matte formula lately but it’s been feeling really good lately! Instigator is creamy and has a tiny hint of sheen but still looks matte. It’s very comfortable to wear and lasts for over 5 hours. Once it fades it leaves behind a stain that can easily be touched up with gloss. Instigator looks great alone but because of the patchiness I would recommend a lip liner.

MAC Instigator and the rest of the Punk Couture collection will be available online and in stores at all MAC locations on December 26th.

One Thought to “MAC Instigator Lipstick Review”

  1. Reia

    Have you found a dupe for this?

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