Well, I love hugging smug thugs who snuggle pugs that play on rugs, BOOM!
And you wonder why my rap career never took off…
Ah, the things that pop into your head when you’re trying to think of clever ways to work the word “hug” into your blog posts…
You know, hug? As in the brand-spankin new MAC Huggable Lipcolour collection?
Interestingly, MAC didn’t call these lipsticks, which makes sense to me, as they don’t seem much like lipsticks at all. Rather, they remind me of intensely pigmented, hella moisturizing lip balms.
Dry lips say what now…?
Yup, the 12 Huggable Lipcolours have a completely new gel-based formula, and they make their big debut January 2nd at all North American MAC locations and internationally the same month (in all countries outside Asia).
MAC claims the formula makes them mega moisturizing and capable of leaping tall buildings in a single bound!
Wait — no, that’s not right. It’s supposed to help the shiny finish last up to six hours.
Lots of colors here to choose from. I see some wearable nudes, pinks, corals and a sprinkling of richer wines, plums and deep reds.
These are, like, the ultimate purse lip balms. The moisturizing formula totally kicks dry lip flakes to the curb, and applying them couldn’t be easier. We’re talking so soft and buttery that they practically melt when you run them across your lips.
In fact, I’d say they border on being a little too soft, so don’t go dropping one on a hard surface, you cute clumsy-pants, lest you be S.O.L. like yours truly (notice that a few of them have chips on their sides, le sigh…).
As for the hugging, yeah, they really do hug the surface of my lips. No weird patchiness or propensities to settle into my fine lip lines. Just a smooth block of semi-transparent coverage with megawatts of shine.
MAC Huggable Lipcolour swatches on my NC42 skin
Let’s see… What else?
Oh! These feel thicker than regular lipsticks to me, and I can definitely feel them sitting on my lips (but it’s not annoying). They’re also unflavored, unscented and non-sticky.
MAC bills them as having a six-hour wear time, but I think that might be a stretch, at least on me.
I guess they could last that long if you never smacked your lips or rubbed them together or nibbled on anything. On me, though, infamous lip-smacking tea-drinker that I am, I only get about two hours, tops.
Yup, kind of a disappointment, but really, very few lip products last six hours for me (mostly just super duper, long-wearing mattes).
Overall, I like these, but I am a little bummed about the wear time. Still, I love the shiny, moisturizing formula and how smoothly it applies — even with the really dark colors — sans any drama.
Fresh & Frisky, Love Beam and Rich Marron are going into my purse immediately, ’cause you know I roll deep with the wearable nudes.
PRICE: $20 each US, $24 CAN
AVAILABILITY: January 2 through February 13 at all North American MAC counters, stores and maccosmetics.com; internationally, also in January in all countries outside Asia
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B+/A-
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,