The New Hydrating MAC Huggable Lipcolour Collection Gives Dry Lips a Big Hug

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MAC Huggable Lipcolour Collection

Big hug for the new MAC Huggable Lipcolour collection

Well, I love hugging smug thugs who snuggle pugs that play on rugs, BOOM!

And you wonder why my rap career never took off…



Hardy-har-har. :)

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 Touche Huggable Lipcolour, a light beige with a cream finish

Touche Huggable Lipcolour, a light beige with a cream finish


MAC Fresh & Frisky Huggable Lipcolour, a soft neutral peach with a cream finish

Fresh & Frisky Huggable Lipcolour, a soft neutral peach with a cream finish


MAC Cherry Glaze Huggable Lipcolour, an orangey red with a cream finish

Cherry Glaze Huggable Lipcolour, an orangey red with a cream finish


MAC Out for Passion Huggable Lipcolour, a soft warm rose with a cream finish

Out for Passion Huggable Lipcolour, a soft warm rose with a cream finish

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MAC Fashion Force Huggable Lipcolour, a cool coral with a cream finish

Fashion Force Huggable Lipcolour, a cool coral with a cream finish


MAC Love Beam Huggable Lipcolour, a mid-tone warm pink with a cream finish

Love Beam Huggable Lipcolour, a mid-tone warm pink with a cream finish


MAC What a Feeling Huggable Lipcolour, a mid-tone cool pink with a cream finish

What a Feeling Huggable Lipcolour, a mid-tone cool pink with a cream finish


MAC Feeling Amorous Huggable Lipcolour, a mid-tone fuchsia with a cream finish

Feeling Amorous Huggable Lipcolour, a mid-tone fuchsia with a cream finish

MAC Red Necessity Huggable Lipcolour, a deep warm wine with a cream finish

Red Necessity Huggable Lipcolour, a deep warm wine with a cream finish


MAC Commotion Huggable Lipcolour, a deep cool plum with a cream finish

Commotion Huggable Lipcolour, a deep cool plum with a cream finish


MAC Rich Marron Huggable Lipcolour, a a mid-tone nude with a cream finish

Rich Marron Huggable Lipcolour, a a mid-tone nude with a cream finish


MAC Rusty Huggable Lipcolour, a deep auburn with a cream finish

Rusty Huggable Lipcolour, a deep auburn with a cream finish

MAC Huggable Lipcolour swatches on my NC42 skin

MAC Huggable Lipcolour Swatches from the left: Touche, Fresh & Frisky, Cherry Glaze and Out for Passion

From the left: Touche, Fresh & Frisky, Cherry Glaze and Out for Passion


MAC Huggable Lipcolour Swatches from the left: Fashion Force, Love Beam, What a Feeling and Feeling Amorous

From the left: Fashion Force, Love Beam, What a Feeling and Feeling Amorous


MAC Huggable Lipcolour Swatches from the left: Red Necessity, Commotion, Rich Marron and Rusty

From the left: Red Necessity, Commotion, Rich Marron and Rusty


MAC Touche Huggable Lipcolour Swatch

Touche


MAC Fresh & Frisky Huggable Lipcolour Swatch

Fresh & Frisky


MAC Cherry Glaze Huggable Lipcolour Swatch

Cherry Glaze


MAC Out for Passion Huggable Lipcolour Swatch

Out for Passion


MAC Fashion Force Huggable Lipcolour Swatch

Fashion Force


MAC Love Beam Huggable Lipcolour Swatch

Love Beam


MAC What a Feeling Huggable Lipcolour Swatch

What a Feeling


MAC Feeling Amorous Huggable Lipcolour Swatch

Feeling Amorous


MAC Red Necessity Huggable Lipcolour Swatch

Red Necessity


MAC Commotion Huggable Lipcolour Swatch

Commotion


MAC Rich Marron Huggable Lipcolour Swatch

Rich Marron


MAC Rusty Huggable Lipcolour Swatch

Rusty


MAC Huggable Lipcolour

Gimme a hug!

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,

Karen

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  1. Natalie says:

    Hi Karen,

    These look awesome, especially Fresh and Frisky. Do you still think these are worth getting even without the wear time? I love moisturizing lippies, but I was hoping for better wear. Happy hump day!
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  2. Chaitra says:

    Ooooh :) So tempting! Love rusty & Cherry glaze! Look super pretty!
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  3. hanna says:

    I love all of those colors.
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  4. Red Weather Tiger says:

    These look so beautiful. Can you possibly tell me if they have shea butter in them? I am so tired of moisturizing lip colors full of shea, as that dries my lips like crazy (even though for everyone else, it does the opposite). Just thought I’d see if you had access to an ingredients list. Thanks! Hugs to Tabs!

  5. CrystalCandy says:

    Ohhhh I think I will get Feeling Amorous, it’s beautiful!
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  6. fancie says:

    The swatches look great and the formula sounds really nice. My lips have been super dry lately. Can’t wait to check these out in stores!
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  7. sarahc says:

    My lips are dry and these sound great, but the wear time is a bummer. Do you think there’s anything you could do to make them last longer?

  8. Brittnee says:

    Cherry glaze is one I am gonna need FOR SURE!

    Brittnee
    http://beautyproductaday.blogspot.com

  9. Dollie says:

    The textures and finish of these lipsticks seem almost identical to the Bourjois shine edition lipsticks. Those also look like they are made from solidified gel. Nice colours in this collection.

  10. Sylirael says:

    0_o Sheer, balmy listicks are probably my favourite thing in the whole world, makeup-wise.

    It also looks (because of the sheerness) like there might be the possibility of me finding a survivable ‘nude’ here? Usually I just find ‘nude’ lipsticks look dry, and chalky and deathly on me…fingers crossed!

    They all look so gorgeous on you though, Karen! How do you do it?
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  11. The remind me so much of the Revlon Colorburst lip glosses.. just a bit more pigmented.. I like Cherry glaze and Feeling amorous the most.. :) :)
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  12. Gowthami says:

    Love the finish and shades looks amazing on U<3
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  13. Kim says:

    How can you not love something called Fresh & Frisky? :) I think Rust looks really great, too. Did I mention that I’m on a Clinique Almost Lipstick Black Honey kick? I believe I did!

  14. sarahrene says:

    Would love to win the Neutragena products! Ive been using them for quite awhile really like them, Thx!

  15. Frozen Roses says:

    I love these lipsticks, the colors are so beautiful! Especially Fashion Force is really pretty ^^ (All the names of the lipsticks are lovely too!)

  16. liyeun says:

    Pretty Cherry Glaze makes me feeling amourous! They shall be mine!!!!!
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