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At the beginning of this month MAC Cosmetics Switzerland launched the Huggable Lipcolour collection, a brand new line of glossy lipsticks that promise to stay put for up to 6 hours. Today I’m reviewing two of the twelve available shades from the collection, and I’m so excited because MAC is one of my favorite make-up brands! MAC campaigns are always a bit edgy and different and MAC make-up artists are not afraid to think outside the box, and I love that about the brand. In my beauty stash you can find a small fortune worth of MAC eyeshadow and my MAC make-up brushes are at the top of my priority list together with oxygen, water and chocolate*. MAC lipsticks were still unexplored territory for me though – I know, shocking – but last week that finally changed. Let’s find out if the MAC Huggable Lipcolour lipsticks are new potential bank balance wreckers! And just to be clear, when it comes to make-up that’s a good thing! :-)
* things I would simply die without
Color & finish
The new MAC Huggable Lipcolour collection consists of twelve shades of which I received two: Love Beam and Commotion. Love Beam is a medium warm pink with a hint of coral, and Commotion is a deep cool berry shade. I have to be honest, I’m not crazy about Commotion. Cool burgundy shades and me, it just doesn’t work. But Love Beam? That one was love at first sight! I swear I almost saw a beam of light descend from the sky and heard an angel choir sing when I first twisted Love Beam out of the tube. What! A! Beauty! My apologies for the slight overenthusiasm, but that is just the effect coral pink has on me, I can’t help it.
The finish of both Love Beam and Commotion is nice and glossy, without shimmer or glitter. Love Beam is a little sheerer than Commotion, but both shades apply smoothly and evenly. Nice!
Love Beam (left) & Commotion (right)
Texture & formula
All lipsticks from the MAC Huggable Lipcolour collection have a cream texture, and that definitely contributes to the smooth application and the comfortable wear. Love Beam and Commotion both glide on my lips like butter and they continue to feel nice and creamy. And there’s more, because all lipsticks from the Huggable Lipcolour line have a gel formula with collagen that according to MAC provides long-lasting hydration and plumpness*. I’m not sure about the effect of the collagen in the formula – there’s not much plumping happening for as far as I can tell – but MAC is definitely right about the hydrating effect. I can wear both Love Beam and Commotion without lip balm underneath, and both shades keep my lips perfectly nourished. Great!
* Is that a word? If not, then from now on it is. Plumpness. Yeah, definitely a word.
MAC claims that the Huggable Lipcolour lipstick stay vibrant for up to six hours. That’s probably true if you don’t eat and if you drink very carefully during those six hours. But I’m the kind of person who likes to snack on something every two hours or so and I’m constantly sipping on my water bottle, so on me Love Beam and Commotion last two to three hours before I have to touch them up. So I don’t get a full six hours of wear out of them, but I personally think that’s fine because I really don’t mind quickly touching up my lipstick throughout the day.
Love Beam, one layer (blotting and applying a second layer will increase the color intensity)
This was my first experience with MAC lipstick and I already want more! The new Huggable Lipcolour lipsticks are deliciously creamy, a dream to apply and they feel very comfortable on the lips. And the colors? Well, if you like dark berry shades and are into bolder, darker colors, then you’ll probably like Commotion. And if you’re more like me and are obsessed with coral pinks, then you will absolutely adore Love Beam. I already rocket launched that last one straight to the top of my current favorites list!
The MAC Huggable Lipcolour lipsticks have been available since January in all MAC stores as well as in the MAC online store for 32 CHF each.
Do you have a lipstick from the new MAC Huggable Lipcolour collection yet? What do you think of Commotion and Love Beam?