So here’s the second installment of my MAC Huggables feature! Sorry it took awhile, this past long weekend was a hectic one where house-errands were concerned.
I know I didn’t show much (in terms of swatches and how everything goes on) in the review entry where I mainly shared my thoughts about them so here I am, back with a Look Book-esque feature of the 4 shades I’ve got!
I’ve included half-lip swatches because where translucent or close-to-lip-shade colors are concerned, I feel that half-lip swatches (while bizarre) give a good gauge of the pigmentation you are laying down. So hopefully these work out helpful!
Also, since these Huggables are a little translucent, do keep in mind that they will likely swatch on differently from person to person.
It’s mostly dependent on the pigmentation of your lip color and my lips aren’t the most pigmented so if yours are they could go on deeper or stronger in tone for you!
Soft Talkin’ –
The thing about translucent, sheer-ish glossy shades is that when it comes to neutrals, these aren’t the best.
Often times it’s either it’s so light there’s hardly any pigmentation (gloss, anyone?) and other times they tried to load up on pigmentation that it ends up going on chalky and just bizarre.
I’d say, compared to a few nude attempts at glossy and translucent lipstick finishes, this one isn’t too bad.
There’s a decent amount of pigmentation that I do see some beige going on after application (and I don’t look so dead) but it’s still a nice spectrum of nude-neutral if you’re looking for that.
It doesn’t go on chalky or emphasize (my) liplines, from a distance at least, and all in all is a really easy and quick neutral nude color to throw on without much maintenance after.
Not bad, I’d say!
I’m Game –
This is such a pretty shade. So so pretty!
I classify this as a mid-pink, though some reviews have classified it as a deeper pink, it’s your call really.
Overall, it’s something that’s nice and wearable but yet still lends a bright splash of color to your look.
Though not too intimidating that you have to be all made up to pull this off. It works perfectly well with smoked out looks as well as a fresh and bare-faced look, complete with filled in brows.
I would say it’s highly versatile and even a touch playful such that it has an air of casualness to it. It’s really one of my favorite of the lots and one I would urge you to check out!
Flaming Lips –
Now, what can I say about this color…
It’s extremely pretty, no doubt, but at this stage I think glossy neutral-reds aren’t the most unique in the sea of lip color options though of course it’s still nice for a brand to roll one out should you be a fan of reds.
As they say, you can never have enough red!
I don’t know what else to say about this except it’s a pretty juicy red and something quite no-brainer to throw on.
Perfect if you want an everyday-red or perhaps a stepping stone to the world of red lips!
Love Feeling –
Now we’re talking! This shade here is indeed pure love.
Though that’s me and my biased-ness when it comes to orange and coral lip shades speaking. You see, I’m a little bit queer.
I wear reds often and easily, I reach for pinks quite often because they’re quite fun and casual but yet still striking yet at the end of the day, what captures my heart and takes my breathe away most is really corals.
They aren’t the easiest to pull off because on tanned skin some oranges can pull too bright (and stark) and on fair pale skin oranges could look out of place but yet if you’ve found a nice one, they are especially pretty to wear.
Love Feeling is a really good example of a ‘nice one‘ because while it is evidently orange, it’s got enough balance of color in it to make it wearable and not as daunting especially for those who thread carefully when it comes to corals.
If you like oranges but don’t always fancy the full-out tangy orange shades, then Love Feeling is perfect for you too.
It’s as dressy as reds but not that formal, as vibrant as pinks but not as cutesy and playful. It’s a perfect chill and laidback but yet still striking shade – as much of an oxymoron that is.
So there ya go!
Amidst corniness I’ve managed to describe the 4 shades that I have on hand.
There are still 6 more shades to check out and those range from dusty mauves to roses, there’s definitely a shade that would be suited for you!
Give the Huggables a chance, if you haven’t, and for all you know it might change your mindset on the idea of glossy, juicy pouts of emollient color that’s great for everyday wear!
Thanks for reading!
MAC’s Huggable Lip Colors are available in 10 shades (at all MAC Counters while stocks last) and retail at S$30.
The Huggables are Limited Edition.