MAC Huggable Glass

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MAC Cosmetics have released their limited edition Huggable Lips collection, which showcases the intriguing Huggable Glass. MAC describe the Huggable Glass as giving ‘a comforting hug of colour with immediate shine that wears for hours. The dual-phase formula glides on effortlessly for a smoothing, creamy colour’. I tried a trio of shades, namely MegaHug, Embraceable Me and Love Buzz. In true MAC fashion, there’s an all-round satisfying collection of shades to suit every skin tone. Love Buzz is described as a fuchsia pink -  I would say that Love Buzz is a bright, cool-toned pink. Embraceable Me is said by MAC to be a pale baby pink - this is definitely accurate, however it has a very mild touch of frost which makes it much more interesting than a light pink shade. Embraceable Me is the sort of shade which can be paired on top of any lipstick for an added dimension. MegaHug is a creamy deep raspberry with, again, cool undertones to add sophistication where a warm-toned raspberry would struggle. Collectively, the shades are all extremely easy to wear and look great on the lips.

In terms of its formula, the Huggable Glass is more of a lip lacquer than a lip gloss. It has a medium consistency that is non-sticky and ‘hugs’ the lips nicely with a lightweight feeling. Despite the relatively thick and creamy consistency, the Huggable Glass is semi-sheer, as per MAC’s intention of giving a comforting hug of colour, and is therefore ideal for when the coverage of a lipstick might be too much for the occasion. The Huggable Glass also delivers incredible shine - whilst it has the texture of a lacquer, it has the shine of a gloss.

I feel that when you consider the semi-sheer and high shine finish, this product has a superb longevity and lasts for roughly two to three hours, which can be extended if worn on top of a lip pencil. In terms of packaging and aesthetics, I doubt MAC could have done a better job - the tubes are made of glass and feel heavy in the hand, with a gunmetal top for an added edge, giving an overall look of luxury and high-quality. There’s not one aspect of the Huggable Glass which I don’t like, and at £17.50 each, I’m surprised to say I think they provide great value for money.

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