MAC Cool & Cute, Embraceable Me, Sweet Persuasion Huggable Glasses Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Cool & Cute Huggable Glass
MAC Cool & Cute Huggable Glass

MAC Cool & Cute Huggable Glass ($20.00 for 0.08 fl. oz.) is described as a “light salmon.” It’s a creamy, medium orange with warm undertones and a milky finish. It lost a lot of its orange impact applied–it ended up looking much more peach-like. It goes on evenly but settles into lip lines. The gloss lasted for four hours on me. Urban Decay Rule34 (DC, $20.00) is warmer (95% similar). Bite Beauty Eight (Watercolor) (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Sephora Happy Sunrise (25) (P, $12.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Rising Sun (P, $20.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Ray of Sunshine (P, $22.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). LORAC Belle-ieve (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Keep It Light (LE, $20.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Live It Up (LE, $19.00) is darker, brighter, more pigmented (85% similar). NYX Cherry Cheesecake (P, $5.00) is darker, brighter, more pigmented (85% similar). Chanel Exotique (12) (P, $34.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). MAC Grand Pumpkin (LE, $19.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). MAC Cheerful (P, $22.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). Stila Apricot (PiP, $22.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). Sephora Fresh Mango (26) (P, $12.00) is darker, more pigmented (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Embraceable Me Huggable Glass ($20.00 for 0.08 fl. oz.) is described as a “pale baby pink.” It’s a light, milky pink with a cream finish and subtle, warm undertones. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque coverage. The gloss applied with some streakiness, and there was also some color that highlighted lip lines. It wore for four hours on me. NARS Nucleus (LE, $26.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Picture Pink (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Bite Beauty Three (Watercolor) (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Revlon Bejeweled (DC, $7.49) is darker (95% similar). MAC Tender (P, $22.00) is cooler, glossier (95% similar). MAC Baby Be Cool (LE, $19.00)(95% similar). NARS Turkish Delight (P, $26.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Elegantly Elegant (LE, $22.00) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Obsessed (DC, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Lots of Laughs (LE, $19.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Fashion Scoop (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Rose Quartz (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Maybelline Petal Plush (100) (P, $8.99) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Demure (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Dress the Part (LE, $20.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). ColourPop Round Midnight (LE, $6.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Wanting More (LE, $19.00) is lighter (85% similar). NARS Unlaced (P, $26.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Bijou (LE, $19.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Maybelline Tickled Pink (P, $4.49) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Sweet Persuasion Huggable Glass ($20.00 for 0.08 fl. oz.) is described as a “midtone warm mauve.” It’s a muted, medium rosy peach with warm undertones and a cream finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff–it was one of the more pigmented in the range–that had noticeable streakiness when applied. It didn’t seem to settle as badly as other shades, but there was still some color that gathered in lip lines. This shade wore well for four hours. MAC Lovingly Yours (P, $22.00) is cooler (95% similar). Divergent Natural Virtue (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Nectar (LE, $24.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Goodness Gracious (LE, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Artful (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Bliss (181) (LE, $30.00) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Beige Star (206) (P, $30.00) is more muted (90% similar). Urban Decay Walk of Shame (DC, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Deelight (PiP, $20.00) is darker (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Sweet Stiletto (P, $22.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Body-con (LE, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Sesso (LE, $20.00) is darker (85% similar). NARS Chihuahua (P, $26.00) is cooler (85% similar). Jouer Fifth Ave (P, $17.00)(80% similar). NARS Nebulous (LE, $26.00) is darker, brighter, more pigmented (80% similar). MAC Spanking Haute (LE, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). MAC Richer, Lusher (P, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW | MAC Huggable Glass ($20.00 for 0.08 fl. oz.) is supposed to be a “comfortable, creamy” formula that “wears for hours” and has “long-term hydration” with a “comfortable hug of colour.” It’s a new, limited edition formula with cream-based colors with a high-shine that tend to be semi-sheer to semi-opaque. The consistency is light-medium in weight and thickness, and it is creamy when initially applied but gets a little tackier and less emollient after a half hour. It is a moderately tacky gloss, and it holds on fairly well–three to six hours–with noticeable shine and some color still visible even after a meal. They’re slightly hydrating overall, and they have a vanilla-scent but no discernible taste. Their biggest downside is that many of the colors apply unevenly and settle into lip lines, and it’s such a huge downside, unfortunately!

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MAC Cool & Cute Huggable Glass
MAC Cool & Cute Huggable Glass

MAC Cool & Cute Huggable Glass
MAC Cool & Cute Huggable Glass

MAC Cool & Cute Huggable Glass
MAC Cool & Cute Huggable Glass

MAC Cool & Cute Huggable Glass
MAC Cool & Cute Huggable Glass

MAC Cool & Cute Huggable Glass
MAC Cool & Cute Huggable Glass

MAC Cool & Cute Huggable Glass
MAC Cool & Cute Huggable Glass

MAC Embraceable Me Huggable Glass
MAC Embraceable Me Huggable Glass

MAC Embraceable Me Huggable Glass
MAC Embraceable Me Huggable Glass

MAC Embraceable Me Huggable Glass
MAC Embraceable Me Huggable Glass

MAC Embraceable Me Huggable Glass
MAC Embraceable Me Huggable Glass

MAC Embraceable Me Huggable Glass
MAC Embraceable Me Huggable Glass

MAC Embraceable Me Huggable Glass
MAC Embraceable Me Huggable Glass

MAC Sweet Persuasion Huggable Glass
MAC Sweet Persuasion Huggable Glass

MAC Sweet Persuasion Huggable Glass
MAC Sweet Persuasion Huggable Glass

MAC Sweet Persuasion Huggable Glass
MAC Sweet Persuasion Huggable Glass

MAC Sweet Persuasion Huggable Glass
MAC Sweet Persuasion Huggable Glass

MAC Sweet Persuasion Huggable Glass
MAC Sweet Persuasion Huggable Glass

MAC Sweet Persuasion Huggable Glass
MAC Sweet Persuasion Huggable Glass

Huggable Glass
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$20.00/0.08 oz.

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How would you compare them to the cremesheen glasses and Vamplify glosses? I guess they’re much less sticky than MAC’s usual lipglass formula? TIA!

They’re much tackier than either formula and have way less slip as they don’t slide around. They are less thick than Lipglass but fairly tacky.

They definitely wear longer – e.g. twice as long as MAC’s Cremesheen formula in these types of shades! Perhaps this is why you tend to see darker shades though for this type of formula (Giorgio Armani, YSL, etc.).

Hi Christine, thanks for the reviews. Would these glosses wear better over lipstick? I rarely wear a gloss on it’s own. I used to buy exclusively MAC lip glosses, now have some Bobbi Brown and exploring Chanel. I have an CCO store near me, which is where I buy most glosses unless I make a counter appointment.

Depends on what you’d wear them over, I think. If they are fairly similar in color, and the underlying product isn’t too emollient, they might wear better.

Sweet Persuasion is my favorite of these 3, perfect as a throw & go nude lip look! Cool & Cute would look AWESOME over a too frosty lighter lipstick! (One is coming my way today, btw!)
Embraceable Me is much too pale and pink, unless on someone who already has pale lips and cool coloring.

The colors are pretty, especially the first and third. I don’t think I’ve ever purchased a MAC product though. If I get the first color, I’ll buy the UD dupe.
Christine, I recently was reading about some clear lip primers that claim to fill in lines and prevent bleeding of color. Have you tried any of these and, if so, what were your thoughts?

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