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MAC Flaming Lips, I’m Game, Play It Soft Huggable Lipcolours Reviews, Photos, Swatches

MAC Huggable Lipcolour
MAC Flaming Lips, I’m Game, Play It Soft Huggable Lipcolours

MAC Huggable Lipcolour ($20.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a formula that’s supposed to give you both shine and color and long-wear (“up to six hours”) that uses a “gel base” for a “feather-light finish giving immediate moisture.” The formula was released previously, and this time we’re seeing ten limited edition shades that will debut on May 7th online and May 14th in-stores; one shade (Fashion Force) is a repromote. It has a light-medium-weight feel with a little slip but it definitely clings (or hugs, if you like) to the lips in a way that isn’t uncomfortable but enables the color to last longer than more emollient formulas would. There’s a soft shine that starts to wear away after two to three hours, while the color itself wears from three to five hours, depending on the shade. If you’re familiar with MAC’s finishes, it’s like a cross between their Cremesheen finish and the Mineralize Rich lipsticks. I find the formula lightly hydrating over time, though they really need time to melt against the heat of the lips to feel good and glossy. When applying, I recommend letting the bullet rest against the lips for a few seconds prior to gliding it across, or else it will drag somewhat.

MAC Flaming Lips Huggable Lipcolour ($20.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “deep creamy red.” It’s a muted, medium-dark red with warm, orange undertones and a soft shine with very, very fine shimmer. It had semi-opaque color payoff that applied fairly evenly. This shade wore well for five hours on me and was nicely hydrating over time. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

MAC I’m Game Huggable Lipcolour ($20.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “creamy raspberry.” It’s a softened, medium-dark pink with subtle cool undertones and a soft shine. On me, it looks almost warm-toned, but it is slightly cool-toned. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that covered the lips evenly and was comfortable to wear. It wore well for four and a half hours on me. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

MAC Play It Soft Huggable Lipcolour ($20.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “bright coral red.” It’s a medium, pink-coral with warm undertones and a light shine. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that applied evenly and didn’t look streaky. The formula really shined here, because that gel consistency kept it from bunching up like it might in a more emollient formula. It wore well for four and a half hours on me and was hydrating over time. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Flaming Lips
Flaming Lips
9
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total
I'm Game
I'm Game
9
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total
Play It Soft
Play It Soft
9
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total
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MAC Flaming Lips Huggable Lipcolour
MAC Flaming Lips Huggable Lipcolour

MAC Flaming Lips Huggable Lipcolour
MAC Flaming Lips Huggable Lipcolour

MAC Flaming Lips Huggable Lipcolour
MAC Flaming Lips Huggable Lipcolour

MAC Flaming Lips Huggable Lipcolour
MAC Flaming Lips Huggable Lipcolour

MAC Flaming Lips Huggable Lipcolour
MAC Flaming Lips Huggable Lipcolour

MAC Flaming Lips Huggable Lipcolour
MAC Flaming Lips Huggable Lipcolour

MAC I'm Game Huggable Lipcolour
MAC I’m Game Huggable Lipcolour

MAC I'm Game Huggable Lipcolour
MAC I’m Game Huggable Lipcolour

MAC I'm Game Huggable Lipcolour
MAC I’m Game Huggable Lipcolour

MAC I'm Game Huggable Lipcolour
MAC I’m Game Huggable Lipcolour

MAC I'm Game Huggable Lipcolour
MAC I’m Game Huggable Lipcolour

MAC I'm Game Huggable Lipcolour
MAC I’m Game Huggable Lipcolour

MAC Play It Soft Huggable Lipcolour
MAC Play It Soft Huggable Lipcolour

MAC Play It Soft Huggable Lipcolour
MAC Play It Soft Huggable Lipcolour

MAC Play It Soft Huggable Lipcolour
MAC Play It Soft Huggable Lipcolour

MAC Play It Soft Huggable Lipcolour
MAC Play It Soft Huggable Lipcolour

MAC Play It Soft Huggable Lipcolour
MAC Play It Soft Huggable Lipcolour

MAC Play It Soft Huggable Lipcolour
MAC Play It Soft Huggable Lipcolour

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Guerlain Parure Gold Foundation
  • Urban Decay Naked Loose Setting Powder
  • MAC Soft & Gentle Mineralize Skinfinish
On eyes:
  • MAC Sweet Heat
  • Sea Worship
  • Havana
  • Rich Core Extra Dimension Eyeshadows; Sephora Snakeskin Dress Eyeliner

Product Availability

MAC Huggable Lipcolour $20.00/0.11 OZ.
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About the Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). (For more information, please check the FAQ.)

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I like Flaming Lips a lot. Those muted, semi-opaque reds are always good for a laid back version of a red lip. I wonder if it’s a tad too close to Guerlain Coque d’Or to justify it, though…

I didn’t get a chance to try these the first time around so I’m glad they’re making a comeback. I’ve heard nothing but good things about them. Looks like I may need to start with Flaming Lips. I love how it looks on you!

Ooh, I like the look of all three of these! I likely wouldn’t get Flaming Lips since I have plenty of reds and Play It Soft is lovely but I’m sure I have something similar. Maybe I’ll get I’m Game but again I might have something similar, however, I’m not quite sure! 😀

I’m glad most if these are doing well. I like this sheer look or a gloss for summer so I am pleased to see some good ones coming out. I hate that these are LE though. I like all but about 2 of these and if they were permanent,knowing myself,eventually,I’d get them all. But, I don’t like them enough to stress my bank account ( like I did for Tom Ford). I’m thinking. Flaming. Lips is going to be one I go for though!

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