MAC Transformed Huggable Lip Colours Reviews, Photos, Swatches

MAC Bonsai Bloom Huggable Lipcolour
MAC Bonsai Bloom Huggable Lipcolour

Now available online (originally slated for a June 2nd launch; in-store date is June 9th on my press release!), there are new, limited edition shades (along with some repromotes) of MAC Huggable Lipcolour ($20.00 for 0.11 oz.), which is described as a hydrating, “gel-like lipstick with rich, glossy shine” that wears for “six hours.” The formula tends to be semi-sheer to semi-opaque with moderate shine, lightly clingy (not in an uncomfortable way, but it wears longer than more slippery formulas) with decent wear (four to five hours) and light to moderate hydration. It is the type of formula that feels denser in the tube and softens as it “melts” against the warmth of the lips. I’ve also noticed that some shades self-level after a minute or so after being applied. I think they’re best suited for someone who likes sheerer lipsticks that are comfortable but not slippery and wants some hydration.

MAC Bonsai Bloom Huggable Lipcolour ($20.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “cool nude-pink.” It’s a muted, medium rosy pink with subtle, cooler undertones and a fine, gold pearl and light shine. It had medium coverage, and as it is a color naturally more similar to my lip color, it may look wildly different from to person as the natural lip color comes through a lot. The texture was thin, lightweight, and sat fairly well on the lips. The color went on evenly and lasted for four hours. I found it lightly hydrating overall. Clinique Pink Honey (PiP, $15.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Alicia (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Conte (202) (P, $37.00) is more shimmery, more pigmented, warmer (90% similar). NARS Orgasm (P, $28.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Guerlain Kiss Blossom (LE, $37.00) is more pigmented, cooler (90% similar). Pat McGrath Love Supreme (P, $38.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Bryan (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery, darker, more pigmented (85% similar). MAC Babetown (LE, $18.50) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Guerlain Gemma (DC, $58.00) is more shimmery, darker, more pigmented (85% similar). Colour Pop Juice Bar (LE, $5.50) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Cantonese Carnation Huggable Lipcolour ($20.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “warm rose.” It’s a medium-dark rosy pink with subtle, cooler undertones and a fine, gold pearl. It had semi-opaque coverage that went on evenly and allowed the natural lip color to still come through. The consistency was lightweight but had enough suspension in it that the glossier texture didn’t sit in lip lines noticeably. This shade lasted for four and a half hours on me and was lightly hydrating. MAC Love Beam (LE, $20.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Eblouissante (165) (P, $38.00) is warmer (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Raspberry Shimmer (1) (P, $28.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Chanel Etourdie (98) (P, $37.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC I'm Game (LE, $20.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Guerlain Madame Reve (862) (DC, $58.00) is cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Good Luck Mochi Huggable Lipcolour ($20.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “rosy mid-tone pink.” It’s a medium-dark, slightly brighter, pink with subtle, warm undertones and a creamy finish. This shade didn’t have pearl like a lot of the other Huggables. It had more coverage–closer to truly semi-opaque–but color pulled into lip lines a bit, and it did not seem to go on as evenly. This shade lasted for four hours on me and was lightly hydrating. MAC Little Buddha (P, $18.50) is lighter, brighter, more pigmented (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Spring Pink (P, $37.00) is brighter, more pigmented (90% similar). Laura Mercier Raspberry Ripple (P, $25.00) is more muted, cooler (90% similar). MAC Brave (P, $18.50) is less glossy (90% similar). Estee Lauder Ambitious Pink (P, $32.00) is lighter, brighter, more pigmented (80% similar). Givenchy Rose Boudoir (204) (P, $36.00) is brighter, warmer (80% similar). Chanel Edith (424) (P, $37.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Origami Orange Huggable Lipcolour ($20.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “creamy orange.” It’s a slightly muted, medium rosy coral with fine, light pink pearl. It’s a lot more interesting than “creamy orange” would indicate! The texture was lightweight, balmy but not too slippery, and glided on easily while laying down smooth, even, and mostly opaque coverage. This shade lasted for five and a half hours and was moderately hydrating. Tom Ford Beauty Les Mepris (LE, $52.00) is warmer, less glossy (90% similar). Estee Lauder Bad Angel (330) (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Dior Diorosphere (649) (P, $37.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). YSL Orange Crepe (82) (P, $38.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Something Wild (46) (P, $54.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Grace (LE, $36.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). MAC Flocking Fabulous (LE, $18.50) is cooler (90% similar). Givenchy Wanted Coral (16) (P, $34.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Pretty Boy (P, $18.50) is warmer (85% similar). Christian Louboutin Beaute Miss Loubi (P, $90.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Guerlain Rouge Sensuel (DC, $58.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). NYX Rags to Riches (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Lady at Play (P, $25.00) is less shimmery, warmer, less glossy (85% similar). Estee Lauder Blossom Bright (P, $30.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (80% similar). Givenchy Rose Dressing (202) (P, $36.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (80% similar). Chanel Melodieuse (136) (P, $38.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Giacomo (P, $36.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Guerlain Giulette (DC, $58.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Seoul-ful Huggable Lipcolour ($20.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “light, creamy pink.” It’s a medium rosy pink with warm undertones and fine pearl. It had mostly opaque coverage, though bits of the natural lip color will peek through, with a milkier consistency than the other shades. This one applied mostly evenly, but there was a little color that settled into lip lines. This shade wore well for four and a half hours and was hydrating. MAC Sunny Seoul (P, $18.50) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Fleurie (139) (LE, $38.00) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Edith (424) (P, $37.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Little Buddha (P, $18.50) is darker, cooler, less glossy (90% similar). L'Oreal I Pink You're Cute (175) (P, $8.99) is less glossy (90% similar). NARS Summer Fire (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Spring Pink (P, $37.00) is darker, more pigmented (85% similar). Guerlain Georgia (DC, $58.00) is warmer (85% similar). YSL Caress Pink (9) (P, $34.00) is brighter, more pigmented (85% similar). Laura Mercier Raspberry Ripple (P, $25.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Bonsai Bloom Huggable Lipcolour
MAC Bonsai Bloom Huggable Lipcolour

MAC Bonsai Bloom Huggable Lipcolour
MAC Bonsai Bloom Huggable Lipcolour

MAC Bonsai Bloom Huggable Lipcolour
MAC Bonsai Bloom Huggable Lipcolour

MAC Bonsai Bloom Huggable Lipcolour
MAC Bonsai Bloom Huggable Lipcolour

MAC Bonsai Bloom Huggable Lipcolour
MAC Bonsai Bloom Huggable Lipcolour

MAC Bonsai Bloom Huggable Lipcolour
MAC Bonsai Bloom Huggable Lipcolour

MAC Cantonese Carnation Huggable Lipcolour
MAC Cantonese Carnation Huggable Lipcolour

MAC Cantonese Carnation Huggable Lipcolour
MAC Cantonese Carnation Huggable Lipcolour

MAC Cantonese Carnation Huggable Lipcolour
MAC Cantonese Carnation Huggable Lipcolour

MAC Cantonese Carnation Huggable Lipcolour
MAC Cantonese Carnation Huggable Lipcolour

MAC Cantonese Carnation Huggable Lipcolour
MAC Cantonese Carnation Huggable Lipcolour

MAC Cantonese Carnation Huggable Lipcolour
MAC Cantonese Carnation Huggable Lipcolour

MAC Good Luck Mochi Huggable Lipcolour
MAC Good Luck Mochi Huggable Lipcolour

MAC Good Luck Mochi Huggable Lipcolour
MAC Good Luck Mochi Huggable Lipcolour

MAC Good Luck Mochi Huggable Lipcolour
MAC Good Luck Mochi Huggable Lipcolour

MAC Good Luck Mochi Huggable Lipcolour
MAC Good Luck Mochi Huggable Lipcolour

MAC Good Luck Mochi Huggable Lipcolour
MAC Good Luck Mochi Huggable Lipcolour

MAC Good Luck Mochi Huggable Lipcolour
MAC Good Luck Mochi Huggable Lipcolour

MAC Origami Orange Huggable Lipcolour
MAC Origami Orange Huggable Lipcolour

MAC Origami Orange Huggable Lipcolour
MAC Origami Orange Huggable Lipcolour

MAC Origami Orange Huggable Lipcolour
MAC Origami Orange Huggable Lipcolour

MAC Origami Orange Huggable Lipcolour
MAC Origami Orange Huggable Lipcolour

MAC Origami Orange Huggable Lipcolour
MAC Origami Orange Huggable Lipcolour

MAC Origami Orange Huggable Lipcolour
MAC Origami Orange Huggable Lipcolour

MAC Seoul-ful Huggable Lipcolour
MAC Seoul-ful Huggable Lipcolour

MAC Seoul-ful Huggable Lipcolour
MAC Seoul-ful Huggable Lipcolour

MAC Seoul-ful Huggable Lipcolour
MAC Seoul-ful Huggable Lipcolour

MAC Seoul-ful Huggable Lipcolour
MAC Seoul-ful Huggable Lipcolour

MAC Seoul-ful Huggable Lipcolour
MAC Seoul-ful Huggable Lipcolour

MAC Seoul-ful Huggable Lipcolour
MAC Seoul-ful Huggable Lipcolour

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foundation
  • Guerlain Les Voilettes Loose Setting Powder
  • Becca Champagne Collection Face Palette
On eyes:
  • Giorgio Armani #8 Eye Tint
  • Giorgio Armani #9 Eye Tint
  • Giorgio Armani #10 Eye Tint
  • Make Up For Ever I36 Aqua XL Eye Pencil
On lips:
  • MAC Bonsai Bloom Huggable Lipcolour

About the Reviewer

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 matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Pretty and great for summer! Does anyone know what is the difference between these and their patentpolish lip pencils (other than the packaging)?

I’m liking these, especially Cantonese Carnation and Oragami Orange. The orange just seems like it might be wearable for me.

Origami Orange reminds me of some of the really bright corals but in a much more muted and toned-down fashion.

I’m really liking Origami Orange, and since you recommend it I’m tempted to add it to my collection! But one of our cars just broke down, so my budget is probably going to be non-existent for a while :/

I’m so sorry to hear that, Lulle! My sister recently faced a similar issue (cost to fix it vs. age/value of the car), and I know it was really hard on her to make the decision to let the car go 🙁

These are easy skips for me. Either too sheer and/or the color doesn’t apply or settle evenly. There’s way better formulas out there for less than $20

I tried one of the older ones and it was opaque enough for my liking, but the formula wasn’t anything special. Do you feel like they have improved?

These ALL look absolutely glorious on you! That’s the distinct advantage to having lighter or less pigmeted lips: you can wear sheer shades, as well as everything else, with equal aplomb. I love sheer lipsticks, especially during summer, but my lips have strong color to them. And not a nice pretty pink or red pigment to them, either. But I will most definitely try Origami-Orange and Cantonese Carnation on. Both are stunners. Here’s hoping one works!

I think only origami orange will be a colour for me. Really sheer pinks don’t Look Good on me. This is dissapointing because I Love the huggable formula. But so I will Save Money which I Need for the new urban decay lipsticks (wishlist is sooooo Long).

They all look so pretty on you Christine! I’m loving Seoul- ful most right now- but the shades are very Asian inspired I think. Guess that’s why the names are what they are huh? Count me in for a few- Thanks for the swatches!

These make your lips look really healthy! I might take a peek at these at some point. All of a sudden I really like sheer, moisturizing lip colors. I picked up a Sheer Revolution lipstick and I’m OBSESSED with it; I really feel like a whole world has opened up to me now! I used to only wear bright, matte lipsticks. I’m ready to delve into the sheer side I think!

You look especially happy in these pictures 🙂 Is it the joy of wearing something comfortable after so many months of matte liquid lipsticks? lol

Great to see the swatches, Christine! Huggable lip colour is one of my favourite lipsticks formulations. I’m really looking forward to checking these out when they are released in the UK.

I ordered Origami Orange yesterday (free express shipping too!) based on seeing it on you. At last I think I might have found an orangish colour I can wear. I have tried several but my skin has a definite olive tone that makes it tough sometimes.

Decisions, decisions! I really like these shades. I’m on a pick 1 and be happy you got it budget tho lol tough times at the BBon residence :/

I decided on Cantonese Carnation. Origami Orange tho! That’s the first orange lipstick to tempt me. I’m hoping it’ll stick around a bit. Idk why but for this summer I’m really feeling the semi-opaque and sheer makeup. But orange? I’m really growing lol

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