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. Tom Ford Beauty Alicia (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Clinique Pink Honey (PiP, $15.00) is warmer (95% similar). NARS Orgasm (P, $28.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Conte (202) (P, $37.00) is more shimmery, more pigmented, warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Kiss Blossom (LE, $37.00) is more pigmented, cooler (90% similar). Pat McGrath Love Supreme (P, $40.00) 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, $19.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Guerlain Gemma (DC, $58.00) is more shimmery, darker, more pigmented (85% similar). ColourPop Juice Bar (LE, $7.00) 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). 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). Chanel Eblouissante (165) (P, $45.00) is warmer (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, $19.00) 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, $19.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Givenchy Rose Boudoir (204) (P, $36.00) is brighter, warmer (80% similar). Chanel Edith (424) (P, $37.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Estee Lauder Ambitious Pink (P, $32.00) is lighter, brighter, more pigmented (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). YSL Orange Crepe (82) (P, $38.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Three Wise Girls (401) (P, $42.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Grace (LE, $36.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Givenchy Wanted Coral (16) (P, $34.00) is warmer (90% similar). Estee Lauder Bad Angel (330) (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Something Wild (46) (P, $57.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Chanel Rouge Brulant (191) (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Flocking Fabulous (LE, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). Dior Diorosphere (649) (P, $37.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). NYX Rags to Riches (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). NARS Niagara (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Lady at Play (P, $25.00) is less shimmery, warmer, less glossy (85% similar). MAC Pretty Boy (P, $19.00) is warmer (85% similar). YSL Rocking Coral (5) (LE, $38.00) is more shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar). Christian Louboutin Beaute Miss Loubi (P, $90.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cherry (LE, $36.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Guerlain Rouge Sensuel (DC, $58.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Pat McGrath Emmanuelle (P, $40.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Mia (LE, $36.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. 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, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Little Buddha (P, $19.00) is darker, cooler, less glossy (90% similar). L'Oreal I Pink You're Cute (175) (P, $8.99) is less glossy (90% similar). Chanel Fleurie (139) (LE, $45.00) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Edith (424) (P, $37.00) is warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Raspberry Ripple (P, $25.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). YSL Caress Pink (9) (P, $34.00) is brighter, more pigmented (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Paul (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% 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). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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

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

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Stephanie Avatar

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

Katherine T. Avatar

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

Nancy T Avatar

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!

Kylie5 Avatar

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).

Trish Avatar

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!

liz Avatar

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!

Saira Avatar

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.

Stephanie Avatar

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.

BonnieBBon Avatar

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 :/

BonnieBBon Avatar

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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