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MAC Huggable Lipcolour in Out for Passion review

MAC recently launched the Huggable Lipcolor range. I was on a vacation when this collection was launched and so did not have much choice to pick up shades, but fortunately, I found a beautiful shade which was still not sold out. This collection was released in India on the 12th February.

MAC Says –

A new high-shine formula featuring an array of creamy emollients, providing a lasting, glossy finish that leaves lips smooth and sculpted. A unique gel base allows each shade to smooth effortlessly onto the skin, with a feather-light finish giving immediate moisture, lasting up to six hours.

There were 12 shades that were released as a part of this collection –

Commotion: Deep cool plum cream

Red Necessity: Deep warm wine cream

What A Feeling!: Mid-tone cool pink cream

Feeling Amourous?: Mid-tone fuchsia cream

Love Beam: Mid-tone warm pink cream

Out For Passion: Soft warm rose cream

Touche: Light beige cream

Fresh & Frisky: Soft neutral peach cream

Cherry Glaze: Orange red cream

Fashion Force: Cool coral cream

Rich Maroon: Mid-tone chestnut cream

Price – Rs. 1800

MAC Huggable Lipcolor in Out for Passion

I bought the shade ‘Out For Passion’, which is a nice muted rose shade. It’s a very every day, hassle free color. Something that you can wear with any look and any occasion. The pigment is sheer and doesn’t build up a lot. The good thing is that it wear-off really well. It leaves a slight stain behind which looks really natural.

The formula is very similar to Revlon Lip butters, but a little better. It is really easy to apply and doesn’t feel sticky. It’s really moisturizing. I really like this for an everyday wear, especially for work, when I’m sitting in air conditioning the entire day and my skin and lips start to feel dry and dehydrated.

MAC Huggable Lipcolor in Out for Passion

MAC claims this formula lasts for “up to 6 hours.” I felt that it did not last for more than 3-4 hrs without eating. I have to reapply every time I eat or drink something.

The packaging is really chic! It comes in a steel grey metal tube.

Overall, I know that I will get a lot of use out of this bullet and if it is relaunched I will pick up as many colors as I can J. I would give it a 4.5/5.


Clinique Chunkiest Chili Chubby Stick Intense Review & Swatch

Clinique Chunkiest Chili Chubby Stick Intense

I picked up yet another lip product this month. Lipsticks are something that I completely love! This time it was the Clinique Chubby Stick. I have also finally gotten on the lip crayon band wagon and I’m loving it. Now I’m thinking that why did I take so long!!

Clinique Chunkiest Chili Chubby Stick Intense Clinique Chunkiest Chili Chubby Stick Intense DSC_0317

What Clinique says about Chubby Stick Intense:

◾Coverage Moderate to Full

◾Tempt lips with a soft cushion of color that’s not quite sheer, not quite opaque-just the perfect happy medium. Loaded with mango and shea butters so lips feel comfortably soft and smooth. Eight vibrant shades in all.

How to use:

◾Apply directly to lips.

◾For subtle definition outline lips first, then fill in with natural-looking color.

◾Never needs sharpening: simply swivel up to reveal more lip color balm.


Clinique Chunkiest Chili Chubby Stick Intense


The Clinique lip crayons comes in a regular crayon packaging. Its color coded with names stamped clearly on the body and a tight silver cap which makes it easier to travel with. A best product for your handbag.

Clinique Chunkiest Chili Chubby Stick Intense

The texture is soft and smooth. It’s very light on the lips and really easy to apply. It glides really well on the lips.

The pigmentation is really good. It applies sheer to medium in a single swipe and you can build the color to be completely opaque.

The Color is a kind of a brown red shade with tiny silver shimmer in it. You can also define the color to be like the color of dry red chili.

Clinique Chunkiest Chili Chubby Stick Intense Clinique Chunkiest Chili Chubby Stick Intense

The color lasts for a good 4-5 hrs. with drinking and eating.

There would have been an added plus if the smell was not like chemical. Thankfully the taste is better.

It’s a really nice product. I would recommend this product to someone who is always on a go as it’s easy to carry and apply!

Clinique Chunkiest Chili Chubby Stick Intense

Nivea Fruity Shine Strawberry Lip Balm Review

Nivea Fruity Shine Strawberry Lip Balm

I’m a big fan of lipbalms and especially if they are tinted. I found this amazing lipbalm long time back. This is my second one! I’m talking about Nivea fruity shine – strawberry flavored from Nivea’s lip care range.

I don’t like lipbalms that leave a residue, like there is something clumpy on your lips. I hate that feeling.

Every time I use this lipbalm, I feel nice. It glides on easily and doesn’t feel heavy at all. The product sinks in the skin easily and gives a nice glossy and moisturized look.

Nivea Fruity Shine Strawberry Lip Balm

Nivea fruity shine strawberry lip balm comes in a very natural, coral red shade that makes lips look naturally pink. It’s an everyday lipbalm, especially days when you don’t feel like wearing any makeup. It’s a perfect lip product for the lazy day.

It comes with SPF 10, which protects lips from UVA and UVB rays.

The lipbalm work really well if you have to apply it over your lipstick as well.

Nivea Fruity Shine Strawberry Lip Balm

Overall a great lip product for everyday use!

Maybelline color bloom Lip balm pink blossom


Recently while going through the shelves of a beauty store, I came across a lip balm. I was about to pass when I read something that struck me and made me buy the lip balm. What made me buy it was that it is a color changing lip balm. Lip balms are something that I use the most and especially when there is a lip balm which gives a little wash of color. Now it has become my most used lip balm.

Maybelline color bloom Lip balm pink blossom

Ingredients: Jojoba oil, Vitamin E.

Maybelline says:

Claims: Maybelline Lip Smooth Color Bloom is a unique color blooming technology that will make you stand out in the crowd. Now here is a lip gloss with a color that is uniquely yours.

The gloss contains tone revealing pigments that react with the cells of your lip, and create a healthy flush of color! Needless to say, your chemical relation with the gloss is going to be very different from that of another person.

So go and flaunt your true colors. Color bloom is just not about colors; the lip balm is also rich in moisture and keeps your lips well hydrated all the time as it is formulated with jojoba and Pro-vitamin E formula.

A high SPF 16 in this glossy balm ensures your soft skin is protected against the harmful rays of the sun

Maybelline color bloom Lip balm pink blossom

It comes in a retractable tube which makes it easier to carry in your purse or even coat/jeans pocket.

Maybelline color bloom Lip balm pink blossom

The product is actually a white colored bullet which changes color when applied. Initially when you apply the product it shows just a hint of color, but the color develops a little more intense after a minute or so.

Color as soon as you apply it!
Color as soon as you apply it!
Color after a few seconds!
Color after a few seconds!
Color after a minute!
Color after a minute!

The ingredients make it very hydrating. I have noticed that hydration generally stays for around 2 hours but the tint is still there. The tint remains for around 4-5 hrs. I generally apply a colorless lip balm if I need more hydration.

I love this product and I plan to buy other shades as well!

MAC Patentpolish Lip Pencil – Review

MAC Patentpolish Lip Pencil - Sultana

MAC says: The colour and shine of a gloss, the precision of a lip pencil – now in one colour stick. M∙A∙C Patentpolish Lip Pencil instantly achieves a luscious shine with a single swipe. Effortless twist-up keeps application clean and simple, with no need to sharpen. Enjoy colour in a range of 12 new shades – from bright corals to soft, rosy pinks and natural nudes – that stay bright and true on all skin tones.


MAC recently introduced the Patentpolish Lip Pencil. There are a lot of chunky lip pencils which have been introduced by a lot of brands. Everywhere you turn, these have a presence.

MAC Patentpolish Lip Pencil is a limited edition and comes in 12 colors.

MAC Patentpolish Lip Pencil - Sultana

The packaging is fairly basic. It comes in a large, stubby twist up pencil. Twists up pencils are always better as there is no wastage of the product.

MAC Patentpolish Lip Pencil - Sultana

I bought the lip pencil in the shade ‘Sultana’. I tried it and I completely fell in love with the shade, though it’s not my usual reds and pinks. The color is like deep berry shade. This color is not something that I would bend towards. It’s a color that will suit all the skin tones. On more light to medium skin tones it will look like a deep berry color and on the darker skin tones it will look really nice and classy.

MAC Patentpolish Lip Pencil - Sultana

MAC Patentpolish Lip Pencil - Sultana

The formula is just amazing. It’s really hydrating and moisturizing. It can be used as a lip gloss, lip balm and also like a lipstick.

The staying power is not all that great. You have to reapply after every 2-3 hrs. This is the only thing I did not like in the lip pencil. I would have loved it if the staying power was a little longer.

This is a product I will buy and will suggest to my friends and family because of the formula.