I love this l/s! For reference, I am NC35 and this l/s is a perfect mix of light pink with a very slight beige to it, but it's def. more pink on me. I can wear this color everyday & although I like it with spice as a liner, I prefer it with NYX lip liner in natural. It is a perfect neutral color, but really pretty, that is very wearable for me & paired with a smoky eye is so pretty.
I would def. recommend it for anyone that has a medium/tan complexion. I read some of the other reviews saying the formula was very sheer for them, that is not the case for me, although my l/s is over a year old. The consistency is very smooth, not drying but yet it does last longer than my l/g, it doesn't have any sparkles in it or glitter. When I run out I will def. re-purchase. One of my HG! continued >>
Hug me is a very neutral beige with a small amount of pink. Upon applying this lipstick, I can barely tell I've applied it at all because the color is so neutral and sheer. I find that I have to wear a lipliner and/or wear a gloss on top. Its an ok lipstick but probably not the best choice for those with pigmented lips. At this time, I won't be repurchasing.
This is a beige (almost) nude lipstick with a pinkish undertone. I love it! When you're a bit tanned, it looks gorgeous. Thus, you have to warm up your skin a bit with bronzing powder. And the glossy texture of the lustre lipstisck gives a really comfortable feel. Love the vanilla smell too!
MAC describes this as a flesh pink. I don't really see much pink in this lipstick. It looks more of a natural beige on me with some brown undertones. Absolutely no glitter in this lipstick. Good for those who like nude looks that are not overly pale as this provides more colour than MAC's ultra pale lipsticks such as Creme d'nude, Blankety and Myth. Unfortunately, this is much too nude for me. Too pale indoors and outdoors and even under sunlight. I need more pink in my lipsticks. Also, the lustre formula seems a bit too drying although when first applied there is a slightly glossy finish. Probably won't buy this again.
The picture up there looks nothing like Hug Me on me. I am a light-olive with dark lips and this lipstick is blue based it therefore made my lips look sort of dark and purpley. Not nice. Texture was ok and coverage was medium-full. I was looking for a great nude or natural shade but this wasnt it. If you have olive undertones I would not recommend this. i found my best nude lippie to be Rimmel Nude Delight and that cost less than half the price of this.
This was my HG lipstick and I even bought a second tube. Don't know it's just me or what, but the second tube disappoint me so much. I wonder whether MAC change the formulation of this. The second tube I got was so sheer, that I have to apply like 3-4 coats to make the color show up. It wasn't like that with the first tube.
Oh well, I guess there won't be a third tube for Hug Me.
This is my every day lipstick. I love this shade. It's beautiful over spice lip liner. This is the only lipstick I've ever used the whole tube of!
Awww I was disappointed with this :-( I imagined it would be a nice pinky-nude when I swatched it in-store on my hand, but having bought it and attempting to wear it I feel so let down. I wore it on the night of my birthday party, but the pics have come out now and I swear this looks like NOTHING on my lips. Im NW35 with pigmented lips and this pretty much looks like the exact same colour of my lips. If I layer it on repeatedly there is SOME colour payoff, but not a flattering one! It has a strangely brown undertone, coupled with the pink in the shade itself, the end combination on me is some kind of light mauve. Regardless of what colour it turns out, the point is, it looks like my lips have nothing but vaseline on them. Boo! What a waste. I even topped it with Boy Bait, thinking that would be the ultimate nude combo, but I was wrong. Both the Boy Bait and Hug Me have a moisturising formula which I like, but as a result seem to be rather transparent looking and have very little lasting power. Plus Hug Me seems to emphasise flaky skin on my lips that seriously was NOT there before! I still love Boy Bait as I can layer it over ANY lipstick and it still adds a nice nude hue, but this lipstick was pretty much useless. It didn't look like a nude on me, way too dark and brown, what is the point in wearing a lipstick the exact same shade of your own lips? I feel stupid for buying this haha... I guess I know what to look for next time.
Gave it two lippies though for being a nice unoffensive colour which I think, on the right person, would look gorgeous. But beware ladies with pigmented lips, only buy this if you want a very very natural-transparent lipstick.
For reference, I am an NC 45. I forever have been looking for a light / nude type of pink that does not look completely misconstrued on my face. This color was a pleasant surprise. It's smooth, shiny and works with my skin tone like a charm. NC45 & NC50's should really try this!
I purchased this l/s because of the great reviews on this site. I expected this shade to be more pink than brown but on me (NC-42 at the moment), it looks more brown. This shade washes me out and really does not compliment my skin tone. However, I do like that it's moisturizing and feels and looks like a gloss. Mac is still my favorite brand when it comes to quality lipsticks but I will not repurchase this shade.