[unpaid/sample/affiliate/ad] Anyone who is familiar with the lip ‘fondant’ texture that I’ve spoken about previously in Korean/Japanese make up posts, will immediately recognise the same ultra-melt consistency with the MAC Squirt Plumping Gloss Sticks.
There’s also something of a trick of the eye with these sticks – out of the packet they look much longer than they did inside it. If you buy one, I think you will really notice this little quirk.
I’m not sure if MAC Squirt Lipglass ever hit the UK shores but it was a very limited edition lime green glass and the inspiration for the Squirt collection which I think launched in the US way before here. The different shades are to enhance your lip tone – for example, blue gave a greyed look to my lips (which I would like over a lipstick but not dead straight onto my skin) and green gave them a warmer tone. We are talking tiny degrees here but it’s really a very nice look if you outline lips with a neutral lip pencil and fill in with a tinted gloss.
Curse of the fibre has hit this picture, tsk. The honey-ish, non-sticky formula is plumping but nothing ever plumps my lips so I can’t really speak for that aspect but you’ll definitely feel a tingle with ginger root, capsicum and menthol crystal. It’s very lip nourishing with shea, coconut and avocado so if you get the plumping too I’d say it’s a win-win. There are 6 shades – Jet, Lower Cut, Like Squirt (green, above), Hazard, Heat Sensor, Amped, Vilot (?) Beta, Nova (blue, above) and Clear (above). However, Boots, where they are exclusively for a couple of months, has an entirely separate set of names for them so someone is wrong. I think I’d like to try Heat Sensor which I think is red and Vilot which I can’t tell whether it’s supposed to be ‘violet’ in the name, but that’s the shade it seems to be.
They’re £22 each which seems a lot to me – these fondant textures are readily available on Stylevana and similar places but in much less adventurous colours. MAC has taken this trend to the next level and I think if you’re emulating existing products, you really have to do that and do it very well (which they have). You can find the MAC Squirt Plumping Gloss Sticks HERE.
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