Harriett Hendren: MAC Cosmetics can give your lips a hug

The new Huggable Lipcolour collection from MAC includes Cherry Glaze, an orange-red, $20.
The new Huggable Lipcolour collection from MAC includes Cherry Glaze, an orange-red, $20. Courtesy of MAC

MAC Cosmetics has introduced its Huggable Lipcolour collection, featuring a new long-lasting formula with a gel base that goes on smoothly with a glossy finish.

The collection, which hit MAC counters Thursday, will be available through Feb. 13. The 12 hues include a bright orange-red called "Cherry Glaze;" "Fresh & Frisky," a soft, neutral peach; and "Commotion," a dramatic deep plum. You'll find them in stores, including the MAC counter at Macy's, or at

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