The MAC Squirt Plumping Gloss Sticks are glossy, juicy, and controversial.
You may have seen one of the many, many TikToks of beauty influencers twisting the product out from its packaging, applying it on the lips and getting a broken blob. Makes you wonder if they were doing it on purpose!
What are MAC Squirt Plumping Gloss Sticks?
All the drama aside, the MAC Squirt Plumping Gloss Sticks look so fun to wear. While there are more conventional shades, there are also more adventurous ones — think green, blue, yellow and even black. And they all make the lips look luscious and plump.
They’re basically high-shine tinted lip balms. On top of making your lips look good, they also claim to deliver nourishing benefits thanks to the coconut oil, avocado oil and shea butter in their formula. Plus, they plump up and cool the lips too with the help of menthol crystals, ginger root oil and capsicum extract.
They retail for USD24 each but are quickly selling out!
MAC Squirt Plumping Gloss Sticks dupes
The good news is there are many dupes for these. Here are the best ones to consider.
rom&nd Glasting Melting Lip Balm
This vegan tinted lip balm delivers moisture and shine. It comes in so many flattering shades too.
elf Hydrating Core Lip Shine
This 2-in-1 balm has a tint on the outside and a nourishing and glossy gel on the inside. Did I mention the inner part is shaped like a heart? Freaking cute! It’s also infused with vitamin E for extra lip nourishment.
NYX Filler Instinct Plumping Lip Color
Give your lips 8 hours of hydration with the help of this tinted lip balm that comes in fun and natural shades. It’s also vegan and cruelty-free!
Julep It’s Balm: Tinted Lip Balm
This lip crayon gives off full coverage color (maybe slightly more opaque than the MAC one but just as lovely) and moisturizes the lips. At its center is a treatment infused with vitamin E for conditioning and protection. What’s not to love?
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