Hey everyone! Beaten Monday blues, haven’t you? Well I too had been struggling. 😛 Let’s wish for an eventful week ahead. But finally as the day drew to an end, I was happy to be scribbling away at my desk. 🙂
MAC has some interesting launches almost every month. One launch that I had quite been looking forward to was its Lip Scrubtious. These delicious little pots of lip scrub have been released months ago in the West. In India these launched with its uber-cool Work It Out Collection towards the end of April. On my visit to MAC at Quest, I picked one of the Scrubtious’. Believe me or not, it was not an easy choice at all. 😀 After a great deal of decision making, I let my fluttering heart settle on Sweet Brown Sugar. 🙂
There are four more variants – Sweet Vanilla, Candied Nectar, Summer Berry, and Fruit of Passion. I was torn between Candied Nectar and Sweet Brown Sugar, finally settling for the latter. Each one of these smells so delicious. I took sniffs of each of these, precisely the reason I did not buy these online. 😀
Product Description :
A sugar based exfoliator that gently buffs away dry and flaky skin.
Pucker up! Get totally smooth lips with M.A.C Lip Scrubtious. This sugar-based exfoliator gently buffs away dry and flaky skin, with a formula enhanced by hydrating and nourishing conditioners leaving lips soft and oh-so-smoochable. Available in five flavours including Candied Nectar, Fruit of Passion, Summer Berry, Sweet Brown Sugar and Sweet Vanilla.
Key Claims and BENEFITS
- Exfoliates lips
- Smoothes and softens lips
- Conditions lips
- Dermatologist tested
- Using a fingertip, massage a generous amount onto lips in a circular motion.
- Wipe away with tissue or rinse off if desired.
- Use two to three times weekly.
Each Lip Scrubtious jar is priced at INR 1400 for 14ml. You can buy these online from Nykaa.
My Overview of the Product :
This lip scrub comes in a cute little opaque jar, with a matte black lid. The color of the jar resembles the color of the scrub inside. It comes in a white box with “MAC” stamped all over it. Pretty awesome. Totally love the incredibly cute packaging. 🙂
Now the fragrance of Sweet Brown Sugar is quite enticing to me. I love its strong coffee beans fragrance, or you can say it smells of burnt sugar, or perhaps caramel? I was smitten by its fragrance at the first sniff. It isn’t remotely fruity, yet I find the bittersweet smell so tempting. 🙂
The scrub itself has uniformly milled fine sugar granules that gently buff away flaky skin from the lips. These are non-abrasive, and enriched with super awesome oils and shea butter. It’s an absolute delight on the lips. 🙂 After exfoliating, I gently wipe the granules away with a tissue and occasionally rinse it too, and my lips feel oh-so-smooth and superbly soft. It’s a perfect treat to the lips before wearing a hardcore matte color (e.g., the MAC Retro Mattes), or any matte for that matter. 😛
The MAC Lip Scrubtious leaves the lips moisturized and prepares them for dashes of color. I also use it to remove stubborn colors that settle into fine lines of the lips, and it works equally well in that aspect as well. But let me warn you, you will be highly tempted to lick some of the product off your lips, and end up sheepishly lying to your guilty conscience that you did so accidentally. 😛 And since I have been there and done that, let me tell you, Sweet Brown Sugar tastes so awesome! 😀
However, don’t be deluded by its intense brown color. It does nothing to color your pout. 😀 There may be a very light tint on the lips, if you carefully dab away the granules post scrubbing. It does not show up on my pigmented lips though. I so wish it did!
The Final Verdict :
Well well, what to say? The MAC Lip Scrubtious in Sweet Brown Sugar is a cute little pot of goodness that I love, and it loves me back! 😀 I keep going back to it, and utterly enjoy using it. It gently, yet effectively exfoliates my lips and moisturizes them well. The fragrance is to die for, and it’s the perfect prep for the pout. Lastly, it tastes super awesome(:P), and I only wish it imparted a slight tint to my lips as well.
My Rating : 4.75/5
What do you think of MAC Lip Scrubtious? Do you think you need one of these?