Scrub-a-dub-dub, this is the hot trend for spring. After many months of liquid lipstick, redemption is here in the form of brand on brand releasing lip scrubs — and while the ingredients may have been in our kitchen cabinets all along, MAC's new ones are a delicious take on the trend. What flavors do MAC'S Lip Scrubtious come in? You've got a Lifesavers-esque selection to choose from.
A variety of five flavors makes up the Scrubtious line, with the $16 scrub coming in Candied Nectar, Fruit of Passion, Summer Berry, Sweet Brown Sugar and Sweet Vanilla variations. They're par for the course ingredient-wise, as sugar-based exfoliators that "gently buff away dry and flaky skin, with a formula enhanced by hydrating and nourishing conditioners" to leave lips soft. If it ain't broke, etc. Lip scrubs pretty uniformly tend to rely on sugar formulas to exfoliate (shoutout to the original exfoliator, brown sugar).
But where most lip exfoliants play up the sugar aspect with similarly sweet flavors (shoutout to the second original, Sarah Happ's Lip Scrub) MAC's more interesting flavors mix up the landscape. Given the cult status of their Lip Conditioner, I'm betting those add-ins aren't anything to scoff at, either, and the gorgeous pop of color in your bathroom is the cherry on top.
Even if you're facing liquid lip fatigue, no one was better suited to get into the scrub game than M.A.C. — their matte lipsticks are infamous for their wear time, a quality typically hand in hand with dryness. These Scrubtious pots are the antidote.
At $16 dollars, they're $2 less than the other recent high-profile scrub release, BITE's Agave Lip Scrub. BITE also has a heritage with the brand's cult favorite Agave Lip Mask, so both are equally good options.
If you're thinking more drugstore, both Chapstick and Milani have recently released scrub iterations. Or you could grab, you know, brown sugar and honey. Nothing fancy, but it works. As does a toothbrush. Each to their own.
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