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Monday, May 19, 2014

MAC Playland Collection Review: Red Balloon Lipstick and Young At Heart Casual Colour

"A funtastical wonderland of enchantment and delight!" Don't you like the sound of that? That's how MAC Cosmetics described their MAC Playland Cosmetic Collection (released several weeks ago). This collection reminded me of the childhood game Candy Land, because it boasts A LOT OF COLOR! There are yellows, blues, oranges, greens, pinks and every color in-between. I purchased two items from the collection: Red Balloon lipstick and Young At Heart (casual colour) lip & cheek color. For some reason, I'm on a PINK makeup color-kick this year. HaHaHa No two shades of pink are the same! LOL This collection is pretty much sold out on MAC's website, but it's still available on Nordstrom's website. Here are my thoughts.

supersweet(run & buy it) sweet(really good,buy it) bittersweet(ok, issues)not sweet(not good,don't buy this stuff) 
MAC Playland Red Balloon Lipstick ($16 USD) - Supersweet
I SUPER LOVE this lipstick! It's moisturizing. It has a beautiful gloss (shine) to it. It feels good to the lips. It's highly pigmented. It's perfect. It really is. I need to order another one. That's how much I like it. Let me tell you this! This is not your regular RED lipstick! I see it more as a dark, rich HOT PINK! Think raspberry! Yes, that's what it is RASPBERRY :)

MAC Playland Young At Heart Casual Colour (Cheek & Lip) $21 - Sweet
This true cotton candy floss pink can be used on your cheeks and lips! It didn't look good on MY lips (think powdered donuts hahaha), but I did like it on my cheeks. It's highly pigmented, so a little goes a long way. Dab & blend! Dab & blend! The color is buildable and it's very creamy. I swatched both the lipstick and the casual colour on my hand below, so you could see the difference in the two colors.

I seriously didn't know how these two colors would look together (on my face) when I purchased them. As you can see, they did complement one another. I'm very pleased and will be using these a lot this Summer. At first, I wasn't going to buy anything from this collection ( I wasn't sure if the colors would be too clownish or too BOLD on me), but I'm glad I did. It worked (so that's why I thought I would do this review for you). I didn't buy anything from the MAC Maleficent Collection, but if you love RED definitely check it out. Have A Sweet Week Everybody!


Linda B said...

Wow, that red balloon lipstick is gorgeous! It's so vivid <3

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Alissa Gromova said...

This collection realy looks like a childgame jaja
I mean the colors, maybe too strong for me, I prefer something soft! Nice review Kim
Have a great weekstrart :)


Jane @ anothermommablog.blogspot.com said...

I love a lipstick that's both moisturizing and pigmented. It's hard to find one that's both; most of the time, it's one or the other. I have to go check it out. Thanks for the review. Have a good week!

Emma Henderson said...

You've definitely sold me that lipstick - it looks amazing on you!

Stanislava E. said...

Nice! MAC is awlays a good idea! I like them both but more likely to buy the MAC Playland Young At Heart! Congrats on your finds, glad you like them!


Mica T said...

That lipstick is absolutely gorgeous on you Kim! :) And it does pair really nicely with the blush. You have a knack for picking colours that look good on you, I'd have no idea with makeup, haha! :)

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Anonymous said...

Your lips look perfect here! These lip and cheek all-in-ones have been hitting the shelves in their thousands lately, but I've yet to find one that pleases both my lips and cheeks. Looks like you had a similar problem! Maybe they are just a novel invention not meant to be.hahaa Rosemary x


Natalia | Fashioned by Love said...

Both shades look really beautiful on you, Kim! x

Samantha Mariko said...

I didn't know of this collection til I saw this post! the pinks are super pretty on you & what a cool concept for a makeup line!

Kizzy Von Doll said...

These are gorgeous colours and they look fantastic on you...the lip colour is more like rasberries than red, which is fine for me as I like that. Looks creamy even, so that's a bonus as most lipsticks are so dry. Super review doll...Happy Monday Xxx

Layla Sprinkles said...

I really like lipstick - they add a pop of colour to your look and are great to use if you're in a rush and need make-up to look ok!

The Colour looks great on your too!! :)

Layla xxx

Nats ~Coral Tinted Perceptions said...

Those colours do look beautiful on you Kim! Raspberry is definitely your colour ;)

LoveT. said...

Beautiful Swatches! Also love the Packaging ,too cuteeee :)

Happy Monday ,big Hugs

Jackie Harrison said...

The lipstick I love the color and the brand you cannot go wrong with Mac awesome tutorial Happy Monday doll.

Lilli said...

Morning Kim! I was very curious to read your thoughts when I saw it. I noticed you are in a pink mood this year and lol, I remember you once told you though this color didnt suit u! You were wrong, pink is just for you! Love both items, especially the cheek&lip one (Ive a passion for this kind of stuff). But as I love more red this year, need to check out the Maleficent collection as well. You too have a sweet week Kim, hugS! xo

Meghan Silva said...

Oh that colour is gorgeous on you.

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Meghan Silva said...

Oh that colour is gorgeous on you.

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Rakhshanda Rizvi said...

Dear KIm,I was curiously waiting this collection's review and I'm glad to see it on your blog. I love the way you write about products. I really love Mac's products especially their lipsticks.This collection is also amazing! Both items are gorgeous and suit you very well. Though I'm not a big fan of cream blush but it looks beautiful on your cheeks. Great picks honey, have a nice day. Kisses <3

Emmylou said...

Oh wow! That Red Balloon is super hawt on you, Kim! I need to find a shade like this for my skin tone. I do wanna buy something from the Maleficent one, just coz I love Angelina:D
Have a great start to the week, my dear:)

Abby Templeton said...

Love both of those lipsticks - thanks for sharing!


MoreStyleThanFashion Sandra said...

Perfect lipstick color, looks great on you!
x Sandra


jenn f said...

i think you picked the more wearable colors from this collection kim! i wasn't a fan of the blue and yellow shadows and the lipsticks looked ok.
i'm glad your choices complimented each other in the end!
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Danielle Styles said...

I am so curious to this collection, thanks for the review! The lipstick has a perfect pink colour, lovely!


Manasi Nanwani said...

Lovely review dear!

Alicia Mackin said...

Oh this is cool! I had no idea they had such a product. I love MAC You alway find the most unique things!

Allie of ALLIE NYC

LyddieGal said...

Highly pigmented AND moisturizing? Now that is a lip color I MUST try!
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crafty-zone said...

These products are amazing, I adore lips sticks from MAC, they have lovely colors! And you look so lovely with red ballon shade on your lips!


miss b said...

The red balloon lipstick really does look highly pigmented and I'm always interested in how comfortable they feel on the lips too. Sometimes I put gloss over a lipstick but this one looks glossy on its own which is far more convenient. Enjoy your week Kim.


TheTinyHeart said...

That lipstick looks gorgeous on you! It is bold but not over the top!

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Sam said...

Oh wow, that lipstick hue is amazing, love how it looks on you Kim Doll. It was great hearing your thoughts, have a splendid week ahead!

Marija M. said...

Really like the lip color, I don't know if I could wear it, he he! lovely review! xo


The lipstick colour really suits you Kim. I think my sister used to have that Candyland game, lol. I like the theme and candied hues throughout the collection.

Md Amirul Islam said...

Looks good! I don't think I have seen it here :( nice review)
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Oriana Campanella said...

Love the colour of this lipstick!


Meagan Morrison said...

I love the fashion editorial shot you included with this post. Thank you so much for what you wrote on my blog. I'm so happy to hear that you are listening to the fire burning inside too!!

Meag xx

PAPS said...

Very bright collection. But I love mac stuff it goes well with my skin.

Rinako Camellia said...

The lipstick color is so cute! Love it so much! <333

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alexis said...

I haven't seen this collection at my MAC here--- going to look specifically for it, because I am looking for a serious statement pink lipstick and this one looks pretty great!

~Alexis Grace of North On Harper

Allison Weeks said...

Awesome color! <3

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Cee said...

I expected the red balloon lipstick to be a lot more, well, red, but I actually love the hot pink shade that it is in reality. I haven't done too much looking at this collection - the hyper vivid shades aren't really my style - but I'm going to have to rethink that after seeing this gorgeous lip colour on you, Kim!

Hélène Heath said...

I love MAC lipsticks, they're so good. And that color is perfect for summer, i might have to get it for myself!

xx Hélène

Maria Hussain said...

wow.....these are hell pretty.....love, love and love them....lovely pix dear....xoxoxo....^_^


A•Mused said...

Wow these are great colors! I hadn't even seen this collection yet.

Love the colors you chose. So bright and vibrant.

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Lauren Michelle Major said...

Ok, that red balloon lipstick is MAGNIFICENT! I'm seriously going to buy some just because of that last picture of you wearing it. Definitely not the color I would have expected based off the name, but I really like the raspberry color. Just beautiful.


Louise O Reilly said...

I didnt think I would like such a strong lip colour but it is beautiful! It's really pretty on you.


Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Wow Kim these pretty colors look like they were made for you cause they look gorgeous and you rock them! I haven't hit up MAC in the longest time and you're totally giving me a reason to now :)

Rowena @ rolala loves

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Demi Mist said...

Very cute pink!

MITCH said...

the lip color looks great on you ^^


Michelle LL said...

Great review Kim. The lipstick looks amazing on you, love this shade, might try and buy this lipstick. Have a nice day!! xo

Missy May said...

Such a radiant colour. Love it Kim. :-)


Svetlana said...

The lip color is amazing!

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Pilar said...

I absolutely love MAC lipsticks! Red Balloon is so pretty! Great review!

Maggie said...

I love those colors! So vibrant!


Rosemary Nardone said...

I really love MAC and have many of their lipsticks as well as blush and other items These colors look fun but they should have done a willy wonka theme instead!!

Jessica said...

I think MAC lipsticks are great. The red balloon one you show above looks like a great color. I think I would like the fact that it is a raspberry rather than a red red. I will definitely have to look for this.

Jessica @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

Ramona said...

Kim this pairing on you looks amazing. Love it.

xoxo Ra


jo said...

Hey Kim, Gorgeous lippie! Very pretty on you! You wear bright colours very well. :) I love MAC lipsticks too. I have their Russian Red. Have a lovely week!

xo Jo


Darcy said...

I do not think you can ever go wrong with mac lipstick!!

Milu Sosa said...

Love this! The packaging is so beautiful:)


Milu Sosa said...

Love this! The packaging is so beautiful:)


little luxury list said...

Ahh I love LOVE the retro packaging!
You look lovely in the red balloon color dear. I need to check it out!

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Mimi said...

These colors are beutiful for summer, they suit your skintone as well...I love the packaging as well!

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Ashley said...

Both of those colors are gorgeous!! The lipstick looks so great on you!

Rebeca Muñoz López said...

Is gorgeous! Look Perfect con You have a nice day Kim!


Corinne said...

These colours are stunning! I love mac lip products =)

Corinne x

Coco said...

Hello dear Kim! These two colours do look great together! That lipstick sounds like the right one for me, as it is very brilliant and hydrating. I'm a mess at applying cheek tints but I love them for summer! Hope everything is ok and wish you a lovely day!
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Ahleessa C said...

The lipstick and lip/cheek cream looks cute on you! You pull off bright colors very well! :)


Carmen said...

These vibrant shades are so cool and look amazing on you!

oomph. said...

young at heart looks like a nice replacement for a pink mac lipstick i ran out of. i think it was called up the amp. haven't been able to find another pink like it, but this looks similar.

Sam Cole said...

wow i love love it. Both the lip and cheek colors compliment each other. And can i say that the packaging is stinkin' cute. The colors looks gorgeous on you Kim.


MaysaAndSunshine said...

Wow those pink shades are soooo bold, they are the bomb! Very head turning shade, in a good way of course. Definitely look good on you Kim.

Jane said...

love the colors! definitely looks good on you! and i love how mac describes this line. so playful. ;)

Shannon Rice said...

such great colors and I actually really love them paired together!

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Lucy said...

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Sierra Calah said...

The lipstick is so pretty! Definitely looks like a good buy :)

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Maria Flicka said...

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Tanya W. said...

wow, the young at heart shades looking so lovely. Loveeeely review.

Ps. I am so sorry for the late replied:). Have a good week!


Shea Coleman said...


I love the names that MAC has come up with! I played candy lane when I was younger!! Loving the review!! You can pull off any color! I think both look great on you!

June said...

What an adorable collection! love the packaging, shades and your gifs :) Very cool!
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Lisa - respect the shoes said...

Young at Heart looks like such a sweet, pretty pink!

Fernanda Azevedo said...

Wow, the lipstick is very strong and pigmented, really makes your lips pop out. And the blush is really sweet :3

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Kimi Shrivastava said...

Gorgeous shades...nice pics....both look so good.... :)


Maddie said...

Pink lipstick is my favorite! I really like yours- the color is so bold- perfect for the upcoming summer! :)


The Adventures of a Shopaholic said...

Love the blush colour :)


Raden Ayu/MI said...

Too cute! The lipstick color looks so lovely :)


Stephanie G said...

love!! really dig the red balloon colour on you kim! i think we have similar colouring so i'm going to check this out.

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Shreya Kulkarni said...

Very well reviewed dear. .. loved the lipstick shade ... Both the shades look awesome on you :* ♡

Dale Janee said...

OMG, I already want this just for the box and because I always love MAC lipstick. This color is so beautiful on you and I like that it's not super red. Great review and thank you for sharing this!!!

Going to Macy's online to order for sure.


Johanna Stötzner said...

That Lipstick looks great!

Love, Johanna <3

Tina Bradley said...

I've heard fab things about MAC's products. Looking so lovely, Kim! Love the lip and cheek shades! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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