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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.

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

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  2. 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 :)

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  3. 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!

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

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  5. 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!

    sunandsany

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  6. 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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  7. 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

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  8. Both shades look really beautiful on you, Kim! x

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  9. 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!
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  10. 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

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  11. 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
    www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

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

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

    Happy Monday ,big Hugs

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  14. The lipstick I love the color and the brand you cannot go wrong with Mac awesome tutorial Happy Monday doll.
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  15. 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

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  16. 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

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  17. 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:)

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  18. Love both of those lipsticks - thanks for sharing!

    Abby
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  19. Perfect lipstick color, looks great on you!
    x Sandra

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  20. 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!
    Jenn
    A Beautiful Zen

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

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  22. 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
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  23. Highly pigmented AND moisturizing? Now that is a lip color I MUST try!
    Chic on the Cheap

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  24. 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!

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  25. 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.

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

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    Bugsy's Box Giveaway!

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  27. 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!

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

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  29. 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.
    /Madison
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  30. Looks good! I don't think I have seen it here :( nice review)
    Lovely Read!
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  31. I love your style and I add you!) http://vivailofashion.blogspot.com

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  32. Love the colour of this lipstick!
    Kisses
    Oriana

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  33. 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
    travelwritedraw.blogspot.com

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  34. Very bright collection. But I love mac stuff it goes well with my skin.
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  35. The lipstick color is so cute! Love it so much! <333

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    Rinako

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  36. 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

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  37. 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!
    xox,
    Cee

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  38. 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
    www.FashionOverReason.com

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

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

    Love the colors you chose. So bright and vibrant.

    Amber
    A•Mused Blog

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  41. 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.

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

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  43. 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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  44. darling your reviews are always perfect! very nice pics
    I posted a new OUTFIT, I'd love to know your opinion
    would you like to pass from my blog?
    kiss

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

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

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  47. The lip color is amazing!

    Hugs
    Svetlana from Lavender Star // BlogLovin //
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  48. I absolutely love MAC lipsticks! Red Balloon is so pretty! Great review!

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  49. I love those colors! So vibrant!

    Maggie
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  50. 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!!

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  51. 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

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  52. Kim this pairing on you looks amazing. Love it.

    xoxo Ra

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  53. 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

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  54. I do not think you can ever go wrong with mac lipstick!!
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  55. Love this! The packaging is so beautiful:)
    XOXO

    Milu
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  56. Love this! The packaging is so beautiful:)
    XOXO

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

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

    Aesthetic Lounge

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

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

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

    Corinne x
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  62. 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!
    Baci,
    Coco
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  63. The lipstick and lip/cheek cream looks cute on you! You pull off bright colors very well! :)

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

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  65. 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.

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  66. 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.

    xo
    Sam
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  67. 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.

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

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

    Shannon
    Clothes & Quotes

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  70. Amazing colors! Need them! Lucy www.tpinkcarpet.com

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

    xoxo
    ßerry ♥ Stylish  

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  72. Both shades look gorgeous on you! Also love the the packaging! You have a great blog! I'd love if you checked out my blog, and if you like it, can we follow each other on “GFC” (blog followers), “Google+”, and bloglovin? I promise I’ll follow you back <3

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

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

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  74. Kim,

    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!

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  75. What an adorable collection! love the packaging, shades and your gifs :) Very cool!
    Keep in touch
    xx
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  76. Young at Heart looks like such a sweet, pretty pink!

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

    Neko Bunny U=・ x ・=U

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

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

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  80. Too cute! The lipstick color looks so lovely :)

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  81. 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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  82. Very well reviewed dear. .. loved the lipstick shade ... Both the shades look awesome on you :* ♡
    Xoxo
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  83. 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.

    xoDale
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  84. 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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