On Tuesday, MAC Cosmetics released a limited edition collection called Playland. I knew I had to have a couple of the lip products from the collection, because when it comes down to makeup products, I seem to love lipstick and lip products the most. I ended up picking up Toying Around Lipstick, Live It Up Lipglass, and Bright Side Lipglass. I knew the collection was going to be a hot ticket item, especially Toying Around Lipstick, and sure enough, it sold out quickly on their website. The collection released on Thursday in stores, and I was at my local MAC counter this afternoon (one day after the release). There were still a good amount of items left at my MAC counter, so if you’re interested, I’d definitely head over to your local MAC counter.
Toying Around is a gorgeous bright coral-pink shade. When you look at it in the lipstick tube, it looks a LOT like MAC’s “Impassioned.” Once you swatch it on your hand and lips though, it takes on a much more coral type of tone.
Talk about gorgeous. This was the hot-ticket item in the collection and it sold out like hot-cakes! The woman at my local MAC counter even told me that yesterday one woman bought SEVEN of these. Yes, seven!
Above you can see “Impassioned” and “Toying Around” next to each other. They’re actually completely different. “Impassioned” is very fuchsia, blue-toned, and cool, whereas “Toying Around” is yellow-toned, warm, and coral.
Bright Side is a yellow Lipglass. I was actually not going to purchase this shade, but I don’t have anything like it in my collection. It applies with a sheer quality to it, and has a very small bit of shimmer to it. I bought this mostly for layering purposes. When worn over top of another lip color, it imparts a beautiful softness and shine to it.
By itself, “Bright Side” looks a little funky. It settles into lip lines and can be a little uneven, which is why this is definitely a layering shade for me. Here is “Bright Side” over top of “Toying Around”:
Do you see how “Bright Side” adds this fantastical softness to the overall color? The shine and the subtle shimmer just makes “Toying Around” look even more gorgeous.
Live It Up is a coral-orange Lipglass. I love this one so much because I’m all about the corals and oranges in the spring and summer. This one is stunning against glowing skin!
“Live It Up” does settle into your lip lines a bit, but it’s not too bad. This is going to be a staple in my lip gloss stash for the summertime. It will look amazing with a tan!
Above from top to bottom: Live It Up, Bright Side, Toying Around. Overall, I’m really happy with my choices from this collection. Toying Around is a unique shade from MAC as a lipstick. Bright Side is unlike any other gloss I have in my collection and looks perfect layered over top of Toying Around or any other lipstick. Live It Up is an extraordinary coral-orange shade that is perfect for the warm weather.
MAC’s Playland Collection is limited edition for Spring 2014 and is available online and at MAC counters nationwide.
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