MAC Playland Collection Lipstick Red Balloon Review

MAC Playland Collection Lipstick Red Balloon Review

MAC has finally launched the much awaited Playland Collection that has some amazing must have lipsticks and lipglasses. Red Balloon is a lovely deep fuschia with red undertones.

MAC PlayLand Collection Lipstick Red Balloon
MAC PlayLand Collection Lipstick Red Balloon

 

Packaging:

Sadly, the packaging of this Playland Collection is nothing different from the regular line. I expected some funky colorful packaging.:(

Price: Rs. 1190 for 3 grams.

MAC PlayLand Collection Lipstick Red Balloon
MAC PlayLand Collection Lipstick Red Balloon

 

Shade:

Blue toned fuschia with a hint of red, quite a dupe-able shade, deeper than Girl About Town.

MAC PlayLand Collection Lipstick Red Balloon
MAC PlayLand Collection Lipstick Red Balloon

 

If you love hot pinks and corals, this collection is like a treat for you. It comes under Amplified Finish category, again great for people with dry lips. Highly moisturizing and superbly pigmented.

MAC PlayLand Collection Lipstick Red Balloon
MAC PlayLand Collection Lipstick Red Balloon

 

The texture is super creamy and light on the lips. These are non-drying and non sticky, wears comfortably for 2-3 hours and leaves behind a stain. It fades evenly and requires re-application after food or drinks.

MAC PlayLand Collection Lipstick Red Balloon
MAC PlayLand Collection Lipstick Red Balloon

 

I feel MAC has started bringing the same shades in different names with higher prices. Why pay extra when there is not even a change in the packaging?

MAC PlayLand Collection Lipstick Red Balloon
MAC PlayLand Collection Lipstick Red Balloon

Pros:

1. Lovely hot pink shade, would suit all skintones

2. Creamy texture

3. Good staying power and fades evenly

Cons:

1. Boring packaging

2. LE products fly off soon so if you miss it now, it’s gone forever.

Rating:

4.5/5

FOTD:

On my NC 40 skintone…

MAC PlayLand Collection Lipstick Red Balloon
MAC PlayLand Collection Lipstick Red Balloon

Final Words:

If you are a fuschia lover, do not miss Red Balloon. While I love the texture, shade, staying power and the name itself, I feel it is easily dup-eable. I wish MAC releases some NEW shades.

Who is Preetha

Preetha is an engineer turned beauty blogger from India. She loves trying out new beauty products and makeup looks. She is a mother of a one year old baby girl and loves photography, cooking and makeup of course.

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