Wednesday, June 04, 2014

MAC Red Balloon


MAC's new Playland Collection is truly one for those young at heart with an array of bright and bold colours that would leave anyone feeling on top of the world and colourful! 

The launch of yet another NEW collection from MAC and one that I have had my eye on for many months waiting for it to wash upon the shores of the UK! 

As you can see via the title I picked up one out of the six lipsticks that launched within this collection and decided on the one that I thought would be the best colour to try. I didn't go mad with this collection as I obviously spent quite alot on the Alluring Aquatic collection which can be seen (here) but I knew I wanted at least one lipstick so off I went (to order online)! 



MAC Red Balloon (£15) is described as a 'Hot Fuchsia' which immediately sounds like a colour I should have all over my lips! 



I was hesitant at first as a lot of swatches I had seen on Instagram and the web made this look like a bright almost fluorescent neon fuchsia and some made it look like a more wearable raspberry red. I assumed that this colour would be along the lines of Speed Dial, Lustering, Girl About Town, that kind of colour range and it is similar to them but it stands out individually too! 


It is just such a gorgeous colour and with it being an amplified formula one swipe is all you really need for a nice bright lip. If I want something a bit more au naturel then I sheer it out with some lip balm or add a little bit to the middle of my lips and buff it out with my finger which creates the most gorgeous raspberry rose colour and leaves a nice stain for about three hours which is a bonus!


I was quite surprised at how easy it was to wear and pull off, especially with a more nude Spring look it just adds a nice vibrant, playfulness that some lipsticks lack and I am ADDICTED! It arrived on Friday and I have worn it everyday since, yes even during the day (sheered out). 


I thought I would add a full picture of me wearing it as a lot of you liked it when I gave an overall look and a close up of my lipsticks in my Alluring Aquatic collection video (link). 

As you can see it isn't so bold that it drowns out everything on your face or something you would need a pair of sunglasses for but it is just bright enough to add a nice pop of colour and a really nice put together Spring/Summer look. I love the colour so much that I am regretting the choice I made not to buy Toying Around too!

What do you think of the Playland Collection? Did manage to grab anything from it? 


25 comments :

  1. Such a lovely shade :)
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    1. It really is! Thank you for reading :D xx

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  2. Oh wow... what a gorgeous shade! I really should have been quicker off the mark with this collection xxxx

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    1. Isn't it? It's the perfect mix! I really wish they still had some in stock as I am so inlove with it I wanted to buy a back up lol! :D xxxxx

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  3. The color looks PERFECT on you. You really pull reds off so well. xoxo <3

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    1. *blush* thank you so much!! It's such an easy fuchsia red to pull off, I'm seriously in love with it! Xxx

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  4. Wow! This is the most perfect color I've ever seen!

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  5. Lovely shade :) Perfect for spring and summer!


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    1. Definitely a great colour for Spring/Summer :) xx

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  6. This colour looks great on you! Love a classic red xxx

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    1. Thank you so much! Not as classic red as Russian Red but I love the pink tones in it :) xx

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