MAC Playland Collection Lipstick in Toying Around (6) MAC Playland Collection Lipstick in Toying Around: Review, Swatches & FOTD

Hey all makeup geeks!!!  Like all of you, I am also a die-hard makeup fan. And I think I have crossed the line and become a hoarder as well. ;) Lipsticks were my first love when I started exploring makeup and the affair still continues. Anyways, when Mac launched their Playland Collection, the only lipstick that made me weak in the knees was Mac Toying Around. Ah, the mysterious coral – sometimes pink, at times orange and only FEW times – Coral. :)

Color: MAC Toying Around is described as ‘hot coral pink’ by Mac. I think the actual color leans more towards orange than pink. However, since I have slightly pigmented lips, it appears like the  perfect coral on me. I had never thought pigmented lips could be a blessing. ;) This shade is like a chameleon – will vary in different lightings and on different people. But, will always be pretty to look at – either a pretty pink or a pretty orange. The color almost borders on being neon-ish. It may wash out dusky skin tones. I definitely recommend to try it at the store if colors like this wash you out.

Quality: Mac Toying Around has an amplified finish. Thus, it has a slight shine and give the lips a nice glossy effect. The lipstick is very creamy and goes on super smooth. It feels very hydrating and light on the lips. The lipstick has some ah-mazing pigmentation. One swipe is enough to get the color on the lips. And the best part is you can layer it smoothly to get a brighter color. I love such shades. Can increase or decrease the intensity depending on the occasion. Makes me feel powerful. ;) The lipstick has an equally impressive staying power. It lasts on me for around 6 hours and fades away leaving behind a very even stain. It does not transfer very easily, but be cautious – it will slightly stain your glasses.

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Pros:

  • A very unique, playful color
  • Super-pigmented.
  • Soft and creamy texture.
  • Smooth and even application.
  • Decent staying power.
  • Hydrating.

Cons:

  • May wash out deep skin tones.
  • Part of Limited edition.
  • I expected a different packaging as for LE products.

Rating: A

Price: 16$

Recommendation: Girls, you need this in your life. A dazzling color with a wonderful pigmentation and a coral that is a perfect blend of  orange and pink. Will definitely get you noticed and this  was the fastest selling shade in US. While darker girls may get washed out by this, its a surefire winner for the lighter/ medium toned girls

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