MAC Playland Collection Swatches & Review

Hello Loves! I hope you all had a wonderful Easter!

MAC has SO much good stuff right now... Seriously.
This week, I'll be sharing a lot of new pretties from the new collections, so look for more of these posts throughout the week!

Naturally, I had to start with this super bright and fun collection that very much reflects it's name, Playland.

Available online and in store now
through May 29, 2014

The collection contains 6 Lipsticks, 5 Lipglasses, 3 Casual Color pots, 4 Pigments, and 4 Chromagraphic Pencils all in super bright and playful shades.

Let's check out what I have from the collection!

First off, the lipsticks:

$16. each
(left-right) RED BALLOON hot fuchsia (amplified), PLAYLAND frosty yellow gold (frost), TOYING AROUND hot coral pink (amplified)

Seriously, whoa.
First of all, I LOVE the amplified formulas for super bright shades like this. It gives super opaque color, but still with a gorgeous shine which makes the shade really come alive. Both of the amplified shades are gorgeous, but Toying Around is my favorite. Playland is a little more daring, but is actually pretty sheer so it could be layered over brighter shades for a more dimensional look.

Next up, (probably my favorite products I have from this collection) two of the Lipglass shades:

$15. each
(top-bottom) CAROUSEL creamy pink, LIVE IT UP creamy orange

Crazy gorgeous, right? These are so pigmented and opaque! I love love love them. Especially the gorgeous orange. 

Next, Chromagraphic Pencils:

$16. each
(top-bottom) HI-DEF CYAN hi-def cyan, GENUINE ORANGE bright orange

These pencils are serious business. You can definitely see what amazing payoff they have, which is pretty unique. The consistency is perfect, in that they transfer to your skin like that of a creamier pencil, however, they really have a drier feel that instantly "sets". These are awesome for creating bold and daring pops of color really anywhere on the face.

And finally, two of the Pigment shades:

$21 each.
(left-right) HI-DEF CYAN cyan blue, EVER SO YELLOW soft yellow with pearl

Hi-Def Cyan is one of the prettiest pigments I own. You can see just how opaque and bright the color is. It's so beautiful!  The Ever So Yellow isn't quite as opaque after it's first blended, but it is very build-able which is nice.  It can be worn sheer as a soft wash of pearly yellow, but can easily become the bright yellow shown in the swatch with a few layers of color and some blending.

The collection is available now in stores and online here.

What are your thoughts on this collection?? Any favorites? What stands out to you?

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  1. LOVING Toying Around and the Hi-Def Cyan pencil!


  2. OMG these colors are crazy awesome! I'm not to sure about the yellows..but hey I am sure someone can pull them off.. not me though.. hahaha. Loving the Lipstick Red Balloon and Toying Around! You should definitely do a look with these colors!

    Beauty By Jennafer

  3. I was in MAC this weekend and saw these. They are very beautiful colors, though I don't know how to wear them in a professional setting.

    Carolyn | BLOG

  4. I can get behind two of the three lipsticks, the metallic one is just too much for me. I love mac products but find them to be a little pricey, I did a couple posts on dupes for their other products, I may look into these and see if I can find similar ones for less.


  5. Omgg, I want those colors! Especially the Cyan color. Wow, I haven't been to MAC in forever but I may need to go by there lol!


  6. WOW! I got an email about this collection, but they look even more amazing in your swatches. What gorgeous colours!!

    xxx | daisydaisyxxo

  7. so colorful collection


  8. Me encantan los dos labiales, el rosa y el rojo, pero el dorado no lo veo útil para nada que no sea un look de fantasía.

    Kyllie | Make Up Fragrances

  9. These colours seem amazing, except that gold lipstick!

    Georgia | BeautyInsideArt

  10. Toying around is a beautiful shade. I don't like the yellow frost lipstick. xoxo...


  11. Those colors are amazing! I wish I knew when to wear gold lipstick :)


  12. Thanks for the nice ideas, I recently bought the golden Lipstick from Playland and really like it. Gone test the others as well...

  13. Love the lip colour "Toying around". I love how bright and out there this collection is! So refreshing :) x


  14. Some really pretty items in this collection, can't wait for it to come to the UK! :)


  15. I love the coral shades, I kinda liked the blu liner even though I never those kind of colors but maybe just give a little edginess to a look :) X


  16. Very pretty! I love the blue liner. Some are too bold for everyday for me though :)

  17. The Lip glasses are my favorites! Please do some looks using the bright pencils and pigments!

  18. I can't wait to try this out!!
    It looks so fun!
    Playland is such a great lipstick!
    Thanks for sharing Tiffany!
    xo Holly xo


  19. I'm not sure to be fan of this collection, except for the red lipsticks and lipglosses!!!!!!



  20. Amazing collection ! The colors are insane !


  21. so colorful and bright! love these pigments!

  22. Toying around and Red Balloon have to be my favourites. I would probably want Playland for an Effie Trinket kind of look, but I think it could look good layered over a lipstick. Or just applied by itself with a lipgloss of sorts on top. I'm not one for lipglosses, but it could probably look good like that. Red Balloon though.. my main favourite!
    I would really want Ever So Yellow. That color is AMAZING.

  23. I love M.A.C, I love the colour, so cool!