Summer is all about fun and bright colors! So how about we start off with some really bright corals from the MAC Playland Collection? :D
If you are not aware, MAC Playland came out about two weeks ago and the collection is full of super fun colors such as hot pink, bright cyan blue, golden yellow, olive green, and of course orange-y coral! When I visited my local MAC counter on the launch date, I literally wanted to grab everything on the display! But staying true to my commitment, I limited myself to just 2 items from the collection — Live it Up Tinted Lipglass and Genuine Orange Chromagraphic Pencil!
Live it Up Tinted Lipglass
I'd describe Live it Up (limited edition) as a super creamy bright orange! It really is the color of an orange! I love oranges so much, so naturally I want to eat it every time I wear it! ^_^ When I first saw press photos of the collection, I knew I had to have this lipglass. It's such an unusual color and I didn't have anything like it in my collection.
It is extremely pigmented for a lip gloss product. It goes on partially opaque in a single pass and I am really pleased with the super vibrant color payoff. It applies smoothly and evenly but it also settles into lip lines and leave quite a streaky appearance.
It can be worn sheer for a hint of “coral” if applied thinly with a lip brush. Similar to most MAC lip products, Live it Up has a sweet vanilla scent that doesn't linger. The formula is slightly hydrating but I wouldn't rely on it alone to keep my lips conditioned. I do get about 4-5 hours of wear time, which is quite long for a lip gloss — thanks to the sticky factor!
Genuine Orange Chromagraphic Pencil
Genuine Orange (permanent), though has the word orange in it, doesn't come off as a true orange color when swatched and applied on the lips. I'm a little disappointed but it still is a nice and unique color for a lip liner. I'd describe the shade as a heavily yellow-toned coral and you will clearly see the strong “yellow” tint in bright artificial light. In natural daylight, the orange tint will come through better and be less yellow.
The texture falls on a creamy matte side that dries instantly to a dry matte. It has a pretty good color payoff that is easily buildable to an opaque finish. The application is overall smooth and does not tug, provided you apply it on preconditioned lips.
Chromagraphic pencils are a multipurpose product that you can use anywhere on the face, not just on the lips, but for Genuine Orange, it is advised not to use near the eye area.
Did you pick up anything from the collection? If so, please share with me what made it into your basket! :)