MAC Lipstick Red Balloon Review, Swatches & FOTD


MAC Lipstick Red Balloon


Hello lovelies,
Today I’ll be reviewing another lipstick from MAC ‘s recently launched Playland collection. It is Red Balloon.


mac lipstick red balloon


About MAC Lipstick Red Balloon:

Welcome to M∙A∙C Playland, a funtastical wonderland of enchantment and delight. Luscious shades of Lipstick and Lipglass liven lips in playful pinks, brilliant purples and bright corals. Tease and toy around with a carousel of Casual Colour pots in neon orange and hot pink, to stand out bright as balloons in a blue spring sky. Pigments and Chromagraphic Pencil add a cotton-candy cascade of colour to this season’s stylish, fun-packed fantasy.

Price:- 1190INR for a 3gm bullet


mac amplified red balloon


My experience with MAC Lipstick Red Balloon :

Packaging:- The usual shinny black and silver bullet case. As it is from limited edition, I wish it came in a different fun package.

Shade:- Red Balloon is a gorgeous medium, brightened fuchsia and one of the most talked about shades from Playland collection along with Toying Around. It is medium pinkish red, though it leans more pink on me than red. Very wearable shade, both during daytime and night. It would suit every skin tone.


mac red balloon lipstick


Texture:- My most favorite MAC Amplified. Creamy, luxurious, hydrating, soft, beautiful texture. It goes on very smooth, evenly and I don’t have to keep tugging on lips to get the color.

Pigmentation:- Pigmentation is amazing. One swipe and you get a pretty wearable fuchsia on lips, and more than one will give a bolder and brighter flush of the same color.


mac red balloon swatch


Staying power:- Another thing to love. I wore this yesterday morning. Wore it throughout the day, had a hell of a day shopping, movie, lunch, continuous blabbering. The color faded after 5-6 hours but the stain stayed evenly on lips even after that. It’s awesome. I had to use a makeup remover to remove the stain.


mac red balloon lipswatch


Summing up my Likes and Dislikes:-

What I like about MAC Red Balloon:-

  • A beautiful, brilliant shade of fuchsia.
  • Most emollient of all of the shades of Playland.
  • Applies very smoothly and evenly.
  • Left my lips feeling wonderfully hydrated.
  • Light and comfortable on lips.
  • Doesn’t bleed or smear.
  • Doesn’t settle in lip lines.
  • Gorgeously pigmented.
  • Buildable color.
  • Lasts more than 7-8 hours with ease.

What I don’t like about MAC Red Balloon:-

  • The usual packaging.
  • Availability.
  • Price 🙁


mac red balloon FOTD


Final Thoughts (Repurchase/Recommendation):- A visage-brightening fuchsia rose pink, it is infused with the brand’s signature vanilla fragrance, is gorgeously pigmented and has awesome texture, wears long and leaves a gorgeous stain that can only be properly removed with a cleanser.

Before the release, I was more interested in Toying Around, and even after the release, Toying Around was the one that made me drool, but once I applied this lippy, Ohh goshh..!! I fell in love with it. I never knew I could love a fuchsia lipstick so much. Very happy with my purchase.

DUPE ALERT:- Not exactly similar, but MAC Impassioned, MAC Moxie, MAC Lickable, MAC Girl About Town, Faces Go Chic Lipstick Flamboyant Fuchsia, Estee Lauder Pure Color Long Lasting Lipstick Raspberry, Revlon Colorburst Lipstick- Fuchsia, Revlon Fuchsia Shock come close to MAC Red Balloon.

Rating:- 4.5/5

Have you tried MAC Red Balloon?

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  1. this looks soooo pretty gal, I sooo wanted to try this shade, but didnt buy :p will check once more! nice pics as usual awesome FOTD!

  2. I like MAC , but with there increased price I feel I can get better ones such as bobbi brown, makeup for ever, little bit more but Marc Jacobs, but some colors make me to buy Mac, I think this is going to fall in that category, I am going to check it out, if I can dupe it in high brands, I will go for it, but often mac shades are not that dupe able easily, and awesome FOTD as usually, always ur Lotd makes lip pie more beautiful, I think Mac should hire u madhu as there brand ambassador.

    Sorry for long message.

    • hahaha…thanks a lot for such a huge complement Sravanthi…You can try Estee Lauder Pure Color Long Lasting Lipstick Raspberry…its close…
      and no need to say sorry…i love going throough your long messages…

  3. U r lukng gorgeous madhu :-):-):-):-)
    Can u plz share ur daily skincare routine wd us. And also which foundation u hv used?? B-)B-)B-)B-)B-)B-)

    • thanks Benish…
      i m basically a very lazy person, and don’t really follow any particular skincare routine. I stay natural as much as possible, drink lots of water and have adquate sleep..thats it..

  4. Even if you will wear a black lipstick, you will still rock it with ease 😛 such a gorgeous FOTD how come you soooo sundar?? 😉

  5. Mind blowing shade Madhu..every time you put a review I think this one is the best shade on her! Drooling over the great color payoff! :-* :-*


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