I Have an Idea! Let’s Brainstorm MAC Playland Lipstick and Lipglass Combos

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MAC Amplified Lipstick in Sweet Experience, a bright pink, and Lipglass in Carousel, a creamy pink

MAC Playland Lipstick+Lipglass combo idea #1: Amplified Creme Lipstick in Happy-Go-Lucky + Lipglass in Pure Silliness

I miss recess…

Remember recess in school, when bell would go off every 45 minutes, and you’d sprint out of the classroom to the playground and basically run around and raise hell for 10 minutes?



Those were good times, yah? Good times…

I have a theory about recess. I think that if adults were mandated or otherwise required to take 10-minute recess breaks every 45 minutes, people would generally be less grumpy.

Picture yourself hanging upside-down next to your coworkers on a jungle gym, or sprinting down the street with everyone to see who makes it to the corner and back first. :)

I’m serious! — adult recess could revolutionize work as we know it, LOL!

But all kidding aside (yeah, right), I am a big fan of breaks, even though I haven’t always been very good about taking them.

I’ve been trying lately, though. Every day for the past few weeks I’ve been taking two 10-15 minute breaks per day, ideally away from the computer. I think it makes a big difference in my mood, too. Sometimes I’ll go for a quick walk; other times I’ll play with makeup, but it only counts if I get away from my computer.

See, the computer is the thing.

Today on my first break this morning I went for a 10-minute walk at the Indian Valley Open Space Nature Preserve, which is a couple blocks away.

That was like a mental health break, because I really needed to get outside.

Then on my second break I played with some of the 11 lip products from the new MAC Playland collection. I wanted to mess around with some bright, glossy lip combos using the Lipsticks and Lipglasses.

Combo Idea #1: Amplified Creme Lipstick in Happy-Go-Lucky + Lipglass in Pure Silliness

MAC Happy-Go-Lucky Lipstick and Pure Silliness Lipglass

Happy-Go-Lucky Lipstick and Pure Silliness Lipglass

MAC Amplified Creme Lipstick in Happy-Go-Lucky, a hot pink and Lipglass in Pure Silliness, a creamy lilac

Amplified Creme Lipstick in Happy-Go-Lucky, a hot pink and Lipglass in Pure Silliness, a creamy lilac

Combo Idea #2: Amplified Lipstick in Toying Around + Lipglass in Live It Up

MAC Toying Around Lipstick and Live It Up Lipglass

Toying Around Lipstick and Live It Up Lipglass

MAC Amplified Lipstick in Toying Around, a hot coral pink, and Lipglass in Live It Up, a creamy orange

Amplified Lipstick in Toying Around, a hot coral pink, and Lipglass in Live It Up, a creamy orange

Combo Idea #3: Frost Lipstick in Head in the Clouds + Lipglass in Bright Side

MAC Head in the Clouds Lipstick and Bright Side Lipglass

Head in the Clouds Lipstick and Bright Side Lipglass

MAC Frost Lipstick in Head in the Clouds, a red with pearl, and Lipglass in Bright Side, a creamy yellow

Frost Lipstick in Head in the Clouds, a red with pearl, and Lipglass in Bright Side, a creamy yellow

Combo Idea #4: Amplified Lipstick in Red Balloon + Lipglass in Carousel

MAC Red Balloon Lipstick and Carousel Lipglass

Red Balloon Lipstick and Carousel Lipglass

MAC Amplified Creme Lipstick in Red Balloon, a hot fuchsia, and Lipglass in Carousel, a creamy pink

Amplified Creme Lipstick in Red Balloon, a hot fuchsia, and Lipglass in Carousel, a creamy pink

Combo Idea #5: Amplified Lipstick in Sweet Experience + Lipglass in Carousel

MAC Sweet Experience Lipstick and Carousel Lipglass

Sweet Experience Lipstick and Carousel Lipglass


MAC Amplified Lipstick in Sweet Experience, a bright pink, and Lipglass in Carousel, a creamy pink

Amplified Lipstick in Sweet Experience, a bright pink, and Lipglass in Carousel, a creamy pink

Combo Idea #6: Frost Lipstick in Playland + Lipglass in Bright Side

MAC Playland Lipstick and Bright Side Lipglass

Playland Lipstick and Bright Side Lipglass

MAC Frost Lipstick in Playland, a frosty yellow gold, and Lipglass in Bright Side, a creamy yellow

Frost Lipstick in Playland, a frosty yellow gold, and Lipglass in Bright Side, a creamy yellow

So, one break outside, and one break to play with makeup. That’s a winning combination right there. :)

If you would like to play with the MAC Playland collection, mark your calendar for April 17. That’s when it twirls into town, onto MAC counters, and into stores and maccosmetics.com.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

P.S. Speaking of breaks, how do you like yours? Do you usually go for walks? Grab a snack? Or hang out with a work buddy?

Please, please tell me that you’re taking your breaks.

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  1. sarahc says:

    Holy hotness! I love everything about Red Balloon and Carousel. I need that combo in my life stat! :)

  2. Rhea says:

    I’m definitely in love with combo # 1,2,4. Also surprisingly that yellow lipgloss makes for a good combo, not too sure on its own.::
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  3. Sylirael says:

    I think I’d probably love any combo that involved Toying Around lipstick, to be honest ;-)
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  4. Fancie says:

    I love Happy Go Lucky and Pure Silliness together! Gahhh now I know I can’t skip them lol. I was so hoping Brightside would pull the yellow out of Playland but it still looks like a subtle gold frost. Le sigh. This collection has me all over the place lol
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  5. I really like Head in the Clouds Lipstick with Bright Side Lipglass!
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  6. Toying around is my fav lippie here.. ur pouts ar eohh so s**xxy!!

    Ahh.. I have the same theory . I wish i could take more breaks.. planning to include them since long.. :P
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  7. Zinnat says:

    Oh, so I guess I’m going to back to MAC sooner than I planned.

  8. Agata says:

    I love number 1, 2 and 4. Great combos.

  9. Ankita Singh says:

    The Playland-Bright Side combo looks like just what the doctor ordered on your pout :) I need it on my lips pronto!

  10. Ankita Singh says:

    Oh speaking of breaks, my breaks normally include switching from the computer to the phone (for facebook won’t open on official computer) and I have perpetually tired eyes.
    You have inspired me to take breaks away from the screen and I’m going to try to take a walk or grab a relaxing gossip session with a colleague instead :)

  11. Sunny says:

    Whoaaa what GORGEOUS combos you have come up with!!! So stunning! I almost never ever layer in real life (because I’m lazy and because it’s windy here all the time), but combos almost always look better than individual lip products!
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  12. Kim says:

    #6 is really interesting to me because you know I’m never going to get over “wow, I wouldn’t have expected that from looking at the tube!”. :)

    This was actually a cool insight into CA schools vs. NY. We had one recess per day, after lunch (and it’s still that way in elementary school). Half an hour to run around the playground or the gym if it was bad out. The rest of the day was class. Your 10 minutes every 45 sounds awesome! These days, I walk on my lunch break (30 minutes, unpaid) and that’s my only break. Is business the same in CA? If you have half an hour for lunch, you work an 8.5 hour day and are paid for 40 hours per week? PS We are legally allowed 10 minutes twice a day for break but no one in the office ever takes it. :)

  13. Erin says:

    All the combo’s look nice on you!
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  14. Fernanda says:

    No.6 playland lipstick look nice!! What a surprise

  15. Quynn says:

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE mac’s liquidlast liner. that’s the only one that stays on my lids. with any other brand, other than milani infinite, i’ve tried using a primer and then set it with eyeshadow, but it still transfers. the liquidlast except for black has been discontinued. i like using purple, blue, and green liners. i can’t find the milani brand in stores anymore. they used to be available at target. any suggestions as to what other brands are comparable? i’ve tried nyx, but that fades 6 hours later. actually i find that it fades quicker when i prime my eyelids. any input would be appreciated! thanks!

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