New In: Playboy Make-Up And Possible MAC Lipstick Dupes!

Thursday, 18 September 2014

When I first heard that Playboy were launching a beauty range, I was a little bit sceptical about trying it as I wasn't sure what to expect from it. When a lovely representative from Playboy offered to send me some products to try out, I was super excited to see how the products worked.
I was sent two lipsticks and a mascara and I love them!
When I opened the products, I loved the way they were packaged - they come in sleek matte black packaging that looks much more expensive than it is. I like the simplicity of the lipsticks - no garish neon colours, just a simple pink Playboy logo.
The mascara is packaged differently though, it has a bright pink tube with the black Playboy logo - I love the look of it on my desk when I'm doing my make-up!
So let's take a look at everything in more detail:

Playboy Perfect Kiss Intense Lipsticks in Bubblegum Pink and Playboy Red, £3.95
The gorgeous bubblegum pink shade is my favourite of the two shades - it's highly pigmented, smooth on your lips and isn't drying. I would say it's a satin finish. It has a beautiful creamy texture that glides across your lips and doesn't sit into any cracks.
When I first looked at it, I instantly thought it resembled Snob by MAC - I swatched them side by side, and as you can see, Snob is a little darker but I would still say they are quite similar.
Playboy Red has the same formula. It's a stunning red with a blue undertone which is quite similar to Russian Red by MAC. I love this red lipstick, it's such an easy colour to pull off and the quality of it is fantastic. Here are the Playboy lipsticks swatched alongside their MAC dupes - they're a little different but I still think they are close enough! The quality of the MAC and Playboy lipsticks is identical so I would recommend snapping up a few Playboy lipsticks and saving your pennies! The smell of these lipsticks is also gorgeous, they're difficult to describe - it's like a sweet, lemony smell I think! I'd highly recommend picking up some lipsticks from Playboy, there are 11 to choose from and they are absolutely beautiful - thumbs up from me!

Playboy Playful Lashes Volumizing Mascara
Can we just take a moment to discuss how fun this packaging is?! It feels much more expensive than it is as it's rubber packaging, similar to the NARS packaging, actually.
Like most beauty addicts, I test and trial so many mascaras that I have a very high standard when it comes to new ones. I'm quite fussy with my lashes too - I like volume, but not too much. I like lots of length and a little volume!
Despite being marketed as a volumizing mascara, I'm really impressed with how much this lengthens your eyelashes without clumping or giving your spider lashes. It gives the right amount of volume and length. If I were to compare it to a more well known mascara, I would say it's quite similar to the Chanel Volume De Chanel mascara, only at a fraction of the price.
The only tiny issue I had with this mascara was that it did smudge slightly under my eyes throughout the day, but it doesn't put me off as it's nothing a little wipe won't fix!
I would totally recommend checking it out if you're on the lookout for a new mascara.

I'm incredibly impressed with Playboy Make-Up, and I will definitely be picking up a few more pieces to add to my collection! The bronzers look fantastic, so I will keep you updated on that once I get around to purchasing it!
You can find more information on Playboy Make-Up on their Twitter and Facebook pages, where they also host giveaways so you can get your hands on some fabulous goodies!
You can also purchase your Playboy Make-Up from Direct Cosmetics.

What do you think of Playboy Make-Up? Let me know!
Zara :-) x


  1. That mascara packaging is lush! These look pretty :)

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  2. I didn't even know Playboy were bringing out a range! These look fantastic, I think I'll be having a nosy at them. :)

  3. These look really good! Especially the lipstick dupes for MAC, they are very very similar in colour! I love the red colour.

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