If you have ever read any of my mascara posts, you may have realised that I am fully fledged mascara snob. And unfortunately this does often extend to all makeup. So yes, I was rather snobbish towards the new Playboy Makeup that has been released. I am sure we all remember the days when Playboy was cool (well I like to think so) and everyone had Playboy pencil cases. Bit like Jane Norman bags. But there has been a shift in the brand and now I think we all know, Playboy just isn't that cool. But hey - even MTV have covered their new makeup release, so with that in mind I did decide to try their makeup, and just see.
PlayBoy Playful Lashes Mascara - Naturally this was the first item I had to try, promising thicker fuller lashes I thought its worth a try. And you know what, its not too bad. It does give some volume, but is a bit wet and takes a while to build up. Its not awful, but not one I'll recommend.
PlayBoy Lipstick Perfect Kiss in Centrefold Pink | Such a pretty pink colour, and really hydrating, almost balm like. It is pigmented, but obviously not like my favourite MAC shades, but still not bad. The colour lasts a few hours too and does leave a stronger stain for a few more hours.
PlayBoy Lipstick Perfect Kiss in Front Cover | This is a vibrant vivid red, but not as pigmented as I would of liked. Red is just one of those colours I don't believe should ever be anything less than super pigmented and strong. This almost verges on a coral shade, and is a lovely balm idea, and it does keep my lips super hydrated, but as a lipstick not so much. Although, I do really love the black packaging, and it does remind me of MACs. Except without the 'Playboy' scribble! And on the back of each one there’s a little message that says “Life is too short to be living somebody else’s dream” Not sure Playboy are going to quite be inspiring people yet...
Overall, its not a bad collection and the quality of the makeup was better than I expected but everything does scream Playboy and I am just not sure my inner snob can quite handle that yet. Although I am sure I may find myself slipping the lipsticks in my bag as a handy balm, well maybe just the pink.
Have you tried any of the Playboy makeup?