MAC Head in the Clouds Lipstick Review & Swatches

MAC Lipstick Head in the Clouds

MAC Head in the Clouds Lipstick is one of six, limited edition shades that launched recently with the MAC Playland Collection. This is such a me color! I’d highly recommend a pick up of this one as not only is the formula lovely but the color is a beautiful Summer shade that will work well into the Fall as it reminds me of autumn leaves.

Take a peek!

MAC calls Head in the Clouds Lipstick a red pearl with a frost finish. Mmm…I’m really not getting the frost factor here in all honesty!

I find the shade has a slicker look with a high sheen finish and a beautifully creamy, moisturizing feel on my lips. It wears well for a solid six hours on me without migrating or feathering and the color feels moist through the wear with a gorgeous opaque color pay off.

MAC Head in the Clouds Lipstick

MAC Head in the Clouds Lipstick swatches

Honestly, frosts tend to tug on me during application so I was surprised they called this a frost. It feels more like a shimmer to me as it does have fine golden micro shimmer. The color is a stunning cherryish red but it also kinda has a hint of coral to it, could be due to the gold shimmer that gives it that orange-y reflection. It’s considerably warm so I’m not left feeling like a clown while wearing it.

I love that I don’t even have to apply gloss with it as it has a beautiful sheen to it that appears as if I’m wearing clear gloss on it already.

MAC Head in the Clouds Lipstick fotd

I can still myself wanting a backup of this shade as it truly is quite a unique red!

Loves it!

This one gets a Muse Approval.

It’s available now at MAC counters or online at or

Which lipsticks from the Playland Collection are on your list?

I wish there was a matching gloss in this shade…hmmm hey MAC you taking notes on that one?



This post contains a PR sample/affiliate link.
Read my full disclosure statement here.

  • 4/15/14 11:36 Gillie:


    (Pretty cheek color, too)


    • 4/15/14 11:43 Isabella Muse:

      oh thanks :) <3!


  • 4/15/14 11:36 Saffron:

    Oooh, that color is awesome! It reminds me of a slightly less gold version of OCC’s Super NSFW.


    • 4/15/14 11:43 Isabella Muse:

      ok now I want NSFW ;-D


  • 4/15/14 12:01 Fancie:

    I’ve been loving the new frosts lately! I didn’t think I’d like Viva Glam Rihanna at all but I love it. It’s very creamy! This looks pretty similar so I can pass luckily. I just wish Playland had the same texture


  • 4/15/14 15:24 mary brenner:

    I bought this one as well as Happy go Lucky, red balloon and Toying Around………can’t wait to get them! I’ve been on a lipstick buying bender lately I aslo bought 3 of the patent lip pencils and 2 bobbi brown lipsticks from the Nordies sale :). We wont mention the shoe buying bender i went on……..lets just say that my bank accout has me on restriction for the next couple months!!!


    • 4/15/14 15:54 Isabella Muse:

      LOL tell me about the shoes 😀 I have such a weakness for shoes ;-D particularly sneakers (converse)!


  • 4/15/14 17:00 Kat:

    Hey could you tell me if this is similar to Viva Glam Rihanna?


    • 4/15/14 18:03 Isabella Muse:

      very different shades kate


      • 4/15/14 18:09 Kat:

        Thanks for reply! I was hoping they were similar to save myself some money :) All the playland collection looks lovely, just not sure about the yellow/gold one yet! This one looks very pretty on you, love your blusher as well :)


        • 4/16/14 9:16 Isabella Muse:

          my pleasure kat! I think viva glam is considerably more darker and this almost has a golden sheen! I agree! The colors are cute and wearable 😀 Me neither haha…it looks like shades of Peep!


Comments are moderated and won't show up immediately