What up, folks? I’m back with a review of the newest M.A.C. collection, “Quite Cute”. I was really excited for this to come out after I saw Leesha from Xsparkage’s video, especially the “Candy Yum Yum” lipstick so when I got the email that it had released I BEGGED and PLEADED with my husband to let me get some products ASAP so I could get an early review in. He said yes and I hauled butt to the M.A.C. store in my local mall to check it out. Here are the promotional photos and a photo I took in the store:
And here is my YouTube video:
As you can see the collection is very bright, and bubbly and, well, cute! I love vibrant and funky, cutesty, girlie things so this was right up my alley.
The collection includes:
Zoom Lash Mascara: “Zoomblack”
False Lashes #7
Penultimate Liquid Eyeliner: “Rapidblack”
Cutie Eyeshadow Quad: “Moshi Moshi” (pale white, green gold frost), “Goody Goody Gum Drop” (very pastel pink), “Boy Crazy” (pale lavender with a silver frost), “Azuki Bean” (ashy gray/purple frost)
Nail Laquer: “Mischievous Mint” (opaque mint green-LOVED it), “Little Girl Type” (opaque light lavender-also cute), “Ice Cream Cake” (opaque Barbie pink-bought it)
Lip pencil: “Naked Liner” (light peach), “In Synch” (carnation pink), “Boldly Bare” (light pink/brown)
Quite Cute Mineralize Blush: “Miss Behave” (light beige with a pearly mint green heart), “Giggly” (light pink with a pearly plum heart), “Sakura” (lavender with a pearly magenta heart)
Plushglass: “Bubble Tea” (creamy pale nude). “Fashion Fanatic” (creamy pale pink), “Girl ❤ Boy” (bright light blue pink), “I ❤ You” (creamy midtone purple)
Lipstick: “Playing Koi” (creamy white peach pink, satin), “Quite Cute” (creamy bright whitened lavender), “Saint Germain” (clean pastel pink), “Candy Yum Yum” (matte neon pink-bought this, VERY popular), “Playtime” (creamy intense violet-bought this)
Whew, what a rundown! Here are some photos of swatches that I took in the store. I couldn’t get every item because I was on a time crunch and some of the artists’ were using them but I got most:
Lipstick: (top to bottom) "Playing Koi", "Quite Cute" & "Candy Yum Yum"
Lipliner: (top to bottom) "Boldly Bare", "Naked Liner" & "In Sync"
Eyeshadow: (clockwise from top left) "Moshi Moshi", "Goody Goody Gum Drop", "Boycrazy", & "Azuki Bean"
Mineralize Blush: (left to right) "Miss Behave", "Giggly" & "Sakura"
Plushglass: (left to right) "Fashion Fanatic", "I ❤ you" & "Bubble Tea"
Nail Lacquer: "Quite Cute" (left) and "Mischievous Mint" (right)
OKAY! So what do I think and what did I get? I liked the marketing and the concept but the actual products themselves were kind of blah, hate to say it. The shadows were not very pigmented or original and, being african-american and of a darker skintone, were way too pastel for me. Pastel colors have a tendency to make me look ashen so I steer away from them. As for the Plushglass’ they were all too light for me and didn’t have much color as you can see from the swatch on my hand. The two on the right almost look exactly the same on me. I really liked the blushes and specifically wanted “Sakura”, the lavender one, but it was just too frosty for me. I am sure it would be gorgeous on a more fairer skintoned person but I don’t fit in that category. The BEST products in the line are the lipsticks and nail polishes. I wanted all of the nail colors, they were so opaque and the colors were so pretty, my two faves being “Mishchievous Mint” and “Ice Cream Cake” (which I bought). As for the lipsticks there were three that I loved even though I only got two. I am FOR SURE going back for “Playing Koi”, it was such a nice color and had a pretty finish.
So here’s what I bought and photos of swatches:
Lipsticks: “Playtime” and “Candy Yum Yum”
"Candy Yum Yum"
Mineralize Blush in “Giggly”
Blush on the left, little heart color on the right (love that shade)
Nail Lacquer in “Ice Cream Cake”:
Well, that’s my two cents. Definitely grab those lipsticks to be “in” with this season’s BOLD LIPS trend and the polishes are TDF. Let me know what you plan on or have gotten from this collection if there is anyone out there, LOL! And now for a bit of randomness, I saw the most GORGEOUS rainbow on the way home from the mall after I went shopping. I absolutely love rainbow anything and had to take a photo, budding photographer that I am, haha!