Thursday, 31 March 2011

MAC Quite Cute


A few days ago MAC launched a new collection, entitled 'Quite Cute'. I'd been excited about the launch for weeks - after stumbling across the promo images I couldn't wait to get my hands on some of the goodies. The collection focuses on everything cute - and it's pretty clear it's very much inspired by the Harajuki culture in Japan (which I love). It's all about sugary sweet pinks and beautiful lilacs, minty greens and out-there brights. The collection consists of an eye shadow palette, 5 lipsticks, four lipglosses, 3 mineralize blushes (with love hearts embedded in the centre - HOW cute?!), 3 nail polishes and a set of eye lashes. I purchased 3 items from the collection - two lipsticks and a mineralize blush. 

First up; the lipsticks. I was immediately drawn to the lipstick 'Playing Koi', after seeing various promo images and swatches online. Therefore when I stumbled on the launch online (a few days earlier than I'd expected) it went straight in my shopping basket. It was definitely the thing I was most excited about - and to be honest I'm a bit disappointed. It's a very peachy nude colour, which is a lovely colour in itself but it isn't what I expected. I imagined it to be a LOT more peachy/orange than it is (to be honest I thought it would be like 'Jazzed' from a few collections ago - it isn't), but it IS a nice colour that seems to be growing on me the more I look at it. Here it is:


It definitely looks a bit peachier in real life, but still nothing like I'd imagined. I DO like it though, but it's definitely the least favourite of everything I got. Another thing I dislike about it is the fact it's a satin finish - I've never used a satin finish lipstick before and I HATE the formulation. It just sticks to your lips and is very drying. Having said that, it's a nice colour. 

Next up, my absolute favourite favourite thing I got. This lipstick is called 'Candy Yum Yum' (I love the name) and is to die for. I'm actually in love with it. It's a bright, shocking, in-your-face almost fluorescent pink that absolutely glows on pale skin. It has definite violet hints to it, which I love, I've actually been looking for a lippy that has for ages. It's definitely not for the faint-hearted though - if you're a nude girl or you steer clear from brights this obviously isn't for you. I, however, am all about the brights and LOVE it.

 
It's actually even brighter than this in real life!

Finally, the mineralize blush. After lots of debating over whether to get Sakura or Giggly I decided on Giggly (Sakura is a lot more lilac - I didn't think lilac would really suit my skin tone). Giggly is a beautiful, sugary pink that has definite coral hints in the pan, but not so much on the skin. It has a gorgeous little heart embedded in the centre, which is a more purple, shimmering pink. It looks gorgeous on pale skin or tanned skin and is really well pigmented. 

Left - Embedded Heart    Right - Rest of Blush

I actually wore this blush last night and I took a photo to show you - I'm wearing my beloved Costa Chic on my lips! 
Overall I'm really impressed with the 'Quite Cute' collection and I'm really happy with what I got. My favourite thing has got to be the 'Candy Yum Yum' lippy though - although I can see me getting some stares when I wear it! I'll definitely be doing some looks/face of the days with these products so hopefully you can see what they look like on better! What do you think to the new collection? Have you purchased anything from it yet?
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24 comments

  1. The blush is gorgeous, and I know it's kinda disappointing when you get sth and it's not what you thought it would be but honestly Playing Koi looks LOVELY! :) I used to want it but I'm thinking I'm too dark for it, so very jealous :)

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  2. I love Playing Koi! Not too keen on the satin formula though. Wish I had got candy yum yum though, you looks very pretty in the picture xx

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  3. You look gorgeous loving the blush and candy yum yum! :)

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  4. The blush is so so nice! :)
    I really like the colour of the first lipstick, but not too keen on the second one, it's a bit too bright for me! but does look nice on you!

    I'm having a mini giveaway if you wanna check it out! :) xx
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  5. I love the first lipstick, it would be my favourite purchase haa :)
    + you really suit costa chic!
    x

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  6. You are stunning<3, candy yum yum lipstick looks amazing!xx

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  7. Wow I love costa chic on you! xx

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  8. Candy Yum Yum looks amazing. Really like the look of this collection and the blusher looks gorgeous on you. x

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  9. i know i always say this, but i've never seen anyone as perfect as you! sooo cutes. love that blusher & still need costa chic!! xo.
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  10. OMG candy yum yum is so nice I need it! Love the blushes too you're so cute! xx

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  11. Wow @ Candy Yum Yum.

    You really suit bright lipstick!

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  12. wow all = amazing !! you look so beautiful!!!

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  13. how do you find out about this stuff? :') seriously, wish i knew! out to get that tomorrowwww hehe! by the way, you look really pretty on these pictures, the make-up looks lush on you! xx
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  14. All stunning, everything is pink, so of course im going to love it! Great review xx :o)

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  15. Ooh I think the first lipstick looks really nice, but it's not the most special of lipsticks. I love Costa Chic on you!

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  16. you look gorgeous! & the costa chic lippie looks soo cute on you!

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  17. Candy yum yum looks amazing! Such a gorgeous colour! I ordered Giggly, glad I did now, the blush looks lovely on you :) x

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  18. i love the lipstick your wearing in the last photo. I admire how well you apply and wear makeup :) im useless!
    x

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  19. Everything you picked up looks great! You look gorgeous too x

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  20. Oh, this collection is beautiful! I love all the promo images.

    You look beautiful in that last photo :) Your makeup is perfect.
    xxx

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  21. Great swatches this just makes me want to go on a Mac spending spree x

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  22. Costa Chic looks gorgeous on you, I love it!
    Agh, my Mac lipstick shopping list doesn't seem to stop growing :(
    xx

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  23. love Costa chic...I'm gonna buy it tomorrow!!

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