Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Mac Quite Cute Lipstick Swatches, Pictures, Review & Quite Cute Buttons / Pins

 MAC Cosmetics released their new Quite Cute Collection on April 7th, 2011 in the US. This collection included four new lipsticks, Playing Koi, Playtime, Quite Cute, and Candy Yum Yum. There is also one re-promoted lipstick, Saint Germain, which can be found in MAC's permanent collection line.

Candy Yum Yum, Saint Germain, Playtime, Quite Cute, Playing Koi
You'll see that I've reviewed each shade of lipstick for you, swatched them on both my lips and hand, as well as provided you with the MAX display images and swatches, which I combined into bigger pictures and labeled just for you guys.I also have the four exclusive limited edition MAC Quite Pins which feature several of the animated characters that pop-up on the Mac Website right now (the panda, cloud, diamond guy, and lips).

Candy Yum Yum, Playtime, Quite Cute, Playing Koi, Saint Germain

Candy Yum Yum, Playtime, Quite Cute, Playing Koi, Saint Germain

Lip Swatches and Individual Shade Review

Mac Candy Yum Yum, it's more neon and brighter in person

Candy Yum Yum:  First pictured and swatched, Candy Yum Yum. It is a bright, matte, neon pink. This shade is insanely pigmented and by far the brightest pink lipstick I've seen. Even though this shade is a matte, it isn't drying and doesn't really tug on your lips like most matte formula lipsticks do. If you are looking for a neon pink, I'd recommend this shade.

Mac Quite Cute Lipstick
Quite Cute: Next, we have swatches of Quite Cute lipstick. This shade is a pastel lilac with sort of a white tinge. This reminds me of a very much lighter version of Blooming Lovely, which happens to be my favorite Mac Lipstick ever, so it's nice to have a lighter version However this one doesn't look that great on me.  Beware that this shade is very cool toned and pastel, so it may not work well with darker, warm skin unless you pair it with some sort of gloss.

Mac Playtime Lipstick, Flash & No Flash
Playtime: This is a pink tinged purple in a creamesheen finish, which means it is very buildable and looks glossy. Don't be afraid of the color in the tube, because one application of this will be rather sheer. However, if you do want the color you see in the tube, you'll have to layer it on some, as you do with most other lipstick of this finish. Also, if you look up close at this lipstick in the tube, you can see a sort of purple/fuchsia sparkle in it, but this doesn't show up on the lips. I showed both the flash and non flash version of this lipstick because it made a dramatic difference in tone, whereas the other shades didn't react like this.

Mac Playing Koi Lipstick

Playing Koi: Here we have a picture swatch of Playing Koi, a peachy, nude pastel. This is going to look best on lighter skin tones and many people with porcelin skin are going to love how light this is, while darker tones may end up hating it for the same reason. If you find most nudes are way too dark for you, Playing Koi is probably a good option.
As far as the formula for this goes, make sure to exfoliate your lips because it shows any peeling and lines you have. I've seen several people who it didn't work for, but as you can see, it didn't look too bad on my lips once I exfoliated them.

Mac Saint Germain Lipstick

Saint Germain is pictured above. Like I mentioned, this color is a permanent shade, so don't worry if you can't pick it up right now. This shade is an amplified creme, which is the best Mac Lipstick formula in my opinion because they have amazing color payoff. This is a purple toned, pastel pink or a sort of purple tinged version of a cool-toned bubblegum pink.

Overall, I love these lipsticks. It's the first collection that I've bought every single lipstick from. I love pastels and cool toned lipsticks, and these shades go great with my fair skin.

What do you think of these lipsticks? Have you tried any of them? Which is your favorite? Comment below and let us know!

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Vintage Makeup said...

All of the lippies are so pretty!

heeaaduuhhh said...

:O omg those buttons are so cute! Did it come with purchase?

Glamatronic said...

Yes, the buttons come free with purchase on the mac website. I totally forgot I was even getting them, so it was a nice surprise seeing them. :D

Sweet*Trina said...

Hey girl!
Which store did you get your MAC Quite Cute haul? :o) I want the Candy Yumyum! :D Hope to hear from you soon! Thanks! Your lips look fab using all colors :D

Glamatronic said...

@Sweet*Trina - Thanks : )
I got these from the MAC website.

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