Monday, January 31st, 2011

MAC Quite Cute Collection for Spring 2011

U.S./Canada Launch Date: April 7th, 2011
International Launch Date: April 2011

“CUTE!” The most fanciful, fun and flattering compliment and young, modern trendsetter could ever want! Our version is the girliest kind of international glam possible, a style ride that combines postage-stamp-sized puppies with pixie swizzle-stick fashion and buttergly kisses for cute boys and even cuter shoes! Cupcake icing colors, vintage romance, an ATM card with Hello Kitty on it – and a way of life that says “yes!” to everything adorable!

Come on, get happy, with the multi-culti cutie, from Tokyo to Toronto to Paris with love! Pastel shades for Eye Quads, Lipstick, Plushglass, and Nail Lacquer…And due to popular demand, we’re completely cute-ifying three favourite Lip Pencil shades from last season that will join the fun and frolic. Flash! You’ll ♥ the Mineralize Blush with the sweet heart baked right into it. If it shines, shimmers and pops it’s completely, contagiously, cute!

Lipstick ($14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN)

  • Playing Koi Creamy white peach pink (Satin) (Limited Edition)
  • Saint Germain Pastel pink (Amplified) (Permanent)
  • Candy Yum-Yum Neon pink (Matte) (Limited Edition)
  • Quite Cute Bright white lavender (Cremesheen) (Limited Edition)
  • Play Time Intense violet (Cremesheen) (Limited Edition)

Plushglass ($18.50 U.S. / $22.00 CDN)

  • Fashion Fanatic Creamy pale pink (Limited Edition)
  • Bubble Tea Creamy pale nude (Limited Edition)
  • Girl ♥ Boy Bright light blue pink (Limited Edition)
  • I ♥ U Creamy mid-tone purple (Limited Edition)

Lip Pencil ($13.00 U.S. / $15.50 CDN)

  • In Synch Bright yellow pink (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
  • Naked Light neutral (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
  • Boldly Bare Mid-tone red brown (Limited Edition) (Repromote)

Cutie Eyeshadow Quad ($36.00 U.S. / $43.00 CDN)

  • Moshi! Moshi! Pale white green gold (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Goody Goody Gum Drop Light white pink (Satin) (Limited Edition)
  • Boycrazy Pale lavender with silver pearl pigments (Lustre) (Limited Edition)
  • Azuki Bean Mid-tone violet (Frost) (Limited Edition)

Mineralize Blush ($23.00 U.S. / $27.50 CDN)

  • Giggly Light pink with pearly plum heart (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Sakura Lavender with pearly deep magenta heart (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Miss Behave Light beige with pearly mint green heart (Frost) (Limited Edition)

Nail Lacquer ($14.00 U.S. / $17.00 CDN)

  • Ice Cream Cake Creamy blue pink (Cream) (Limited Edition)
  • Little Girl Type Creamy pale lavender (Cream) (Limited Edition)
  • Mischievous Creamy pale blue mint (Cream) (Limited Edition)

False Lashes ($14.00 U.S. / $17.00 CDN)

  • #7 Lash Spiky, slightly separated, high glam lash (Permanent)

Penultimate Eyeliner ($17.50 U.S. / $21.00 CDN)

  • Rapidblack True black (Permanent)

Zoom Lash ($14.00 U.S. / $17.00 CDN)

  • Zoomblack Rich black (Permanent)

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282 thoughts on “MAC Quite Cute Collection for Spring 2011

  1. ahhhh!
    can’t wait till the pictures,
    I loveeee pastel cute stuff that sounds like this.

  2. ChristineD

    Looking forward to pics of this collection…I am hopeful that the glosses are as pretty as they sound here!

  3. Gretchen

    HAHA, oh god…I’m very interested to see the packaging for this one…

    • El

      It’s regular packaging

      • Gretchen

        How disappointing. XD

        • Dami Lenore

          I don’t think so, everything they have with special packaging costs more and I can’t use my pro discount with it. I’m going to buy everything from this collection and save more or less one hundred dollars. I’m more concerned about the make up and not the packaging.

        • melissa

          VERY disappointing if that is the case…how can it be cute if the packaging is not cute…especially the description!!! what the heck!!!

          • Leanna R.

            Totally agree, Very disappointing! I was expecting the packaging to be just as cute as the products… =(

            • Honestly, I’d rather be able to get a discount, since I am eligible. The stuff is cute on it’s own and I love MAC packaging as it is.

            • Liz

              I think the packaging should be cute so it would go along with the collection, however mac just released a huge collection with different packaging. I’m waiting for some pastel packaging mac!

  4. Cindy

    I skip this collection, don’t like pales or pastels 😉

  5. Maria

    I really want to see pictures, but I think I might have to skip this one – pastels don’t really work for me.

  6. Paddychat

    I saw some pictures of that collection on a french blog (excellent blog !) and mineralize blush “Giggly” seems to be really cute !!!

  7. Ash

    I reaaaally hope the glosses are as pretty as they sound, I’ll be buying all of them if they are.

  8. carrie

    Ooh! This sounds…well, cute! And I’m a sucker for pastels. Also heartened all the eyeshadows in the quad are LE and not repromotes.

  9. Femme_Fatale

    Sounds cute, though not really my colors. I will probably get 1 or 2 of the Naked pencils though. :)

  10. Ellen

    OMG I love the names and the colors sound amazing it’s so me!!!

  11. ooooh im actuly excited for this collection !!! deffinatly getting Quite cute LS and the minralised blush!! thanks so much Christine i cant wait until more info is givin :) <3

  12. natalia

    This collection has my top two favortie MAC products, Mineralize Blush and Plushglass. Pastels on my eyes are a no-no, but on lips and cheeks yes please!

  13. chelsea

    I am really looking forward to seeing more information and pictures of this collection! Sounds like something right up my alley. I am so over dark winter colors and can’t wait to start wearing some light, pastel like colors!

  14. Judy

    Holy mother of MAC!!!! I want it all!!! Sorry my fellow MAC lovers, I’m taking home the following lipsticks (maybe even double the amount cause I am loving the colors–of course I need to see the swatches, but anyway): Playing Koi,Candy Yum-Yum, Quite Cute & Play Time. I may also buy the quads, the new blush & some plushglasses that normally I wouldn’t be interested in. I think I’m having a heart attack now. Thanks MAC!!! ;-D

  15. Jieun

    Bubble Tea plushglass… quite intriguing me at the moment! I’ve never tried plushglasses before.

  16. OMG, this sounds amazing! Playing Koi sounds awesome, I predict that will be a big seller of this collection! This collection definitely speaks to the Japanophile in me!

    The only downside is that I’m sorry to see they are bringing plushglasses back. For once I’d like to see a LE collection that does just the standard lipglasses, they haven’t done that for ages.

  17. Musebeliever

    I want this ! I love the concept of the collection ! I must grab a lipstick and an eye palette at least ! >.<
    Does someone know when this will be available in France ?

  18. Amanda Dubs

    Do want!!! Haha well I love the names but I really want to see the colors before I decide :)

  19. Maggie

    Good lord! Will we ever be free of the light blue pink lip products from MAC?!



  21. anna

    By the description Playing Koi sounds like it has my name on it. 😉

  22. Sari

    Ahh I already want the whole collection ! Hopefully there ‘s some cute packaging to go with it :)

  23. Natalie

    Oh my!! I am SO EXCITED to In Synch & Naked liners will be repromoted! I may have to buy every one I can find!!

  24. Leticia

    I also look very much forward to seeing pictures of this collection, which sounds like a lot of fun! I definitely want to see how an eyeshadow called “Moshi Moshi” looks like!

  25. Crissy

    Yesss, finally a collection with new, unique colors! This is so my style, can’t wait for more info. And the Japanese inspired names are adorable too!

  26. This collection sounds really fun, I look forward to finding out more!

  27. Karlie Tipton

    I’m actually excited about this collection. After the WW collection, I’m ready for some NEW stuff.

  28. Alexis

    A neon matte pink? Must have!

  29. i can’t wait for the lip products! AHHHH! :)

  30. kfm

    Almost all the lipsticks and glosses and the quad sound good to me. It feels nice to be excited about a Mac collection again!

  31. OMG! I love pastels and everything cute!

    wow, ok, I’m ok now. Anyway, can’t wait to see photos! I’ll probably get everything just for the names!

  32. Carrie Ann

    Oh, no. I’m probably going to want the blush (I’m a sucker for Mineralize Blushes) & one of the Plushglasses. It sounds like the packaging might be really cute, too. I wish MAC would only come out w/ these cute ltd. ed. collections 3 or 4 times a year, so my wallet could have a break. It always feels like you’ll never get the things you want if you don’t snatch them up right away. At least there are a lot of repromotes & permanent products.

  33. StellarStace

    Naked lip liner! I only got one last year, I another…37!

  34. Wendy M.

    LOVE! <3
    Looking forward to swatches. ^_^

  35. Lady Di.

    Can’t wait for this collection.But not the Penultimate liner again! I hate that liner!

    • ak

      Penultimate is fine, it’s OK and it does show up black on me *shrugs* but if you hate it that much buy the Nars Liner Stylo, because that’s very good and very black.

  36. Rita

    I’m going to skip this for the most part, but I will check out the purple/lavender/violet lippes. Way too cool for me, as well as the Jeanius C.

  37. jen


    MAC is finally coming out with new plushglasses! Thank goodness.

  38. Jami

    OMG!!!!! This sounds so pretty!!!!!!!! If the packaging is red, pink or has hearts on it I will die!!!!!

  39. Jaime

    The collection itself will probably be decent, but the description has me rolling my eyes.

  40. This sounds perfect for spring! I ♥ the “play time” lipstick… Intense violet!!

  41. Jennifer S.

    MAC, do you hear that? It is the sound of this consumer finally closing her wallet due to a string of bad collections…

  42. Grace

    In Synch and Naked! Can’t wait!

  43. Natalie

    I’m not too into pastels, but I fell in love with In Synch & Naked liners the first go ’round & have anxiously been awaiting their repromote! I definitely am snapping those up…maybe all in my area! Haha! And a neon pink matte lip?! I have died and gone to cosmetic heaven.

  44. Kim-Mary

    Oh good grief!!!! My wallet!!!!! This sounds right up my alley. Japanese themed collections are always so pretty & interesting. Loving the purple lippies & glosses as well as the quads. Hoping the blush is purpley also or rosey. Doesn’t really matter cause I’m buying the whole darn collection.
    For those rolling your eyes. Good. Stay away. This collection is for me & my MAC peeps. More for us. 😉

  45. Lucie

    Sounds like the most ridiculous idea for a collection ever BUT I may pick up a couple lip products.

  46. Morgan

    AW SCHUCKS!!!! I’m going to be buying all them lipsticks. Purple crazed loved over here. Intense Violet? Yes! Hoping it’s more like Go For It and not as dark as Faultlessly was. The Quite Cute one sounds amazing. Maybe like a Lavander Whip mixed with the old 70’s creamy lavanderwhite lipsticks they used to have. Can’t wait for pictures, swatches & your recommendations Christine.

  47. Lorraine

    Can’t wait for this collection! These colors are right up my alley. I love plush glasses and pastel colors. Very clever names also! The lip products and the eyeshadow quad will definitely be added to my wishlist! Maybe the Msf too but I would have to see is first.

  48. Marcela

    screams EASTER PASTELS! puke. and judging by the descriptions of these colors, they’ll only work for cool-toned pale skin. definitely not enough variation, so i’ll be skipping as i’m warm-toned light-medium skin.

  49. Ani_BEE

    I’ve seen product photo’s of the Cutie Eyeshadow Quad, Giggly Mineralize Blush with the small heart and Candy Yum-Yum radioactive pink. O__o

    Lots of pink purple and whites. lol
    I think the heart embedded Mineralize Blushes will be cute but the shades are off putting on the rest of the product.

  50. ak

    U oh! It sounds like I can only wear the Boldly Bare lip pencil, maybe a couple of the Plushglasses, because I already know I look like Hell in Saint Germain!

  51. Joli

    How many times are they going to repromote the black penultimate? It’s a great product, but they need to expand it into more colors. You’d think a collection like this one would be an ideal time to launch purple, blue, or even brown penultimate shades.

  52. Tatum

    Quite Cute L/S and Cutie Eyeshadow quad are mine!

  53. Suki

    OMG! A kawaii-style collection.

  54. Rachel

    I AM PUTTING THIS DATE INTO MY IPHONE CALENDER.. sounds like I’ll want everything!!!

  55. Leila

    Omg I saw the photos for this at MAC…..and wow wow wow am I excited!!!! For all the girly’s quite cute lol!!

  56. Heather

    I want to see Bubble Tea plushglass and In Synch and Naked lip pencils.

  57. Constanza

    personally I’m waiting for the Jenius Collection… I just saw swatches of the Riveting Rose lipstick and it’s AMAZING!!!!

  58. suzy

    I have been debating unsubscribing to Temptalia because I always want something from all the collections and will soon be broke. I will be a poor lady with a whole bunch of makeup. hahahaha. Thank you Christine for all the hard work you do.

  59. Liz Mc

    I don’t really like pastels and I’m too old for cute (even hate the word LOL). So I think I’ll be sitting this one out, and that’s ok.

  60. Trish

    The matte neon-pink lipstick (Candy Yum Yum) and lipliner In Synch are calling me. So excited! No plushglasses for me as they sting and my lips are full anyway.

  61. b dot

    i work for mac and recently went for a training. This is by far one of my most favorite collections that the company has come out with in a very long time. yum yum candy is very similar to nars schiap lipstick which is one of my faves. This collection is truly amazing.

  62. Taylor

    My local Mac SA was talking about this a few days ago! She said that one of the lipsticks is Lavender Whip with a different name. I don’t know if that’s true or not, but I am SO psyched about this!

  63. Caitlin

    OK, I like cute things as much as the next person, but between the ad copy invoking boys, shoes, spending money, romance, butterflies, hearts,puppies, Hello Kitty, cupcakes, and, um, “candy yum yum”… surely we have some kind of stereotype bingo? I’m reminded of this comic:×500.gif

    • I think this collection is making a reference more towards Japanese culture(for example lollita trend, etc). From tiny food erasers, their obsession with chibi(tiny) animals, pastel colored everything!, frilly dresses, and Hello Kitty, Japanese culture has flooded the world with the cuteness factor. Everytime I visit Daiso(a Japanese import store, I call it Japenese Target) I swear 90% of the things are cute and pastel.

      But I can see how you could make that connection. Interesting observation. :)

      • Caitlin

        Yeah, I get that there’s a Japanese inflection here– and I’m surprised that the word ‘kawaii’ didn’t make it in there anywhere! Maybe the packaging will make the Japanese influence more obvious. But if you aren’t aware of the phenomena of cuteness/chibi/kawaii/lolita/etc in Japan, the term “multi-culti” and the reference to Tokyo alongside Paris and Toronto probably won’t be very enlightening. (Though the shade names might– IF you then go and google what they signify.)

        I think that that “cute boys and cuter shoes” and “ATM card” in particular reference a rather insidious set of stereotypes that are still powerful in America more than they reference Japanese crazes for cuteness…. and that yoking the two sets together isn’t flattering to anybody.

        • Caitlin

          to clarify: it’s not the theme of the collection I’m against, or anything about the collection itself, but some of the phrasing in the press release/ad copy.

          I feel like they could write about a theme of cuteness without making reference to imagery that is used to sustain stereotypes about women.

          They could do “cute in general” or “Japanese kawaii cute” without making reference to “cute boys and cuter shoes” or to Hello Kitty ATM cards. There are powerful stereotypes that are used in this culture to be dismissive of women; one of these, for instance, maintains that women spend money irresponsibly on anything that catches their eye. How many jokes have you heard about women as shopaholics, their credit card debt, etc? Trying to sell us makeup by using this kind of imagery– “it’s so cute, you won’t be able to NOT buy it! (just like shoes!)”– doesn’t help prove these stereotypes wrong.

          • When you think about it the concept of “cuteness” is pretty much a purely superficial phenomena and it’s meant to generate an impulsive response. In fact all of those things mentioned in MAC’s description seem to feed into our impulses(for all genders). We are talking about makeup which is generally associated with femininity, so when you combine impulsivity, as derived by cuteness, with femininity it will inevitably incite a negative response when specific images are taken rather than the message in its entirety.
            Yes, perhaps this collection may be less about Japanese pop culture than I previously assumed, but I’m still not convinced that those minor references to boys and consumerism should overrule the rest of the playfulness and whimsy that the message conjures.
            Of course, the message is subject to personal interpretation.

  64. Eliza

    Christine, is it possible that Quite Cute and Lavender Whip are the same product, but with different names? The description is awfully similar…

    • It’s probably not the exact same product, though it could be similar. MAC will sometimes even use working names of old products for new ones that are similar.

  65. Deb

    Yes, yes, yes! That’s so me! I love pastels! I love cute!

  66. Christina M.

    yes! because I need more pink lipsticks in my life!

  67. Kajol


  68. Eva

    omg!! the plush glasses sound amazing!!

  69. Brittany

    Aw man…right when I thought I didn’t need anything else! I love really loud colors, so I can’t wait to see how these look.

  70. Nunuiviet

    Soooooooo excited, love pastel colours, this collection sounds good and there’s a skinfinish wow so excited! Can’t wait to see the pics!!!

  71. Perri

    THIS IS WANT. Especially the quad and some lipsticks.

  72. Kat

    Christine I’ve been wondering.. how come plushglass is $18.50? considering it has a little less product than a normal $14.50 lipglass and same packaging.. not like a dazzleglass or anything?
    As far as the collection goes, it look rather nice for it’s description. Nothing too exiting however, Mac really needs to step it up. I would be more exited if a whole old collection was launched again (Scifi per say) than these new ones coming up “/

  73. ellie

    I’m so excited to see this collection! Just by the names of the items makes me want to buy them all :)

  74. Hilary

    I wish that they did limited edition packaging.. I mean it would TOO cute especially for this collection. (Totally appropriate huh?) I would buy near to everything if it had great packaging (LOL) Loving the lip products and the eyeshadow quad. I have always wanted to try a plushglass but was too scared because of the plumping feature.

    • Samantha

      Don’t be scared to try the plush glasses! They barely even plump; they just give a minty feeling to your lips. They are so smooth and they feel so silky on my lips, not sticky. They are my favorite!

  75. Emily

    I’m watching Fashion Police right now. I went on Twitter to see what lipstick Kelly Osbourne is wearing on this episode. She had already tweeted about it, and it’s Candy Yum-Yum. SO cute!

  76. RosaVee

    Totally LOVING IT! Love pastels!

  77. Greta

    So. Excited. Sounds BEAUTIFUL!

  78. Alejandra

    Im loving this.Mainly im excited for the lip pencils.I missed out on In Synch the 1st time around.The lipsticks also sound amazing.

  79. Nunuiviet

    I saw some pics on a beauty blog and oh my god I want the eye quad, the mineralized skin finish so quite with a heart shape and the colours are so gorgeous, I love pastels colours pink, lavender… I’m definitely gonna buy!!!

  80. Mimi

    I wonder how “Quite Cute” lipstick will compare to “Lavender Whip.” I missed Lavender Whip the first time around and have been on the hunt ever since.

  81. Sophia

    those names are soooo cute!!!
    i will boy something just for the name lol, like the ”moshi moshi” quad and the ”playing koi” lipstick, sounds so Japanese, adorable.
    I have to see pictures of the mineralaze blushes… they are gonna have a heart in them (so cute)
    and there goes my money lol

  82. Anon

    I found a blog that has some sneak peeks of the mineralize blush, eyeshadow quad, and lipsticks. I believe the blush is going to be called ‘Giggly’. It’s in french though.

  83. Judy

    The lipstick Kelly Osbourne was wearing was beautiful. Now that I know it was Candy yum yum, I’m definitely getting it.

  84. gabrielle

    yay plushglasses.. i emailed them hoping for this to happen a year ago!!!

  85. Kiele

    Tx to we now have the names of the blushes & nail polishes.

    This is definitely my type of color collection. Springy, happy, pastelly and cute.

    Can’t wait for pictures & swatches from you Christine!!!! I already know I’m buying the whole collection. 😮

  86. Elizabeth

    So excited for this collection! I LOVE neutrals and pastels as they work best with my pale skintone & coloring. :)

    I’m so ready for some bright fun colors, as I’m officially tired of the dark winter colors (but I still love ’em) :)

  87. mina
    if the mineralized blush is that cute id buy them all!

    • Nunuiviet

      Me too I love everything mineralized blush, skinfinishes, eyeshadow! Soooooooooo excited about this collection wanna see the swatches, lipsticks+ blushes, oh but it’s released in april still 2 months to go!

  88. Lola

    WOWWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOW! By far my favorite collection for 2011 so far!!! Glad I am skipping the WW. I may have to skip sheen supreme, jeanius and gaga to save up since I want just about everything in this collection!!!! So far when I tallied the cost of the stuff I want it’s over $200!
    I am hoping that Surf Baby won’t have anything I want otherwise I’m doomed.

  89. Annick Chantal L. H.

    Can’t wait to see the pics. Maybe three lipsticks. I want the three lip liners for my collection, two (or three) plushglasses. For the quad, I want to see the pics because pastels…

  90. Lilly

    I haven’t purchased any of the recent MAC collections due to the packaging that I don’t like, espeically the wonder woman one, anyways, this one sounds attractive to me, pastel colors are perfect for spring and I love cute/romantic/girly packaging. I can’t wait for the pictures! After seeing the french blog sb posted here, I already wanted the miniralized blush with heart in it. cute!

  91. “Z0MG KAWAIIIII!!1″
    This sounds terrible.
    Kill me.

  92. Domenica

    Awesome collection!!! I can’t wait to see the photos & swatches. I’m getting all three blushes cause they sound unique & like nothing I’ve ever had before. Lippies, plushglosses, nail polishes and the quads sound amazing. This collection will cost me a fortune, but will be worth it if I can resist buying anything else until the Fall. Yea like that will happen. Damn you MAC!!!!!!! I love to hate you so much!!!!!!!

  93. Can’t WAIT to see photos of these!

  94. Sydney

    Hehe this launches on my 18th Birthday :)

  95. Billie

    wow i cant wait either i hope the packageing is super cute. Im going to buy all the lipsticks plushes ,1 quad all blushes, n all nail lacquers. omg i wanna c them now!! haha

  96. Milly

    oh my…and there was me thinking I was skipping on all of the MAC spring collections. My poor wallet!
    I want all three blushes, the eyeshadow quad and Little Girl Type nail lacquer. “Sakura” and “Miss Behave” sound really interesting…

  97. Laura

    I don’t really like the general vibe of this collection – all cute, girly and twee…it’s just not my thing. However, I’ll try to ignore that and just look at the products themselves. From the descriptions, Candy Yum Yum sounds quite unique (what an awful name though!), and Play Time could be cool too, so I am interested to see those. The mineralize blushes might also be worth a look. I already have In Synch and Naked liners and they’re both great but I don’t use them enough to warrant back-ups.

    Overall…not hugely excited for this one.