MAC Miss Cupcake/Tomato QuikTrik Stick Review, Photos, Swatches

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MAC Miss Cupcake/Tomato QuikTrik Stick Duo
MAC Miss Cupcake/Tomato QuikTrik Stick Duo
MAC Miss Cupcake/Tomato QuikTrik Stick Duo
MAC Miss Cupcake/Tomato QuikTrik Stick Duo
MAC Miss Cupcake/Tomato QuikTrik Stick Duo
MAC Miss Cupcake/Tomato QuikTrik Stick Duo
MAC Miss Cupcake/Tomato QuikTrik Stick Duo
MAC Miss Cupcake/Tomato QuikTrik Stick Duo
MAC Miss Cupcake/Tomato QuikTrik Stick Duo
MAC Miss Cupcake/Tomato QuikTrik Stick Duo
MAC Miss Cupcake/Tomato QuikTrik Stick Duo
MAC Miss Cupcake/Tomato QuikTrik Stick Duo

Miss Cupcake/Tomato

MAC Miss Cupcake/Tomato Studio QuikTrik Stick ($32.00 for 0.42 oz.) is double-ended, cream-based stick that’s supposed to work for highlighting, contouring, bronzing, or blushing. It is supposed to have buildable, blendable color and can be worn over bare skin or foundation. One side is more shimmery, while the other is darker and more natural (but still has a sheen from the creamier consistency) in finish.

The formula applies well to bare skin or over liquid foundation, as it is very emollient, blendable, and easy to spread across the skin, but I notice that it seemed to break up my foundation a bit after six hours of wear. The pigmentation was semi-sheer, buildable up to semi-opaque coverage. The downside to the formula is that both shades remained lightly tacky with a moderately dewy finish, and, unsurprisingly, the wear time was shorter at six hours. I get better wear (an extra hour or two) if I lightly pat translucent powder on top or pair with a similarly-hued powder blush. The finish is lovely if you like a dewier finish–they reminded me of the type of products I’d reach for in the summer to pat over bare skin.

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Get a shade-by-shade breakdown of this duo, along with individual photos and swatches…

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MAC Miss Cupcake QuikTrik Stick
MAC Miss Cupcake QuikTrik Stick
MAC Miss Cupcake QuikTrik Stick
MAC Miss Cupcake QuikTrik Stick
MAC Miss Cupcake QuikTrik Stick
MAC Miss Cupcake QuikTrik Stick
MAC Miss Cupcake QuikTrik Stick
MAC Miss Cupcake QuikTrik Stick
MAC Miss Cupcake QuikTrik Stick

Miss Cupcake

Miss Cupcake is a soft, light-medium coral with warm, peachy undertones and fine gold pearl. It had semi-sheer, buildable (up to semi-opaque) coverage with a thin, lightly tacky texture that was noticeably glossy on the skin and dried down a bit from there, but it always remained dewy on the skin. The color lasted just over six hours on my skin before it started to look patchier.

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MAC Tomato QuikTrik Stick
MAC Tomato QuikTrik Stick
MAC Tomato QuikTrik Stick
MAC Tomato QuikTrik Stick
MAC Tomato QuikTrik Stick
MAC Tomato QuikTrik Stick
MAC Tomato QuikTrik Stick
MAC Tomato QuikTrik Stick
MAC Tomato QuikTrik Stick

Tomato

Tomato is a slightly muted, medium orange with warm, reddish undertones and a mostly satin sheen. This one didn’t read as glossy on the skin, but it still had a light-to-moderate dewy finish. The texture was lightly creamy and tacky on the skin and never fully dried down. This shade lasted a little longer at six and a half hours before it started to break down/turn patchy on me.

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Makeup Look
On face:
  • Guerlain Lingerie de Peau Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • Tarte Tarteist PRO Eyeshadow Palette
On lips:
  • ColourPop Baraccuda Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick

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Hmmm, I think I need to check out this formula. My cheeks get dry during winter, and something that doesn’t dry down and looks dewy just might be the thing!

I tend to buy a lot of cream formulas because I love the way they look. But, when I get them home and actually try to use them , that sticky feeling on my face just doesn’t work. I know putting powder or a blush over it helps. But, then it doesn’t look dewy and glowy. Also, It’s really hard to not disturb my foundation. I feel like I have to pat and stipple to get them on. So, the only way I can pull them off is to wear my hair back. Sorry for the rant. If you have a solution… please stop me. πŸ™‚

I know exactly what you mean, Nicole!

Depending on your needs, you might try applying the cream blush first, then lightly applying foundation on top, and then stippling on a little more of the blush (like a sandwich). The other thing is to apply the cream blush with a tinted moisturizer or liquid foundation while it is still drying down. But it’s tough to completely get rid of the sticky/tacky/dewy finish feel without actually mattifying πŸ™

They are surprisingly large in terms of the overall size, but it’s a cream product, which is likely to go bad faster than a powder, so bigger isn’t always better.

Pretty shades! But these would turn very greasy looking on me, I fear. My cheeks are much less oily than my T-zone, but still, these might have a hard time not becoming yucky on me.

I really like it. I agree that a cream blush is more difficult to use over a foundations but it also tends to last longer on me. How does the formula compare to the traditional Mac pans?

Pretty, but not good colors for me — maybe one of the other combos will work. Concerned about it breaking up base product after a few hours, though… I like my makeup to be durable. Dewy is good for me, though…

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