MAC Quite Cute Nail Lacquers Swatches, Photos, Review

MAC Quite Cute Nail Lacquers
Ice Cream Cake, Little Girl Type, Mischievous Mint

MAC Quite Cute Collection: Nail Lacquers

MAC Quite Cute Collection ($14.00 for 0.4 fl. oz.) features three light shades of limited edition nail lacquer. They include: Ice Cream Cake (creamy blue pink), Little Girl Type (creamy pale lavender), and Mischievous Mint (creamy pale blue mint).

  • Ice Cream Cake is a darkened cotton candy pink with a strong blue base with a cream finish. I used two coats. It is similar to Essie’s Splash of Grenandine–slightly more blue-based.
  • Little Girl Type is a light lavender with a cream finish. I used two coats. It is similar to China Glaze’s Light as Air.
  • Mischievous Mint is a bluish mint green with a cream finish. I used two coats. It is bluer but similar in lightness to China Glaze’s Re-Fresh Mint. This is much, much lighter than last year’s Peppermint Patti, and it is a blue-based mint green.

my thoughts on the formula: The consistency was thick but watery–not terribly so, but noteworthy nonetheless. I used two coats on all, because it was difficult to get thin to medium-thin coats because of how the brush splayed out. In all three polishes, the bristles of each brush were a bit wonky, which made it more difficult to get really clean, even coats. I recommend being patient, because the slight wateriness in the formula will cause streaking if you apply before the coat dries down.

MAC Quite Cute Nail Lacquers Swatches, Photos, Review

B-
8.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
9
Longevity
3.5
Application
81%
Total
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MAC Quite Cute Nail Lacquers
Ice Cream Cake, Little Girl Type, Mischievous Mint

MAC Quite Cute Nail Lacquers
Ice Cream Cake, Little Girl Type, Mischievous Mint

MAC Quite Cute Nail Lacquers
Ice Cream Cake, Little Girl Type, Mischievous Mint

MAC Quite Cute Nail Lacquers
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MAC Quite Cute Nail Lacquers
MAC Ice Cream Cake Nail Lacquer

MAC Quite Cute Nail Lacquers
MAC Ice Cream Cake Nail Lacquer

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MAC Ice Cream Cake Nail Lacquer

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MAC Little Girl Type Nail Lacquer

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About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Wow, seems like this collection doesn’t have many quality products thus far. Disappointing.

What’s going on with MAC? Prices have been getting higher, and I’ve noticed a general decrease in quality through your reviews of their newer products and a few visits to the MAC store. Some of their most recent products (I’m talking to you, Cremeblend Blushes!) really intrigued me with images but turned out to be a huge let-down in person.

What are your thoughts, Christine?

While I’m going to pass on these, you can’t deny they look adorable together! But…”Little Girl Type”? I don’t get the reference, so it just sounds…weird.

I really like the mint and the pink ice cream cake. how close is the mint to chanel jade or essie mint? The little girl polish maybe too light my fav lavender is the one that came out in the sherk collection.

Hmm, I’m kind of torn on these. I think I might pass on all three, and normally I’d be all over the mint colour. It’s just not “doing it” for me for some reason!

I don’t want to support OPI, because of how they threatened bloggers with a lawsuit, didn’t apologize, and at this point, because they told their fans that they did apologize to me – but they never spoke a word to me.

I’m not doing nail comparison swatches at this time, sorry! 🙁 I have reviews of both products with photos, so you can always look at those.

I do not feel like this is very unique at all! China Glaze, Essie and OPI have similar colors for half the cost (actually, a 1/3 if you buy from online vendors). Oh well. I suppose I didn’t need a reason to buy more polish anyways.

The last two remind me of the Lacey Lilac & Mint Sorbet from Sally Hansen (were $2 at wal-mart).. I have them on my hands & nails right now & comparing them to your swatches.

I love Mischeivious Mint and Little Girl! Amazing! Christine, is there a reason why you don’t review OPI products ? Just wondering, thanks 🙂

They’re not even close – Mischievous Mint is SO SO SO light in comparison. It’s like pastel blue vs. navy blue – not dupes!

I have Mischievous Mint and it is a lovely colour but the brush is rubbish, the bristles are splayed out and it makes it harder to use. MAC REALLY need to sort the brushes out. I know you no longer review OPI but I think OPI Panda-Monium Pink could be a possible dupe or near enough to Little Girl Type but I’m not 100% sure, might be a bit too pink or possibly Lucky Lucky Lavender could work instead.

Hi Christine! have you ever tried Revlon nail polishes? I’m just wondering how it would compare to “mint”? and the lavender to ‘lilac pastelle’? thanx so much 🙂

These don’t look unique. I have colors in my collection that are similar enough that I don’t need the MAC colors, and they were half the price. I really want to like the Quite Cute collection, but it’s not really working for me. 🙁

Hi

Is mischievous mint sort of similar to Essie mint candy apple ? In terms of lightness in shade and in terms of tone/color .
Thanks ! =D

I just went out and got essie liliacism and painted it on my pinky. I still can’t quite put a finger on it’s comparison to little girl type lol. Let me know your thoughts thanks!

do you know any good dupes for mischievous mint? cuz in canada, this is $17, and i just cant justify spending that much money on a nail polish. opi is more in my price range, though its still expensive at $11

this almost feels like they bit off china glaze’s up and away collection.
1. ice cream cake=sugar high
2. little girl type=light as air
3. mischievous mint=re-fresh mint.

theyre all soo close.

I bought all three…all pretty colors…Little Girl Type is my fav! Mischievous mint is fun but it looks more like a light teal on me slightly more bluish than what I’d consider a mint to be…and Ice Cream Cake should just be renamed Barbie pink…it’s so pretty and super girly!
On the downside I agree the formula is just not that great and the brush doesn’t help either…I had to use 2-3 thick coats…which take forever to dry!

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