MAC Quite Cute: Overall & Recommendations
OVERALL, Quite Cute is a cool-toned, pastel-themed collection that will prove tricky for those with warmer and/or darker complexions. The lipsticks, nail lacquers, and plushglasses are the better products from the collection, based on quality, with Playing Koi being a total miss within the lipsticks launched (very dry, clingy texture). Plushglasses are relatively sheer, as designed to be, and so they’re easier to wear and more suitable across skin tones than some of the other products from Quite Cute. I found the mineralize blushes from this launch rather powdery, and combined with the pastel color palette, the blush can easily look more powdery and almost ashy on medium to dark complexions.
On the surface, Quite Cute is reminiscent of Sugarsweet, but this launch lacks balance. Too many pastels, too many cool-toned colors without brighter, warmer, or contrasting colors to support the color palette of Quite Cute. This collection will best suit those with paler skin tones, because pigmentation is lower overall, and then naturally, cooler undertones will find this more flattering than warmer skin tones. Please understand that by no means am I saying warmer or medium/dark skin tones cannot wear this collection–but you may find it less flattering right out of the box and need to figure out how to pair it and with what–most likely products outside of the collection. I’m a firm believer in anyone can wear any color–it’s about having confidence and how you wear it that matters.
If you love pastels, I think you may still like this collection–but the quality seems lower here and makes this a less-than-impressive collection.
Photos, Reviews, Swatches
- Blushes: Giggly, Miss Behave, Sakura
- Cutie Eyeshadow Quad
- Lip Pencils
- Nail Lacquers
- Video Review