I got my grubby paws on some of the MAC Quite Cute Collection today. I checked out the Mineralize Blushes and one of the lipglasses and so far it’s turning out well. I also got the quad which I will feature in a separate review.
Let’s have a look!
The MAC Quite Cute Mineralize Blushes will probably entice those of you that really enjoy sweeter makeup. The blushes are made up of a dominate shade of color with a tiny dot of a contrasting shade in the shape of a heart in the center. The design is somewhat faulty as the heart isn’t quite dab in the middle nor is it straight in some cases and appears a tad crook. Why am I telling you this? Well, if you’re a perfectionist it’s a proper warning.
I love them, the design thrills me but I’m very much a child at heart particularly when it comes to sweeter, cuter makeup and these are just that.
After testing them out briefly I was pleased they weren’t frosty and the heart acted as a highlighter of sorts. The blushes are a dominate shade however the little heart does add a little bit of intensity and glow depending on how your brush chooses to hit that area. A swirl and a buff produces a good deal of kick up on these blushes more so than any other mineralize blush I own so they do have a loosely packed formula it seems.
After trying out Giggly which is for the most part a very light shade of bubblegum pink, I noticed that the plummy purple heart was able to deepen the shade every so slightly if I struck my brush across it at the right angle. This technique allowed the blush to go from cooler to a bit of a warmer pink. It’s an interesting effect but it is kinda hit or miss because there is no right way to do it and each time you apply you’ll see a different effect. For the most part the little heart adds a frosty glow to cheeks which is actually quite delightful even though I fear frosts for the most part.
In the case of Sakura you do need to be a special kind of person to pull it off but pull it off you can. The shade is lavender with a magenta heart in the center. The heart deepens the shade and makes it more wearable so you aren’t left with crazy pale ghost-like cheeks however Sakura proves not as easy to wear as Giggly.
I wish I had also gotten the lighter peachy beige shade Miss Behave so I could see what finish and effect that would produce.
Overall, the blushes prove interesting so far and well worth a haul. Have no fear of a frosty finish as to me they had a certain glow and took the guess work out of proper highlighting as that little heart seemed to add an extra little glow to my face.
I also tried out the MAC Plushglass in Girl Hearts Boy and I’m surprised to say it’s quite nice. Although a creamy finish it gives my lips a very nice nude, shade of creamy blue pink. I was so excited at the results that I felt like I needed to check out a few of the other shades when the collection launches in April. This shade will prove a great one for paler, fairer skin, actually, almost all of the shades in this collection will be a testimony to such a skin tone.
Do you need the blushes?
I’d like to think so and not because they are cute but because they actually look rather lovely on.
Anyone hauling the blushes?