When I first heard about the MAC Quite Cute Collection one of the first things I got hyped about was the eyeshadow quad as it looked really fun.
I played around with a fair bit late last night and did a look with it this morning, here are my thoughts!
Well, not so great I fear. The palette is made up of some really fun Easter Egg shades, it really has a Spring vibe and the pastels just shout Easter to me. Without a doubt it’s a fun arrangement of color that looks rather sweet within the compact and ever so tempting.
However, looks are deceiving and upon closer inspection you’ll probably agree that the shades aren’t particularly fabulous for contrasting with unless you’re super creative. I happen to be crazy boring or lack imagination because I couldn’t really think of a great way to use these outside of using the two shades of purple for a contrasting look that I created this morning.
Outside the fact that I had a hard time developing a look with the quad the shadow formula is awful.
The shades are made up of 50% frost and one satin and one lustre but the formulas are incredibly hard textured and packed very tight so the glide of the formula isn’t smooth nor are the shades pigmented. I thought the best way to use these was with a sponge applicator because trying to attempt a look with an eyeshadow brush will pick up minimal color at the very least a sponge allows for building up a bit easier.
The shade included are:
- Goody Good Gum Drop (light bubblegum pink)
- Boycrazy (pale lavender with silver)
- Moshi Moshi (golden light green)
- Azuki Bean (deeper violet)
For my look below I simply used Boycrazy all over my lid and Azuki Bean in the crease. These shades pair up well but as I mentioned above I lacked imagination for incorporating the other two colors into the mix. I will say that Goody Good Gum Drop makes a mean color wash.
I was pretty shocked at how hard I had to press to see any color pay off, you can see from my swatches the colors all come across very sheer and subtle. If it’s any consolidation the frosts aren’t bad at all and they apply with more of a shimmery finish than a frosty one.
If you’re very fair you might be able to work the pastel route however those with medium or darker skin might want to head to counter and swatch this one out before a buy as I think these can prove potentially chalky on darker skin.
Overall, the MAC Quite Cute Eyeshadow Quad is adorable in theory but the actually formula is seriously lacking and doesn’t live up to the MAC name at all.
(Cheeks: Giggly Blush Eyes: Quite Cute Eyeshadow Quad)
Will you be purchasing it?