I’m always drawn to purple lipsticks, so I ended up getting MAC’s “Quite Cute” lipstick from their newest collection of the same name. This limited edition lipstick has a semi-opaque pale lavender color and has a cremesheen finish. This is one of those lipsticks that I probably won’t reach for that often since it’s very pale and needs to be layered on to fully cover your natural lip color; however, it is still a unique color to have in my purple lipstick collection. In the picture on the right, I went over my lips three times with “Quite Cute” so that it would be more opaque. Alternatively, you can block out your natural lip color first.
Using three different shades of purple on my lids, I came up with this makeup look to go with MAC’s “Quite Cute” lipstick:
- MAC Paint Pot in “Soft Ochre” (entire lid)
- MAC Pigment in “Violet” (apply wet on lower lid using a sponge-tipped applicator and MAC Pro Water Base Mixing Medium — click here to see how to make your own homemade mixing medium)
- MAC E/S in “Digit” (inner corner, tear duct, and inner lower lash line; blend where it meets Violet pigment)
- MAC E/S in “Gesso” (highlight)
- MAC E/S in “Black Tied” (outer V; blend along entire crease)
- MAC E/S in “Shadowy Lady” (center to outer lower lash line; blend where it meets Digit)
- Inglot AMC Eyeliner Gel in “77″ (upper lash line; wing out the ends)
- MAC Limited Edition Kohl Power Eye Pencil in “Feline” (lower waterline)
- Maybelline The Falsies Volum’Express Waterproof Mascara in “Very Black” (two coats on top and one coat on bottom lashes)
- Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel Bronzing Makeup Base (contour)
- MAC Powder Blush in “Dame” (on apples)
- MAC Limited Edition Cremesheen L/S in “Quite Cute”
I would describe the lipstick just as it’s named… it’s “quite cute”, but due to its sheerness it’s not one of those shades that I would use “quite often”. But with that said, “Quite Cute” would be nice to mix with a more pigmented lipstick to make a darker color lighter. If you don’t need to have this color in your purple lipstick collection, then I recommend getting a purple that’s easier to work with (like MAC Pro Longwear Lipcreme in “Goes and Goes” or Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics OCC Lip Tar in “Katricia”).