But when a package from MAC Cosmetics landed on my desk filled with the cotton candy colored Quite Cute makeup collection, my mood instantly went from gloomy to bright.
Inspired by all things "fanciful, fun and flattering," Quite Cute is simply...quite cute! MAC Cosmetics' latest spring collection (available April 7) brings out the little girl in me with its Mineralize Blushes, Nail Lacquers, PlushGlasses, Lipsticks, and Cutie Eye Shadow bursting in soft and shimmering shades of pastel pink, purple, and green.
But don't get too caught up in all the sweetness as the mega beauty brand boasts that their version of cute "is the girliest kind of international glam possible, a style ride that combines postage-stamp-sized puppies with pixie swizzle-stick fashion and butterfly kisses for cute boys and even cuter shoes!"
Somehow I'm getting visions of Mariah Carey, but I digress.
I've been smoothing on purple lipsticks since last year, as I alternated between Tom Ford Private Blend Lip Color in Bruised Plum and Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense in Pearly Violet -- highly-pigmented lip colors that suited my mahogany complexion. And I've always envied Amy and her perfect red pout dressed in L'Oreal Paris Infallible Lip Color in Beyonce's Red.
But it was time that we got pretty in much lighter shades.
As I tried on Quite Cute Lipstick in Play Time (a creamy intense violet) and Amy in Candy Yum-Yum (a matte neon pink), we had to giggle at how out of the norm these shades were for us.
While my lip color went on unsurprisingly slick, I layered it on to really get the hue to pop. And for Amy, who I convinced to remove her bright, red lips, her lipstick went on at first a bit heavy but eventually smoothed out.
From the picture above, you can see that the Quite Cute Lipsticks appear lighter on than they do in the tube. But we can proudly report, that the color lasted throughout the remainder of the day -- minus the small portion that ended up on the rim of a bottle of ginger ale and cup of coffee.
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