Review & Swatches: MAC Quite Cute Lipsticks

MAC Quite Cute Lipsticks: Playing Koi, Saint Germain, Candy Yum-Yum, Quite Cute, Play Time

This review covers the 5 MAC Quite Cute Lipsticks in Playing Koi, Saint Germain, Candy Yum-Yum, Quite Cute, and Play Time.

  • Playing Koi (satin): creamy white peach pink
  • Saint Germain (amplified): pastel pink
  • Candy Yum-Yum (matte): neon pink
  • Quite Cute (cremesheen): bright white lavender
  • Play Time (cremesheen): intense violet

Please see this post for more photos.

Packaging: 9/10

These lipsticks come in standard MAC packaging. The tubes are made of plastic and can easily be taken on-the-go.

Quality: 9/10

All of these lipsticks give you bright and pigmented colors. The two cremesheen colors (Quite Cute and Play Time) are not as opaque, but if you layer the lipstick several times, you’ll get good color payoff.

The most moisturizing of the lipsticks are the 2 cremesheen colors. Despite being a matte, though, Candy Yum-Yum isn’t too drying. Remember that Saint Germain is a permanent color, so don’t feel pressured to buy it with this collection.

Playing Koi is the least impressive of these lipsticks. It’s a common pale nude color and also settles into your lip lines.

All MAC’s lipsticks have a light vanilla scent.

Ease of Use: 9.75/10

Even the less creamy formulations (like Saint Germain and Candy Yum-Yum) apply smoothly enough to not give you too much trouble. You’ll need to layer Quite Cute and Play Time if you want to get their true colors to show up, but otherwise, application is simple.

Price: 9/10

These are the same size (0.1 oz) and price ($14.50) as regular MAC lipsticks.

Final Grade


Toss: Playing Koi–there are better nudes out there
Try if: you need a lip color for an Easter celebration
Buy if: you love bright, bold, Spring colors

Playing Koi Applied

Saint Germain Applied

Candy Yum-Yum Applied

Quite Cute Applied

Play Time Applied
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6 Responses to Review & Swatches: MAC Quite Cute Lipsticks

  1. ka says:

    I like the playing koi and play time lipsticks… they are pretty

  2. Sarah Q says:

    Playing Koi looks amazing. I don`t think I can wait until April 7!

  3. Vittoria says:

    i’m a fan of the Play Time Applied…it looks more glossy than I would have though!

  4. Deja says:

    Candy Yum Yum and Play Time look great on you 🙂 Very pretty shades.

  5. Liz Strother says:

    I really like Playtime…didn’t think I would!
    I would love if Playing Koi was more of an orange/coral, like a Koi :3
    Thanks for the great reviews and pictures!

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