This review covers the 3 MAC Quite Cute nail lacquers: Ice Cream Cake, Little Girl Type, and Mischievous.
- Ice Cream Cake (cream): creamy blue pink
- Little Girl Type (cream): creamy pale lavender
- Mischievous (cream): creamy pale blue mint
Please see this post for more photos.
These polishes come in standard glass MAC jars with rubbery-plastic twist-off caps. I think the design is a little funny (the jars narrow as you go top-to-bottom), but this is a completely personal preference, so I don’t consider that in determining a score. What I do consider is the bulkiness of the top, which is what you hold onto when you’re applying the polish. It’s wide, which makes it more awkward to hold onto when you’re applying.
I have to say, I’m impressed with the high quality of these polishes. When I saw they were all creams, I expected to have trouble building up the color. But I didn’t encounter that problem at all. In fact, with any of these colors, you could get away with applying just 1 coat.
All of these colors are bright and opaque and they’re all suitable for Spring and Easter. None of the colors is super unique–bright pink, light lavender, light mint green–but if you don’t have them already, these polishes would work very nicely.
MAC’s polishes have a long plastic brush applicator. The applicator’s length gives you less control over the application than a shorter brush would.
That said, the quality of the colors made application easy. You don’t even really have to apply more than 1 coat. The polishes apply evenly and smoothly.
Standard MAC nail polishes, like these, are $14.00 each and contain 0.34 fl oz. I really feel like $14.00 is too much to pay for one nail polish. Even high-end nail polish companies like OPI, China Glaze, and Essie don’t charge that much for their nail polishes. These get a little bump up in score because they’re great quality, but bottom line, $14 a bottle is too much, even if it’s a good polish.
Try if: you’re looking for Spring- or Easter-appropriate polishes
Buy if: you want opaque, high-quality pastel polishes