MAC Playing Koi Lipstick

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The lippies in this collection didn't call to me at all. I went in on launch day not wanting ANY. Rachel at the Macy's MAC counter did up my lips REALLY nice with Playing Koi, though, and in the end... I caved.

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MAC Playing Koi Lipstick from the Quite Cute collection is described on as a creamy white peach pink. I would agree, except take out the part about the pink. It looks ghastly by itself.

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It swatches GORGEOUSLY on my skin (MAC NW25) but on the lips it looks like poo. It NEEDS a liner. It NEEDS a gloss or something over it. Normally, Satin is my favorite finish for a MAC lipstick... I think this one would have been better off as a Lustre.

The other shades from the MAC Quite Cute collection are Quite Cute, Saint Germain (which we've seen repromoted over and over and over), Candy Yum-Yum, and Play Time. As of this blog posting, the only one that has sold out is Candy Yum-Yum. Kelly Osbourne was seen wearing it HERE and it is totally "her" shade. She looks gorgeous! This shade in person is really gorgeous too. If I was a continuous bold lippie wearer I would have been all over it.

The MAC Quite Cute Lipsticks are Limited Edition and all but Candy Yum-Yum are still available at I'm sure you can still find it at counters if you do some leg work ;)