The pop star and the girl group were on hand at London's famed 02 Arena for the CapitalFM Summertime Ball on Monday, where Austin ran into a bit of a body lotion emergency while perfecting his moves for a performance.
"I actually needed lotion!" Austin told CapitalFM. "I was practicing my backflip and I kept falling on the grass and the grass was making me itch like crazy. And there was no girls around, but Little Mix were next door. Four girls -- they have to have lotion. So they helped me out."
But Austin may walked away with more than just lotion during that brief encounter because he seems to have developed a crush on Little Mix member Leigh-Anne Pinnock.
"Yeah I fancy her," Austin admitted. "Does that mean I like her? Yeah, I like her."
Unfortunately, for Austin, who was rumored to be dating Fifth Harmony member Camilla Cabello, Leigh-Anne already has a boyfriend. But if they ever do break up, Mahone already has the perfect plan for their first date.
"I don't know any cool places but I'll find a nice restaurant," he said. "Maybe I'll have a little thing set up in the London Eye and have them stop at the top and have a nice dinner."