Thursday, February 28th, 2013

MAC Grande Dame Mineralize Rich Lipstick
MAC Grande Dame Mineralize Rich Lipstick

MAC Grande Dame Mineralize Rich Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.14 oz.) is described as a “mid-tonal neutral rose cream.” It’s a medium, rosy pink with a soft frost finish–the shimmer is incredibly fine–and is just barely warm-toned. Tom Ford Indian Rose is darker and less warm-toned. Revlon Pink Truffle is browner. Bobbi Brown Pink Peony is pinker and brighter. Bobbi Brown Nude Rose is more muted, less warm-toned.

The formula on this one had less slip and creaminess compared to the other shades I’ve reviewed thus far, and I imagine it is due in part to the shimmer/frost element in Grande Dame’s finish that’s not present in the other shades. It glides on well overall and doesn’t pull at the lips or cling once applied. It wore for a solid four hours, which is good wear, and it was still as moisturizing as the other shades I’ve worn. The finish is less shiny/glossy compared to other shades, too, but it is not matte.  It has mostly opaque color coverage.  There were a few, very faint, lines of demarcation present if I pressed my lips together.

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Grande Dame

A-
This is the kind of color that works well for an everyday lip color that's a few steps up from subtle but not bold or bright. It's wearable, easy to pair with other shades, and the formula is comfortable to wear overall.

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

8.5/10

Application

4.5/5

Results
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MAC Grande Dame Mineralize Rich Lipstick
MAC Grande Dame Mineralize Rich Lipstick

MAC Grande Dame Mineralize Rich Lipstick
MAC Grande Dame Mineralize Rich Lipstick

MAC Grande Dame Mineralize Rich Lipstick
MAC Grande Dame Mineralize Rich Lipstick

MAC Grande Dame Mineralize Rich Lipstick
MAC Grande Dame Mineralize Rich Lipstick

MAC Grande Dame Mineralize Rich Lipstick
MAC Grande Dame Mineralize Rich Lipstick

MAC Grande Dame Mineralize Rich Lipstick
MAC Grande Dame Mineralize Rich Lipstick

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

MAC, $22.00.

Is it limited edition?

No.

Any dupes?

Tom Ford Indian Rose is darker and less warm-toned. Revlon Pink Truffle is browner. Bobbi Brown Pink Peony is pinker and brighter. Bobbi Brown Nude Rose is more muted, less warm-toned.

What makeup are you wearing?

On eyes: Urban Decay Bourbon Eyeliner. On cheeks: bareMinerals The One Blush.

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26 thoughts on “MAC Grande Dame Mineralize Rich Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Melanie T

    Beautiful color on you!

  2. Kat

    Will this collection be available at Nordstrom?

  3. Avatar of rebecca blueraccoon

    I really like this color, but I was looking at the dupes and I have or want all of them, so that makes sense :) I don’t normally buy MAC but this I have to admit is tempting.

    • Avatar of Anne Anne

      Tell me about it! Mac usually does nothing for me, but I’m already spotting some truly lovely shades from the new lipsticks!

  4. Avatar of Ivy ivy

    How does this compare with MAC Sweetie?

  5. Avatar of Precious Precious

    Really bummed out that this isn’t gonna be released in Asia, it’s a lovely shade. :(

  6. That color is so pretty. It looks fantastic on you. I like it because it’s colorful but not too flashy.

  7. This color is actually very pretty. I’m excited to try these and I’m glad this one lasted a while as this might be my first purchase of their new lipsticks.

  8. wow… what a lovely colours!! <3

  9. I really like this colour and of course this is one of the shades that isn’t available in The Netherlands…

  10. love the color, wish it didn’t have shimmer

  11. very pretty shade…

  12. Avatar of Abigail abigailod

    I’m not the biggest Frost fan, but this looks really lovely on you!

    On another note Christine, does the lipstick (surface) size make a difference in application? Meaning since it’s wider (based on my Marcel Wanders lipsticks), does it go past your lips during application?

    • I didn’t have any trouble with it, but if you had thinner lips, it might require a little more patience? I don’t know if patience is the right word so much as you’ll have to pay attention a bit more!

      • Avatar of Abigail abigailod

        Good point – thank you! My upper lip is thinner so that was the only catch for me when I apply it. I’ve gotten lazy using lip brushes. Do you typically use lip brushes? Why or why not?

        • I only use them on rare occasions for really red/deep lips and that’s assuming I’m actually going somewhere important! I usually test 3-4 colors per day, and it’s just way easier to apply from the tube :)

  13. Cynthia

    Great look! How similar is it to Maybelline Color Sensational Pink Peony?

  14. Avatar of hazel Hazel

    That’s a perfect color on you, Christine.

    For me, I would prefer it without the shimmer.

  15. Jane

    I love lipsticks but always find it difficult to find office appropriate colors . So, I’m definitely going to go and buy this one. Pretty shade !

  16. Hey,

    I still think that this one could be a potential dupe for the Cyndi lipstick. Noone?

    Would you compare them?

    • Avatar of Trudy Trudy

      Lady at play is a potential dupe for Cyndi… it’s a little brighter and more opaque. Lady at play is fantastic!

  17. Avatar of Trudy Trudy

    I am quite disappointed with this lipstick… In my experience, it takes 3 swipes to get it almost opaque and within about an hour it is lightened up quite a bit. I don’t find it drying but it’s not moisturizing. If I don’t eat or drink, it lasts maybe 4 hours but like I said – it fades down quickly. The first of this formula that I bought is Lady at play. That one blew me away – opaque color in one swipe, lasted about 6 hours without eating.. and left my lips feeling more moisturized than before I applied it. It’s a gorgeous color too – a good dupe for Cyndi – it’s more opaque and a little brighter.