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MAC Pink Trip, Queen’s Violet, Space Bubble Grand Illusion Liquid Lipcolours

01/06

MAC Pink Trip Grand Illusion Liquid Lipcolour

MAC Pink Trip Grand Illusion Liquid Lipcolour

MAC Pink Trip Grand Illusion Liquid Lipcolour

MAC Pink Trip Grand Illusion Liquid Lipcolour

MAC Pink Trip Grand Illusion Liquid Lipcolour

MAC Pink Trip Grand Illusion Liquid Lipcolour

Pink Trip

MAC Pink Trip Grand Illusion Liquid Lipcolour ($21.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark fuchsia pink with subtle, cool undertones and fine violet and pink pearl. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that covered the lips evenly and smoothly. The texture was medium in weight with noticeable stickiness. What I liked most about this shade was how smooth it made my lips look–it made my lip lines disappear! On me, the gloss wore well for five hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. I could feel the minty tingle for 25 minutes.

Formula Overview

$21.00/0.17 oz. - $123.53 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to "wear evenly" with "megawatt colour" and have a "tingly, cooling sensation" that makes lips "fuller." The coverage ranged from shade to shade, though most were fairly pigmented, and some seemed more multidimensional than others (they seemed just shimmery/pearly). Some shades applied evenly while others were more uneven or pulled into lip lines. The finish had a lot of shine and shimmer, so any unevenness/settling wasn't as apparent in person as it might appear in close-up photos. The consistency was smooth as it applied and developed a lot of tackiness within a minute or so of application, and the tingling lasted noticeably for 20-25 minutes on me. The glosses lasted between four and five hours on me and were comfortable to wear but was mostly non-drying.

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Pink Trip
Pink Trip
9
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

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C-

Queen's Violet

Limited Edition
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B+

Space Bubble

Limited Edition
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MAC Electric Rainbow, Rave Bunny, Pearly Girl Grand Illusion Liquid Lipcolours

01/06

MAC Electric Rainbow Grand Illusion Liquid Lipcolour

MAC Electric Rainbow Grand Illusion Liquid Lipcolour

MAC Electric Rainbow Grand Illusion Liquid Lipcolour

MAC Electric Rainbow Grand Illusion Liquid Lipcolour

MAC Electric Rainbow Grand Illusion Liquid Lipcolour

MAC Electric Rainbow Grand Illusion Liquid Lipcolour

Electric Rainbow

MAC Electric Rainbow Grand Illusion Liquid Lipcolour ($21.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a bright, light-medium orange-coral with warm undertones and a green-to-gold shifting shimmer. It was almost like an electric coral as the base color was quite neon, though it wasn’t nearly as bright applied as the coverage was only semi-opaque. I could see the shimmer shift from warmer to murkier, greener as I moved, and that combined with the shiny finish made the color that sat in my lip lines less apparent in person. The gloss was moderately tacky but easy to spread across the lips. The tingling feeling was noticeable for 20 minutes, while the gloss stayed on well for four and a half hours and was neither drying nor hydrating.

Formula Overview

$21.00/0.17 oz. - $123.53 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to "wear evenly" with "megawatt colour" and have a "tingly, cooling sensation" that makes lips "fuller." The coverage ranged from shade to shade, though most were fairly pigmented, and some seemed more multidimensional than others (they seemed just shimmery/pearly). Some shades applied evenly while others were more uneven or pulled into lip lines. The finish had a lot of shine and shimmer, so any unevenness/settling wasn't as apparent in person as it might appear in close-up photos. The consistency was smooth as it applied and developed a lot of tackiness within a minute or so of application, and the tingling lasted noticeably for 20-25 minutes on me. The glosses lasted between four and five hours on me and were comfortable to wear but was mostly non-drying.

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B+

Rave Bunny

Limited Edition
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A-

Pearly Girl

Limited Edition
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MAC Florescence, Twinkle Twink, Gilded Age Grand Illusion Liquid Lipcolours

01/06

MAC Florescence Grand Illusion Liquid Lipcolour

MAC Florescence Grand Illusion Liquid Lipcolour

MAC Florescence Grand Illusion Liquid Lipcolour

MAC Florescence Grand Illusion Liquid Lipcolour

MAC Florescence Grand Illusion Liquid Lipcolour

MAC Florescence Grand Illusion Liquid Lipcolour

Florescence

MAC Florescence Grand Illusion Liquid Lipcolour ($21.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a bright, golden yellow with fine, gold pearl. This one didn’t seem holographic to me–metallic and high-shine, yes–and was one of those lip products that looks really pretty in the tube and swatched but did not translate well on the lips. It had medium coverage, so the natural lip color came through and muted the brightness of the color and gave it an almost greenish cast. It applied unevely and pulled into every single lip line I had. The texture felt smooth but developed a lot of tackiness and felt a little gluey on. The tingling sensation was present for 25 minutes, and the gloss itself lasted for four hours on me but was neither drying nor hydrating.

Formula Overview

$21.00/0.17 oz. - $123.53 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to "wear evenly" with "megawatt colour" and have a "tingly, cooling sensation" that makes lips "fuller." The coverage ranged from shade to shade, though most were fairly pigmented, and some seemed more multidimensional than others (they seemed just shimmery/pearly). Some shades applied evenly while others were more uneven or pulled into lip lines. The finish had a lot of shine and shimmer, so any unevenness/settling wasn't as apparent in person as it might appear in close-up photos. The consistency was smooth as it applied and developed a lot of tackiness within a minute or so of application, and the tingling lasted noticeably for 20-25 minutes on me. The glosses lasted between four and five hours on me and were comfortable to wear but was mostly non-drying.

Browse all of our MAC Grand Illusion Liquid Lipcolour swatches.

6.5
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8.8
Longevity
2.5
Application
73%
Total

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B

Twinkle Twink

Limited Edition
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A

Gilded Age

Limited Edition
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MAC Broken Halo, Sensory Overload, Peach, Love, Unity, Respect Grand Illusion Liquid Lipcolours

01/06

MAC Broken Halo Grand Illusion Liquid Lipcolour

MAC Broken Halo Grand Illusion Liquid Lipcolour

MAC Broken Halo Grand Illusion Liquid Lipcolour

MAC Broken Halo Grand Illusion Liquid Lipcolour

MAC Broken Halo Grand Illusion Liquid Lipcolour

MAC Broken Halo Grand Illusion Liquid Lipcolour

Broken Halo

MAC Broken Halo Grand Illusion Liquid Lipcolour ($21.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a silvery, lavender with cooler undertones and fine pink, lavender, and gold pearl. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that applied somewhat evenly, but I could tell in the close-up that it applied more heavily in some places than others, though the settling was only minor (and not a surprise given the lightness of the color). The texture felt smooth going on, developed to a moderately tacky consistency, and had a minty, tingling sensation for 25 minutes. It wore well for four hours and was neither drying nor hydrating.

Formula Overview

$21.00/0.17 oz. - $123.53 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to "wear evenly" with "megawatt colour" and have a "tingly, cooling sensation" that makes lips "fuller." The coverage ranged from shade to shade, though most were fairly pigmented, and some seemed more multidimensional than others (they seemed just shimmery/pearly). Some shades applied evenly while others were more uneven or pulled into lip lines. The finish had a lot of shine and shimmer, so any unevenness/settling wasn't as apparent in person as it might appear in close-up photos. The consistency was smooth as it applied and developed a lot of tackiness within a minute or so of application, and the tingling lasted noticeably for 20-25 minutes on me. The glosses lasted between four and five hours on me and were comfortable to wear but was mostly non-drying.

Browse all of our MAC Grand Illusion Liquid Lipcolour swatches.

8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4
Application
83%
Total

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MAC Warm Snow Ball Mini Lipstick Kit

01/02

MAC Warm Snow Ball Mini Lipstick Kit

MAC Warm Snow Ball Mini Lipstick Kit

Warm

MAC Warm Snow Ball Mini Lipstick Kit ($29.50 for 0.15 oz.) contains a shimmery gold, neutral red, and cool red. Only one shade is truly warm-toned, while one is extremely cool-toned, so I’m not sure why this is the “warm” kit. The shades themselves are pretty, and MAC always knows how to create a beautiful red, so it’s not a surprise that the two in the set did well. The shimmery gold will work for layering or for someone who likes some sheerness in their lipsticks but will disappoint anyone looking for good opacity.

Value

A full-sized MAC lipstick retails for $17.50 and contains 0.10 oz. or costs $175.00/oz. The set contains $26.25 worth of lipstick.

Warm
Warm
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total

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C

Just Beaming

Limited Edition
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Tenor Voice

Limited Edition
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A

Candy Cane

Limited Edition
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Best & Worst of MAC Velvet Mattes Lipsticks

MAC Velvet Mattes Collection
MAC Velvet Mattes Collection

MAC Velvet Mattes Collection included nine deep, vampy shades of lipstick with “matte” finishes, though I’d say more like a satin to natural finish with fine pearl throughout most shades in the collection. I think they did fairly well, given that they were more comfortable than not, very rich in pigmentation, and deep in hue. Some shades had room for improvement, though I suspect that a fair number of people will pair these deeper shades with lip liner to get really crisp, clean edges, which would solve some most of the issues.

01

MAC Beatrix

LELimited Edition. $17.50/0.10 oz.

MAC Beatrix Lipstick ($17.50 for 0.10 oz.) is a deep, reddened burgundy with subtle, cool undertones and fine, ruby red pearl. Read full review.

Wishlist
Vanity
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

02. MAC Velvet Rebellion

MAC Velvet Rebellion Lipstick ($17.50 for 0.10 oz.) is a deep plum with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. Read full review.

A

03. MAC Powerhouse

MAC Powerhouse Lipstick ($17.50 for 0.10 oz.) is a deep, purpled burgundy with subtle, cool undertones and a satin finish. Read full review.

A-

04. MAC Victorian

A-

04. MAC Victorian

MAC Victorian Lipstick ($17.50 for 0.10 oz.) is a muted, dark brown with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. Read full review.

A-

05. MAC Modern Temptress

MAC Modern Temptress Lipstick ($17.50 for 0.10 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark brown with subtle, warm red undertones and very fine gold and copper pearl. Read full review.

A-

06. MAC Midnight Breeze

MAC Midnight Breeze Lipstick ($17.50 for 0.10 oz.) is a deep purple with subtle, warm undertones and fine, multi-colored pearl. Read full review.

A-

07. MAC Valiant

B+

07. MAC Valiant

MAC Valiant Lipstick ($17.50 for 0.10 oz.) is a deep, plummy black with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. Read full review.

B+

08. MAC Winifred

B-

08. MAC Winifred

MAC Winifred Lipstick ($17.50 for 0.10 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark purple with warm, pink undertones and a satin finish. Read full review.

B-

09. MAC Gwendolyn

B-

09. MAC Gwendolyn

MAC Gwendolyn Lipstick ($17.50 for 0.10 oz.) is a medium-dark, purple-leaning taupe with neutral-to-cool undertones and a satin finish. Read full review.

B-

Glossover Breakdown

89%

Average Score
A
6
B
3
C
0
D
0
F
0
Glossover Averages
product
8.5
pigmentation
9
texture
8.5
longevity
9.5
application
4.5
Total
89%
product
8.5
pigmentation
9
texture
8.5
longevity
9.5
application
4.5
Total
89%