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MAC Cosmetics Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Feels So Grand: Review, Swatches and FOTD

MAC Cosmetics Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Feels So Grand: Review, Swatches and FOTD

MRP: Rs. 1,800
Finish: Matte 
Belongs to Permanent Range

MAC Cosmetics has launched Matte Liquid Lipsticks this Summer in India. These are included in permanent range and you can get them in any MAC Cosmetics Outlet, however they are highly in demand so most likely you will see them OUT OF STOCK at their stores.

I could not get my hands on them when they were firstly launched couple of months back, however MAC has restocked them recently and I got this beautiful Red colour called FEELS SO GRAND.

A lip colour that provides a splash of colour in a liquid-suede finish that lingers.

For those who prefer timeless glamour to all-out flash, matte reigns supreme. M∙A∙C introduces a twist on this classic texture with robustly saturated shades of Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour. Whichever shade you choose, all promise one thing: a splash of colour in a liquid-suede finish that is impossible to forget.


  • Long-wearing, eight hours
  • Colour wears evenly and smoothly, eight hours
  • Provides stay-true colour, eight hours
  • Non-feathering, non-bleeding


Apply directly onto lips using applicator.

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MAC Cosmetics defines FEELS SO GRAND as DEEP TRUE RED which looks very close to RUBY WOO. The Pictures above will give you a clear picture of how the packaging is. The applicator is applause-worthy, it makes the application of lip colour very easy and smooth. MAC Feels so Grand is intensely pigmented and does not require lip liner underneath. However, I read online that the lighter shades in this range are not very pigmented. Like all Retro Matte Lipsticks, Feels So Grand is very drying. So, make sure to prep your lips i.e. exfoliate and mositurise them properly before application. This Range is not an ideal choice for Ladies with severe dry Lips.

This Lipcolour goes fully matte within minutes of application and once it is set it does not budge at all, no transfer and no smudging. It is also very long lasting, I had a wear time of around 7 hours (meals, snacks and drinks included in between). It surely fades from the inner corner of the lips but nothing worth noticing.

All in all FEELS so GRAND does really feel grand and adds a very nice glow to the face. In the pics below I have kept my whole makeup very subtle and still the look feel so regal, just because of that beautiful Red colour 🙂

Rating: 4.5/5

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MAC Versicolour Stain: Long Distance Relationship

MAC Versicolour Stain: Long Distance Relationship- Review and Swatches

A liquid lip colour that’s the ultimate fusion of gloss and stain.
MRP: Rs. 1,800
Shelf Life: 3 Years
Shades Available: 16
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MAC Versicolour Stains

Description by MAC: M∙A∙C Versicolour, the ultimate fusion of gloss + stain, all in one fluid formula that melts onto lips for a full-on glassy shine that lasts and lasts and lasts. Infused with emollient oils, its creamy, lightweight texture stays bright, lustrous and so comfortable without ever cracking or peeling. Like an energy shot for your lips, a range of resilient hues live long into the day (and night).

Key Claims and Benefits:

  • Long-wearing, eight hours
  • Shine wears for eight hours
  • Provides stay-true colour
  • Features a comfortable formula
  • Features a jelly-like texture
  • Provides a super-glossy shine
  • Dermatologist tested


  • Apply directly to lips with doe foot applicator.
  • As with many lip stains, lips might feel slightly dry over time. If desired, prep lips with a lightweight lip balm or our Prep + Prime Lip
  • Product not recommended for use on overly dry or sensitive lips.
  • For optimal lip definition, use with Lip Pencil or Pro Longwear Lip Pencil.

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Every MAC Launch gets me excited like a Child and I am an avid lover/admirer of all things MAC. I knew MAC Versicolour Stains were going to be launched soon in India but I was skeptical, doubtful and confused whether to buy them or not, mainly because I hate Glosses 🙁 I really can’t stand them. Reason: 1. They are not long wearing 2. They are poorly pigmented 3. Need quick touch-up and I am a lazy bum when it comes to reapplication of any makeup product. But the Key Claims by MAC on their official website got me excited once again. I mean a LONG WEARING LIP GLOSS or lets say STAIN…. reallyyyy…but how?? I knew then and there… I HAVE TO GET atleast one LIP STAIN from my hard earned money to try and review this beauty:)

I bought the shade LONG DISTANCE RELATIONSHIP, Firstly because of color, Secondly because of the beautiful cylindrical packaging which shows the color through transparent panel and third because of the interesting name. Moreover if I disliked it as a Stain I have the option of using it on the top of MAC heroine Lip pencil I already have. Smarty Pants.. heh 😉

MAC Versicolour Stain Long distance relationship is a very beautiful Intense midtone violet color. The pictures above will give you clear idea of  packaging, the applicator is  great and I had no problem applying the Lip stain perfectly with it. The texture is very liquidy so I had to make sure that I take out just the right amount of product to avoid messy application. MAC Versicolour Stain Long distance relationship is supremely pigmented, i needed 2 swipes to form and even out the color. The formula of these Lip Stains is applaudable, the product clings to the lips like a pro and keep them moisturized and glossy. Gloss stayed on me for almost 4 hours and afterwards it leaves a beautiful violet stain which is fully matte. The Stain stayed as it is until i removed it with makeup remover. The color stain is actually very pigmented…. i truly applaud MAC for staying true to the claims.

To conclude, these Lips stains are actually a combination of LIP GLOSS+LIP STAIN, a very Unique product and I am glad that I invested my Money in it. I am not raving because i am a MAC Girl, I am raving because this product does what it claims. Ladies… get your hands on them before they go OUT of STOCK. However, I heard that they are going to be included in Permanent Line 🙂 Happy news, isn’t it.

Rating: 5/5.

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MAC Girl About Town Lipstick

So Mr. Hubby and I were passing my MAC counter and….

Mr. Hubby: You want anything honey?

Me: No (timidly and secretly wishing to lay my hands on Girl About Town, I had it in my wish-list for sooooooo long).

Mr. Hubby: Are you sure? (Oh!! I love that mischievous smile)

Me: Giggling….

And the next moment I was on the counter trying GAT on me and I loved it from that moment on.

MAC Girl About Town is a bright medium dark fuchsia pink Lipstick which possibly suits all skin tones. It has crème finish, you need not to prep your lips before applying this as it has the most forgiving texture and finish. It goes Opaque in just a single swipe. Although it has creamy texture but it doesn’t bleed and transfers minimally.  It has blue undertones and pops out really well and gives a warm glow on the face.




Pigmentation(5/5): It is very pigmented and one swipe gives the full coverage.

Texture/Formula(5/5): Formula feels hydrating and does not dry out the lips. It does not highlight the lip lines either.

Scent: It has the same vanilla scent like all MAC Lipsticks.

Longevity(5/5): It is a long wear lipstick. I love the kind of lipsticks which you just apply and then forget about the touch-ups. I am not a frequent touchup kind of person and find it really bothersome. It stayed on me for good 8-9 hours and leaves a lovely pink shade afterwards.

Application: Application is very easy, it doesn’t need any lip preparation beforehand. Glides very smoothly on lips.

The removal process is bit difficult though and requires a good makeup remover, still it leaves a slight pink tint.