Review: MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour in Feels so Grand

Review: MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour in Feels so Grand

So this review is extremely similar to my MAC Back in Vogue but with a different shade. Feels so Grand is described as a deep true red which I would say is an extremely accurate colour description. It’s an absolutely gorgeous, classic red that is bound to be flattering on many skin tones. Package wise it comes in a clear tube with the typical MAC lipstick lids. It has a pointed applicator which makes applying this lipstick straight from the tube a cinch. It has the vanilla scent that MAC lipsticks are so well known for. Formula wise this beats other liquid lipsticks I’ve tried hands down. It’s creamy and  dries fairly quickly after application. It’s the most lightweight formula I’ve ever tried, I can  hardly feel it on my lips at all throughout the day. It literally lasts forever, I find it actually lasts better than Back in Vogue. I don’t notice any fading or feathering unless I chow down on a big ass meal. Even though it is described as a retro matte finish, I personally do not find to to be very drying to my lips.In fact, I find it more moisturising than other liquid lipsticks I own. It retails for $24.00 (Canadian) for 5 ml / 0.17 US fl oz which is about the typical price for a higher end liquid lipstick.

MAC’s claim:

A lip colour that provides a splash of colour in a liquid-suede finish that lingers. Long wearing, eight hours. Colour wears evenly and smoothly. Provides stay true colour. Non feathering, non bleeding.


  1. Hella pigmented, I only needed one layer of Feels so Grand to cover my lips.
  2. Retro matte formula, quickly dries down to a smooth matte finish that looks sharp and gives it some serious staying power.
  3. Quick dry time, I prefer this due to it being nice not to sit around and wait for it to dry or risk smudging it.
  4. Applicator you can actually use, this pointed applicator makes applying straight from the tube a cinch.
  5. Doesn’t over dry your lips or feel dry throughout the day, perfect for those who are prone to dry lips.
  6. Smudge proof, fade proof, and transfer resistant, thank you MAC.
  7. Tiny package, makes it extremely convenient to throw in your purse and doesn’t take up a lot of vanity space.


Personally I can’t think of anything that bothers me but..

  1. After talking with a MAC employee, she mentioned that with a couple layers these liquid lipsticks are prone to cracking or settling into fine lines.
  2. Fragrance, if that bothers you these are vanilla scented. It usually fades within half an hour of wear time.
  3. Could possibly be drying, these are liquid lipsticks and those who are prone to dry lips might find even these moisturising ones to be a little dry.
  4. Quick dry time, for those still mastering applying liquid lipsticks quickly this could cause a teeny problem.


MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour in Feels so Grand
Swatch: MAC Feels so Grand (1 swipe)

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