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MAC Grand Illusion Glossy Liquid Lipcolour

MAC Grand Illusion Liquid Lipcolour

MAC Grand Illusion


MAC Grand Illusion

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Hello, class!

I am too excited about MAC’s new lip product to wait any longer to talk about it! They recently released a gloss called the Grand Illusion Glossy Liquid Lipcolour:

Swipe on futuristic sheen with this exclusive holographic lip colour packed with iridescent pearls, then be transfixed by the refreshing cooling sensation that makes lips feel instantly fuller.  – maccosmetics.com

Before we get into detail, I would argue that some of the MAC Grand Illusion lip colours are actually duo/multi-chromatic and not so much holographic. My experience with them is that they shift color depending on the light, rather than project any sort of three dimensional effect. But I could be getting my terms wrong…

Anyway, I chose to try the shades Let’s Rock and Electric Rainbow. Let’s Rock is a coppery orange with green and yellow reflect. Electric Rainbow is an opalescent pink with gold reflect. There is a vast multitude of other shades available, including green!

The MAC Grand Illusion lip colours fall somewhere in between a gloss and a traditional (non-matte) liquid lip. They are quite pigmented and can be worn on their own or over liner or a lipstick of your choice.

I was especially surprised by the “cooling sensation.” I never expected such a minty effect in a MAC product, but I don’t hate it. It actually is quite refreshing!

The MAC Grand Illusion comes in clear tubes with a black tapered screw top, similar to the retro matte liquid lip colors. 

MAC Grand Illusion Liquid Lipcolour



As you can see, these glosses swatch beautifully:

MAC Grand Illusion Liquid Lipcolour

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MAC Grand Illusion Liquid Lipcolour

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This is a thicker formula and as such, it can last a few hours before reapplication is necessary. It feels creamy on the lips, and as I mentioned earlier, a little tingly and refreshing.

For the icing on the cake, here is a video of the swatches:


Have I convinced you yet? If so, take a peak here for all of the color options!


Be sure to let me know what you think of these, and if you pick any up!



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