Friday, January 31, 2014

MAC Heroine Lipstick (Swatches + Comparisons)

Back by popular demand, Mac recently brought back the cult-favorite, Heroine out of hiding and welcomed it to its permanent lipstick line. Heroine is a beautiful matte purple with a slight berry tone.


Heroine was previously released in a limited edition collection but thankfully, for those of us who were not able to get our hands on it the first time around, last month MAC added it to its all-day, everyday collection for the whole world to enjoy!


Coincidently, or not so coincidently, Radiant Orchid is also the new Pantone color of the year, which goes perfectly with this bold, vibrant shade. Pucker up ladies!

I think Heroine is moody enough to pull off as a Winter statement color, but also bright enough for even the Spring and Summer. An all-year-round goodie!


Though it is a matte texture, Heroine applied very smoothly to the lips and I experienced no chapping or discomfort. The rich pigments stained my lips for hours, which in my books is a very good thing.

Heroine, like all MAC lipsticks, retails for $15 at MacCosmetics.com and wherever MAC items are sold. Starting this month (January), you can find this at Mac counters everywhere.

Also, if you want to check out other ways to wear purple lipsticks, click HERE for more swatches and affordable options. A review on Revlon's MatteBalm in Shameless is also HERE.


Overall, I think this is a beautiful shade that will compliment many skin tones. Application and finish were beautiful and lasting power is great.

My rating: 4.5/5




Thanks for reading!


How do you wear purple lipstick?


21 comments:

  1. Looks gorgeous on your skin tone! Work it! :)

    xo Glazed Over

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  2. This is one of my all time favs. Just to die for.

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  3. This is one of my all time favs. Just to die for.

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  4. This shade looks lovely on you! I tend to stay away from purple lipsticks because they make my teeth look yellow! -_-

    Linh | blushology.net

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    1. Thanks Linh! Thats too bad....maybe something with more blue in it will help enhance your teeth :-)

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  5. You should be wearing this shade on a daily basis..lol so cute.
    effortlesslady.blogspot.ca

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  6. Love this colour but also thinking I need to run out to the drugstore to grab Brazen Berry - gorgeous colour! Thanks for the recommendation, girl!

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    1. Brazen Berry is awesome as well....a very wearable purple

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  7. Gorgeous color on you! I think I might try this one out :) (haha I don't know how purple and ginger will mix together!)

    www.lilting-grace.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Louise! Who knows, maybe it will compliment it.....purple and orange generally look good together but the only way to know for sure is to try :-)

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  8. Hmmm I don't think I can rock this but it looks beautiful on you!

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  10. This is such a gorgeous lipstick! I want it, and the revlon shameless balm stain!

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