MAC Heroine Lipstick Review and Swatches

MAC Heroine Lipstick Review and Swatches

Hi Guys!

So I recently caved in and purchased MAC’s Heroine lipstick. I went to buy it when it was originally released but I was a bit slow off the mark, and it sold out super fast, so I missed out and was pretty disappointed. Then suddenly MAC was shouting from the rooftops that Heroine was back in stock, woo hoo! So I nabbed one up quickly! I really don’t need any more lipsticks but this just looked like such a gorgeous shade of purple I couldn’t resist!

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So, Heronie is simply described as ‘bright purple’ by MAC, and it really is! It also has a matte finish, which I realised after I bought it. This did slightly concerned me due to my RIRI Talk That Talk¬†disaster experience, but luckily this is just a matte, and Talk That Talk lipstick was a retro matte, phew!

mac heroine review

The colour is, to me, simply perfection. I know that sounds a bit OTT but purple lipstick is my ‘thing’, I have a small collection of purples which I’m always keen to expand on as there aren’t many out there ¬†that fit my requirements – they always seem a bit to reddish, more on the burgundy side than a true purple – and there definitely aren’t many ‘true’ purple lipsticks around at all! I have in my mind what I’m looking for, this is definitely the closest I’ve found yet.

mac heroine swatches

mac heroine lipstick

Ok I’m in love with this lipstick, I completely understand why it sold out (and has now for a second time) it’s such a wearable colour, even for pale and peculiar people like me! Purple lipsticks are often either very dark, which often doesn’t suit me, or very sheer, and then I’m disappointed with the colour payoff. This is neither, it’s a clean, bright colour, the formula though matte, feels creamy and comfortable to wear, even on my lips which tend to be dry, and it lasts for hours before re-application is required. This definitely gets a 10 out of 10 from me!

I’d love to hear what you think? Did you snap up Heroine or wish you had?

I hope you enjoyed my review xxx





  1. Sandy (@sandyatAB)
    24 March, 2014 / 5:32 pm

    Such a beautiful shade! xx

  2. Olivia Byrne
    28 March, 2014 / 9:50 pm

    Wowwwww what a beautiful colour! I love love love this shade.

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