MAC matte lipstick – heroine

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So I thought I would start a new week with a new post about a new lipstick, lots of new there! This isn’t just any old lipstick either, it is the much coveted MAC Heroine lipstick! I have wanted this lipstick ever since I saw that it was making a return and managed to bagsy the last one in my local store all thanks to my mum, I have definitely trained her well. You don’t realise how hard it was for me to take photos before using it too, I just wanted to put it straight on but managed to resist temptation, phew!

mac heroine review
mac heroine matte lipstick

To me, Heroine is the most amazingly, amazing shade going. I love the vibrancy of it so much and I am so happy it is now a permanent shade. I know that it won’t be everyones cup of tea because it is so bright but I can’t help but smile and feel good when I wear it. This isn’t the most typical shade I would go for, but every now and again I like to step out of my comfort zone and try something new.

In some lights this lipstick has a very fuchsia toned feel and in others it has a deeper violet look. I love the fact that every time I wear it, it seems to look slightly different, a magic lipstick perhaps? In the bullet the colour does look a lot darker, but when swatched it seems to brighten up slightly. This lasted a good 6 hours on me before needing to be touched up which is what you need with such a bold lipstick.

Being a matte formula, the pigmentation is really good and compared to other matte’s I have tried it isn’t as drying which is a bonus too, although a bit of lip balm never hurts anyway. The shade makes me think of Feel My Pulse from last years Temperature Rising collection, but this is slightly more purple.

I absolutely love this shade and think everyone should give it a go at least once, you never know you may be pleasantly surprised. Although I haven’t really had anywhere to go and show it off. The next cocktail night, I know I will definitely be wearing this beauty.     


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  1. 18th March 2014 / 3:33 am

    I have been debating on whether or not I want this shades, I've swatched it a few times and love the color but I do have other purple lipsticks in my collection.


    • 23rd March 2014 / 9:56 pm

      It really is lovely, I suppose it depends how similar it is to the shades you have though!

  2. 18th March 2014 / 10:10 am

    It looks gorgeous on you !

    ella x

  3. 19th March 2014 / 5:19 pm

    I have always been a little hesitant to try a purple lipstick, but it does look incredible on you! Maybe I need to step out of my comfort zone and give it a try. I love how you played down the eyes in order to enhance the colour on your lips.

    Come visit sometime! Red Lips & Rosewater

    • 23rd March 2014 / 9:57 pm

      Thankyou, it really is worth trying. You never know until you put it on how much you may love it! 🙂

    • 23rd March 2014 / 9:57 pm

      Thankyou sweetpea! 🙂

    • 7th April 2014 / 8:45 pm

      Thankyou for you're comment! MAC Violetta is along the same lines just a bit pinkier. I can't really think of anything darker though I am afraid 🙁