MAC Heroine.

6.1.15




Well of course my first official post back was going to be a lipstick.. and a purple one at that. But count yourself lucky it wasn't Illamasqua okay?..

When it comes to purple lipsticks it's safe to say I have a fair few... But surprisingly none quite like Heroine, and if I'm being honest I only bought it because a friend purchased it first and I shamelessly copied her (Thanks Steph!). 

As ever the bullet is MACs signature - sleek and black, but this lipstick is something special. When I saw it I have to admit I was a little wary. I love a purple lipstick - don't get me wrong, but this was just so purple. Brighter than anything I'd previously owned, I was itching to try it on and when I did I honestly fell in love. MAC describes the shade as simply a bright purple, which it undoubtedly is but there's definitely a pink undertone to it that in my opinion gives it a somewhat pastel-esque look. 
The finish of this lipstick is my personal favourite - Matte. Not quite as drying as the Retro Matte range, but enough that it's going to stay in place all day without any touch ups. 

All in all it was love at first application with Heroine. I know I always say I'm an Illamasqua lipstick girl through and through but I have to admit - MAC are putting up a better fight with every lipstick I try! Would you ever rock this shade? Aisling. xo

15 comments:

  1. I wouldn't be hugely into wearing purple lipstick but after reading this post I really want to go try it! :)

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    1. I was the same until I bought my first one and now it's my go-to! Gives me such confidence when I wear bold colours. xx

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  2. I love the sound of this! Purple is not usually a shade I go for but I might just try something new next time!

    Vievelle

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    1. So many people tell me that but it's my favourite lip colour! Usually I go for deep colours so this was a bit of a change but I'm so glad I bought it. xx

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  3. I'm so tempted by this lippie, I have the Revlon Matte Balm that is almost identical but MAC is MAC isn't it?
    Mary-Ann xx
    Angel Flicks

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    1. Haha that is true! There's just something about MAC lipsticks, you can never have enough! xx

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  4. I absolutely love how this shade looks on other people, unfortunately I don't think I'd be brave enough to give it a go..
    Natasha Paris x
    www.natashaparisblog.co.uk

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    1. You'd be surprised! I think it's so flattering to a-lot of skin tones, you should definitely go in and swatch it! xx

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  5. I know instinctively that this isn't going to be a good look for me (the purple is a bit too blue-toned to look flattering), but I have healthy respect and admiration for anyone wearing such a bold lip. It really creates a look on its own!

    Tiff | AMtoPM

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    1. Aw that's a shame! Yeah it does it's so easy to pair with a natural eye but still have your makeup look put together! XX

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  6. I've been addicted to purple lipstick this winter! I have a matte balm by revlon and it's gorgeous! Slightly darker than yours though!

    sheepishlyshameful.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I've been addicted since last winter, I have to wear them all year round! I love darker tones too I think they're so flattering xx

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  7. I would love to see a picture of you wearing this to see what it looks like on! Super intrigued! Sophie xx
    https://bluntsbookblog.wordpress.com/

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    1. Aw I just posted one on my twitter.. @Rosy_Smiles :) xx

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  8. Purple lipstick scares me a bit and I have three of them. This is gorgeous though.

    Rachael xo
    Girl Behind The Blue Door

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