MAC Heroine Lipstick Review and Swatches: A Relatively Wearable Purple
I recently edited my lipsticks and finally decided on which colors/ products to keep — and yeah, Heroine made the cut.
If you showed me a swatch of Heroine a year ago, I’m sure I would not use wearable as a word to describe it.
Funny how “wearable” changes over time.
The color on the tube is a really crazy scary color. I almost just ignored it when I saw it. It seemed like an impractical buy — something I can only wear to costume parties (and I don’t go to costume parties).
But being the stubborn woman that I am, I swatched it on my lips. I didn’t want what-ifs lingering at the back of my head.
If it looked anything like a Halloween lipstick, I swore I’d put it down, even if I liked the color.
Surprise, surprise… it didn’t look Halloween-y at all… To me, it looked more like a bright-ish summery color.
If MAC Flat Out Fabulous had a purple sister, it would be MAC Heroine. They look like they belong to the same color family or spectrum or base or what that’s called.
I wish I could show you a swatch of Heroine and Shameless side by side but I already gave the latter to Becs. If my memory serves me right, Shameless is deeper and bluer while Heroine is brighter and has a bit more pink in it. Anyway, here is Shameless on me:
I believe Heroine is a wearable color all year round — at least in the Philippines I think it is. It also applies evenly and has good wear time.
If you want a purple lipstick that doesn’t look scary and is practical enough to buy, Heroine would be it
P.S. I also use it as a cream blush.
Other stuff on my face: Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer SX08 (mixed with Rosehip Oil, M&S Blush in Damson, ZA Cheeks Groovy in June Bride, Bobbi Brown Eyeshadow in Bark