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
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