Colour plus texture for the lips. Stands out on the runway. Simmers on the street! What made M·A·C famous.
3.0g / 0.1 us oz
Mac describes this shade as a bright purple.
I must confess that this is my first classic M.A.C lipstick from their regular line. I have a lot of sheen supreme shades but I never bought any of these regular ones. Thanks to IMBB, my bosses sponsored this Heroine lipstick for me to review. I knew this is a bold shade, almost a bluish purple, the most unique shade of lipstick I own till date. It really took me by surprise by coming out to be a very wearable shade. never in my life I could think of wearing it confidently outside but trust me, this is too gorgeous for words,it literally lights up the face.
The lipstick comes in that cute classic bullet shaped case of M.A.C. The lipstick says matte which makes me jump with joy. It is truly a matte shade and it goes opaque in no time. It is smooth to apply but not buttery or creamy. The pigmentation is amazing, you get full color in one go. The color is a bright purple but it has very strong blue tones to it. I think becuase I wore it with a cool toned pink blush and soft smokey eyes (no liner but just smudged black shadow) I could pull it off. For this, your base makeup has to have some pink tones to it. I have yellow tones to my face now, but still could wear this blue-toned shade!
The color has all the properties of a matte! This has thickness, tendency to get cakey, settle in lines of lips, feel dry, overtime you could see the lip lines easily, but I am matte lover, and seldom have dry lips so I love it. It lasted me forever, I wore it in two swipes and it lasted me from 4 pm to 10 pm with meals but of course fading away. It would get patchy and dry lips could look terrible in this shade and finish. I also noticed a slight staining but nothing bothersome.
Overall, if you love matte, purple, MAC, are pink or neutral skin-toned, wear pink blushes often, wear bold lips, then you gotta own this lipstick, I am quite loving this color for a change! Caution, if you are not used to matte lips, don’t buy it.
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56 thoughts on “MAC Heroine Matte Lipstick Review, Swatches”
Woah! This looks sooooo gorgeous on you!!
Thank Vanya, bold shade you know! but try it
As everyone in the team has already told you, Neha you look super gorgeous! I am sure no one else would have done justice to this shade. It’s such a tricky shade to wear and you are making it look effortless.
And, I demand faceshots in each of your upcoming lipstick reviews. Really love the shade on you. :-*
hihih thanks Shikha Im gonna try my level best! 😀
Neha, you are SO gorgeous!! The lippie is really beautiful and makes you look radiant! <3 You're my new girl crush 😀
omgg hahahah that is so sweet of you Abinaya! thanks a lot
Woww Neha seeing you for the first time you are gorgeous and the shade looks stunning on you…thank you soooo much for reviewing it was looking for an Indian review on this for soooo long…..muaaahhh and I second Shikha want a face shot on every review from now on
ankita u love bold na, you should try this but some stock issue in India
thank you, I am on FB too 🙂
Trust me Neha have been looking for this one for soooo long….let’s see when I get lucky 🙂 and I have presently deactivated FB because it was really time consuming for me else would’ve definitely seen you by now and followed you but nevertheless would look forward to more of you here 🙂
I am getting my hands on it whenever i can neha. you look stunning and you really sold that lipstick to me. too gorgeous!! :))
thankuuuuuuu Rati, yes i think you will rock this shade, very cool to own 😀
I took like 100 face shots :/
welcome to the world of faceshots. loll!!
It is pure hard work Rati hats off to u!
You rock the shade Neha :* Love your face shot, totally glamorous 🙂
thanks Jomol 😀
Super good pics, can see the texture and pigmentation clearly, well done neha 🙂
thank you , jomol, me too loving the zoom of this new cam 🙂
you look amazzzing!!!
thank you Iqra 😀
Neha di u looking amazing..
n u make any lipstick look prettier than they r..:)
oh thank you so much neelam! 🙂
I got this recently too and absolutely love it ..looks great on you.
seriously Arpita! wow what made you pick this off beat color.. I was quite shy
Had a friend using it and loved the way it looked..tried finding it in a couple of malls at kolkata but it wasn’t available. .so my craving got manifold 😛 (forbidden fruit you see)finally got it at the mumbai airport at the duty free counter:D
seriously forbidden fruit is one helluva thing for me too! lol
:O I need this in my life. You look amazing :*
thank you Swathi, try it out for sure
wow this one suits you Neha 🙂 you look beautiful.
thank you Sumera, try it :))
Wow Neha just Wow! you look stunningggg… This is such a unique color! no wonder this is such a hyped shade 😀 😀
thank you garima , i swear very off beat shade
Wow!! Finally a faceshot from you.. and I totally agree with all those above me who said that they demand faceshots in every review of yours 🙂 .. you look absolutely stunning and I am amazed how you can carry any lipstick shade so effortlessly..
thank you so much manaswini, all you girls on imbb review such amazing lipsticks with ease too 🙂
Neha u r looking fab . Ur lip and faceshot are perfect to get this lip color sold till the stock last.
thank you Neha, haha stock prob in India, but I got it in debenhams wohoo! 😀
You look so beautiful Neha Di! 🙂
thank you Priyanka let us give credit to heroine 😀
wow this is no doubt an uncommon colour and you so effortlessly pulled it off like a star. looks so glamorous on you. 🙂
thank you so much Nancy 🙂
The pics are fantastic! The color is a little loud for me to pull off, but i does look stunning on you! 🙂 The fotd does all the justice. Lovely :)))
Thank you Disha, yes it is a new cam 🙂
Actually thanks to Rati, she said why don’t you do a face shot , this is a unique color actually :))
Super Sexy Neha..Seeing you for the first time..that small pic of yours that we see when u comment does not do any justice to your beauty..You have totally rocked it..i soo wanna try this shade..i dont care if i look good or bad..i just want to please myself wid tis color..I am getting it:)
thank you so much Sayli for the kind comment, yes it is such a pretty shade no doubt!
wow i could never think of this color in the tube can look so gorgeous ..
haha yes, very pretty indeed
This shade looks lovely on you neha.. 🙂
thank you sneha 🙂
Gorgeous!!! You’ve pulled it off so well.
I tried hard Dipti, thank you 🙂
You look absolutely stunning, Neha! 🙂 You can rock any lip color! 🙂
Thank you Padmashree, but not better than you!
Nice color… Seeing ur pretty face for the first time. Color looks great on u
Thank you Mira for commenting 🙂
OMG OMG OMG Neha!!!!!!!!!!! I just scrolled down without looking at writer of this article. Then I just saw this photo!!! I thought what a elegant lady..
I scrolled down to see comments and saw you; thanking people. you look seriously amazing. Now we want more pictures of yours 🙂
hahaha so sweet Neha! love u loads! han it is me! 😛 heroine laga ke!