When I was writing up my MAC lipstick collection post the other day, I realised I still hadn't reviewed one of the more unusual shades in my collection, Heroine.
I bought Heroine about a month ago from a blog sale, it's one of those colours that I'd picked up in store but couldn't quite bring myself to buy. I do love bright lip colours, and I've got a few other more muted purples in my collection but Heroine just seemed a little too bright and intense for me, and I definitely did not want to pay full price for a lipstick that I might never wear out of the house!
Heroine is a true, vivid purple. Not one for the faint-hearted, and on my pale skin it does seem extra bright and intense. Thankfully it doesn't make your teeth look yellow, which I was a bit worried about. It's supposed to be a matte finish but on my lips it feels and looks more like a satin, as there's still a touch of sheen and it's not at all drying. I get about 4-5 hours perfect wear before it starts to fade and needs reapplying.
Heroine is a dream to apply. It's incredibly pigmented and forgiving of any dry patches, and it doesn't bleed or smudge. It does tend to leave the dreaded ring around the edge of your lips after a few hours so definitely keep it handy for touch ups, but it wears well and lasts quite a while before fading.
You can buy MAC Heroine here.
Have you tried Heroine? What do you think to purple lips?