So I thought I would start a new week with a new post about a new lipstick, lots of new there! This isn’t just any old lipstick either, it is the much coveted MAC Heroine lipstick! I have wanted this lipstick ever since I saw that it was making a return and managed to bagsy the last one in my local store all thanks to my mum, I have definitely trained her well. You don’t realise how hard it was for me to take photos before using it too, I just wanted to put it straight on but managed to resist temptation, phew!
To me, Heroine is the most amazingly, amazing shade going. I love the vibrancy of it so much and I am so happy it is now a permanent shade. I know that it won’t be everyones cup of tea because it is so bright but I can’t help but smile and feel good when I wear it. This isn’t the most typical shade I would go for, but every now and again I like to step out of my comfort zone and try something new.
In some lights this lipstick has a very fuchsia toned feel and in others it has a deeper violet look. I love the fact that every time I wear it, it seems to look slightly different, a magic lipstick perhaps? In the bullet the colour does look a lot darker, but when swatched it seems to brighten up slightly. This lasted a good 6 hours on me before needing to be touched up which is what you need with such a bold lipstick.
Being a matte formula, the pigmentation is really good and compared to other matte’s I have tried it isn’t as drying which is a bonus too, although a bit of lip balm never hurts anyway. The shade makes me think of Feel My Pulse from last years Temperature Rising collection, but this is slightly more purple.
I absolutely love this shade and think everyone should give it a go at least once, you never know you may be pleasantly surprised. Although I haven’t really had anywhere to go and show it off. The next cocktail night, I know I will definitely be wearing this beauty. ♥