MAC matte lipstick – heroine

17th March 2014

MAC matte lipstick – heroine

17th March 2014
uk beauty blog
mac heroine lipstick
mac heroine swatches

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!

mac heroine review
mac heroine matte lipstick

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.     


  • Erica D 18th March 2014 at 3:33 am

    I have been debating on whether or not I want this shades, I've swatched it a few times and love the color but I do have other purple lipsticks in my collection.


    • Emily 23rd March 2014 at 9:56 pm

      It really is lovely, I suppose it depends how similar it is to the shades you have though!

  • Elladollar 18th March 2014 at 10:10 am

    It looks gorgeous on you !

    ella x

  • hannah 19th March 2014 at 5:19 pm

    I have always been a little hesitant to try a purple lipstick, but it does look incredible on you! Maybe I need to step out of my comfort zone and give it a try. I love how you played down the eyes in order to enhance the colour on your lips.

    Come visit sometime! Red Lips & Rosewater

    • Emily 23rd March 2014 at 9:57 pm

      Thankyou, it really is worth trying. You never know until you put it on how much you may love it! 🙂

  • jennie 19th March 2014 at 11:01 pm

    Oh wow! It looks amazing on you!! <3

    Jennie xo |

    • Emily 23rd March 2014 at 9:57 pm

      Thankyou sweetpea! 🙂

  • isthistheelevator 3rd April 2014 at 3:45 pm

    Amazing colour. Do you know if Mac do this in a darker matte shade, without going too dark that is? Got enough if them. Haha. Great blog. X

    I have recently started a blog myself, any feedback would be fab 🙂

    • Emily 7th April 2014 at 8:45 pm

      Thankyou for you're comment! MAC Violetta is along the same lines just a bit pinkier. I can't really think of anything darker though I am afraid 🙁

    Leave a Reply

    Hello, I'm Emily

    Welcome to my little space, filled with all things Geeky and Beautiful.

    Get in touch:

    Hello, I'm Emily

    Welcome to my little space, filled with all things Geeky and Beautiful.

    Get in touch:

    Follow Me:


    • Can someone tell me where this weekend went please? Cause I do not have a clue 😂🙈
It’s funny, Monday seems to come around a lot quicker than any other day of the week 🙄
    • Happy Saturday 🌸 I’ve waited all week for the weekend to arrive and now it’s here I’m feeling all content. 💕 I’ve played around with some new makeup and just chilled out. I should probably get some jobs done, but right now I’m happy with a tea in my hand. ♥️
    • I am so glad it’s Friday tomorrow. This week has felt longer than ever. At one point I didn’t think I would ever get here 😂
In other news, the Frozen 2 trailer looks so good doesn’t it! 🙌🏻♥️
    • Me planning my escape out of this country to somewhere a lot sunnier and warmer 🙌🏻
Misty is OBSESSED with these blinds. There is only a boring brick wall on the other side too 😂
    • ♥️ I’m a beautiful butterfly ♥️
I’m not gunna lie, I am seriously missing the sunshine this week. This is not June weather and I demand a refund 🤷🏻‍♀️
Hopefully it brightens up soon as I will swapping summer clothes for winter again 🙈
    • As today is feeling super wintery, I thought I would do one of my favourite winter traditions - treat myself to a new pair of pyjamas, pop them on and watch a film ✨
I am LOVING all of the Toy Story march in @primark at the minute! I had to leave before I bought it all.
The Aliens have always been my favourites, so these pjs are perfect 🙌🏻✨

    Follow @emmyypops

    Latest Wishlist

    Latest Beauty