Saturday, April 20th, 2013

MAC Heroine Eyeshadow
MAC Heroine Eyeshadow

MAC Heroine Eyeshadow ($15.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “bright cobalt blue [with a matte finish].” It’s a bluish-purple with cool undertones and a matte finish. Cinderella Fairy Godmother is several shades lighter. MAC Blue Orbit is more frosted. MAC Royale is deeper and darker. Urban Decay Blue Bus is pearly and purpler. NARS Self Portrait 1 #2 is somewhat similar in color. bareMinerals On the Rocks is bluer and iridescent. MAC Cobalt is brighter, slightly darker. Inglot #388 is darker.

It had so-so color payoff; it applied fairly evenly, but there was a general sheerness to the color that kept it from looking as rich applied as it did in the pan. The texture was soft, though, and it was easy to blend–and some of MAC’s recent matte eyeshadows have been more problematic in both payoff and texture. This one is somewhat buildable, and a good primer and/or white base both go a long way to improving the pigmentation, as both help the eyeshadow become more intense and to adhere better. ¬†Without a primer, it had a tendency to look noticeably faded after six and a half hours, but over a primer, the wear was mostly intact after eight hours.

When MAC finally launched the eyeshadows on their website, this shade was quick to sell out, but Nordstrom has it on backorder and shipping on 5/4.

The Glossover

LE
product

Heroine

C+
This color is workable, and you have to use the right base, tools, and some patience to get it closer to color you see in the pan. This color often has issues, so it's not a surprise to see some of those problems show up in here, too.

Product

7.5/10

Pigmentation

8/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

7/10

Application

4/5

Results
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Dupes
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MAC Heroine Eyeshadow
MAC Heroine Eyeshadow

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MAC Heroine Eyeshadow

MAC Heroine Eyeshadow
MAC Heroine Eyeshadow

MAC Heroine Eyeshadow
MAC Heroine Eyeshadow

MAC Heroine Eyeshadow
MAC Heroine Eyeshadow

MAC Heroine Eyeshadow
MAC Heroine Eyeshadow

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Nordstrom, $15.00.

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

Cinderella Fairy Godmother is several shades lighter. MAC Blue Orbit is more frosted. MAC Royale is deeper and darker. Urban Decay Blue Bus is pearly and purpler.

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12 thoughts on “MAC Heroine Eyeshadow Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Shay Shay

    My little sister gave me a palette from a dollar store with a cobalt that has better payoff than this shadow. Disappointing. :/

  2. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Melissa Melissa

    I would’ve gotten it had it been the same color as the lipstick but I don’t really need a cobalt blue so… I skipped this one.

  3. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Amy xamyx

    When I was at the MAC counter last week, I noticed a loose pigment that seemed quite similar to this, but I can’t remember the name. The finish, of course, was different, but the color seemed almost exact.

    • Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of tzwiggy t_zwiggy

      Cornflower maybe?

      • Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Amy xamyx

        It dxefinitely wasn’t Cornflower. I just wish I could remember… I have to make a trip to the mall Monday, so I’ll have to look again. My first thought when i saw it was Cornflower, but it seemed a bit more violet.

  4. araceli

    from what collections are these eye shadows from?

  5. Too bad this wasn’t great – the color was pretty.

  6. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Gina Gina

    Ughhh it’s SO pretty though! :/ I might buy it regardless and just try to work around the pigmentation. It’s such an interesting shade.

  7. MERI

    What ever dye this is affected my eyes for 3-4 days totally watering, bloodshot beyond wanting to be seen anywhere, several doses of benadryl needed. The eye doc says its the dye in these blues., beware if you are sensitive.

  8. Stacey

    Ha! This is the color of all four that sells out fast.