Thursday, March 28th, 2013

MAC Heroine Lip Pencil
MAC Heroine Lip Pencil

MAC Heroine Lip Pencil ($15.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “bright purple.” It’s a magenta purple with a matte finish. I’m not as familiar with lip pencils as I am with other lip products. I don’t have it, but from what I remember, MAC Magenta should be somewhat similar–perhaps a bit purpler, rather than as red as Heroine. ┬áIf you know of any potential dupes, feel free to sound off in the comments!

It had excellent color payoff, even in a single pass, and it applied mostly evenly. It was the creamiest of the four pencils released in Fashion Sets, but it’s not my favorite lip pencil formula just because it pulls and drags on the lips. I usually save lip pencils for the end of a swatch session, because they’re rather rough on lips. This was the last shade I swatched from the collection, and it really was creamier than the others. It is a really good match for the lipstick, though, and if I had to say they differed in any way it would be that the pencil pulls redder. MAC’s Lip Pencils wear like iron normally, but they’re uncomfortable and drying over time–underneath a lipstick, I don’t experience these issues, but alone, I can’t wear them without paying for it later.

The Glossover

LE
product

Heroine

B
The formula is easiest to use if you're only lining the outer edge of lips, but if you want to fill them in entirely, it's best used underneath a more opaque lipstick (and preferably, one that is slightly hydrating!).

Product

7.5/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

8/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

4/5

Results
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Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Nordstrom, $15.00 (coming soon).

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

I don't have it, but from what I remember, MAC Magenta should be somewhat similar--perhaps a bit purpler, rather than as red as Heroine.

What makeup are you wearing?

On eyes: Giorgio Armani #10 Eyeshadow Palette, Urban Decay Scorch Eyeliner.

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17 thoughts on “MAC Heroine Lip Pencil Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Courtney

    purple rain by NYX is similar

  2. Devon

    Coming soon to nordstom?? But how soon is soon? Today? Tomorrow?

  3. I’d like to try it as eyeliner, lol :-)

  4. Elizabeth Maiorana

    I think this is so beautiful!! I don’t know how it would look on my fair complexion, but it’s gorgeous on Christine. Very very flattering. xoxo Beth in Pgh ;-)

  5. Cynthia Chatham

    I have heard the same about NYX Purple rain lip pencil BUT have never been able to find one at the 3 ULTA’s near me. So I picked up NYX Prune and it is an absolute great dupe that is soooo creamy and a perfect pair with Mac’s Heroine and Mac’s Mattene lip stick in the color Seductive Intent. Hoping Mac makes the Heroine lip pencil and lipstick PERMANENT!! That would be awesome!! But I strongly recommend NYX Prune lip liner if you some of you are on a budget and or can’t get your hands on Mac’s Heroine lip liner.

  6. Cyd_J

    i have to have it!

  7. Donna

    Bought it online this morning! Can’t wait to get it.

  8. Kim

    Mac lip pencil in magenta is a dupe.

  9. jade

    is the heroine lipstick and liner blue based? i really like a lot of the reds, purples and pinks but when i try them on they look hideous. the only red i can wear is ruby woo because it is blue based but i really like this colour. do you know?

  10. Tiffany

    Does anyone happen to know exactly when it will be released on the Nordstrom website? I got really lucky and found Seductive Intent & Night Blooming on their website in January. I missed the online release of this and I definitely need this and Silly!! I don’t want to even deal with trying to be at my local MAC early April 4th.

  11. Ronda

    It’s on Nordstrom’s site now!!

  12. sariah

    Do u think u can contact m.a.c to make this permanently??? Since you review products maybe a lotta ppl can make a request how would we do that somebody gotta get that color on the shelf a at Mac its beautiful like candy yum yum…

  13. Isela

    NYX Purple Rain, possible dupe???

  14. Raloves

    I love the last photo!