Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

MAC Wonder Woman Lipsticks
MAC Wonder Woman Lipsticks

MAC Wonder Woman: Lipsticks

MAC WONDER WOMAN LIPSTICK ($15.50 for 0.10 oz.) include four shades: Heroine (brown bronze), Marquise d’ (sandy cream peach), Russian Red (intense blue red), and Spitfire (bright creamy magenta).

  • Heroine is a rich, molten bronzed brown with a metallic sheen. It is nearly opaque in color, though not quite. This is a frost finish. It seems like a less red version of Strength.
  • Marquise d’ is a semi-sheer pinky-nude with soft champagne sheen. This is a lustre finish, and it is a repromote. It’s a little like Shy Girl, though lighter and sheerer.
  • Russian Red is a rich, creamy blue-based red. This is a matte finish and part of the permanent range. This is not one of MAC’s drying mattes, though!
  • Spitfire is a dark pink with magenta. This is a satin finish. It is pinker than Style Curve, pinker and less bright than Petals & Peacocks, similar to Smashbox Flirty.  Anyone else think it’s a little muted for something named Spitfire?

my thoughts on the formula: MAC Lipsticks are vanilla-scented but taste-free. I typically get four hours of wear, but some of the lighter lustre and glaze finishes tend to disappear by hour three. Amplified cremes and amplified finishes, however, tend to go beyond four. I find the formula comfortable to wear and not drying (but not moisturizing–a couple of the matte shades can be drying).

If you want to know more about how products are evaluated, read out Rating System FAQ! :)

  • Product: 27/30
  • Value: 8/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

final thoughts: Heroine will suit warmer complexions slightly better than cooler ones, while the other three are wearable by both cool and warm skin tones. Russian Red looks stunning on light to dark and cool to warm. Keep in mind, Russian Red is permanent, so you can save $1 by buying it in regular packaging. Spitfire is rather dupeable as MAC has put out several pinky-purple shades in the past six months.

where to buy: MAC Cosmetics

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MAC Wonder Woman Lipsticks
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MAC Wonder Woman Lipsticks: Heroine, Marquise d’, Russian Red, Spitfire

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MAC Wonder Woman Lipsticks: Heroine, Marquise d’, Russian Red, Spitfire

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Product & Review FAQ

When and where can I purchase? How much is it?

MAC Wonder Woman will be available in-stores on February 10th, 2011 (North America) and March 2011 (International). It will be online approximately February 8th, possibly as early as the 7th. Many stores are holding unveilings on February 1st--call your local store to ask (or ask if they know of any in your area) to RSVP. PRO stores generally launch collections one week prior, so February 3rd, 2011. The collection will be available at all counters and freestanding stores. $15.50.

Is it limited edition?

Yes, except Russian Red is permanent.

When will you review X?

I will review everything as soon as humanly possible. I'm working as quickly as possible to get through the process. Thank you for your patience!

Any dupes?

See individual shade reviews.

What are you wearing in the full face photos?

MAC Valiant Eyeshadow Quad, MAC Pink Power Mineralize Skinfinish on cheeks, MAC Army of Amazons Opulash Mascara, and the lips are as indicated below that particular photo.

Discussion and debate are highly encouraged, and we expect community members to participate respectfully. When asking a question, please check the FAQ section (above) for information about purchasing, price, dupes, and the like. If you have general feedback or need technical support, please contact us.

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169 thoughts on “MAC Wonder Woman: Lipsticks Review, Photos, Swatches

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

    I love them all , i cant wait i want all of them ……

  2. Chanelle

    I heard that only 1 store in the U.S will be doing the February 1st unveiling. Any truth to that? I only say that because when I called to RSVP the girl I talked to that works there said so. (????)

  3. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Elsa Xe

    Has your lighting changed?

    • I forgot to change my settings, but it’s 11PM and I just don’t have the energy to re-do anything right now.

      • I think it looks better, actually!

      • Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Dani Dani S

        I really think it’s fantastic tbh. It looks like a professional shoot.

        • Steph

          I agree! I thought you got a new camera (but saw you responded to someone else that you didn’t), and the photos look noticeably more vibrant.

      • Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Cynthia Cynthia

        I also think these photos look better than usual! Especially the lip swatches. I mean they were awesome before, but these look clearer to me, somehow.

        • Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Cynthia Cynthia

          On second glance, I think the packaging pictures do look a bit washed out against the white background with your current setting. But the swatches still look improved, and I hope you consider doing them in this setting in the future!

      • I think it looks better too, I was going to say that myself before I saw this comment. I didn’t think your swatches could get much better but honestly the colors in this post look truer to me.

  4. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Jimena Jimena

    Thanks Christine all lipsticks look awesome *____* But I guess I will buy Russian Red as I been wanting to buy it, and know I could get it with a fun packaging =D

  5. I love your eyes in these pics!!!

  6. Lena

    New swatch style! Looks good :)
    These lipsticks are pretty disappointing, except for Russian Red. The LE shades just don’t seem very special to me.

  7. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Courtney CXB

    did you get a new camera or something? The close up picture of your lips look so….high def!! haha in a good way!!
    I LOVE marquise’d!! how fast do you figure it’ll sell out?

    • I forgot to change the settings so they’re not as good, sorry! I’m just exhausted – it’s 11pm here – and it looks like I’ll be here til 2 or 3am – I will probably re-do them tomorrow once I’ve had a chance to sleep.

      Hard to say!

  8. Lena

    Oh, and if anyone from MAC is seeing this, I am tired of these purples that wussed out and went pink! I want PURPLE! LOL

    • Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Catherine Catherine

      Did you try goes and goes frome the prolongwear lipcreme? Purple :) And it looks purple on the lips too (i know it cause my friend wanted me to try it right away when we went out of the MAC store and I had green e/s and had forget about it, by the time i realized it, my barney style was out in public :P)

  9. ShockingBlue

    Just a note on the pictures – I really like the full picture of your face, especially the first one! Sometimes it looks like you are looking up into the camera and it can be hard to appreciate how the lipstick works with the whole look. In these you get a clear shot of everything! Awesome!

  10. Melina

    DZAAAMN, MACs Heroine is looking amazing!!

  11. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Amanda Steinmetz amanda

    spitfire is so beautiful! Russin Red looks great on you :) I will be buying both of these

  12. LuLu

    I love love the first two colours!! And don’t be sorry, the pictures look amazing, all these colours look great on you!

  13. Sherri

    In your opinion, how does Marquise’d compare to Sandy B?

  14. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Jenni Jenni

    Really liking Marquise d’ but since I’m not a huge fan of the packaging, I will check out Shy Girl instead. Thanks for the dupe rec!

  15. I love the photos! They have amazing resolution and you look almost airbrushed in the face photos. You are gorgeous in general though.

  16. Zoe

    wow, I actually REALLY like these lipsticks (although I already own Russian Red)…Christine I feel you on the staying up late. I’m probably going to be up till 3AM (its 11:30PM here) writing news articles and editing papers. If only it was a night I had more energy!

  17. ellie

    I’m sad because i love the packaging of the lipsticks but i don’t like the colors.

  18. Amanda Dubs

    I know that you forgot to change the settings, but I think that this right here looks super cool!

    Im really liking the brown and pink ones but I really dont think I’ll get any. just getting one of the MSF + a mascara will blow my makeup budget for the month haha

  19. Jennifer

    I will be getting 2 of Marquise d’ for sure.

    Wow, Christine…Russian Red seems to pull orange-red on you… Or maybe I’m seeing things. lol

  20. Cody

    Please don’t apologize for camera settings, these are great swatches and you definitely do not need to spend your time tomorrow re-doing them. We are all so appreciative of this and it definitely helps those of us who are tightly budgeting and have to be very prepared for launch date. Seeing your great swatches and reading reviews lets me go in with a plan that I can stick to instead of impulse buying everything and regretting it later.

    And also I LOVE THE LOOK ON YOUR EYES! I was leaning toward getting that quad but wasn’t 100%, and now I’m sold. Thanks Christine!

  21. Sandrine

    Wow, Christine! Your swatches of these lipsticks are extra beautiful. The pictures are so crisp and clear. Did you change your camera? I didn’t think I’d get any of these but seeing your swatches makes me want to get all four.

  22. Wendy M.

    I LOVE Spitfire!
    Christine, your skin looks great!
    What foundation are you wearing?

  23. ahh

    Nothing super exciting about these shades. However, gotta compliment you on the updated lighting and lip swatch pics. The pics of you in Heroine could be beauty shots!

  24. Carrie Ann

    Wow, Heroine looks unique. Marquise d’ is lovely and Spitfire is really pretty.

  25. Ali

    Thanks so much for the swatches – it’s great to see the colours on lips and not just an arm! Marquise D’ looks so good on you, but do you think it would be too sheer for someone with quite pigmented lips? Thanks!

  26. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Dawn Dawn

    I’m not sure why you keep apologising for the photos – I think they look great!

    Heroine looks amazing, but unfortunately the colour won’t suit me. I already have Russian Red, and was thinking of getting Marquise d’ and Spitfire, but I think I’ll have to see the comparison swatches before deciding on Spitfire as I already have Style Curve (and love it).

  27. Svetlana

    Too bad we have to wait until March for international launch date. It’s Peacocky that’s coming out in February here. :'(

    I love the lipsticks, especislly spitfire and Marquise d’. Heroine is gorgeous too but I think it’ll be way to warm for me. Russian Red is permanent so I wouldn’t even consider buying it in this hideous wonder woman packaging.

  28. Bernice

    Wow I would have never guessed that your lighting was bad/changed! They are so crystal clear! I’m loving this ! :D

  29. Serina

    Lol I agree with everyone!! Keep this setting for your pictures, they look awesome!! Great job on everything btw! You rock! Get your much deserved rest though =)
    P.s. how would you say spitfire compares to girl about town? Thanks!

  30. Denise

    I love Marquise d´and Spitfire.

  31. seriously though. I have to stop making lipstick decisions based on your lips. you look fab no matter what it is

  32. Heroine looks stunning on you, Christine!

    • pia

      I’m definitely in love with how Heroine looked on you. I want it but I know this would come out darken on me and might be catching dust together with my “O” lipstick.

  33. Same thing happens to me with Russian Red!! It ALWAYS looks orange-based on me, don’t know why :(

  34. coco72

    I can’t wait for them! I love the packaging. Russian Red will be mine!

  35. Wow, I love the new lighting in the pictures! Really good! Thanks for the swatches. I already have Russian Red, but Marquise’d looks nice.

  36. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Ana Ana G.

    Surprisingly, I actually liked almost all the colors ;-) The settings are just fine…I think I like these better than the old ones!!

  37. Judy

    Tx Christine! It’s going to be hard for me not to buy the lipsticks, but I’m going to hold out & wait to see what colors the other upcoming collections have. If there was a purple shade in the batch I’d be so on it. I already have the Russian Red, which looks marvelous on you Christine. The others just aren’t doing anything for me. I’m disappointed in the shades. It’s not like MAC won’t have a million other collections out this year with new colors to overstock with. :0

  38. misha

    pictures are amazing!!!

  39. kiran

    Amazing colors. I’m in love with the marquise d’ shade.

  40. Vijaya

    Whatever happened with the light here makes you look awesome. Just thought you should know. Will this be the new way you take your pictures?

  41. Ginnia

    They actually all look beautiful on you! Thanks for the swatches!

  42. Catherine

    I really like these pictures. They seem clearer, and you can really tell what the lipstick looks like. Great job!!

  43. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Cynthia Cynthia

    I have been wanting Russian Red so I think I will definitely pick it up in the campy packaging. Heroine is beautiful, but I don’t think I could pull it off. It also seems more like a Winter/Holiday color to me. On the fence about Marquise, as I don’t have Shy Girl. Which do you prefer, Christine?

  44. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of fabiola fabiola

    Oh wow! Christine you look so beautiful with heroine lipstick.

  45. Vivian

    Marquise looks really beautiful!

    I love the packaging of these lipsticks hehe

  46. Fey

    Heroine is one of the most unique browns I have seen as far as lipstick goes. I actually like the bullet casing-style of the lipstick tubes. That’s pretty cute. (Shame I can’t pull Heroine off.)

  47. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Vee vee

    OMG Heroine is amaaaazing!!!!
    <3 it!

  48. Ann

    Heroine l/s,is mine. Loving that for my NC 45 skintone.

  49. Nancy

    Wow! I think the photo quality rocks! You’ve already spent so much time on these swatches, don’t redo them. Thanks so much Christine :)

  50. annie

    Not sure if the lipsticks are in great colours or its u who always managed to pull it off(n_n)u look amazing in all photos & ill definitely get all of these & plus love yr makeups!!!btw,could u recommend any mac lipsticks dupe w Mac Go for it? :) I can’t find it anywhere :(

  51. Crystal C.

    arrrggghh!! I’m excited :)

  52. vickie

    i love Marquise d’ i missed out on it the first time it came so i am deff picking this up!

  53. Urmi

    Do you think spitfire is similar to mac craving or illamasqua welt?

  54. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Katarzyna kasiaj85

    Heroine looks sooooooooooo amazing on you!!!!
    I just LOVE It!!!

  55. Marcela

    Marquise D’ and Spitfire are goooorgeous. I was hoping I wouldn’t like anything from this collection to save some money, but….

  56. Rebecca

    LOVE Spitfire. I was thinking about buying Heroine for my mom (she loves anything bronze) but I worry the frost finish might not be so good for a lady in her 50s. Thoughts?

  57. Stacy

    LOVE!! Subscribed to both..blog and Youtube! :0)

  58. Carrie

    The swatches & face shots look amazing with the camera settings you used. You should definitely consider using those settings in the future. The pictures are absolutely stunning!!!

  59. Christine…you are too nice! LOL! Photos look great! I like the way Marquise looks on you, but don’t think it would look that good on me. I’ve bought every pinky purple MAC has released recently. I’m passing on Spitfire. Think I’ll just go with Heroine.

  60. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Katie Katie

    Woah… the lipsticks are lovely but whatever you did for the lighting here is amazing!

  61. Ashley D.

    I love Marquis’d!

  62. Vvn

    I missed out on Maquise d’ last time, I think i’ll be picking it up this time round though :D

  63. zombiilove

    Woah – Heroine is actually kinda awesome….

  64. so far i am loving marquise’d and spitfire!!

  65. Naz

    Christine…Heroine looks AWESOME on you!! These are great…thanks for posting!

  66. Lisa

    O.O Wow, Heroine looks really good on you! The shades don’t interest me though, I’m quite a cool tone, so those wouldn’t really look good on me.

  67. Nicole

    Do you think the Dame Edna Gladiola lipstick is a good dupe for Wonder woman’s Spitfire lipstick?

  68. Alyssa

    I really want to get Marquise d’. I have also been wanting Russian Red for a while, but will probably get it at the regular price. Thanks so much for posting this information for us! You are my “go to” for makeup reviews/information. :)

  69. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Valene Valene

    Wow, I’m surprised here. I was thinking I wouldn’t be interested in any of these, they didn’t look anything special in the tube. But they’re all GORGEOUS on the lips. I like how metallic Heroine is, but I’m pale and cool toned, so I don’t think it would look so fab on me, beautiful for the warmer ladies though!

  70. Laura

    Is that a new camera you’re using, bc the insane quality of the pictures is making me want to buy stuff i don’t really want! and you’re airbrushed or your skin really is that perfect, either way congrats!

  71. maryel

    you look so gorgeous in marquise d´!

  72. It would be nice if they jumbo’d the size of these up too, haha.

  73. Diana B

    I just had to tell you that your face and skin look fabulous in all these pics that you are reviewing the lip products

  74. Lola

    Hey Christine! I love these lipsticks.
    Do you think Madly magenta compares to Spitfire Lipstick on lips?

  75. Shasa

    Do you think Marquise d’ could work on darker skintones? I just love the color!

  76. Heather

    Heroine lpoke AMAZING on you. Marquise’d is the only shade that would suit me I think

  77. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Jessi Jessi

    I know you said that these aren’t your correct settings, but I’m really liking the pictures! I think they look better than your normal pictures actually!

  78. Leigh

    Heroine…holy crap, it would look absolutely atrocious on me but on you it’s like badass robot lips

  79. Hannah

    I need Marquise d’ Lipstick!

  80. I agree the photos look better! What kind of lighting are you using if you don’t mind?

    I love the Heroine on you! Wish I could pull it off.

  81. Becca

    I love Marquis d’ and Spitfire- will probably pick one of them up. Heroine is amazing, I would never wear it though. I thinkmy mom would LOVE Heroine!

  82. Lauren

    OMG! I think I need all of them. I’m nc15, but Heroine is totally calling me. Do you think Marquis’d is similar to Innocence Beware? Thanks for all your hard work. It is really appreciated!

  83. Ixe

    is Spitfire really close to Up The Amp and Petals & Peacock? could you possible do a dupes swatch? :) love your post!

  84. Yvette

    do you think catharina is dupe for spitfire?

  85. Jeni

    Wow…I’m surprised how much I like the lipsticks (and the glosses) from this collection! I hate the packaging so I probably won’t buy anything but I honestly love all of them !(Espeically marquise d’…it’s the perfect icy pink and it’s a lustre which I loooove…maybe I can find it somewhere online since it’s a repremote?) Heroine looks super sexy on you btw!

  86. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Liz Liz

    heroine is *so* gorgeous on you, christine!

  87. Catherine

    I love Marquise d’ but I hate the packaging =(

  88. Megen

    Are these jumbo sized too?

  89. Hannah

    Wow, these pictures look awesome! Whatever setting you have it on… keep it! They look super hi-def! :)

  90. Alanna

    The pictures look great, please don’t worry about it. I am a recent haunter of your site. You are amazing! Thank you for all the work you do! I never was daring enough to try Russian Red but it looks so good on you… You’re tempting me! (sorry bad pun)

    Ps. quick question: Is Marquise D’ similar to Hue?

  91. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Ananya Annie

    hey christine…..just wanted to say that i absolutely love your review videos!!!!
    can you tell me how innocence beware lipstick compares to marquise d’ lipstick from this collection?……really looking forward to your response!

  92. Liya

    Amazing swatches, you do not need to retake the pictures again!!

    What eyeshadow are you wearing? (sorry if you already mentioned it, I couldn’t find it)

  93. Annick Chantal L. H.

    Marquise d’ + heroine + spitfire = in my pocket. I was hesitating with marquise d’ but after having read and seen your swatches, Christine, I added it in my wish-list.

  94. Did you change lights for photoshoot? The swatches on your lips aren’t such real than the past. I have Russian Red and the color is less orange and darker, isn’t it?

    • All photos are color accurate – Russian Red is blue-based, but when I wear it, it pulls orange on me – which is probably due to my warmer skin tone :)

  95. BeyondtheBath (Stephie)

    Yep. I need all the lipsticks, too. *sigh* So far, I’m needing all the lip products. I’m not sure on the e/s quads, though.

  96. Dianna*

    Ahhh love love love! I’m also really digging all your photos since the unveiling… new camera? New lighting? Whatever it is, it’s awesome!

  97. Lucie

    I want all of the lip products! Such lovely colours! Heroine is calling to me, even though it would probably look horrid on my nc15 skin. Maybe with a red lip liner underneath and a reddish gloss on top?

  98. Cassandra

    I already have Marquise D’ so I won’t pick that up, but I’m definitely interested in Spitfire since I’ll *hopefully* be going to a Katy Perry concert in July and I think it fits that occasion perfectly. Thanks so much for the swatches and all your hard work you put into this blog!

  99. love marquise’d but really hate the packaging!! :(