MAC Heroine Eyeshadow Review, Photos, Swatches

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.

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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
MAC Heroine Eyeshadow

MAC Heroine Eyeshadow
MAC Heroine Eyeshadow

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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