Heroine

MAC Lipstick

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MAC Heroine Lipstick
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MAC Heroine Lipstick
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MAC Heroine Lipstick

MAC Heroine is a moderately warm-toned, medium-dark purple with a satin finish. It is a permanent lipstick that retails for $20.00 and contains 0.1 oz.

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Editor's Review

Heroine is a slightly brighter, medium-dark purple with warm, pink undertones and a satin finish. It had good color payoff with a fairly creamy consistency that didn't tug on the lips but does cling noticeably on (though it did not feel too clingy or drying). It wore well for six hours, left a stain behind, but it felt a touch drying toward the end of wear. Too Faced Unicorn (P, $21.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Maybelline Vibrant Violet (P, $7.99) is darker, more muted, less glossy (90% similar). Milani I Am Cool (P, $6.99) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Dior Superstitious Matte (789) (P, $35.00) is darker (95% similar). Kat Von D L.U.V. (P, $20.00) is lighter, less glossy (95% similar). Urban Decay Bittersweet (P, $18.00) is lighter, glossier (80% similar). MAC Seductive Intent (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D LUV (P, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Revlon Shameless (P, $8.99) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Urban Decay Cloud9 (LE, $18.00) is darker (90% similar). Fenty Beauty Purpsicle (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, lighter (80% similar). Kat Von D L.U.V. (DC, $21.00) is more muted, less pigmented, lower quality (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Kaia (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Notorious (P, $18.00) is cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Grind (LE, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). Smashbox Tabloid (P, $21.00) is lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Lychee (LE, $6.50) is less glossy (90% similar). MAC Violetta (PiP, $20.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Zipper (P, $6.50) is darker, less glossy (80% similar). MAC Romantically Inclined (LE, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Reviewed on 10/21/16October 21st, 2016

Palette/Set: Pink
A-
A-
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

Reviewed on 5/27/16May 27th, 2016

Not in a palette/set
A-
A-
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

Reviewed on 5/22/15May 22nd, 2015

Not in a palette/set
A
A
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

Reviewed on 9/30/14September 30th, 2014

Not in a palette/set
A
A
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total

Reviewed on 3/28/13March 28th, 2013

Not in a palette/set
A
A
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total
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Top Dupes
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Looking for something similar or to see what you have in your stash? Here are some of the top dupes for this product!

Unicorn

PPermanent. $21.00/0.23 oz.
93% Similar

Vibrant Violet

PPermanent. $7.99/0.15 oz.
92% Similar

I Am Cool

PPermanent. $6.99/0.14 oz.
91% Similar

Superstitious Matte (789)

PPermanent. $35.00/0.12 oz.
90% Similar

Bittersweet

PPermanent. $18.00/0.11 oz.
89% Similar

L.U.V.

PPermanent. $20.00/0.22 oz.
89% Similar
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Available in a Palette/Set

Pink Nutcracker Sweet Lipstick Kit

LELimited Edition. $35.00/0.24 oz.
Claims / Ingredients

Formulated to shade, define and showcase the lips, M·A·C Lipstick is available in every nuance of your favorite color and high-fashion texture. It's the iconic product that made M·A·C famous. AMPLIFIED CREME (A): Ultra-creamy. Quietly shiny. Color-packed! Hi-res: hi-impact. CREMESHEEN (C): Creme-based lipstick that imparts bright full color, with a soft and supple shine. FROST (F): Excellent color payoff with medium to high frosted shimmer-and-shine finish. LUSTRE (L): Demi-sheer with wet-look lustre finish. Very slick. Makes lips look soft, smooth, ultra-moist. MATTE (M): Pigment rich with intense color pay-off. No-shine, all matte finish. SATIN (S): Color-rich. Soft satin, semi-matte finish. Conditions while adding intense color.

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Based on 2 Reviews, 27 Quick Reviews

The Good: Easy To Apply (14), Long-wearing (14), Smooth (13), Creamy (12), Blendable (9), Travel-friendly (8), Great Value (7), Moisturizing (1)

The In-Between: Highly Pigmented (17), Scented (8), Buildable (6), Non-sticky (6), Thick (4), Flavored (1)

The Bad: Dry (3), Uneven (2), Drying (2), Hard To Apply (1), Hard To Blend (1), Tugs/pulls (1)

2 Written Reviews

By Emily 7 months ago.

Alright so I really, really, really, REALLY love this color, but the formula suuuucks. (Or it did back in 2015 when I first got it. Full disclosure I have no idea if they've changed anything by now.) It's pretty dry and drying on the lips and the texture goes south VERY quick. It also stains the crud out of your lips!! I'd go with one of the dupes personally if you're going for the color. Smells really nice though!

Tags: dry, thick, hard-to-apply, hard-to-blend, tugs-pulls, uneven, drying, scented, travel-friendly
Skin Type: Combination - Skin Tone: Very Light - Undertone: Neutral

By Angelika 7 years ago.

After having missed the boat with the last release of this gorgeous lip color, I thought I'd just have to let the idea go and either find a dupe or live without the perfect bright purple lipstick that I so craved. And then MAC heard my cries and released this into the permanent line! Huzzah! I picked it up today and immediately applied it in the car. And it's glorious. Even though it's a matte shade, it doesn't dry out my lips like their matte formula usually does. It's actually quite weightless and comfortable. It applies at full opacity with one swipe, but I have noticed that it is just ever so slightly patchy in the center of my bottom lip. I've not yet applied it over P+P Lip, however. I suspect it'll perform better over that. It's super long-lasting. I've gone through a bottle of water and a hot tea and while there is transfer, it doesn't migrate all over my mouth or look super-faded. It also does not feather, which is practically miraculous on me. I'm so glad I picked this up. Violetta was a touch too sheer for my liking - I need full coverage on my not-pigmented-at-all lips. So the re-launch of this amazing color is a godsend.

Skin Type: Oily - Skin Tone: Light Medium - Undertone: Neutral