MAC Heroine Scared Me At First…

Purple magenta is one colour I have yet to embrace, me lover of all bold lipsticks. So when MAC’s Heroine arrived,  I kind of freaked out. It is just so….purple.

Too scared to try it, I left it in a drawer. I thought it might end up in the makeup graveyard, yet each time I opened the drawer it called out, “try me, try me.”

So I did.

And I liked.

Very much.

It is definitely a statement and something beyond my current comfort zone. I wore it more muted and then full-on. One is a bit more acceptable for a corporate environment while the other is more, HELLO WORLD, LOOK AT MA LIPS!

It’s cool though. I appreciate its beauty.

Heroine is a matte but doesn’t feel dry. It is part of the Reel Sexy collection out now. Not sure if it’s still available as it seems all the lipstick colours were getting snapped up fast! Also check out the lovely XinaRox who looks amazing in this colour (link!)

Have you embraced purple?

*Product sample



    • Michelle says

      I would never have picked it up on my own but seeing this, I think I will refrain from judging a colour until I try 🙂 Thanks for your comment!

  1. says

    When I saw the pic of it in the tube I thought “yikes!” But when I saw it on you it really does look great, just shows one has to be brave and try these things!

  2. says

    I have a hard time with purples too, even soft lilac or lavender tints to otherwise magenta/fuschia lipsticks. I love this on you! What a great shade.

  3. says

    Ok might be a tad different from my original comment but,

    I wish I had ur confidence…..
    To be honest I am scared of lipsticks! True story……
    I have never really worn one outside my home because I’m scared it will smudge and won’t look good or the color will be not fit for me.
    I recently received a nice shade of red lipstick in a gift pack and decided why e hell not and tried it out. I really loved it and wore it out ! But I felt so worried the while time that is didn’t look good and then my partner said it was unusual because he never has seen me wear lipstick before. Ahhhh I want confidence how did u overcome the lipstick battle?

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