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

 

18 thoughts on “MAC Heroine Scared Me At First…

  • April 25, 2012 at 5:40 pm
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    Girl, Heroine looks *gorgeous* on you!

    I don’t typically wear a lot of purple on my lips (although I do like mauve shades), but I definitely love it when I do.

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    • April 26, 2012 at 7:27 pm
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      Thanks Dani! I don’t wear a lot of purples either. This was a nice surprise!

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  • April 25, 2012 at 8:14 pm
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    I bought and it’s one of my currently faves!

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    • April 26, 2012 at 7:27 pm
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      You can rock any colour Sue!

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  • April 25, 2012 at 11:49 pm
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    Does look scary in the tube but on the lips…yeah liking it!

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    • April 26, 2012 at 7:27 pm
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      Thanks Monica!

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  • April 26, 2012 at 4:23 am
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    It looks soo good! I totally regret not picking this up when I had the chance… :(

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    • April 26, 2012 at 7:28 pm
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      Is it all sold out? I haven’t checked lately!

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  • April 26, 2012 at 4:31 am
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    Whoa, you ROCK this, Michelle! I was naturally being a wimp when I saw the color, but on you it’s totally fun!

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    • April 26, 2012 at 7:28 pm
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      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!

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  • April 26, 2012 at 5:17 am
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    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!

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    • April 26, 2012 at 7:28 pm
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      Exactly how I felt!

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  • April 26, 2012 at 7:51 am
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    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.

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    • April 26, 2012 at 7:29 pm
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      I don’t look good in lavender either! Thanks Alison!

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  • April 26, 2012 at 8:11 am
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    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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    • April 26, 2012 at 7:29 pm
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      Hey Sakura, I will post an answer for you in a blog post! Thanks for the idea. :-)

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    • April 26, 2012 at 7:29 pm
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      You never know Sharon! ;-)

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