That Almighty MAC Heroine

MAC Heroine has been one of the most sort after shades. After being released twice, it's finally a part of the permanent collection. Thank you MAC.

MAC Heroine Lipstick

MAC Heroine has been one of the most sort after shades, at least in my history of being a MAC fan. It has been released twice already, in the Reel Sexy Collection and in the Fashion Sets, I missed it both times. At first I shrugged my shoulders and thought oh well but the more swatches and FOTDs that I saw, the more that I wanted this lipstick. So when I heard that Heroine was being released again and this time as a permanent shade, I thanked the lipstick gawds and ordered it as soon it went up.


MAC Heroine Lipstick Swatch

MAC Heroine Lipstick

Heroine is a bright matte purple. Although matte, the formula doesn’t seem to be as drying as your typical matte lipstick. As with any matte lipstick exfoliation is key. For the best look and wear, exfoliate your lips and lightly apply a moisturizing lip balm before applying the lipstick. It wears for hours without fading or needing to be reapplied, even through a light meal. No lip liner needed.


MAC Heroine Lipstick Dark Skin

I am so glad to finally be able to add this shade to my collection and not have to worry about buying backups so that I never run out. I opened the box and couldn’t wait to go home and photograph it so I put it on immediately and therefore haven’t been able to compare it to other purples in my collection. I will update this post if I happen to have any dupes. Milani Color Statement Matte Lipstick in Glam is a dupe.

Heroine is available online at MAC Cosmetics as of December 16th, and will be coming to stores in January. MAC lipsticks retail at $15.

Do you have MAC Heroine? Know of any dupes?

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28 Responses

  1. lmao, at the almighty heroine, looks so sexy on you, yes was able to snag this baby in April and a backup later. Strong woman from mac is really close to it, and Lancome has a purple just not matte, but same color. Beautiful, one of my favorite’s.

  2. o i forgot shameless by Revlon, mystic from sleek don’t own it, but people who own both say yea and from swatches looks like it.

  3. Such a pretty color! I was able to pick it up in the fashion sets collection and glad it is permanent 🙂

  4. This color is absolutely gorgous. The closes dupe I found was Maybelline Violet Voltage (LE) and the Revlon Matte Balm in Shameless. Did you find that it stained your lips (pink) after removing?

    1. I haven’t removed it yet but it must stain because I’ve been wearing it all day, had a few meals and a bunch of goodies at work and it’s still on there strong. Just needs a little retouching!

  5. Heroine looks amazing on you! I own it from Reel Sexy and backed it up when Fashion Sets released it. Will have to break it out soon.

  6. I always thought Revlon Berry Haute was a dupe…think I read it somewhere but idk, it was awhile ago lol

    1. I believe Betty Haute is a dupe for Up the Amp. Up the Amp and Heroine looks a little similar at first glance but it’s different formulas and Up the Amp is more pastel

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