Friday, 24 August 2012

MAC Matte Lipstick Heroine from the Reel Sexy Collection - Pics, Review and Swatch

By now all of you must have known about my love for bold and bright colored lipsticks. I almost never get attracted to the nudes and sheers and I hardly have more than a couple of them in my lipstick collection. But give me a bright color and I'm instantly hooked! Which is why the moment I laid my eyes on Heroine, I knew I had to make her mine. 

The MAC Reel Sexy collection has come out with 3 LE lipsticks and 1 Repromote. Pink Popcorn - a light lavender (too pale for my skin tone),  Reel Sexy - a light coral that totally washed me out, Watch Me Simmer - a bright pink orange which looked too neon on me and Heroine, a bright violet plum with a hint of magenta. I had completely overlooked Heroine when I saw the pics of the collection thinking it to be too violet and lusted after Watch Me Simmer instead. Watch Me Simmer, no doubt a very pretty color just did not suit me. I tried out Heroine and was blown away by its richness and intensity. 

I am not going to describe the packaging because it is the same as any of the other MAC lipsticks. The fragrance is the signature MAC vanilla which I love so much. Heroine is a magenta purple with a near matte finish. Despite being a matte, it applies very smoothly and there is no pulling or tugging. It's not that dry as well so unless your lips feel like the Sahara desert, you can skip applying a lip balm before the lipstick. 


Heroine is insanely pigmented. In the pic below, I have just swatched once and you can see how intense the color looks. In the tube, the color looks like a black-purple but on the lips, its a gorgeous magenta/fucshia purple with blue undertones. It is a bold color but one that can be carried off by anyone with ease. Don't be afraid girls to try this on! The lipstick wears incredibly well and gives me about 5 hrs and this includes eating and drinking. It also leaves a lovely fuchsia stain after fading to prolong the wear.

Why I love Heroine?

The absolute best purple lipstick I have ever worn. Rich intense color that looks great on me, doesn't dry out my lips, and genuinely matte!!!

Are you planning to buy anything from the Reel Sexy collection?
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