I was first introduced to MAC Heroine lipstick when it was part of the MAC Wonder Woman collection back in 2011 when the shade was actually a universal flattering bronze. Not really the power color you’d expect of the name. When the name Heroine was recycled as part of the MAC Reel Sexy collection, it was a completely different hue. The iconic bold purple you see here is Heroine 2.0, and the limited-edition shade was so popular it eventually made it’s way into the permanent MAC lipstick collection in 2014.
MAC Shadescents Heroine Swatch
Heroine lipstick is an extremely vivid purple that has with cool undertones and a matte finish. The color is not for the bashful, and the coordinating MAC Shadescents in My Heroine is similarly powerful. To me the scent conjures up the image of a flapper at a speakeasy during the roaring 20s. The scent is woodsy with a touch of leather and tobacco. It’s the scent of a woman who is in charge, likes to play with the boys, and embraces modernity.
MAC Shadescents fragrance retails for $57, and the coordinating lipsticks retail for $17.
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The product in this review was a press sample. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.