MAC Matte lipstick, Heroine – Review /swatch/FOTD

Posted on Sep 5 2012 - 5:53pm by agnibanya
Hey everyone,

I was looking for some purple lipsticks from MAC a few months back to match a few of my  outfits and I chanced upon Temptalia’s post on the REEL SEXY Collection from MAC and I knew it right away that I had to have this for sure.



And then one day it happened, I was in a MAC store with my mom, when people were still talking about the Reel sexy Collection being launched in India, and I saw this beautiful lipstick lying there along with some other things from the same collection which I didn’t even notice. I tried this lipstick on my lips and the rest as they say…is history!!!!!

And I must say I was very lucky that day that this lipstick was in stock. We all know, how fast things finish up when they are Limited Edition and to have a piece of your choice is sheer luck. :) If you can still get it in stores, then don’t wait to read any more, grab it before its gone !!!!!!!!


By the way, I’m so in love with the matte formula from MAC. Although the lipstick is matte finish, it does give a sheen to the lips and is NOT drying at all.

The pigmentation is superb and you get fully opaque color in just one swipe . The lipstick is so packed with color, like it would probably burst out (like the Cadbury Eclairs!! btw, aren’t those ads really irritating..I so hate them…BOOM!)

The Texture is soft, and its so easy to apply. even though its a matte lipstick, I did not feel any dryness on the lips when the lipstick wore off.

The lipstick faded away beautifullu into a pink-ish-purple-ish something stain and was not patchy, as is the case with many matte lipsticks :/

Btw, the shade, Heroine,  is such a stunner…It is a beautiful Purple with a little bit of magenta in there. It such a bold and in-your-face color that speaks volumes by itself. I do not know of any dupes for this. feel It’s a very unique shade with a  fabulous name and a great formula.


And here are some swatches :)

I’ve paired the lipstick with MAC’s Lipliner in MAGENTA !

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Do you like to wear such bold colors, and how often do you experiment with them?
Do let me know in the comments below…

Have a great day everyone!!


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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12796549653014839548 Neha

    have always loved ur lippy posts :) such a nice shade this is…and aah the sight of a new lippy

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11922388315844866419 EVE-O-LUTION

    Ekdum hottie lag rahi hain AB… bright shades really suit you a lot. I loved the subtle eye-do too 😀

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09558333940183651585 Preetha Karthik

    u look gorgeous lady..i loved it on u..i saw this in the store too..now after seeing ur review, i regret not buying it..:(..u rock

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17805675764872123583 Jyotirupa Mishra

    Oh my! Purple does suit you Agni.Looks soooo pretty on you. <3 You rock bold shades beautifully. :) I love MAC Mattes too. 😀 but purples don't suit me much. :/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18162927060788550847 Agnibanya

    Thanks Neha!! I would have loved to know more about you but there's no profile of your that I can see..Plz update so I can know more :))

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18162927060788550847 Agnibanya

    Thanks Bee…I hv used Hustle and Darkhorse from the Naked palette for this look …. :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18162927060788550847 Agnibanya

    Aww Pree…you should have totally brought it home..I know it looks a bit too scary in the tube but its so beautiful and I think you'd have totally rocked the color too!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18162927060788550847 Agnibanya

    Yo start with the Inglot purples Jyo(the refill ones)and once you get used to the color on your lips, you go for a purple from MAC….try “Up The Amp” ..its sucha beautiful lavender..would look great on you :)

  • http://celebratingfeminity.com/ celebratingfeminity.com

    wow, I love it Agni ! Do you feel, it would suit me? love it..

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18162927060788550847 Agnibanya

    I think it should Tanu..you try at a store and you'll fall in love with the color….
    Other than that, the only thing that might scare you is the color in the bullet..don't let it do that..You must try on lips atleast once..
    P.S.:I'm NC42 in MAC ..

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09558333940183651585 Preetha Karthik

    u think so?? achcha il call n check if they hav..i jus cant take my eyes off ur pics..it wil haunt me in my dreams if i dont get it..am on a makeup ban now but il try pataoing hubby for it.:)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18162927060788550847 Agnibanya

    rofl….ab ye thoda zyada ho gaya (relaxo chappal waali ad style! ) 😉
    But seriously, ek try to banta hai…

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04669441527375935868 Tanmayee

    Even I am NC 42 , and you know , I tried it on lips.then thought, I would hardly wear it……..so thought of nt buying it……I shall buy GAT :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18162927060788550847 Agnibanya

    why wouldn't you..I keep looking for a chance to wear this…Its so pretty…and the good thing is you can alter the shade with a lip liner underneath.. :)

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