Mac Heroine Lip Pencil

EDIT 12/12/13: Heroine will be PERMANENT! Read Temptalia for all the details! December 16th, 2013 pre-launch at maccosmetics.com. It will be available in-stores January 2nd, 2014, online January 16th, 2014 for international locations, March 6th, 2014 for international in-store locations

MAC Heroine Lip Pencil ($15.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a 'bright purple.' It's a magenta purple with a matte finish. I'm not as familiar with lip pencils as I am with other lip products. I don't have it, but from what I remember, MAC Magenta should be somewhat similar-perhaps a bit purpler, rather than as red as Heroine. If you know of any potential dupes, feel free to sound off in the comments! MAC Heroine Lip Pencil MAC Heroine Lip Pencil MAC Heroine is a moderately warm-toned, medium-dark purple with a matte finish. It is a permanent lip liner that retails for $17.50 and contains 0.05 oz. A lip liner designed for shaping, lining or filling in the lip. Our Lip Pencils have a smooth, creamy texture that is perfect for outlining lips or colouring them in. Available in a wide selection of colours that each work well with many different lipstick shades.

Mac Heroine Lip Liner Swatch

I finally got my hands on MAC Heroine AND a back-up! Whoo whoo! SO happy over it!
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Mac Heroine Lip Pencil

A pencil designed for shaping, lining or filling in the lip. Lip Pencils have a smooth, creamy texture that is perfect for outlining lips or coloring them in. They are available in a wide selection of colors that each work well with many different lipstick shades. Style Code: 149. A lip liner designed for shaping, lining or filling in the lip. Our Lip Pencils have a smooth, creamy texture that is perfect for outlining lips or colouring them in. Available in a wide selection of colours that each work well with many different lipstick shades. Features a smooth and creamy formula.

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So, let’s see. I decided to do a purple comparison so I could help you guys out if you were yearning for Heroine.

I think I’ve found a dupe! Let’s talk.

MAC Heroine is beautiful and marvelous and I’ve never seen anything like it. It’s matte and wore like iron. Well, you know… I ate and the lipstick was still pretty much on. I love that! Also, the stain it leaves behind is a gorgeous dark raspberry pink/red.

Here’s what it looks like!

Now, you might remember my Purple Ombre created with Black Radiance African Violet and Plum Orchid. I immediately thought it looked like a glossy version of MAC Heroine, and I must say, I think I’m right. Let’s take a quick look.

And, of course, here’s MAC Heroine Lip Pencil!

Okay, so here’s what I think. And, then I’ll show you the 3 together! I think that MAC Heroine Lip Pencil is a lot more magenta than the lipstick, which has a lot of purple in it, as well as magenta. Black Radiance African Violet and Plum Orchid make a pretty good match for MAC Heroine, except for the fact that it is glossy. Also, it comes out to approximately $4 in total. Um, yeah, good deal! I really like the matte look of MAC Heroine lipstick, and that is why I had to have it. I believe Illamasqua ESP from the NEW Paranormal Collection is supposedly similar, as well, if you’re looking for a matte dupe/possible dupe.

And, here’s a few comparisons on my arm. I included Up the Amp on my arm but you will notice it is much lighter than Heroine and glossier.

Mac Heroine Lip Liner

What do you think? Are you into purple lipsticks?

Heroine

Purchased by me.


It's no secret that I usually turn to MAC when I'm looking for a particular lip colour.Usually I stick with the lipsticks, but I also own two of their regular lip pencils, Spiceand Heroine. Spice is one of these 90ies nude shades that's greatunder a bunch of nude lipsticks (I use it either on its own or incombination with MAC's Kinda Sexy lipstick), and Heroine I boughtback when the Heroine lipstick was not part of the permanent rangeyet. I like the general formula – even though it's pretty dry. The pro longwear formula kicks it up a few notches, however.

My newest liner lovecomes in the form of a pro longwear lip pencil in the shade InControl (and yes, this gained my attention because it's name soundssimilar to No Control, which you should all listen to right now) –and man, the formula of these is somethin' else! I have never owned amore pigmented, creamy, and yet bulletproof lip colour before.

Mac Heroine Lip Pencil Reviews

I feel like come Autumn,a lot of us are on the hunt for the perfect deep mauve/ lip colour –I certainly am! The great thing about In Control is thateven though it's saturated with pigment and is completely matte, it's still asubtle enough shade for everyday wear. I'm lucky enough to be able towear pretty much any lip colour I want to on a day to day basis(nobody cares in my office), but I feel like this one would be agreat option for people working in environments with stricter dresscodes. Yay!

Mac Heroine Lip Pencil Colors

There's not a lot of lipcolours for comparison in my collection shade wise, but I immediatelythought of my MAC Craving lipstick when I first swatched In Controlin store. As you can see, Craving has pinker undertones while InControl is more on the brownish/nude side. Same goes for MAC Plumful,which to me is basically Craving with a Lustre finish. I've wornCraving layered over In Control today, which ended up looking verynice if I dare say so myself!
I can definitely see InControl becoming one of my everyday lip favourites. As far as I know,In Control is part of a collection of 15 new pro longwear lip pencilsthat are going to be permanent from now on – no frantic scramblingfor backups necessary, my friends! :)