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Mac Heroine Lip Pencil

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

I finally got my hands on MAC Heroine AND a back-up! Whoo whoo! SO happy over it!
Thank you to my son and husband for the BEST Mother’s Day gifts! I love you guys! You made my day magical!

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

MAC Lip Pencil, Heroine. £15.50 (102 reviews) £106.90 per 10g. Free standard delivery over £50. View delivery options. View product description. My Experience with MAC Heroine Lip Pencil: Color: The shade described by MAC as a “bright purple” is a gorgeous purple made wearable by hints of pink in it. The shade is bright, neonish and definitely a colour which would be a tad bit “out-of-comfort-zone” for people.

  • 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.
  • I find Mac pencils very drying and they drag when applying to the lip. You really have to press hard to deposit color. This color is not as pictured on line more is it on the Mauve side as indicated.This is not my first rodeo with lip pencils and I was hoping Mac would have improved the formulation, so now I will be moving on to other lip pencils.

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.


What do you think? Are you into purple lipsticks?

Purchased by me.

MAC Heroine has been one of the most unique and bold colours in the MAC Lipstick range. It began as a Limited Edition shade, and was re-released as a permanent shade in March 2014. Not only that, MAC has also released a Heroine Lip Pencil and a Lipglass. Since I’m not so fond of Lipgloss type of products, I only purchased the Heroine Lipstick and Lip Pencil, which I’m going to review for you today.

Since these products are from the permanent range, they come in the standard MAC Packaging. I always love the exterior of MAC products. It’s black, simple and modern (Never can go wrong with that right?).

Mac Heroine Lip Liner Dupe

Here are the swatches of the Heroine Lipstick (left) and Lip Pencil (right). MAC describes Heroine as a “Bright Purple with a Matte Finish”. As you can see, the Lipstick and Lip Pencil are very much different in colour. The Lipstick is more cooled toned with a blue base compared to the Lip Pencil, which looks more like a warm toned purple. Also, the Lipstick does not really have a matte finish, I would say it is more of a Amplified or Creme finish.

MAC Heroine Lipstick

The MAC Heroine Lipstick is easy to apply. It has an almost full coverage. Since it is more blue toned, it is a more edgy and difficult colour to wear. This lipstick doesn’t feel drying nor hydrating.

MAC Heroine Lip Pencil

The MAC Heroine Lip Pencil is a bit more difficult to apply. Because it is so dry, I would suggest to apply a lipbalm, wait a few minutes and wipe it off before applying this Lip Pencil. It will also cling to every single dry patch on your lips. I would highly recommend to exfoliate your lips if you would use this lip pencil by itself. It is also feels very drying. I have to mention that I do like the range of Lip Pencil colours that MAC offers however, I never really liked the formula of the MAC Lip Pencils. I much more prefer the MAC Pro Longwear Lipliners formula. Please MAC, change all the Lip Pencils to that formula!! Anyways, this Lip Pencil is highly pigmented and opaque when applied. Since the Lip Pencil is more of a warm toned, it is much more wearable for the average persons liking compared to the Lipstick.

MAC Heroine Lip Pencil and Lipstick combined


The combination of the MAC Heroine Lipstick makes a very bold and bright cool-toned purple colour. I think they are amazing togethe. This combination really takes Heroine to a level of perfection.

Mac Heroine Lip Pencil Reviews

This isn’t a colour for the faint of heart. It is very unique and stunning, which is always great in my book. The MAC Heroine Lipstick (€19 Euro) and Lip Pencil (€15 Euro) are available at and at the MAC counters.

Mac Heroine Lip Pencil Colors

What do you think of a colour like this? Would you dare to wear Heroine?

Mac Heroine Lip Pencil Lipstick