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Yeah, I fell for the hype and caved. MAC Heroine lipstick is now in my (rather extensive) collection.

I mean, there’s just something so striking about the way Lorde looks in purple lipstick that appealed to me. And I have dark hair and pale skin. So why not try?

MAC Heroine lipstick I thought it would be fun to pair with my 80s, shades of purple-and-colors-that-make-up-purple dress, but in hindsight, I don’t really like the combination. Live and learn!

MAC Heroine lipstick I do like the look overall, so I thought I would share how I achieved it.

MAC Heroine lipstick

I used my Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer, By Terry Cover-Expert Foundation, NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, By Terry Touche Veloutée, Sunday Riley Soft Focus Finishing Loose Powder, and NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Primer to start off with. You can use your “base” products of choice.

First up is an eyeshadow combination I stole from a coworker. (I literally sit facing her every day, and finally caved and asked her what she wears.) 1. Naked Lunch, described as “minimal pink with shimmer” (though that’s not how it looks on), goes all over the lid, and then comes 2. Shadowy Lady, a blackened plum. This looks super dark, but when applied over the shimmery light color, comes out a lot sheerer and winds up looking a bit periwinkle. I have a lot of “lid space,” so I applied it to the outer third of my lid. If you have a smaller area to work with, try applying it in the crease/socket.

MAC Heroine Lipstick My beloved MAC Fluidline in Non-Conformist has basically dried up, so in my quest to find a similar color, I just picked up 3. INGLOT Matte Collection AMC Eyeliner Gel in 82, a slightly bluer periwinkle. Since I was going for a more 80s/rocking look, I lined the top lashline and the bottom lashline and waterline with a small brush, rather than my usual cat eye. The periwinkle color made it just a touch softer than a rocker girl look, and was more unexpected.

MAC Heroine lipstick
Blue Steel for a frigid day

On to the versatile 4. MAC Dame blush. I use this with so many lipstick colors, it was such a great investment. It just gives a hint of pink cheeks, a natural flush, and doesn’t  compete with the lip color, 5. MAC Heroine lipstick.

Which is fantastic! I felt a little strange with such a pure purple on (the closest I have is Bite Beauty Pastille Violet, which I don’t wear enough, though I always get complimented on it), but my theory is that you can pull anything off if you act like you can. So I did. 🙂

MAC Heroine lipstick What do you think of the look? Would you wear this color lipstick? What’s the craziest color lipstick you own/wear?

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12 comments on “FOTD: MAC Heroine lipstick”

  1. Your favorite color is purple, so duh, of course you should be wearing this color! I happen to love the way it looks with your dress. I also love what you did with your eye makeup and all the blue and purple tones.

    By the way, I just grabbed Revlon Fire & Ice today, in my quest to collect more red lipsticks. They didn't have the colors I thought I wanted more, creme Certainly Red or Love That Red, and they had Really Red which I was also interested in, but then I saw it was a matte and Fire & Ice is creme. I just put it on for the first time and it's a bit more orange than I was hoping for, and even though it's creme, on me it's quite matte (because I am much more used to wearing glossier colors) but I think I can pull it off (it's warm in my office and my cheeks are flushed so I have to get used to my own pink cheeks plus the warmer tone of the lip color.) I do want to keep looking for more bluish reds. I think that could be my red sweet spot. But I can wear this with outfits that have warmer tones, which is only a small part of what I normally wear, but it's good to have that option.

    • Thank you! I was afraid it was too matchy matchy, or that the warmth of the base shadow didin't go with the cool tones of the dress. And it did seem inevitable it would wind up on my lips. 🙂

      Ooh, Certainly Red was the one Jemima Kirke wore on GIRLS that I was coveting. I've never seen Fire & Ice, but I'm sure it looks great. You know, they say to choose a shade opposite your coloring to make it really pop. So the warmer red probably does just that. 🙂

    • Thank you so much! And I just looked at your blog, and if you can pull off that Ellis Faas color, I'm sure you can pull this off. I mean, it is a bit dramatic and "odd," but you just need to own it! And maybe add a touch more blush. 🙂

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