I have never been so patient waiting for a product to return!
Like a fiend I checked the MAC site once a day waiting for Heroine to come back when I heard the news that it was becoming permanent but alas, it never came.
Then last week an email popped into my inbox, eyes half closed I read the words “Heroine is back!”
I have never jumped out of bed so quickly.
I placed an order for the almighty Heroine and Flat Out Fabulous after recommendations from Twitter.
I could not wait to try this out!
I was still on the fence about Flat Out Fabulous after swatching it but bit the bullet anyway.
When the package came I was like an over excited child!
I applied the lipstick IMMEDIATELY!
Heroine is a gorgeous bright violet creamy purple in a matte finish.
Perfect for all skin tones but really beautiful on deeper skin tones.
I found that this applied so smoothly, a lot smoother than Ruby or Riri Woo, it did not drag against my lips and was very comfortable to wear.
Pigmentation wise, first application was pretty impressive, however one or two swipes is really needed to get the most out of this vibrant colour.
Below I’m wearing Heroine without any lip liner.
I can definitely see why almost everyone loves this colour, I think it works so well on my skin tone.
One thing I did experience was staining though, so watch out, otherwise I am glad I purchased it!
If you don’t want to splash out the cash on Heroine, I’ve found that Revlon’s Matte Balm in Shameless and Topshop’s lipstick in Straight Ace are good dupes, not exactly the same but great alternatives!
Next Flat Out Fabulous.
A relatively new release from MAC which is a permanent part of their Retro Matte collection.
FOF is a bright cooled toned fuchsia lipstick once again perfect for all skin tones for that pop of colour (#bloggersfavouritetermsthatweallhate) you need.
Application wise FOF was dryer than Heroine and I did experience some tugging but it was minimal, something I can live with.
Pigmentation wise, super impressed. FOF goes on bright and stays that way, I applied two coats in the swatches below.
I am also wearing FOF without any lip liner, I have seen many people team FOF with Nightmoth or Magenta lip liner but the lipstick also works beautifully on it’s own.
FOF really surprised me and I can honestly say this is my new favourite “pink” lipstick.
The vibrancy of it works so well with my skin tone, I absolutely LOVE it, a little bit more so than Heroine!
FOF also stains, sigh, but it’s a small price to pay for such a gorgeous lipstick!
All in all I am more than happy with my new additions!
You can pick up both Heroine and Flat Out Fabulous for MAC now HERE
Do you have Heroine or Flat Out Fabulous?
What other MAC mattes do you love?