One of my most beloved lipsticks is Heroine from MAC
. It is what started the whole purple lip phrase I appear to be bringing in to the new year. When the Revlon Matte Balms
launched early last year, the shade caught my eye. I was instantly drawn to it. The more I played with both of them, the more I had a feeling they could be a good dupe for each other.
, is from the retro matte collection MAC launched in 2014. It sold out in minutes and became part of MAC'S permanent line. It is a true purple with long lasting power. The formula is comfortable and not s drying as MAC's Ruby Woo. In fact I would go so far as to say it has more of a satin finish. It is easy to apply. I love applying this to jazz up my simple bleak outfits. Bold lips tend to go well against pastels and grey, this is no exception.
like Heroine is a matte formula, slightly deeper in tone but otherwise sits just as comfortably on the lips. I actually use this as a base sometimes to apply heroine as I still need to get my hands on a purple lip liner. It lasts a good few hours. You do not have to worry about it going everywhere. If you are wanting to try purple lips, but perhaps do not want to spend a lot incase you did not like it. This is a good place to start.
Between the both of these I would have to say MAC Heroine
wins this round. The lipstick bullet makes for more easier precise application. You can get in too the inner corners of your lips with ease. As much as I love the Matte Balms
after a good few goes the nib dulls down. If you are a fan of purple lips already spend that little bit extra on Heroine.
Lots of love