MACxLorde Pure Heroine Lipstick: SWATCH + REVIEW

When I heard MAC was coming out with a little collection with Lorde featuring a dark purple lipstick, I knew I just HAD  to have it! I am a fan of her music and I love the lipstick looks she is shown wearing.
 Once I was able to order it online, I quickly grabbed the chance and placed my order. After playing around with it for a couple weeks now, I can say I am really happy with the product despite my initial reactions to it.

The color is in Pure Heroine and you can still find it on MAC's website HERE. Cost is $16.
The lipstick is in an Amplifed formula, which is personally, one of my favorites from MAC.

The bullet itself is a nice dark purple, yet it doesn't quite translate that way when applied. So if this looks too dark for you, don't let the bullet stray you away! 

As you can see from the swatches below, the color is definitely more dark berry toned than a pure purple. At first I was disappointed that it wasn't super dark purple, or like the lip color shown on her promo flyer, but, it can easily be darkened with a deep to lip liner or layering lipstick. The dark berry hue with purple tones actually makes this much more wearable than if it were to be a straight-up dark purple.

On the lips, the color is a nice deep berry that definitely shows purple tones and though it may seem like a Fall/Winter color, I would definitely rock it now! I want to play around with this with a darker lipstick layered or say, Nightmoth lip liner from MAC, but have yet to get my hands on something like that.

The formula glides on nice and smooth and isn't overly creamy or glossy. This lip color definitely stays in place (with the exception of eating and drinking of course). This lasted a little over 4 hours for me and touches up really easily. As with all other MAC lipsticks, it has the nice vanilla scent to it which is never too strong--just nice and subtle.

If you are a fan of MAC lipsticks in general and are looking for a darker purple/berry color, I would check this one out since the formula is so nice. Also, if you're a fan of Lorde, it is nice just to have this in your collection while you can get your hands on it.

I have a couple dupes for this lip color too if you're looking for a similar shade and can't get a hold of it or just don't want to spend the extra cash on it so stay tuned for those!

Are you a fan of Lorde? Did you/will you pick up this lipstick? What's your favorite purple toned lipsticks? Let me know! =)


  1. I was so ready to buy this but for some reason I blanked!!! I totally forgot about it and I'm sure it's too late now :/ ANYWAY, that color is gorgeous on you! Purple lips always look good on you ;)

    1. Last time I checked (yesterday) they still had it in stock online! And thank you >.< haah you're too kind!

  2. Great post,love it!


  3. Nice shade and look so pretty on you!! :)

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  4. I don't think I could ever rock purple lipstick but it looks really great on you! :)

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  5. this is such an amazing colour!!

  6. wow i love that colour, i really want to try it!


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