— June 11, 2014 —

MAC x LORDE Collection Pure Heroine Lipstick


MAC x LORDE collection released June 5 online and in select stores. This collection (as of 09/06/14) is currently still in-stock on MAC's website!

Lipstick $16 USD / $19 CAD (0.10 oz.) [Limited Edition]
     Pure Heroine is described as a deep plum. [Amplified]


Pure Heroine is a muted, plumy purple with warm undertones and a creamy, glossy finish. The texture is creamier and had more slip than an average amplified lipstick, but because of that I found this lipstick applied unevenly, semi-opaque and feathered very slightly. This lipstick is best paired with a lip liner to prevent feathering, settling into fine lines of the lips and to enhance the color payoff. On average, this lipstick wore +4.5 hours by itself, +6 hours paired with a lip liner and left behind a subtle stain.

I thought the MAC x LORDE lipstick would be similar to MAC Heroine and MAC Punk Couture but it isn't -- it is almost a perfect mixture of the two. Heroine is warmer, slightly pinker and more vivid. Punk Couture is darker, more purple and cool toned. (See below for a swatch comparison.)

MAC Pure Heroine Lipstick

MAC Pure Heroine Lipstick

MAC Pure Heroine Lipstick

MAC Pure Heroine Lipstick Comparison
(L-R: Heroine, Pure Heroine, Punk Couture)

MAC Pure Heroine Lipstick Comparison
(L-R: Heroine, Pure Heroine, Punk Couture)

MAC Pure Heroine Lipstick Comparison
(L-R: Heroine, Pure Heroine, Punk Couture)



Disclaimer: All products featured were purchased by me for personal use.