MAC Cosmetics x Lorde Pure Heroine lipstick review

MAC Cosmetics x Lorde Pure Heroine lipstick review

Everytime I see Lorde, I think “damn I wanna know what lipstick she is wearing.” Well now with the MAC Cosmetics x Lorde Pure Heroine lipstick, people will be asking me the same question!

MAC Cosmetics Pure Heroine Amplified Creme lipstick
Pure Heroine amplified creme lipstick is a deep, rich plum.

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FORMULA:
I would almost call this a semi-opaque since it has a bit slippage. I had to swipe a few times to get this evened out. BUT I still love its creamy and hydrating quality. Wear time is 4-5 hours and it leaves a gorgeous berry stain.

MAC Cosmetics Pure Heroine Amplified Creme lipstick look
On me, it looks like a nice deep berry colour. A bit more vamp than something I would wear everyday, I think I’ll save this for concerts and karaoke.
MAC Cosmetics Pure Heroine Amplified Creme lipstick comparison
MAC Heroine (matte) on the left and Pure Heroine on the right. Some people say the Lorde lipstick was inspired by this MAC original Heroine, I say its pure coincidence since Lorde’s album is actually called Pure Heroine.

MAC Cosmetics Pure Heroine Amplified lipstick swatches dupes

Compared to other MACs we have Pure Heroine, Heroine, Strong Woman and Violetta.

Surprisingly this has been available online for a few days now and is still not sold out. It’s an online only lipstick and won’t be in stores (except the Times Square MAC). Retail $19 CAD/$16 USD.

For more on Heroine lipstick, check out my MAC Monday feature.
To see drugstore comparisons and possible dupes, check out Kalyn Lord’s post on Pure Heroine.

Fun fact: the hearts in the photo up there were printed on my new 3D printer!