Erhm, seeing as how this plummy number I’m wearing on my lips is from the new MAC Lorde collection, I probably should’ve been listening to Lorde while I was taking these pics.
But I wasn’t.
I was actually bumping The Cure’s In Between Days.
I can see it now — Lorde and I hanging out, listening to Robert Smith and shooting the sh*t as we swap out the laces on our Doc Martins.
You can see it too, right?
This scenario is much more likely than, oh, I dunno, hanging out with Lorde while listening to Taylor Swift songs and practicing our cheerleading moves.
Call me crazy.
Pure Heroine Lipstick is part of the tiny two-piece MAC Lorde collection, a limited release release coming June 5 to maccosmetics.com and the MAC Times Square and Fifth Avenue stores in NYC (international babes, you’ll be seeing it online in July and at the MAC Champs-Élysées store in Paris), and it has MAC’s Amplified formula, which means smoooooth, intense, long-lasting color (between 6-8 hours, no joke!).
Some of my favorite MAC lippies are MAC Amplified family members, so I always get really excited when MAC releases a new shade.
A dark, moody plum, it appears brighter on my lips than it does in the tube.
I expected a blackened plum when I removed the cap and caught my first glimpse, but it impersonates a plummy reddish wine on lips (at least on mine).
I’m betting that it’s one of those bold babes that looks just as dramatic on deeper skin tones as it looks on lighter lasses.
Fall immediately springs to mind (fall springs?). I think Pure Heroine is one of those lippies I’d reach for most often in the fall. I think it’s great, but I’m not gonna lie — I was hoping for more of a gothic blackened plum, and I’ll probably layer it with something like MAC Nightmoth Lip Pencil to get that look.
Penultimate Eye Liner in Rapidblack ($19.50), the other item in the launch, is a re-promote available now in the MAC permanent line.
I mentioned it a couple weeks ago in the MAC Maleficent collection post.
Basically, I think it’s OK. It doesn’t transfer or smudge, which is great, but I find the short felt tip a little tough to control.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,