Mac Pure Heroine Swatches and Comparison to Mac Herion

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After much anticipation I finally decided to pickup Mac Pure Heroine from Lorde.

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Ok so let’s start off with the original Heroine.  Heroine was a greatly loved limited edition lipstick that MAC decided to make permanent after great demand.  I love Heroine.  It is a vivid matte vivid violet with a slight hot pinky tone that lasts all day long and gets many well deserved compliments. So when I heard that mac was coming out with Pure Heroine,  I was elated. 

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But Pure Heroine is nothing like it’s compared counterpart. Firstly I just assumed that Pure Heroine would be matte just like Heroine at minimum, It just made sense…. right l??!!! If the lipstick matte or retro matte then I think I might have loved it more. Pure Heroine is a amplified finish,  which is my least favorite finish. It takes alot of swipes to get the color to be even and it wears of pretty easily after a few how hours.

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It is pretty color, but also it is NOT even close to want Lorde was wearing in the promo pic.

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If she is wearing the actual Pure Heroine lipstick,  then she is most definitely wearing Vino or Nightmoth liner with it. AND if that is the case, whatever liner she is wearing should be pared in the collection to achieve the look. Though I like the color , I dont love it like I love Heroine.  I swatched my other Mac purples to company the colors. 

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I dont own any dupes. I will look through my other brands to see what I find. So over I am happy with my purchase,  but I think that is mostly because it is limited edition and a Heroine counterpart. Not because of the actual lipstick color or finish….. I hope this was helpful Luvs …. and as always thanks for stopping by. … Dont forget to follow GIVEMELIPSTICK ON Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. … Also check out my new online boutique Red Ladi Boutique at http://www.redladiboutique.storenvy.com. .♡♡♡♡

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Happy 30th Birthday to me

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Today iam 30 years better, greater, wiser, smarter, and grand. Thank God for blessing me with another year or this earth, thank you for allowing my existence and giving me the ability to make a difference today in someones life. #happybirthdaytome #turntup #turndownforwhat.  Thank you luvs for you support as well…..

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It Cosmetics- Naturally Pretty Palette

*It CosmeticsNaturally Pretty Vol.1 Matte Luxe Transforming Eyeshadow Palette
*Where did I get it Ulta Store
*Price-$42.00 US

What you get-
14 eyeshadow and 1 Transforming Pearl shade. The palette comes in a rosy mauve rectangle box with gold lettering. The actual palette is the came color with a plush suede-like fabric. The inside is a shiny gold w/ mirror and magnetic flap closure.

Thoughts-
I heard about this palette on YouTube( I don’t remember who), but it got my attention because all the shades were matte and the colors are warmer than other matte/nude palettes.

Performance-
I have never had an It Cosmetics product before, so I didn’t know what to expect. Here is what it claims to have/do:
– “14 luxe anti-aging silk infused eyeshadows that include hydrolyzed Collegen, Silk and Anti Oxidants”
– ” You can apply wet or dry”
-“Designed to make your lids look younger”

I can’t speak for the anti aging claims because I don’t feel like I have “aged” eyelids and if I do- then I havent notice any difference in the appearance of my lids. All of the shadows have a buttery smooth consistency without being chalky. The shadows can almost be considered “satin” or “satin matte”- Not Flat color at all. Though there is no shimmer or frost, theses are not your traditional mattes- IN A GOOD WAY. I havent tried them wet. The pigmentation is great dry so I didn’t find it necessary. The color blend very well for a matte palette and I didn’t need to keep “packing” on color to get good pay off.

As far as lasting power most days I apply my makeup @ 6am- 7am and remove it around 8:30-9:00pm. Since I have VERY oily lids, I must always use a primer with any shadow to get reasonable wear with out creasing.( All swatches in previous post aare without primer).

Now….. Lets discuss this” transforming pearl”….. It is the biggest shadow in the palette, roughly the size of 2 eyeshadows and is an off white/ eggshell color with gold micro shimmer. The purpose of this shade is to “transform any shade into a gorgeous shimmering pearl shade”. I THINK NOT!!!. What it actually does is change the color of th original shadow, making it lighters and chalky looking….. NO Thank you….. I can say that it is not a total bust because you could make use of it as a highlighter for brows or cheeks.

Is It Worth the $$$ ?-
At a price of $42 for 14 shadows and a large transforming pearl shade, that equals $2.80 per shadow. Less than $3 each for some very good quality natural matte shades. So I would say- Yes. You should not be disappointed..

Would I repurchase?-
YES

Overall
This palette is great for everyday, work,no makeup make looks and can even go to nighttime smokey eye.I think this product is universal across the board. From young to old, it will compliment most skin tones and ages. Out of 5 stars I would give this palette a 4.5. That dang transforming pearl is a “no Bueno” for the purpose it was intended, but can still be salvaged as a highlighter. :)