MAC Heroine and Whirl

Do heroines ever whirl around? Did Elizabeth Bennett ever whirl around in her bedroom? Did Buffy ever whirl around in the cemetery (in between vampire slayings, of course)? How about Anne Shirley of Green Gables? Surely the most imaginative redhead in all of fiction did some spinning on those green pastures.

Well, we at least have one Heroine and one Whirl here with us. They’re staying put for the moment.

L-R: Whirl and Heroine.



I bought these through a makeup group at a discount. Whirl was $11 and Heroine was $9. Not bad considering that MAC now charges $17 for one lipstick. I remember when they used to cost $14.50.









My camera is a punk for not doing these lip colors justice. They’re both a little darker in person. Whirl especially is a deep mocha on me once I cover up the faint hyperpigmentation around my mouth area. Heroine is a pretty bright Barney purple on me. It’s less neon than it appears in the photo. I expect to get a lot of use out of it this summer.

Whirl is a great neutral lip color for me. It’s described as a “dusty rose” on the MAC website, but I find it to be a rosy brown. It definitely appears more brown than rose on me. I’m a tad disappointed in this finding, but it’s not a total loss because the color still works for my NC42 skin.

What do you think? Would you buy these for yourself?


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Beauty/product junkie hiding behind the title of certified makeup artist (that's the excuse I use for my makeup addiction). I am a human pet to two cats, a full time college student majoring in Cultural Anthropology and an organic food enthusiast (read: organic food freak) who cooks, bakes, and has not burned down the kitchen (I'm waiting for it). New York has put up with all of this thus far, so here is where I reside. I can be reached for comments, questions, complaints, and incoherent babbling at:
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17 Responses to MAC Heroine and Whirl

  1. Simera says:

    I love MAC Heroine but I haven’t worn it in a long time. I have heard many great things about Whirl lip liner but I haven’t picked it up because it looks very dupable. Great review.

  2. Heroine is one of my favorites! Whirl just went on my wishlist! It’s gorgeous!

  3. Rebecca Russell says:

    I’m waiting on 2 lippies from the same person. These are great colors; I have Heroine and love it. And now I might have to see if I can get my hands on Whirl.

  4. I rrrrreally like the way Whirl looks on you.

  5. Buffy did whirl. Haven’t you seen the musical episode? She did a whole lot of whirling there.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  6. lupe says:

    I need Whirl in my life. Ooo great prices!

  7. Lulle.Beaumiroir says:

    Whirl looks very pretty! It’s a perfect work-friendly, nude color. It’s one of those shades I keep hearing about but haven’t tried yet!


  8. Anubhuti says:

    Heroine is bold and beautiful and whirl is subtle and stylish… loved the whirl a lot, next in my buy list 🙂

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