I was so excited for this dupe that I drove around town like a crazy woman early this morning trying to find this gloss! Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Gloss in “Mirrored Plum” is supposedly a great dupe for MAC Cosmetics “Heroine” Lipglass. While I don’t personally own “Heroine,” partly because it’s always sold out and sells too quickly, I have seen swatches of these side-by-side elsewhere online and they are very close. This particular Color Sensational Lip Gloss is part of Maybelline’s limited edition collection for spring. It took me three drugstores to find the display carrying this, but it was well worth it. Check it out inside,
Mirrored Plum is a bright hot violet purple lip gloss. It has a bit of shimmer in it, but not enough where it’s readily noticeable. I am obsessed with violet lips for the spring, and if you’re a little wary of going purple, a gloss is the perfect baby step for you to take. This lip gloss is pigmented, no doubt, but you can wear it lightly by dabbing on one coat and patting it out. You can also build this up in two coats to be perfectly opaque and give off bright purple color. The best part about purple lips is that anyone can wear them. I know, I know, you might be doubting me right now and saying, “I could never pull off purple lip gloss or lipstick!” I promise you that this looks great on everyone from very fair skin to very dark skin.
The color payoff is wonderful and the gloss is not sticky at all. This is a great dupe for MAC’s Heroine Lipglass, which is currently sold out online, and sold out very quickly I may add. It’s also half the price of MAC’s Lipglass.
Forgive the fact that my lips are a little dry in these swatches. I was running around like a maniac this morning attempting to find this gloss, swatch everything, and get this post up because I know a lot of makeup lovers and currently searching for MAC’s Heroine Lipglass.
Overall: If you can’t find MAC’s “Heroine” Lipglass because it is sold out, or you don’t feel like shelling out a ton of money for it on eBay, go ahead and give Maybelline “Mirrored Plum” a shot. It’s a fantastic dupe for half the price. If you’re just looking for a bright, pigmented violet-purple gloss, this is a great drugstore option. It’s non-sticky and puts down saturated color. It’s safe to say that I absolutely love this lip gloss!
Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Gloss in “Mirrored Plum” is limited edition as part of their spring color line. It retails for under $9.00 USD and will vary by location in the US. I paid $7.49 for mine, and they were buy one, get one 50%, so I actually bought another color from the line as well.
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