I did get the much wanted Heroine lipstick from Reel Sexy collections (I got it from another town). I don't usually go for really red based purples (that's why I don't have Violetta), but as I've been wearing a lot of purple this started to interest me too.
The lipstick looks a bit darker in the tube than on lips. Heroine is a matte lipstick and lovely one at that. Very pigmented and glides on to my lips so easily and it feels light. Russian Red is very close to this one, both are pigmented, but non-drying. Smoked Purple isn't as nice, because it applies unevenly.
Swatch on hand.
On lips the color looks quite bright. This shade probably looks amazing on darker skin tones, but it suits us deathly pale too. :)