Friday, 22 January 2016

Mac Rebel Lipstick Review

MAC Rebel Lipstick review
MAC Rebel Lipstick review

The latest MAC lipstick to join my collection is Rebel. This is one of those shades that looks very different in the tube than it actually looks on the lips so it can be misleading. I had seen Rebel at MAC counters in the past but I didn’t pay much attention to it as I thought it was too much of a dark purple, that was until I saw a picture of another blogger wearing it and completely fell in love. As you can see from my swatch further below, Rebel is much more of a deep raspberry pink rather than the dark purple it looks in the tube.

MAC Rebel Lipstick review
Rebel is a satin finish, which means it is semi matte with a slight sheen to it. Although a completely matte finish is usually my favourite, I really like the satin finish as well. It is much less drying than the matte finishes from MAC but still has incredible pigmentation, you only need one swipe to get a really bold colour. If you have very dry lips this finish may still be too matte for you, but I don’t think it is anything that couldn’t be prevented with a layer of lip balm underneath – I find this helps quite a lot.

Rebel isn’t one of the easiest shades to apply to the lips, although it applies nice and smoothly I have found it can look a bit messy if you don’t take time to apply it properly. I usually prefer to apply bold colours like this with a lip brush and always use lip liners underneath.  

MAC Rebel Lipstick swatch

As I mentioned above, Rebel has incredible pigmentation which means the staying power is amazing – I was really impressed with this! I have noticed that when the lipstick has rubbed off it does leave a slight pink berry stain on the lips. Some may not like this, but I don’t mind it as it prolongs the wear time of the lipstick even longer so you don’t have to worry about reapplying very often.

I really adore Rebel so much because it is such a unique shade, I haven’t come across any other lip product that comes even close to this. It is the perfect Winter shade and I have been wearing it so much recently.

Have you tried Rebel? What are your favourite Winter lip shades?

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