Hello cupcakes! I was wondering what post should I do next and as I was browsing through my makeup collection it hit me that I have never talked about my all time favorite lipstick. I have mentioned it a couple of times but have never done a proper review on it for some reason. And yes, I am talking about the infamous MAC lipstick in Rebel (£15.00 / $15)! I’ve repurchased this beauty a couple of times and I will always go back to it. I like to think of it as my ‘statement lipstick’ and I wear it all the time! <3
The reason I adore Rebel so much is because of its unique shade. I have never seen any lip product that gets any closer to this one and it’s just love. The first time I saw Rebel was at a MAC counter a few years ago and the makeup artist there highly suggested it for my skin tone (NW20), saying it would be perfect and would make my skin color pop. When I first saw the lipstick in the tube it looked rather scary but I went with it and let her apply it on me. And oh my days… it looked absolutely amazing and I was hooked straight away! Rebel is this gorgeous deep fuchsia berry color, which has very subtle and almost undetectable shimmer in it. I would say that the shade is mostly neutral but is leaning a bit more towards the cool side, which I personally love! My favorite thing about Rebel is that it is quite bold but not too dark or Goth at the same time. It definitely looks more vampy in the packaging but surprisingly it is pretty wearable and very feminine. I find that Rebel really does brighten up my complexion and I feel it is perfect for people with any skin type. One thing I’ve noticed though, is that the lipstick looks a bit different on the different skins, so have that in mind. Rebel is one of the most pigmented lipsticks that I own and you only need one swipe to get it fully opaque. However, if you’d like the coverage to be a bit more sheer you can just dab the lipstick gently onto your lips and you will get beautiful light pinkish hue, which is really stunning (especially with some clear gloss on top). <3
Rebel is part of MAC’s permanent line and it is a Satin. It has lovely semi-matte finish with lovely sheen to it, which is to die for! The lipstick applies easily and smoothly and it doesn’t bleed out so it is definitely faff-free to use. If you prefer you can always use a brush but I find it pretty easy to just swipe the products all over the lips and head out the door. Now, the only problem I have with Rebel is as it is Satin I find that it dries out my lips a bit. I have mentioned many times that I have naturally very very dry lips so it is to be expected. What I do to make it feel comfortable on though, is I just exfoliate my lips well and then put some nourishing lip balm underneath the lipstick and it feels better. It is not ideal, but I am sure if you have normal lips this won’t be at issue at all. The good thing about Rebel is that it luckily doesn’t accentuate dry patches, which is always a big concern with MAC lipsticks for me. As I said, this product has incredible pigmentation and it also wears for some good four hours on me, which having in mind I wear balm underneath is great! What I’ve noticed is that when the lipstick is gone it leaves nice pink berry stain. I know some people dislike that but I personally really love it as it kind of prolongs the wear time of the product a bit. :)
In a nutshell, I think it is safe to say that Rebel is an incredible lipstick that not only has lovely formula but its shade is so pretty and unique! It is without a doubt my all time favorite lipstick and I cannot imagine not having it in my collection; it is such a staple piece for me. Its beautiful deep berry shade is the perfect balance between edgy and feminine and I cannot recommend it enough! I wear Rebel all year round but I especially enjoy it during the fall and winter. It finishes off my natural eye makeup look so well and I always get tons of compliments when I wear it! <3 If you are looking for a cheaper alternative to Rebel, I’ve heard that the Rimmel New Moisture Renew lipstick in Glam Plum Fulham is pretty similar to it so have a look! :)
Have you tried Rebel before? What do you think of it? Which is your favorite deep berry / plum-y lipstick?
Lots of love,