Review: MAC Rebel Lipstick

For our fourth anniversary at the start of June, Tom very kindly bought me a new MAC lipstick as he knows the obsession is real! He surprised me by picking one that has been on my wishlist for a while now and I am so pleased to finally own in. As you can tell from the title, the shade he picked was Rebel and I thought I’d share with you all, simple how much I love it!!

Rebel is a Satin finish which is quickly becoming one of my favourites! It is nicely pigmented without being as drying as a matte and has pretty good lasting power too! This is in MAC’s permanent collection and as far as I am aware, it is a very very popular shade!

The colour itself is actually very unusual as in the bullet it looks almost like a very deep purple shade when in fact it is a mid purple/pink on the lips or when swatched. MAC describe it as a ‘mid tonal cream plum’ which is a bit of an odd description to be honest but it definitely has plummy undertones to it yet is still bright enough to be a good summer colour too. I actually feel like this is one of the best transitional shades I own as it is autumnal enough for the winter months with the plum undertones but the pink in it makes it suitable for the warmer months too. I’m sure this will be a great investment shade!IMG_0915.JPG

I tried to find similar colours in my collection to show you some comparison swatches. I have found a similar dupe in the form of Topshop’s Beguiled and if you are looking for a similar MAC lipstick, New York Apple is the closest I own. As you can see Rebel is definitely more pinky/purple whereas the other two are more plum/red. This isn’t the smoothest when it comes to application and can occasionally dry a little patchier than some of the other shades but i think a good lipliner would sort that out no problem. It is slightly more dry than some of the other satin shades but all in all I am so happy to have this in my collection and I am sure to get a huge amount of wear out of it!

L-R Topshop Beguiled, MAC Rebel, MAC New York Apple

Do you own this shade? What do you think? Have you found any dupes for it or any similar shades from MAC?

Much Love


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