Mac - Rebel Lipstick

If you like your lips to pop. Like really pop and this is the shade to go for. Especially this time of year. 

And that shade of course is Mac Rebel.



When I first got this shade I am not going to lie I was scared to use it. It took me a few nights walking around the house with this lipstick on to try and get used to it. But since those nights are a long time ago and my confidence has grown and now I venture further than my kitchen with the lipstick on. 

I use the Mac Current lip liner with this as advised by the lovely Catrine over at Unnaked nails. (Check out her blog if you haven't already. It is one of my faves!)

Rebel is a berry/pinky colour. It's almost purple in my eyes but not quite. The lipstick is a Satin finish therefore it has a glossy/shiny finish to it.   

Current is a deep plum colour. I would use this on it's own and dab a little bit of Elizabeth Arden's 8 hour cream on top to give it a bit of shine.


The swatches. Left is Current one stroke of the pencil, second is how dark it can actually go and thirdly is the lipstick itself.

The staying power of this is pretty awesome. Drinking and eating is fine. The lipstick is extremely pigmented. However I would recommend that if you do need to kiss someone you give them an air kiss as it's a bugger to remove. Unless you carry a small bottle of Bioderma in your bag.

Once the lipstick does start to fade I find it to do so unevenly. So maybe one reapplication is needed. But when ever I nip to the loo on a night out I always find myself reapplying lipstick anyway I think this is just out of habit.

This is a cult favourite in my opinion and has a right to be. It is widely available at most Mac counters. Next time you're there just have a swatch I don't think any picture can do it justice. It needs to been seen in the flesh. 


Shameless selfie that I put on Instagram when I wore this last.

*As a side note. I once saw a blog (for the life of me no idea which one) where the writer had paired Current lip liner with Up the Amp lipstick. It looked amazing like an ombre purple lip.  I don't own Up the amp so I will do my best to describe it. It's a lavender purple lipstick with blue undertones. However if you own both Current lip liner and Up the amp I would love to see what you think of them together.


11 comments

  1. Its a lovely shade. I have a deep purple which i was so scared to use but i love it! x
    Emma | Cookies&Cream Blog

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    1. Once you get over the fear factor I honestly think purple is a lovely shade for your lips.

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  2. thanks for the mention! i have currant and up the amp - never thought of wearing them together tho. sooo gonna try! xxx

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    1. Defos try it. It looked so good! Xxx

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  3. its a very bold colour i think i'd be to scared! it looks amazing on you though the colour really suits you!

    oliviamulhearn.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It is a pretty bold shade Olivia. But once you've got to get over the fear haha.

      Thank you. I wish I could wear the shade more but it's not suitable for where I work.

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  4. You'll have to raid my lipsticks KJ, I bet there's a few you'd love! x

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    1. Well Polly I'd love to have a look in your make up bag? Not going to lie. I love a bit of a nosey. X

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  5. This shade looks gorgeous on you! I'm after a berry shade so I might have to give this a try!
    Sophie xx
    thescientificbeauty.com

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    1. Thank you Sophie. You should defiantly swatch it the next time you're near a Mac counter!!

      Katie Jane x

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