MAC Rebel Lipstick

Let’s talk a little lipstick shall we?

MAC is definitely my go-to when it comes to finding a lipstick I know I’ll love. The two just go together like peanut butter and jelly.

MAC Rebel lipstick isn’t a new colour by any means, it’s been available for years now.

Mac Rebel Lipstick

The wonderful thing about Rebel is that it isn’t a true plum, nor is it a true red. It sits right in the middle, so you can get that slightly sultry colour, without it looking too vampy.

It also has a fantastic quality in that it doesn’t play favourites to a certain skin tone or hair colour. It honestly looks great on just about everyone. As long as you have the confidence wearing this lipstick, it will look amazing on you. Swear.

Rebel is described as a “midtonal cream plum with a satin finish”. I love Mac’s satin lipstick finishes;Β they leave a slightly “glossy” look when applied to the lips.

mac rebel lipstick

There are a few things I adore about this lipstick: For one, it’s long wearing – meaning it will last hours on the lips, no touchups necessary. However, because of this, it’s very drying. You will want to make sure your lips are very moisturized before applying this shade.

This beautiful colour also happens to be very creamy and buildable. Being that it’s highly pigmented, your fingers are the perfect tool if you want to have a more sheer application for a lighter plum look. You also have the option of making it more dramatic of a look when you apply it straight from the tube.

When rocking a plum like this, makeup can really depend on what you’re in the mood for and the time of day. During the day, I’d say it’s always a safe option to keep the eyes on the neutral side (stay away from the shimmer), but at night, you’re pretty much free to play around how you please.

Like I said earlier though, confidence is a must when you are wearing a bold lip. As long as you are rocking that, you will look great in whatever you choose to wear.

*If you don’t want to pay the full price for Rebel, Wet N Wild Mega Last Lip Color in Sugar Plum Fairy is a pretty close dupe.

What’s your favourite Fall lipstick? Do you have a go to lip colour?

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  1. So pretty! I love that color.

    I wish I could wear lip color, but I hate the way it feels:( I’m a balm/chapstick girl every day! Every so often I’ll wear a burt’s bees with a little bit of color, but mostly I just keep things natural:)

  2. ahhh why are lipsticks so drying?? so frustrating because my lips get so dry with lipstick!! i have found one that is kind of hydrating, but it’s not long lasting (well it claims to be, but it’s not really haha)

    • I find the best thing to get my lips lipstick ready is use an exfoliant on them at night and then put a heavier lip balm (like elizabeth arden’s 8 hour lip cream or even vaseline) overnight and then they are super moisturized for the morning!

  3. I just started playing around with lipsticks (I never really wore any before!) and it’s been fun experimenting. I’m loving the Just Kissables cover girl lip stains!

  4. I don’t do a lot with makeup, but I enjoy using Pink Diamonds lip gloss from Mary Kay. It is almost identical to my natural lip color, so I am comfortable using it, but it adds a lot of sparkle.
    I have plans to go to an animecon this weekend. I am not a huge anime fan, but I do like some animes, so I thought it could be a lot of fun to try!

    • I love the lip colours that are your lips but better colours. Sometimes the natural ones are just the best for people trying them out!
      Hope you had fun at animecon! Sounds like it would be a good time to try out!

  5. The lip color looks really pretty! I don’t do a lot with makeup, but I enjoy using Pink Diamonds lip gloss from Mary Kay. It is almost identical to my natural lip color, so I am comfortable using it, but it adds a lot of sparkle.
    I have plans to go to an animecon this weekend. I am not a huge anime fan, but I do like some animes, so I thought it could be a lot of fun to try!

  6. Ooooh…that color looks so pretty on you! I’m not much of a lipstick person. If I put anything on my lips, aside from chapstick, I’ll use lip gloss. I like muted or neutral colors the best.

  7. OMG… my friend has this and i fell in love with it! i def going to be buying it for myself!

  8. Oh man, I am so nervous about wearing dark lip shades! Weird how I can wear an obnoxious bright pink or red with no problem though. You look beautiful!

    P.S. MAC is for sure the best lipstick out there. Love it!

  9. I’ve been eyeing Rebel for a couple of months now. Aside from a bold red, I’ve never really played with many of the darker shades, but I’d really love to get into the plums a bit more. Right now I’m really loving the look of a nude lip though… especially because it means I can go a little crazier on the eyes.

    • That’s very true about the nude being a great pair for the more intense eye colours. Although, I can’t pull off a lot of nudes being that I’m SO pale. Ha.

  10. you make me want to attempt lipstick πŸ˜‰ I usually go for bold eyes, so I’ve always avoided a lot of colour on my lips!

  11. I love that colour on you! So adorable! Makes me want to go out and buy it…. :)

  12. Gorgeous girl! I don’t wear lipstick… i feel weird with it on. I’m a chapstick girl. However, you rock it!

  13. I tend to go towards neon colors, but maybe I should try a more sultry/vampy color. I think I might check some out when I go to Target today! I agree, though, I love lipsticks which have a built in “shine” almost like you’re wearing lipgloss over top!

    • I’d say to try it out! It can be a bit hard to get used to at first which is why I recommend a light application at first and then building from there. It’s so pretty this time of year!

  14. Gorgeous! Mac lipsticks are amazing.
    I’ve been loving the Revlon Lip Butter in Red Velvet lately. The color is absolutely gorgeous and the formula of the lip butters doesn’t dry out my lips at all (it’s actually hydrating!) I’m addicted.

  15. Pretty color! I wish that I could pull of lipstick. I have never been a lip stick or gloss kind of girl. Perhaps one day tho!
    Not too much planned for this weekend, just working at my second job and getting some runs in. I hope the weather holds up! Have a lovely weekend!

  16. Glad to see your back to the blogging world… we missed you! I’ve actually never tried MAC lipstick. Maybe I’ll give them a try for my next lipstick purchase. Have a great weekend, Lisa!

  17. You seriously pull off all shades of lipstick so well! You could probably wear bright yellow lipstick and still look fantastic haha. I don’t really wear much lipstick – I just rock my Chapstick. πŸ˜›

  18. Gorgeous shade of lipstick- really suits you, Lisa :)! I am a bit shy with lipsticks and tend to opt for more neutral shades or plain ol’ gloss. You’re making me think it’s time to venture over to the dark side…both literally & metaphorically ;)!

  19. I never ever wear lipstick because guys hate it — when you’re around your boyfriend who you just want to kiss all the time, it’s not a good idea to be wearing bright lipstick that will get all over his lips! (Or won’t because he won’t want to kiss you, lol)

    But I totally wish I could wear it more often because it really brightens up any outfit!

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