23 May, 2012

Back 2 MAC: Rebel satin lipstick swatched (and a purchase)

Oh Rebel lipstick, how much do I love thee?  


 A lot obviously because this is my second tube!  Now that's saying something because it's pretty rare that I'll repurchase a lipstick shade with all the new shades (or variations of) and finishes constantly catching my eye.  I've said it before and I'll say it again, I'm usually a bit of a lipstick whore so you won't see me buying multiple back-ups of my one and only HG lipstick.  OK, so now you realise how special I think Rebel is and why it was my Back 2 MAC choice!

Rebel is from MAC's  satin finish line so it's semi-matte but feels weightless on the lips and I don't find it drying at all.  The pigmentation is rich and true, doesn't bleed and fades evenly after eating or drinking.  I'm a fan of the satin formula but it's the a-may-zing colour I'm in love with - Rebel looks a little deceptively scary in the tube but on the lips this becomes the most flattering shade of beet.  It's vibrant but not too light and bright and I think it would suit most colouring.  It's a lovely day to night shade and when it fades, leaves a flattering stain on my lips. 

Oh, I also made another repurchase while I was at the MAC counter and bought my favourite everyday purple eyeliner Bordeauxline.  This Powerpoint pencil liner has just the right hint of plum/purple to set off my green eyes without being too distracting.  Offce appropriate but not boring!  I love my plums, beets and berries at this time of the year!

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Bordeauxline & Rebel



Now for the money shots.  I'm getting a little more confident at doing lip swatches and I wanted to show you just how lovely Rebel looks in action...

Daylight

Indirect light

What's your favourite winter bright?

Until next time.

Vita :)

16 comments:

  1. Very pretty! I love the new MAC sets they have released, sooo many great choices :)

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    1. Thank you :) MAC brings out so many collections that I get a bit overwhelmed because I want it all! Rebel's a classic shade and has been in their core line for years. xo

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  2. Really beautiful lipstick, looks great on you; I love shades like these, also having green eyes I wear purple eyeliners and eyeshadows very often.

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    1. Thanks! Purple's a nice pop of colour without being outrageous. Another green-eyed girl - great!

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  3. That's so pretty! I think I have a YSL shade that's extremely close, otherwise I'd pick this up, too! I love vampy shades like this :)

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    1. Oh I remember that YSL from your blog post Larie - it's stunning! I must revisit because I think I may just buy it when my ban's over :)

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  4. Oh wow, it looks amazing on you! So perfect for that fall season you're in right now.

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    1. Thankyou Liz :) Rebel makes for a nice change from the usual reds and burgundies. I can promise you I'll be wearing it A LOT!

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    1. One swatch and you'll be in love Michelle. It was out of stock originally when I went to the MAC counter and I couldn't find any other colour which was even close to Rebel. It's unique in MAC's vast array of shades!

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  6. Definitely trying that liner! Another green eyed girl over here, have been looking for the perfect shade to make them pop. Thanks!

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    1. I think this is the third (or fourth?) time I've bought Bordeauxline. I love the colour and the longevity - the line stays put all day so it's perfect for work :)

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  7. Man, Rebel looks so good on you! I never use mine because the few times I used it, it just looked rubbish on me. I'll have to dig it out though, maybe I can make it work...

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    1. I'm sure you could! I love how you layer your lip looks so there's gotta be an awesome combination in there somewhere...

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  8. love the dark red shade. it looks nice on your lips too.

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    1. Thanks :) It's a winter bright!

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