The M.A.C Lipstick Review : REBEL


This marks the start of a new mini series of reviews on my blog showcasing my favourite and most recommended lipsticks from M.A.C cosmetics. So if you’re looking for a brief and honest review then you’ve come to the right place!

I know first hand that it’s not always easy to get to your nearest beauty department store and swatch beauty products before buying them so we rely on the Internet and beauty bloggers to give us the honest scoop to help make that decision a little easier. I like to call this “internet researching” Ha! Very serious business. So to all my fellow online shoppers who need a little help in the decision-making process or to anyone who has been dabbling with the idea of trying something new from M.A.C but doesn’t know where to start – this is for you.


Rebel is without a doubt my go to M.A.C Lipstick when I’m looking for a pop of colour.  It’s actually the shade that got me excited about starting my MAC lipstick collection. It’s the shade that works season after season!

A lipstick with hundreds of hues.

The iconic product that made M·A·C famous. – M.A.C

Rebel truly has hundreds of hues which is why I find it extremely versatile. You may have stumbled across images of this lipstick online and wondered why it looks like a different shade in different photos. It’s down to lighting and also the fact that it’s the kind of lipstick that can be manipulated into every kind of wine-berry-plum tone you can imagine based on intensity. In my opinion this is what makes it unique, adaptable and suit ALL skin tones. (Ref: I’m NC45 in M.A.C & Rich Caramel in Estee Lauder DW). I love that it’s sultry without being too daring and stained on the lip it can look quite demure. It works well for every look, from edgy to feminine it truly works for everyone.

Rebel is a Satin Finish Lipstick which means that it glides on like a dream. It’s luxurious in texture and the scent like a good percentage of MAC lipsticks is a soft vanilla cotton candy scent. The cool pink undertones in this lipstick translate beautifully onto the lips and as I mentioned earlier it’s very versatile.

In terms of wear its long wearing so no problems there. I suggest using a lip liner as insurance but without it, it lasts several hours.

How to apply? You can apply this directly from the tube or with a lip brush for a lighter yet build-able application. Dabbed on lightly and blended out it can give you a subtle berry infused stained lip or applied liberally you can achieve a vibrant verging on fuchsia shade (pinkish purple). Finish by blotting to keep it locked.

It retails for £13.50. You can also receive a free M.A.C lipstick if you use the “back-to-M.A.C” system.


WET N WILD – Sugar Plum Fairy

Rimmel New Moisture – Glam Plum Fulham

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