Saturday, 5 November 2011

30 Days of Lipstick, Day 4: MAC Satin Lipstick in Rebel

Ok, so I made it a hat trick: MAC three days in a row! I was hoping to mix things up a bit, but I just received a lovely new lipstick in a makeup swap and I was dying to try it out! This new goody is none other than MAC Satin lipstick in Rebel ($17.50 CAD at MAC stores and counters). It is a unique deep violet-berry-magenta shade with a rich, opaque finish.

Here are a couple of pictures of it in the tube:

MAC Lipstick in Rebel: A pretty good colour representation, but a bit blurry...

A clearer picture of MAC Rebel lipstick, though the shade is not as brown as it appears here

And a swatch of it on my arm:

MAC Satin Lipstick in Rebel, swatched on my inner arm (MAC NC15 skin tone)

MAC describes Rebel as "vivid pinkish purple", but I find it to be more nuanced than that. As I mentioned earlier, it seems to have elements of red, pink, violet, berry, and purple all at once! Although this shade is definitely deep, its pinky-violet undertones keep it bright enough to not wash out my skin or make me look corpse-like (as some purple and deep-wine lipsticks tend to do). And its Satin finish provides a to-die-for semi-matte, highly pigmented finish. I find it to be a perfect rich shade of lipstick for fall!

Here are a few pictures of me wearing it:

Me wearing MAC Satin Lipstick in Rebel

With flash

In sunlight

The Verdict

  • Highly pigmented colour- you only need one swipe for colour-drenched lips!
  • I can see this as being flattering on both warm- and cool-toned skin
  • The finish is not too matte, so is not drying on the lips
  • MAC's  price point can't be beat for the quality!
  • A perfect shade for fall/winter :)
  • This shade could definitely scare off those who prefer more subtle lips (though I urge you to try this- you may surprise yourself!)
  • Because this colour is so bold, you may have to pair it with a lip liner to keep the edges looking clean. I used MAC Lipliner in Whirl.

Overall, I am very happy with my newly acquired lipstick! It is unlike any other berry/purple-toned lipstick in my collection, and I can see myself reaching for it often during the coming fall and winter months.

Thanks for reading!


  1. Thanks for the review! The blush colour looks lovely on you! Mind sharing what it is?

    1. No problem! Glad you found it helpful! I wrote this post a long time ago, so can't remember exactly, but my best guess is that the blush is NARS Dolce Vita. Love pairing it with berry and plummy lip colours :)


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