Sunday, 8 July 2012

Look of the Day: Rebel, Rebel

In addition to the different types of posts I feature on the blog, I thought I'd start doing a series of "Looks of the Day"- quick posts that break down some of my favourite makeup looks and showcase some of my most beloved products.

Today's features the lovely Rebel Lipstick from MAC. With a richly pigmented satin finish, Rebel is a bold berry shade with both pink and purple undertones. It makes a statement on its own, so I left the rest of my makeup look fairly simple. Also, since it the summertime, I didn't want to apply the lipstick in an overly heavy, polished way. Instead, I applied it directly from the tube, then blended it in with my finger for a stained effect.

These pictures don't fully capture the vibrant richness of this shade, but hopefully you can get a good idea! Here a a couple pictures, then the full breakdown of the look:


MAC Satin Lipstick in Rebel on lips



Foundation: Revlon ColourStay Liquid (Combination/Oily Formula) in Buff combined with Chantecaille Just Skin Tinted Moisturizer in Bliss
Concealer: Cle de Peau Concealer in Ivory
Powder: MAC Blot Powder in Medium
Bronzer: Hard Candy So Baked Bronzer in Hula Hula
Blush: Sleek Blush in Flamingo
Brows: Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Ash Blond
Primer: Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden
Eye Shadows: Laura Mercier eye shadow in Sandstone (all over lid, inner corners, and brow bone) MAC Quarry eye shadow lightly in crease
Eyeliner: Revlon ColourStay Liquid Eyeliner Pen in Black
Mascara: Clinique Lash Doubling mascara in Black
Lips: MAC Satin Lipstick in Rebel



And a few more pictures of the look:







Thanks for reading!

30 comments:

  1. Beautiful!! I love the blush and the accent that the lipstick really set off. :)

    xo
    http://ittybee.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks! I'm really loving Sleek Flamingo blush- it's a bright pink, yet super versatile. Thanks for reading :)

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  2. this look is so polished and sophisticated! looove the lipstick shade :)

    anansays.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for the kind comments, and for reading! Rebel is a total must-have, in my humble opinion ;)

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  3. Stunning! You've done such a great job contouring, and I love Rebel as a stain.

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    1. Aww, thanks! I did use the Hula Hula bronzer as a contour before blending it out as a bronzer. Thanks for noticing ;) And yeah, Rebel worn as a stain is one of my new favourite summer looks. Like an (intense) post-grape popsicle effect :)

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  4. I *love* that lip colour! It's so refreshing to see something different than the usual pinks/reds/nudes, and you wear it so well!

    Alice

    http://SecretsOfAWannabeCharlotte.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks! I have waaay too many lipsticks, so I really appreciate shades that are super unique like this one. I also love shades like Rebel that look a bit dark and intimidating in the tube, but are actuall quite wearable.

      Thanks for the kind comments, and for reading :)

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  5. it looks great on you, the perfect shade!

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    1. Thanks so much! Rebel is one of my favourites for sure, so it was fun featuring it here :)

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  6. okay, your make-up is absolutely fabulous!!!
    in love with this entire simple and fresh look!
    xo TJ

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    1. Aww, that's very sweet of you to say! Thanks for the kind words, and for reading :)

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    1. Thanks! Rebel is definitely one of my favourites :)

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  8. This is a really nice and cheerful colour for summer!

    pinkforflamingos.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks! I love wearing bright, cheery colours during the summertime (or anytime, really ;)

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    1. Thanks! Rebel is pretty easy to love :)

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  10. such a pretty look! really suits you x

    www.divagirlstrikesagain.blogspot.co.uk

    Natali Crystal xox

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    1. Thanks a lot, Natali, for reading and for the kind comments :)

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  11. you know, you are really crazy beautiful -- just thought i'd let you know!
    i have tried revlon colorstay before, and unfortunately it wasn't for me. too intense for what my skin likes, and it kind of smelled like paint... yikes!

    -alexandra
    http://alexisinodak.blogspot.com

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    1. Awww, thanks Alexandra! That's so nice of you to say :) Yeah, ColourStay definitely isn't for everyone. I've always leaned towards moderate to full coverage foundations, but if you're used to sheerer formulas I can see how it would seem pretty intense! I've recently started mixing it with a tinted moisturizer (Chantecaille Just Skin) to sheer it out a bit and it works wonderfully! :)

      Thanks for reading!

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  12. Hi! I like your blog, it's so cute!
    Follow me on Bloglovin: Kisses From Europe
    Love&kiss!

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    1. Thanks for the kind words, and for reading! I'll check out your blog for sure :)

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  13. Hi :) Im a new follower, love your blog! The lipstick is lovely, Im obsessed with lip colour atm!

    My Blog : The Style Khaleesi

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    1. Thanks so much for following! I'll check out yours as well :)

      It's definitely easy to fall into a lipstick addiction- my collection is proof! Hope you're finding some shades that you really love :)

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  14. That lip color is really pretty! It looks great on you! xx

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    1. Thanks so much for the kind words, and for reading! :)

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  15. btw, I just nominated you for the Liebster Award :) here's the link for it! http://anansays.blogspot.com/2012/07/liebster-award.html

    x

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    1. Awesome! That's so sweet of you :) I'll get on that soon!

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