MAC Cosmetics Instant Artistry: Soft and Simple Lips with Rebel lipstick

MAC Cosmetics Instant Artistry: Soft and Simple Lips with Rebel lipstick

One of my favourite Fall looks is berry-stained lips. So for this week’s MAC Monday, I am showing off my fave berry lipstick, Rebel. And to get that perfect stained look in a few easy steps, let’s tune into another edition of MAC Instant Artistry featuring Gregory Arlt!

Step 1: With a lip brush, apply starting in the centre of your mouth then blend in.
Step 2: Add a bit more concentrated colour to the centre of the lip for a bit more dimension.
Step 3: Soften edges with your fingertip for a blended, stained look.
(lipstick used in this video was Rebel!)

MAC Rebel Lipstick swatch
REBEL is described as a midtonal cream plum, although I would probably call it a wine berry. The formula is a satin, which leaves a highly-pigmented creme shine.

MAC Rebel Lipstick soft lip brush
Applied using the video above, this gives a nice soft berry stain to my lips, and with the darker concentration in the centre it really does look like I’ve been eating a red popsicle!

MAC Rebel Lipstick direct application
For references, this is Rebel applied directly from the tube. It is quite a bit bolder and darker when you don’t use a lip brush.


MAC Rebel Lipstick look
The shade on my NW15 skin is really quite pretty and not too bold. Wear time is 5-6 hours, which is pretty typical with MAC Satin lipsticks. This did leave a bit of a stain after removal as well.

Now if you live in the Toronto area and want to get easy, everyday makeup tips from the pros IN PERSON, make sure to stop by the Toronto Eaton’s Centre this week!
Dates: Oct 15-19
Time: 10am to 9pm daily
Location: Toronto Eaton’s Centre, right outside the Swarovski store

What’s going on: The INSTANT ARTISTRY event will hve interactive video stations where you can watch videos, play around and get tips from Sr. Artists. There will also be a demo stage happening where you can watch Gordon Espinet, Global SVP of Makeup Artistry for MAC, doing demos and taking your questions.

This is going to be such a fun event and I can’t wait to meet some of you there. I’ll be there Wednesday afternoon and evening hanging out!

Enter the giveaway here

  • i love rebel with the lip brush! i thought it would be too dark for me but applied that way it is really pretty and wearable (for me)

    • I honestly have not used a lip brush in over a year and now I feel like I’ll be using it everytime I put on lipstick.

  • Tanya Lovetere

    I LOVE Rebel! I like it applied from the tube to get a darker color.

  • Rica Bargo Francia

    I have to take out my rebel again for the season.. I remember my sister loving it but I don’t… So I have to be remembered again. LOL!

    • I had mine buried away until I watched this video!

      • Rica Bargo Francia

        I’ll see you on the makeup event! LOL!

  • This color looks great on you! Definitely not too OTT, but still enough to make a statement.

  • You can’t go wrong with Rebel lipstick, you just can’t.

  • Julie I love this on you! I ordered Rebel tonight from the holiday collection. I’ve wanted to buy it for eons and once I saw it would be one of 5 chosen to sport the LE holiday “outfits”, I knew I had to score one!

    • Rebel is the perfect Winter shade! So glad you grabbed it! I got all the lipsticks from Heirloom Mix (minus Rebel since I already have TWO).