Friday, 22 February 2013

MAC Rebel & Lipliner advice from the MAC Counter

My first ever MAC purchase was last year and it was a Satin lipstick in the shade Rebel. It took quite a lot of persuading from a friend to get this shade as the bullet is a dark red with purple undertones, very vampy! This was at a time I was only just starting to wear lipsticks (I used to be an eyeliner/eyeshadow girl, now i'm a 100% lipstick fiend!) so the colour to me was quite scary! After some umming and arring, I finally plucked up the courage to purchase it! (I also thought the name was quite apt! I was rebeling on my normal make-up!)

MAC Rebel & Lipliner advice from the MAC Counter


Rebel is a matte lipstick and goes on the lips smoothley, and is nowhere near as dark on the lips/skin as it is in person (part of the reason that helped me decide to purchase it!) however, after a while (30+ minutes) it can feel drying on the lips - so I highly recommend a lipliner to go with it! A few weeks ago now whilst visiting the MAC counter at work, I actually spoke to three people (on seperate occasions) on what lipliner to use with lipstick. I asked two people because I wanted different opinions and I was geniunely interested in whether or not they would advise the same lipliner - they didn't! The third person I asked was because I wanted make-up help as I don't know what make-up to wear with a dress for a wedding I'm going to in June.

 The first lady I asked was a bit busy so I couldn't speak to her much but she suggested a lipliner in the shade Magenta - a very purpley colour, I was very surprised at this suggestion because I didn't think it went with the lipstick at all! The second person I asked was a lovely man named Glen and we chatted for ages (he even complimented my nails!) and he was very helpful and knowledgeable and he suggested a lipliner in the shade 'More To Love' - a perfect match! This pencil went absolutely wonderfully with the lipstick and if I do get a lipliner to go with this lipstick, then this is the one I will definitely go with. 

The third person I asked was a few days ago now and I asked what make-up she would do with a purple and gold dress I was wearing. After explaining to her what MAC products I had (so she could perhaps work with those) and explaining I would like to try eyeshadows as I want something different to my usual bold lip - all she suggest was lipsticks and lipliners and not listening to me at all! Very unimpressed. She suggested 'Current' lipliner to go with this lipstick to have a bold lip (even though I said 5 times I wanted the focus on my eyes and not my lips!!) - this made the lipstick VERY dark and vampy, and even though I like bold lips, it definitely would not be something i'd wear - I have pale skin so a very dark purple would look silly on me! I didn't buy a single lipliner from any of the people as I didn't feel 100% happy and I don't like buying something (especially high end brands if i'm not completely happy)

So, if you want to find the right lipliner - ask several people! And don't be pressured into getting something you aren't 100% happy with.- you'll only be wasting your money when you regret it later. Don't be afraid to say you won't buy it yet and you'll have a think about it.





4 comments:

  1. I find mac counter staff can be either really lovely, or complete arses!

    hayley xx
    www.beautyrambles.com x

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    1. I've found that too! So I keep going to the same MAC counter and asking different people similar questions to see what their like. It's awkward considering I work in the department store that MAC is in!

      Amy xo

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  2. I LOVE Rebel and was also my first lipstick purchase from MAC, my first purchase was Sea & Sky eyeshadow, which is discontinued now. *sulk* :(

    I love your review Amy, I can't wait to write mine up in the future! I love your MAC reviews as you know how much I love my lipsticks. :P

    Excited to see more in future.

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    1. Thanks! :D Oh, I haven't seen that eyeshadow, i'll look forward to your review! :D I know, I think if we were let loose in MAC together we would be terrible! Haha.

      Amy xo

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