When playing around with MAC Rebel lipstick recently, I couldn't help but be reminded of another lipstick in my collection. I quickly reached into my lipstick drawer for Illamasqua Magnetism and pulled together a little comparison post, so here it is...
In the bullet Rebel looks like a very dark, deep purple but when swatched it's actually a deep, fuchsia pink. It's nothing like you expect it to be when you look at the bullet, which annoyed me a bit, but it is a gorgeous pink. Magnetism is a similar deep shade but it's more of a raspberry pink rather than fuchsia.
Rebel is a satin finish and although it looks good on the lips once applied, I found it quite difficult to apply. It seemed to cling to any dry bits on my lips, even the bits I didn't know where there and it really showed quite badly. I found I had to use a lip brush and blend in a bit of lip balm, which was a bit of a pain. I found Magnetism applied much easier, smoother and the shape of the bullet means you don't need a lip brush to be precise. Magnetism felt much more comfortable on the lips and reminded me that I need more Illamasqua lipsticks!
Which lipstick colour do you prefer?
MAC Rebel £14 | Illamasqua Magnetism £16*