Monday, 4 August 2014

Swatch Comparison: MAC Rebel vs. Estée Lauder Insolent Plum

Last week, the combination of having a gift voucher and being drawn to plum lipsticks in general made me buy a new lipstick: Estée Lauder's Pure Color Envy in Insolent Plum. You can read my first impression on it in this post.

I already mentioned that it reminded me a lot of MAC's Rebel, one of my all-time favourite lipsticks. So I though a little swatch comparison was in order! Here we go...

MAC Rebel vs. Estée Lauder Insolent Plum

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As you can see, shade-wise these two are nearly identical. The only real difference between the two is that Insolent Plum is a little bit glossier than Rebel is, which is the same on the lips.
Rebel is one of MAC's Satin finishes- they're not my favourite finish (I prefer Matte and Amplified), but since this shade of plum is basically one of my favourite colours, I don't really care.
In terms of lasting power, they both last around the same amount of time, but I will say that Insolent Plum wears off a lot more evenly, whereas Rebel tends to go a little patchy which is especially annoying when you want to reapply the colour- you can definitely see the layers building up, and that's not pretty. Of course I haven't worn Insolent Plum enough to give the perfect verdict, but I do feel like it looks better while fading because it leaves a nice, even stain on the lips.

MAC Rebel retails for 19,95€ - Estée Lauder Insolent Plum retails for 32,95€ 

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