Wednesday, 25 September 2013

A dupe for MAC Rebel? Barry M lip paint in 156 Vicious Violet.

Top: MAC lipstick Rebel- £15, available here
Bottom: Barry M lip paint in 156 Vicious Violet - £4.49, available here

It's no secret that I love a good berry/purple lipstick and I picked up MAC's Rebel just over a year ago now when I was in Harrods. Since then it's been a favourite of mine and I tend to wear it a lot during the winter but also find myself reaching for it in the summer months too. At £15, it's quite expensive for a lipstick, especially when you're only on minimum wage! So, when I was browsing the Barry M stand in Boots and saw this dupe, I just had to get it. As you can see, they both look very similar in the bullet!

Barry M's lip paint in 156 is part of the 'Ultra Moisturising Lip Paints' collection, hence the pink casing. I don't think that 'Vicious Violet' is an accurate name for it, it's more pink than Rebel but it's still a beautiful deep berry colour. I wouldn't say that it was very moisturising either but on the plus side, it isn't drying at all. It also lasts a long time and fades away to leave a nice pink stain on the lips. I managed to make it through a 4 hour shift without having to top this up once.

Although it's not a perfect dupe of Rebel,  for less than a third of the price of a MAC lipstick, you can't go wrong! I think that it's definitely worth picking one of these up, especially if you can't bring yourself to splash out on the MAC version.


  1. Mac Rebel's one of my faves but I stepped on it a few months ago which makes it super tricky to use, definitely going to take a look at barry m's offering! thanks for sharing :) xx
    kooky capricious 

  2. Ooh I was looking at Barry m lipsticks toda wish I picked this up now x
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  3. Ohh I love a good dupe!

  4. Ohh I love a good dupe - honestly my pocket cannot take me buying so much any more - so if I can save it a few pennies! YAY! Thank you xx

  5. For the price this is a pretty close dupe!! Seeing all these beautiful berry lipsticks is going to hurt my purse so bad....



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