Review: MAC Fashion Revival Matte Lipstick

In my makeup wardrobe I have a few tried and true high-impact products that I can rely on to make a statement.

MAC Fashion Revival matte lipstick is one of those products.

It is a beautiful deep berry colour that is complementary to most skin tones and provides that instant ‘kapow’ to any outfit.

Fashion Revival was released at the same time as the much sought after Sepia matte lipstick, which was the whole reason why I went to my local MAC store. After trying on Sepia and deciding that it completely deadened my complexion, I noticed that the MUA was wearing the most beautiful colour on her lips. Hello Fashion Revival.

Now, I’ve seen many online comparisons to the iconic MAC Rebel lipstick saying that’s it’s a dupe.

While I can definitely see the similarities, Fashion Revival is a deeper colour, that seems to have more depth to it, perhaps due to it’s matte consistency. Rebel is a satin and isn’t quite as dark on me without layering it to the hilt.

I’ve swatched Fashion Revival along with Rebel below in natural light, both outdoors and indoors. I also added MAC Pure Heroine (LE) from the Lorde collection and Karen Murrell Scarlet Blaze, just for comparison.

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In this pic I’m wearing MAC Fashion Revival, lined with MAC Heroine lipliner.

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