L.A. Girl Rebel and Backstage Matte Pigment Gloss Swatches and Review



The weather where I am has been icky and rainy. Don’t get me wrong – I LOVE the rain, but I kind of miss the Spring sunshine (but am happy about the rain washing allergies away!) I decided to bring out some colors for the dreary weather, so we will be talking about the NEW L.A. Girl Matte Pigment Glosses. I have two colors to share with you today: Rebel and Backstage. Let’s take a look!!



Top to bottom: Rebel, Backstage


The doe foot applicator is great but it does not flex, which is probably best because the formula doesn’t dry super fast.



Rebel with ChapStick on top:




Once I applied Rebel, I thought, “Say it ain’t so! This looks JUST like Dose of Colors Berry Me! And, what do you know?! IT IS!



Also, you can see that Berry Me situated itself into my lip lines, but this is because in Winter, no matter what I do, my lips get a bit dry. The color is identical, yet the formula is not. Dose of Colors Berry Me is very mousse-like while L.A. Girl Rebel is more of a thick liquid/thin mousse. This color is gorgeous and as I wear Berry Me a lot, I was really excited to get Rebel PLUS it’s $5 + Shipping, while Dose of Colors is $18 + Shipping, so quite a bit of savings with the same effect!



Backstage with ChapStick on top:




L.A. Girl Backstage is such a GORGEOUS vampy brick red. I am IN LOVE with this shade and especially the flat finish it has. I applied chapstick on both just to show off HOW flat it dries off. These don’t have any particular scent or taste, and I really love the flat finish these have – they would really qualify as ultra-matte. I can’t wait to try more of these!

What do you think of these?

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Purchased by me. All opinions are honest and my own.


  1. I don’t care for the matte look but love how you dressed it up with chapstick!

  2. Those are some fantastic mattes! It looks like they coat so well!

  3. I love Rebel on you, but I actually prefer the matte look on any lippies 😀

  4. Superbly pigmented. I would love to try this brand

  5. I LOVE Rebel! So pretty.

  6. SO PRETTY! And I love your big happy smile!

  7. the matte look on you is so fab on those gorgeous puckers. I love these shades – you rock them out girl.

  8. WOW WOW WOW, those colors are insanely gorgeous!

  9. The colors are pretty but unfortunately I’m not a fan of matte lip color.

  10. Nice review, however, I like to know if this lasts after a meal? Say a meal with sauce -salad, pasta? If not, how does it fade? How does it look like when you touch up? Thanks. ?

    • Great questions! These do fade unevenly and when oil is involved. I was able to manage an iced coffee and salad and still have it on my lips. Touch ups definitely help it look back to normal. 🙂

  11. Hi nice review, however, i like to know how does it hold up during a meal? (Salad, pasta or anything with sauce)? How does it fade and how is it when you touch up? Thanks ?

  12. Oh, i loves both on u! It looks gorgeous, really! I have the Secret one, and this review make me craving for Rebel too, hahahaa… ♡

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  14. Have u tried ofra manhathan .I want to ask Is ofra manhathan and l.a girl rebel are same in color

  15. Hi there, I have both of these colours, they’re really pretty. The rebel applies like a dream and is really opaque but I’m having trouble with backstage. When I use it or even swatch it on my hand it is extremely transparent which makes me sad because I absolutely love the colour. I just wanted to know how you got it on so evenly and perfect?

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