Well, Hello there! Still another review from the Mac Matte Lip Collection, Mac Whirl. If you are a Kylie Jenner worshipper, Mac Whirl will not be an unfamiliar shade and will also be your lips best friend. She has known to be using Mac Whirl lip liner to enhance her lips for quite sometime, before she ‘fessed up (finally!) that she had some work done. It’s pretty obvious that there has been a ‘scientific’ intervention going on from Day 1. Who is she kidding? Anyways, since Mac Whirl was very popular in the lip liner form, Mac decided to make a lipstick of the said best seller. Surprise, surprise, Mac Whirl lipstick is not the same shade as the Mac Whirl lip liner. The latter is more pinkish beige than brown. I am not sure if this is an intentional move or someone in the lab messed up the formulation. Nevertheless, call me crazy but I prefer the new lipstick shade of Mac Whirl than the liner.
Mac The Matte Lip Collection Whirl lipstick is characterized as a dirty rose. On my lips, it appears as a warm rosy beige with strong brown undertones with a matte finish. It lasted for 4 hours of wear on me which is average for a matte beige lipstick. It is a non drying, non hydrating formula. This is a creamy formula for a matte lipstick which glides smoothly on the lips minus the slip. I am such a huge fan of the reformulated Mac Matte lipsticks. This is my new “go to nude” lipstick and has earned a spot as one of my top 10 fave matte lipsticks of all time. I also love how lightweight the lipstick is on my lips.
The Bottom Line:
I probably won’t wear both Mac Whirl lipstick and liner together. Since the liner is more pink than the lipstick, it probably won’t look appealing on my lips. Just my opinion and preference don’t shoot me. Haha. I prefer to wear Mac Whirl lipstick with Mac Cork lip liner instead. Nonetheless, I still adore the final look and formulation of Mac Whirl. Side by side swatch comparison includes: Mac Bad Gal Riri, Mac Pander Me, ColourPop Tootsi, Jeffree Star Celebrity Skin and Mac Velvet Teddy. This is definitely part of my muted rose lipsticks that are “fail-proof” when I wear smokey eyes. By the way, on my eyes I am wearing ColourPop Coconut (a new fave!) and my cheeks is Baked Gelato Swirl Blush in Guava from Laura Geller. Also, on my photos below I am not wearing any lip liner underneath so that I can review the product solely. But in real life I wear lip liners (if time permits). What are your pics from the Mac Matte Lip Collection?
Mac Cosmetics The Matte Lip Collection Whirl Lipstick A-
Overall Quality: 8.5/10 Formula: 9/10 Pigmentation: 10/10 Application: 9.5/10 Longevity: 8/10
Price: $16 / 0.10 oz. / 3.0 g tube
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