Thursday, December 17, 2015

Mac Whirl Lipstick

Hello!! I've been wanting to pick up the Mac Whirl Lipstick for a while now. I tried to stop myself since I have so many lipsticks already- not to mention ones that are probably similar, but the makeup addict in me caved after going to a Mac counter and swatching it three different times.

I know Mac Whirl lip liner is a cult favorite, and I think this lipstick might be a newer addition, but I'm not 100% sure. 



Whirl is a Matte formula, which I find to be drying on my lips especially since I like to wear lipliners under my lipsticks. It's very opaque so it can be worn easily on its own, but I'm just so use to wearing a liner underneath now that it's hard to skip it. It's not my favorite formula from Mac, but it's a beautiful shade so I can deal with it. I also found that this isn't *too* similar to any others that I own because it's a bit darker than most of my nude lipsticks. 


Overall I really like this lipstick, but since it is drying on my lips it's not one is wear everyday. I would really love to own Mac whirl lip liner as well someday, and think I might prefer that to the lipstick!

What's your favorite Mac lipstick? 

25 comments:

  1. I agree, this formula is not my favorite but I just love this shade. I definitely need to add the lip liner to my collection as well. This looks absolutely perfect on you, Ashley!

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    1. Thank you lily! Weirdly I wouldn't the lipliner with the lipstick but I still want it lol!!

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  2. This is such a pretty shade! I don't think I have many MAC matte lipsticks. I think Russian Red is the only matte one I have. The ColourPop matte lipsticks aren't really that drying to me if you are looking for cheaper alternatives. Their liquid lipsticks are a bit more drying.

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    1. I only have one other matte one from Mac and it doesn't seem as drying as this one!! I'll definitely checkout the colourpop ones, thanks Tanya!

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  3. This is so pretty! It looks great on you! I really want to go swatch this. Fanfare is one of my favorite lipsticks from Mac. It's a peachy pink.

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    1. Thank you Lauren! You should definitely go swatch it!! And I'll have to check out Fanfare next time I'm at a Mac counter!

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  4. Hi dear, I never tried this formula but you look so nice as usual

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    1. Thank you! It's drying but nothing too bad!

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  5. It looks great on you! Aw, Mac's formulas can be drying. I think I'd like the liner as well.

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    1. Thank you! And it's weird the other matte one I have doesn't seem as drying as this! I think the liner would be so good with any nude lipstick!

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  6. I have Ruby Woo, Lady Danger which are matte and retro matte, very drying but also very pretty so what can I say, I wear them as much as I could. LOL! I think this is the first time I'm reading about Mac Whirl lipstick, all this while I've only read about the lip liner. Must say the shade is really pretty on you, Ashley!

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    1. Thank you Shireen!! I think this was a recent release because I use to only hear about the lip liner too!! And ruby woo is a beautiful red, I'll have to check out the lady danger one! And I guess we have to sacrifice our lips sometimes for pretty shades lol!!

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  7. Was it Kylie Jenner that made this a cult favorite? I can't remember haha, but I know there's one color she said she wore and then EVERYONE was just flocking to it. I think it looks good on you, it's definitely different from what you usually wear!

    becky ♡ star violet

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    1. Thanks Becky! I think it was either this one or Brave by Mac that everyone went crazy over!

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  8. Nice lipstick :)
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  9. So many mac lippies are too drying for me so I don't have a large collection, but I do love the color on you!

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    1. Thanks Margo!! I'm pretty picky about the formula of Mac lip sticks, but since I like this color I can deal!

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  10. Whirl looks so pretty on you Ashley! Here's a trick, when you apply your lip liner put some lip balm on top, then add your lipstick. That should help solve the dryness issues. If you want to just line your lips, sandwich the lip balm between the lipstick and lip liner that can also help reduce dryness! Hope this helps! I was skeptical about the Retro Matte and Matte lipsticks from MAC, but for the lipsticks I find drying these tips help. I wrote a post over the summer on ways to wear a matte lip. Let me know if you want me to link it!

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    1. Thank you Pilar!! Whirl would look awesome on you too!!! And thank you so much for that tip!! In definitely going to try that out! And I remember in you did that post now that you mention it! I'll go back through your blog and find it!

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  11. i love that lipstick. it took a while to grow on me, but now i love it.

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    1. *meaning it took a while for me to like it on myself! ;)

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    2. I like it a lot too! And it's just a different kind of shade so I know what you mean. I loved it when I swatched it but I didn't try it on in store so when o got it home I was kind of unsure but now I like it!

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  12. The color looks gorgeous on you Ashley! I hate to hear that it's drying :( But again, it looks fab on you.
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    1. Thanks Kim! And I can get past the formula since it's a pretty color!

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