Sunday, 17 January 2016

Mac Whirl Lipstick | Review

Another lipstick, another nude shade. If you haven't already gathered I am quite the fan of the dark 70's lip colours. I have been on the look out for 'whirl' lipstick ever since I set eyes on the lip liner. However, I do prefer the lipsticks to the lip liners as I can find them to be very drying on my lips.
I picked up 'Whirl' in the Mac store. On the first swatch it was exactly the colour I had been searching for. It is similar to 'Velvet Teddy' which is also by Mac, however 'Whirl' is more of a deep pink compared to the traditional brown toned nude of 'Velvet Teddy'. I saw it as the perfect nude to add to my collection. 'Whirl' is a matte shade, and usually the matte shades from other brands tend to be drying  on me but the ones from Mac are some of my favourite lip shades. I personally think that matte shades look best on my skin tone because they suit my complexion and don't attract attention to my oily skin.
When 'Whirl' is first applied it can be quite a 'your lips but better' shade, but you can build it up to be a deep nude. The shade is a beautiful colour that would complement any neutral eye look, as well as being the perfect party nude shade complete with a smokey eye. Compared to most nudes 'Whirl' is more dramatic, over an everyday shade and that is why I love it! I'm the kind of person who doesn't wear bold lip colours, so shades like 'Whirl' are perfect for me when I want a slightly more bold look.
If you are on the search for a new lipstick to add to your collection then I highly recommend 'Whirl'. It is such a unique shade I think would suit any complexion in its own way, whether you have darker skin or pale. For the price, I would say this is worth the spend.


  1. Whirl is such a gorgeous shade, I think I might have to add it to my collection. Loved this post! x


  2. Such a lovely shade, can't beat Mac lipsticks x

  3. This is a lovely colour!! I defneitely will add it to my wish list as I love velvet teddy x

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  4. This looks like a gorgeous shade - something I've been wanting to add to my collection for a while!

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  5. Such a gorgeous shade, I might have to treat myself to it and perhaps the lip liner too if it's ever in stock x