MAC Lipstick in Whirl (Matte) | Review, Swatches, Photos

MAC Lipstick in Whirl - "A dirty rose with a matte finish. Colour plus texture for the lips. Formulated to shade, define and sh...


MAC Lipstick in Whirl
MAC Lipstick in Whirl - "A dirty rose with a matte finish. Colour plus texture for the lips. Formulated to shade, define and showcase the lips. Hundreds of hues, high-fashion textures. The iconic product that made M·A·C famous." 3 g / 0.1 US oz | US$17.00 via www.maccosmetics.com

 
Video: MAC Lipstick in Whirl (Matte)
MAC Lipstick in Whirl
MAC Lipstick in Whirl
Hello there! The humid weather can't dampen my enthusiasm for this today's post. I did a sneak peek of this lipstick last week and I'm finally able to do a proper review. Yey.  I am slowly building up my army of matte, nude lipsticks. Nudes are pretty much a staple in any makeup collection and will never go out of style. It's also very easy to wear and if you can find your own personal nude (my lips but better) lipsticks, you'll be together forever. *_*
MAC Lipstick in Whirl
MAC Lipstick in Whirl
I feel like I am still searching for that perfect MLBB shade which will suit me best. I have tried with Velvet Teddy, then Kinda Sexy and just recently Taupe. I feel like they are good shades but they aren't really my HG nude lipstick.
MAC Lipstick in Whirl
MAC Lipstick in Whirl
Here comes this lipstick. Could this be The One? Whirl is described as a "dirty rose" with warm undertones and a satin-matte finish. I find shade this to be a deep pinky brown. It looks much darker in the tube (almost dark brown) than swatched on my arm. For shade comparison, Whirl is a tad darker and more brown than Taupe, Velvet Teddy is less brown and more rosey while Kinda Sexy is much lighter and more coral-pink.
MAC Lipstick in Whirl Swatch
Swatch: MAC Lipstick in Whirl (No Flash)
Swatch: MAC Lipstick in Whirl (With Flash)
True to MAC's matte lipstick formula, this is a one coater. It has opaque coverage and it's highly pigmented. In addition, since this also a deep shade, you pretty much get excellent color payoff that's very buildable. You certainly get maximum color impact with minimal effort.
MAC Lipstick in Whirl
On lips: MAC Lipstick in Whirl
I feel that the formula for this particular shade is ever so slightly drier and less emollient than most of the matte lipsticks that I have. This is a tad less creamy and pulled a teeny tiny bit when I swatched it on my arms and lips.
MAC Lipstick in Whirl
MAC Lipstick in Whirl
The texture on the other hand is still the same - soft and velvety. I didn't notice any settling along the lip lines although it did cling on to the flaky bits of my lips. In this regard, exfoliation and maybe applying a bit of lip balm before application would greatly help.
MAC Lipstick in Whirl
On lips: MAC Lipstick in Whirl
Wear time is longer than average due to the less creamy formula and richer, deeper shade. It lasted up to five hours on my lips through a light meal and a drink. This lipstick is slightly drying over time.
MAC Lipstick in Whirl
On lips: MAC Lipstick in Whirl
I feel like this comes close as being a good nude brown shade for me. I like that this is a deeper brown (though it can pull a bit of burgundy red on certain lighting) that's more noticeable on my pigmented lips. I am inclined to like this better than Taupe or Velvet Teddy although I will need to wear this more before I can truly decide how I feel about the color. This is certainly a very fashionable and "current" shade (hello there, Kylie Jenner) as we are currently enjoying a 90s brown lipstick revival. *_*
MAC Lipstick in Whirl
FOTD: MAC Lipstick in Whirl
Pros:
- Great dark pinky brown shade
- Lightweight and non-greasy
- Creamy, smooth texture
- Opaque and highly pigmented
- Relatively long-wearing

Cons:
- Slightly drying

MAC Lipstick in Whirl Review
MAC Lipstick in Whirl

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