Thursday, 15 October 2015

Mac Whirl Matte Lipstick & Lip Liner Comparison, Review & Swatches


As a massive fan of Kylie Jenner's signature nude pout, I was one of the many girls waiting for Mac Whirl lip liner to get back in stock. So when I heard that Mac had a Whirl lipstick I was beyond excited and ordered it immediately. As always, Mac did not disappoint and I am so glad that I ordered the lipstick. While I love the lip liner, having both items just feels really luxurious! 



 

Mac are well known for their immaculate packaging and high quality but still I am impressed every time I purchase their products. I just love the simple, classy packaging and think it's so iconic and timeless. It's also really resilient and you can easily put it in your bag without worrying about the lid coming off or it getting scratched. 


The lipstick is one of Mac's matte formulas, which I love. They have a gorgeous velvety finish but are creamy and comfortable to wear. The lipstick has a very matte finish but has more sheen than the lip liner, which is 100% matte. While I love Whirl lip liner, applying it all over the lips can be a little drying. Although it does give an incredibly matte finish, I prefer wearing the lipstick as it is far more comfortable to wear. However, the combination of both is amazing! As the lipstick is quite a dark, intense shade, it can be difficult to get the perfect outline, and using the lip liner makes it far easier to perfect the shape and add definition. I also think combining the two makes it really long lasting, which is always a good thing! 

 Here are some swatches of the lipstick by itself. I will show the Whirl lip liner comparison shots shortly.


  
  

As you can see, it's a gorgeous 90s nude. Now I will show you the lipstick alongside Whirl lip liner. 




The lipstick is a perfect match to the lip liner. It's a deep brown shade with a slight rosiness to it. It's the perfect 90s nude and is very flattering and wearable. The shade is very brown and has just a hint of pinkness to it; it is far less pink than Soar lip liner. Whirl lip liner is marginally darker than the lipstick and perhaps a little less pink but the difference is minute and I've never seen a lipstick and lip liner match so perfectly. Here are some photos I took of myself wearing the lipstick and lip liner together. 




Using both of the products together creates such a long lasting look. I didn't have to reapply my lipstick for hours when I wore this lip combination and it honestly did feel as though I wasn't wearing lipstick. The lipstick is a great purchase and it means that I can save more of my precious Whirl lip liner! I would definitely recommend this lipstick to anybody, even if you don't have the lip liner as it's such a gorgeous shade and is incredibly flattering. 

I hope that you enjoyed this review! If you have any thoughts or questions just comment below!