I have been looking for MAC’s Whirl lipstick ever since I bought the lip liner a few months ago. However, I do prefer the lipsticks over the lip liners as I find them very drying on my lips.
I selected Whirl in the MAC store. On the first swatch it was exactly the colour I had been searching for. It is comparable to Velvet Teddy by MAC, but Whirl is more of a deep pink versus the traditional brown toned nude of Velvet Teddy. I saw it as the perfect nude to include to my collection. Whirl is a matte shade, and typically the matte shades from other brands dry out my lips, but the ones from MAC are some of my favorite 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 initially applied it can be a fairly neutral rose shade, but you can build it up to be a deep nude. The shade is a beautiful color that would compliment any neutral eye look, as well as being the perfect party nude shade complete with a Smokey eye. In contrast to most nudes Whirl is more vivid versus an everyday shade. I am the type of person who does not wear bold lipsticks, so this shade is perfect for me when I want a faintly bolder look.
If you are looking for a new lipstick to include to your lipstick collection then I would definitely suggest trying Whirl. It is a very unique shade and I think it looks nice on any skin tone.