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Trying to decide which lipstick to review from the newest MAC Cosmetics Matte Lip shades is impossible, so I choose TWO. What’s cool about both Whirl and Stone is they both started out as lipliners (and quite popular ones I might add).
WHIRL is described as a dirty rose with a matte finish.
The finish is a nice hydrating, creamy matte. It doesn’t feel dry at all, nor does it feather. Although this isn’t necessarily transfer proof, it is fairly transfer resistant.
I have been loving these 90s pinky browns for quite awhile. These shades just look so natural with a bit of edge. Luckily when looking for similar shades in my stash, I had quite a few to compare it to.
Whirl has a bit more of a brown tone to it than all these other ones. Its closest relative would be 1995 (review here), but Whirl has more of a matte finish.
STONE is described as a muted greyish taupe brown.
This was a bit creamier than Whirl but still has the same qualities such as being fairly transfer resistant and mildly hydrating.
Holy moly do I ever love this shade. I have been on a real taupe/brown kick this past month (it all started with Lime Crime’s Cashmere liquid lipstick). Paired wih a gold eyeshadow and a rosy cheek, this is such a badass look!
And although I thought I had a lot of shades similar, I really don’t. GC’s Underground is the closest, but it is a lot warmer and not as matte.
Wear time on both of these shades is 6-8 hours, which is pretty phenomenal considering I’m a lip-licker. I am so glad MAC has released Whirl and Stone in lipstick form because sometimes wearing lipliner as a lip shade can be way too drying.
The MAC Matte Lipsticks can be found at all MAC stores and online here.
WHICH OF THESE TWO IS YOUR FAVE?
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