As I mentioned in my last post, I purchased the new MAC Whirl lipstick from the matte collection, at duty free. When the collection first released, I didn't think much of it. I already own the original whirl lipliner and I didn't think I would even want the lipstick but when I saw it in duty free, I instantly knew I had to have it - plus it was a little bit cheaper, haha!
As you can see from the swatches above, they are practically the same shade. It is a rosy brownish mauve which suits almost any skin tone. However I have found that even though this is a matte lipstick, it is much more hydrating on the lips than the lipliner. It is a lot more easier to work with and it does not tug on the skin, like most lipsticks/lipliners tend to do. Now I suffer from pretty dry lips but I have found that this does not dry out my lips nor does it look drying on the lips. Overall, it is a stunning shade and I highly recommend it!