How many times did you Google and search for the famous Kylie Jenner’s retro pout tutorial?? I did countless times; MAC whirl is probably one of the most famous lip liners, all thanks to Miss Jenner and her soft brown full lashes with retro lips. Whole world is crazy making Kylie Jenner’s makeup tutorials using different products. There’s been a lot of speculation about her lips getting injected bla bla bla but the actual magician revealed- MAC lip pencil, rather mixing of different shades helps her to achieve such neutral 90’s look- WOW, Kardashians definitely know how to be in limelight, also thanks to media who showed so much interest.
What MAC Claims: A pencil designed for shaping, lining or filling in the lip. Lip Pencils have a smooth, creamy texture that is perfect for lining the lips or filling them in. They available in a wide selection of colors that each work well with many different lipstick shades.
Price: 1400 INR ( hold on guys- MAC is increasing the price of lip liner to 1700-1800 INR, I am not sure about the exact price but here MAC stores already got the new stock- please double check with them in terms of new price.)
Net volume: 1.45 g / 0.05 US oz
MAC describes “Whirl lip liner” as Dirty Rose; it is soft pinkish brown shade which is rumored to be the exact shade, which helps Kylie to achieve that beautiful sexy pout. Whatever it is but she is definitely beautiful and has good sense of makeup. Whirl can be used as an every day shade which suits almost every skin tone. It is a great nude shade which can be paired or used alone. I often use this during day time to college, casual meet up with friends and family.
MAC Whirl has an amazing staying power just like any other MAC product. It not only stays for hours but also helps holding my lipsticks for a longer time. I get almost 5 hours of wear time with Whirl. In terms of pigmentation-MAC definitely scores on top, it is highly pigmented and gives almost opaque coverage. The only issue I have is the texture; it is a bit on the drier side but nothing like you have to drag on your lips too hard. The texture of Whirl is bit stiff and dry, but winter season and dry lips maybe the reason why I feel so! With “Whirl” I will suggest, exfoliating and prepping lips is very important to get a smooth non- flaky look. It glides easily on moisturized lips without any tugging. The effect is completely Matte therefore it may feel dry during winters.
I will list down few drugstore dupes of MAC whirl lip liner in case you all are interested.
Revlon Nude Lip liner
NYX Mauve lip liner.
Turn On: MAC “Whirl” Lip liner:
• A neutral muted pinkish brown shade compliments many lipsticks. Very beautiful on its own.
• The texture is smooth, glides easily on lips despite of matte formula it does make my lips dry even after 4 hours.
• Perfect for day wear. It is very neutral and everyday kind of nude shade which suits many skin tones from fair to medium-tan.
• Nice colour pay off, highly pigmented.
• Long staying. It acts as a base and holds the lipstick even longer.
• The wooden pencil is light weight and easy to carry. Travel friendly ofcourse!
• Doesn’t settle into lip lines.
Turn Off: MAC “Whirl” Lip liner:
• MAC is now escalating too much on price, it’s insane!
• I wish the texture was slightly softer like MAC Soar,
Tutorial To Achieve The Famous Jenner Pout
MAC soar and Mac whirl look very similar to each other and in picture below I have included both swatches side by side. Now the best part- I tried to re-create Kylie Jenner neutral 90’s retro lips- I have mixed 2 different shades to create this look.
I outlined my lips with MAC soar lip liner. Next I Applied MAC Whirl all over again and lined my lips, gradually filled in- tadaaaa Job Done!! 😀
MAC Soar and MAC whirl prove to be an awesome combination and I believe Kylie Jenner uses both of them to get that perfect nude shade. Unlike Mac “Whirl”, MAC “Soar” lip liner is soft and pretty smooth,
“INFO ON A SILVER PLATTER”
I definitely suggest you all to buy MAC whirl as a regular everyday kind of neutral nude. It does look different under different light. Keep the pencil sharpened for better, more precise application. It can compliment many lipsticks therefore MAC whirl is versatile on its own. However every lip color looks different on different people, it also depends on skin tones and lip pigmentation.
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