I bought my first MAC Cosmetics lipstick in high school and it’s been a love affair since first swipe. My first loves were Hue and Russian Red and I have added a few shades since then but recently the urge to grow my MAC collection has grown stronger and stronger. I plan on doing a little bit of MAC shopping soon but I started off with two new lipsticks to add to my collection.
With a list of lipsticks that’s about a mile long it was difficult to narrow down my choices but I finally decided on two classic MAC shades that made the transition from lip liner to lipstick via the recent Matte Lip Collection.
Whirl is a stunning warm red brown described as a “dirty rose” and it is of course that classic Kylie Jenner shade. It is my absolute favourite lipstick shade right now, I have been mixing liners and lipsticks for the past few months trying to create this exact shade but now I have it in one quick swipe.
Stone is a classic cool toned taupey brown, a very unique shade that you don’t see often but it is all the rage on social media. I am completely obsessed with cool tones right now and I can’t get enough of anything greige. Stone is the perfect lipstick because you can wear it alone for a true cool look or layer it over a pink lip liner for a more wearable effect.
Being from the Matte Lip Collection, both Whirl and Stone are true matte lipsticks but they are surprisingly creamy and easy to both apply and wear. They stick to your lips and last for hours on end but they will transfer and fade if you eat or drink. They feel comfortable all day long and not at all overly dry, if you are prone to finding matte lipstick uncomfortable a lip balm underneath with help.
I’m really quite happy with these two lipsticks and I can’t wait to pick up a few more. What are your favourite MAC lipsticks? What shades should I pick up?