MAC Lipliner Additions

27 March, 2015 MAC Lipliner Additions

By now, you all probably know about the hype surrounding a bunch of MAC lipliner shades. Kylie Jenner pandemonium has engulfed the globe, leading to a complete wipe out of MAC stocks, and I for one have not been happy about it. As my mum succinctly put it: ‘I don’t care about some silly 17-year-old, I need my lipliner!’ – Shelley, truer words have never been spoken.

We have both been long-standing wearers of Whirl for years, and when the MAC website decided to restock ALL of their most coveted shades, we ran to our laptops and made an order.

Without further ado, here are the ones I bought!


Soar – a deep, super-creamy mauve-brown, I adore Sore for over-drawing my lips and making them the centre of attention. This doesn’t dry my lips out at all and is the most opaque of the five shades I picked up. This would be a stunning shade for all skin colours.

Subculture – Subculture is the one shade I have a little trouble wearing. It’s lighter than my natural lip colour, but it’s such a pretty beige-taupe I can’t help but try to make it work! It’s very smooth, opaque and easy to apply, and would look lovely on super-pale skin. So far I’ve enjoyed wearing it with my Wet N Wild MegaLast Lip Colour in Bare It All (an amazing drugstore dupe for MAC’s Honey Love). Read my review of Bare It All and five other shades here.

Hover – the brownest of the bunch, Hover is a great neutral for deep skin tones and a nice shade to use if you’re rocking a dark lip but want to add some texture, or a slight ombre effect. This has a semi-creamy consistency and is beautiful all over the lip for an ultra-dark 90s nude.

Dervish – this is a vibrant pink-nude and very similar in colour to Charlotte Tilbury’s Lip Cheat in Pillow Talk, except Dervish has more mauve tones. It’s amazing all over the lip with a light gloss on top, and pairs beautifully with MAC’s Brave for a 90s-esque neutral yet polished look.

Whirl – the shade that started it all. I’ve worn Whirl since I was in my first year of University, when a friend recommended using liner as a lipstick – one night out later, and I was completely hooked. I’ve been through five or so pencils and my previous one was the size of a toothpick, so having a fresh one in my stocks is a rather reassuring feeling. It’s a gorgeous mauve shade that adds volume, depth and a subtle plumping effect that is seriously beautiful. The formula is slightly drying compared to the other four, but I counteract this by prepping my lips with a balm and then blotting with some translucent powder. It’s absolute perfection.

You can buy all of these shades here for £12.50.

Have you tried any of these beautiful liners? What are your favourite products from MAC that you think I should try next? Let me know in the comments below!

Have a lovely weekend!

Jess, X

  • My June Favourites | Making It Up
    Posted at 07:02h, 29 June Reply

    […] and highly pigmented, and is a perfect match for my MAC lipliner in Dervish (swatch and review here). Bobbi Brown’s Tulle (£19.59 here) is a slightly more red-based nude with a gorgeous sheen […]

  • iamserenel
    Posted at 00:00h, 31 March Reply

    Soar and Subculture have caught my attention, such lovely Lip liners <3

    Serene xoxo

    • Jessica
      Posted at 11:16h, 31 March Reply

      Soar is so beautiful! Would suit you so well babes xx thanks for stopping by! Xx

  • Alannah Croom
    Posted at 15:14h, 29 March Reply

    Oooo lovely! I am eyeing off the shade ‘Dervish’ now – it looks stunning! 🙂 xxx

    • Jessica
      Posted at 10:10h, 31 March Reply

      It’s such a great shade! Wearing it today with MAC’s Brave

  • Jenny
    Posted at 18:36h, 28 March Reply

    I’ve wondered if I were the only adult in the world that didn’t care about a teenager’s makeup routine. I don’t understand why everyone is trying to overdraw their lips like hers? Why not just enhance your own beauty and look like the perfect you? Hmmm. Anyway- I’ve never tried MAC liners. I’ve always read great things about them though. You have quite the collection!
    Jenny // Mish Mosh Makeup

  • Magpie Jasmine (@jasmineacs)
    Posted at 20:16h, 27 March Reply

    I just got my hands on Whirl but I need to check out some of these others- every single shade you have is up my street! xx

    Magpie Jasmine

    • Jessica
      Posted at 10:11h, 31 March Reply

      You really should! Would look fab on you! Xxx

  • Alessia
    Posted at 16:23h, 27 March Reply

    I’m glad you love your lip pencils so much, unfortunately I had a quite bad experience with Mac and I’m not willing to repurchase any lip liners soon, as those I bought dried in a minute and became a dry and hard bradawl. Probably they were old or badly stored, I don’t know..(?!)

    • Jessica
      Posted at 10:11h, 31 March Reply

      You should try them with a little balm underneath! Xx

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