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Fair: Nars Lip Liner in Rosebud. For those with fair and porcelain complexions, makeup artist Nick. MAC Lip Pencil Liner Shade Spice (Pink Cinnamon Stick).05 Ounce. 4.6 out of 5 stars.

MAC’s ‘Whirl’ lipliner has been around for a while but once Kylie Jenner got her hands on it, there wasn’t a store that could keep it in stock. It is often on backorder so that is why I have decided to share my favorite dupe of this bestseller with all of you!

There are a few NYX lipliners similar to ‘Whirl’, but I found ‘Mauve’ to be the closest. Here are the details surrounding the two liners:

MAC ‘Whirl’ lipliner

Lip Liner Oak Mac
  • $16 (USD)
  • Described by MAC as a “dirty rose”
  • Available at ULTA

NYX ‘Mauve’ lipliner

  • $3.50 (USD)
  • Conveniently described as a “mauve”
  • Available at ULTA and WALGREENS
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Here is a close up of the two swatches:

As you can see from the swatches, the NYX ‘Mauve’ liner is a tad darker with cooler undertones and closer to a rose shade. I personally like how ‘Mauve’ looks here as compared with ‘Whirl’, but I am such a loyal MAC girl so this one is a toughie!

As I was swatching all of my lipliners, I found another NYX pencil to be quite similar to ‘Whirl’ as well, so here is a swatch of MAC “Whirl” vs. Vox business card. NYX “Natural” lipliner:


The Results: Overall, I think the huge difference in price is enough to go with the NYX “Mauve” lipliner. The quality of the NYX pencil was just as good as any MAC lipliner, so the only reason to choose ‘Whirl’ is for it’s brand name or if you like the slight difference in color more. Both pencils have a great texture, making them easy to apply. They also both have rich pigmentation so the color doesn’t just blend in with your natural lip color. I give an A+ to both!

What do you think about this dupe? Which lipliner do you like better? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below! 🙂

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