Review // MAC Velvet Teddy Lipstick

When everybody was going crazy over Velvet Teddy, I wasn't that fussed. Yes, it was a matte and matte lipsticks are my jam, but I've always been more of a pink lip girl. When Helen sold a bunch of MAC lipsticks- including Velvet Teddy- in a blog sale, I decided I'd give it a go. That might be the greatest decision I've ever made.* MAC Velvet Teddy lipstick review
*OK, not the greatest decision I've ever made. Not even one of them tbh. Let's go with a great decision. I get overly emotional when I talk about make up, alright?

Velvet Teddy is, as I said, one of MAC's matte lipstick which are my absolute favourites. Yes, they're super drying but I love the velvety texture they give and the colour is completely opaque. As you'd expect, this finish makes the lipstick really long-lasting, although it's not as difficult to take off as, say, Candy Yum Yum.
MAC Velvet Teddy Swatch
What is this face?

What I wasn't convinced on was the colour. As I'm all about pinks and super feminine shades usually, I wasn't sure whether this brown would suit me. The second I put it on, I was convinced! It's a gorgeous deep shade which makes my lips look cashmere-soft, despite the dry finish, and perfectly recreates that nostalgic, casual 90s look.

Another bonus is just how versatile Velvet Teddy is; subtle enough to wear to work but also gorgeous in the evening. Although it's more of an autumn/ winter look, I know it's going to carry me through the spring and summer too. 
MAC Velvet Teddy pale skin
Here, have a nicer- but bad quality- phone selfie.

I am so glad I took a chance with Velvet Teddy. It immediately became my everyday lipstick and I'm going to repurchasing it forever. Believe me: You need this lipstick in your life!

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  1. That is such a nice everyday lipstick! It looks great on you!

    Jodie @ Jodetopia x

  2. I think you may have persuaded me!
    A Story of a Girl

  3. This one has been tugging at my purse for a while...I, like you, feel it may not suit me...however it looks lush on you so I might take the VT dive! x

  4. No no no...I HATE Velvet Teddy. I totally bought into the hype but it's so drying on my lips and almost looks like I'm not wearing anything at all. Felt so self conscious that it was cakey and dry all day! I'm so much more a satin MAC kinda girl.

    Looks lush on you though. (Jel!)


  5. Such a lovely shade on you - and totally wearable all year round!

  6. I'm still on the fence with Velvet Teddy. I know of a few great drugstore dupes for Velvet Teddy that aren't as drying, and I don't know if I'd go and buy it for full price.

    It looks really great on you, though!

    Katie |

  7. Ah, this looks so fab on you! I've wanted to try Velvet Teddy for aaaaages; but I was really uncertain on whether it'd suit me, as all the dupes I tried made me look incredibly dead in the face [but to be fair, knock offs are very rarely as good as the real thing, are they haha.] Seeing it on you however has given me fresh hope - it really suits you and the next Mac lipstick I buy will haveeee to be this one :}

    N xxx

    Lovelaughslipstick x

  8. Velvet Teddy is way too light for my skintone, however whirl and taupe are the 'velvet teddy' for my skintone lol xx

  9. The colour suits you so much! I've been the same about velvet teddy, always a pink girl but now I may be convinced to try it! x

  10. I must be one of the only people who hates MAC lipsticks because they are so drying so I'll never buy another again but I do have an almost dupe for velvet teddy which is a gorgeous colour. I love brown lipstick and I find it suitable for all seasons. Even though I never actually keep any colour for a season, it's red all year round for me but brown just goes with everything in the same way I feel red does

  11. ahh I'm still not convinced! It looks fabulous on you though, I just think I'm too pale and attached to my lovely pinks and reds. Might just have to bite the bullet and do it, or try it at the mac counter.
    Becky xxx // Geek Gets Glam


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