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Review // MAC Lipstick in Velvet Teddy

Like every other girl in the world, I too wanted to try the famous MAC Lipstick in Velvet Teddy. I am rather fond of Kylie Jenner and was just as amazed at her lips as the next person but I wasn't in too much of a hurry to buy Velvet Teddy when it was first rumored that it was her lipstick of choice. Don't get me wrong, I did ask at every MAC counter I came across and felt a little sad when they said it was still sold out and I did have a little celebration when I finally found one in Cardiff, but I wouldn't have camped out for one. Okay, maybe I would.

I vowed I wouldn't overdraw my lips in an attempt to look like Kylie with her plumped up lips, although knowing my luck I would end up looking more like Miranda Sings than Kylie Jenner. By now we all know that Kylie has had lip fillers so there is no way a simple lip liner and lipstick will give us Kylie Jenner results but I still wanted to try Velvet Teddy out purely for the colour, not for the potential celeb endorsement. 

Velvet Teddy is a matte lipstick which is a warm nude with a real hint of a mid-toned brown. I have read various reviews on this lipstick to see how the shade looked on others and some have said this is the perfect 'my lips but better' shade and I can kind of see where they are coming from. However, on me this lipstick is very brown. I am very pale so on me, Velvet Teddy doesn't look like the perfect nude shade I aspired it to be, it just looks like a mid-tone brown. This is not necessarily a bad thing, mind! 

I think Velvet Teddy will suit me better when I have a little bit of a tan but that doesn't mean to say I won't wear it as I will. I found it really comfortable to wear considering it is matte and it didn't show up any dry areas either. I didn't apply Velvet Teddy on top of a lip liner but I think I will do next time, although perhaps I won't be overdrawing my lips a la Miranda Sings!

Overall, a really easy to wear popular warm nude lipstick with a hint of a mid-toned brown. It is comfortable to wear and doesn't show up any dry areas and although I was expecting it to look slightly lighter on the lips, I do really like the shade. I can see why it is so popular but due to my pale complexion I am a little unsure as to whether or not I would re-purchase it after I have finished the tube.


  1. I feel exactly the same about this shade. I'm really pale so not sure whether it would look as nice on me as it does on Ms Jenner. I swear by my Viva Glam II for my go too nude at the mo.

    Jess @ JuicyyyJesss*

    1. I think I will have to give that one a try. I really hoped this would be my go-to nude but it is just too brown for me x

  2. Love your blog layout! Everyone speaks so highly of this lipstick but I'm glad you mentioned about the fact that you're pale and maybe it does work or not as I'm extremely pale too so I might give this one a miss!
    Charlotte // charlottespicks.blogspot.com

    1. Thank you lovely! I really hoped I would love it as much as everyone else but it is just a bit too brown for me x