Velvet Teddy has a matte finish which I prefer when choosing a lipstick, although it's creamy enough so that it doesn't appear 'cakey' or dry on your lips. MAC describes it as a 'deep-tone beige' and although other beauty gurus have described this as their perfect nude it's probably best for someone wearing NC40; a teeny bit too dark to be considered nude for me but still a great colour! Like the majority of MAC lipsticks it's highly pigmented and shows up well on your lips, it's staying power is impressive too.
As you can probably tell from the swatch (above) it packs a little pink punch and isn't just your basic beige, a great way to inject some subtle colour into your look. Although I've mentioned it's a little bit too dark to be considered a nude for me, it's still wearable for day time and looks great with a tan - it was a nice surprising shade when it came in the post.
|My sister Ellie playing lipstick model|
If you're fair skinned like me and looking for a darker-than-normal-nude, I'd definitely recommend this. It's a great grab and go lipstick for daily wear - MAC's done it again, lovely lipstick with a perfect matte finish and long wearing.