Wednesday, 22 January 2014

MAC Velvet Teddy Lipstick, Swatch and Review

I'm slowly trying to build some sort of MAC lipstick collection and I recently purchased their lovely Velvet Teddy shade. (See the review and swatch for Dark Side here.) I went through many reviews from other beauty bloggers in search of the perfect nude and bought Velvet Teddy from the MAC website. In reality I'd love to have been able to 'try before I buy' but it's difficult when your nearest MAC retailer is an hours train ride away, sigh.

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.




  1. love an oul mac lipstick :)
    great review girllll maybe you will lend your lovely housemate this sometime?!

    mwah xxx

    1. Thanks girl! Always ;) as long as you give me a wee lend of russian red haha xxx

  2. Thats the perfect nude colour, it looks great on you! X

  3. MAC is one of my fave beauty brands. Love the shade on you :)

  4. Beautiful shade!
    Definitely keeping this in mind, as I'm pale as a ghost! Haha.


  5. So lovely! My MAC lipstick wish-list gets longer everyday... x

  6. That lip color is gorgeous! GREAT REVIEW! So glad I clicked on your comment on TLNIQUE and got led back here to yours. It's seriously full of GREAT info and juicy pics here! Just followed you on GFC and bloglovin', be sure to see more of you soon. You definitely have a hat face, super gorgeous and chic babes!! <3 By the way, I just bought my first pair of TOGA PULLA cowgirl shoes, they're TRES provoking, perfect novelty shoes that are impractically wonderful! <3 Check that out and be #provoked.

    xx The Provoker

  7. love velvet teddy on you! these shades are perfect for fall, i like that it's slightly deeper than the usual mauve/nude :)

    rachel x

  8. I think this is the perfect classy, nude colour :) it really suits you too!
    Bea x
    Bea's Beauty Blog

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  10. I love your blog

  11. What a lovely subtle colour! This goes on my wishlist :)

    xo Mélane
    Selfhelp | Inspiration | Motivation

  12. My sister bought this the other day! It's such a pretty colour
    The Lipstick, The Girl and Her Wardrobe

  13. This colour looks lovely, and I'm always the MAC lipstick lover so any excuse to try a new shade :)

    Elizabeth x

  14. I've never tried MAC lipstick before but i've seen loads of good reviews... I might try it!

    Love Emma xx

  15. Love the colour will have to swatch it next time im in mac :) xx


  16. Ooh I haven't tried out MAC lipstick yet and this is the shade I'm lusting after most! I bought the Revlon dupe for it but I'd love to try out the real thing - the colour is absolutely gorgeous!

    Kathryn x

  17. the colour really suits you!
    i wish i knew how to do my make-up so I could use mac!
    La Mode D'Emm

  18. Velvet teddy is one of my favourite nude lipsticks x

  19. This is a lovely colour!
    I never usually go for nude shades but I think I will take a look next time I'm at a MAC counter :)


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