Tuesday 27 October 2015

MAC Velvet Teddy Review

My colleagues very kindly gave me a MAC gift voucher for my 30th last month and to be honest I had no idea what goodies to spend it on. I must have spent a good few hours on the MAC website on my phone, just pondering what products to go for. Am I the only person who has a harder time spending gift cards than actual money?! I haven't been in a MAC store for so long and lipsticks are really one of those things I like to try in person before handing over any cash. That said, Velvet Teddy is so raved about online and is a neutral shade that seems to suit pretty much everyone, so I figured it was a safe bet.

Because Velvet Teddy is a matte lipstick, I knew I'd love the finish and the staying power and thankfully I was right. 

I'm not going to pretend I look remotely like Kylie Jenner (12 year age gap aside) but I find it to be a very wearable lipstick that I can almost apply without a mirror. Almost.

The matte formula of Velvet Teddy does feel a little dry but I generally prefer the matte look so it's a price I'm willing to pay. A touch of By Terry Baume de Rose is the perfect primer for use with any of my matte lipsticks and as with pretty much any lipstick, I find that this one looks better and stays put for longer after using the apply, blot, reapply technique. It just goes on smoothly and more evenly when you get blotting!
MAC Velvet Teddy Lipstick Swatch
MAC Velvet Teddy Lipstick

The dusty rose/nude shade is subtle enough for an understated look and it just makes me feel a little prettier and put together when I've got it on. And that's what it's all about, right?

MAC Velvet Teddy is £15.50 at MAC stores, concessions and online.


  1. I love the look of Velvet Teddy, but it just doesn't look right on me - it's so annoying aha. Looks amazing on you!

    Sophie x

  2. I love matte lips & that looks gorgeous, next MAC purchase I think!