Review: MAC Velvet Teddy Lipstick

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mac velvet teddy

Lips Like Velvet

My MAC lipstick obsession is currently at its prime. I purchased this beauty together with my previous entry, MAC Mehr. I I was able to swatch Mehr at a MAC counter prior to purchasing it so I already knew I wanted that in the first place. Enter Velvet Teddy, a slightly less popular shade in the MAC lipstick line here in the Philippines (due to its unavailability) — a shade I was unaware of as well till I started searching for MAC’s best nude shades. Their more popular ones are Myth, Hue, Blankety, Creme d’ Nude, Honeylove. Although they look great on most people, they sadly don’t work with my skintone and natural lip color as they totally make me look like one of those actors in Walking Dead. mac velvet teddy lipstick swatch

LOWDOWN

MAC Velvet Teddy is described as a deep tone beige despite looking much darker and browner in tube. I’ve seen images of different bloggers and users of this shade online and observed that for those with more pigmented lips, they come out browner. For those with less pigmented lips, like me (light pink), they register more as a pinky beige, which I prefer my perfect nude shade to look like. It’s a very everyday lipstick that I definitely see myself abusing interchangeably with MAC Mehr. Being of matte formulation, I expected it to be drying as other mattes usually are. Surprisingly, they sat well on my lips not budging for at least four hours and without any sign of dryness (it could also be that I moisturized my lips well with lip balm before applying as I usually do). mac velvet teddy lipstick swatch review

FINAL THOUGHTS

I’m so happy that it was MAC Velvet Teddy that welcomed me to the Land of the Nudes. I’ve always been hesitant to wear nude lips because of the ill-looking face that I get when I do try. The most nude shade I have is MAC Brave, which is not nude at all but I call it that anyway. I love that I can wear this when I want either a dramatic eye look or a strong blush look. I have yet to try it just by itself with a bare face for when I’m on the go. Thanks (or no thanks says my wallet) to Velvet Teddy, I think I’m on my path to a nude obsession.
What’s your favorite nude lipstick? ❤

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53 Comments

  1. January 11, 2013 / 6:20 pm

    Such a great shade of lipstick, perfect for you (:

    ♥♥♥

    • January 11, 2013 / 6:29 pm

      Thanks Natalie 🙂

  2. January 11, 2013 / 6:25 pm

    I love it! Looks really good on you. My favorite nude is MAC Patisserie 🙂

    ♥xx♥

    • January 11, 2013 / 6:29 pm

      Oh wow, just saw MAC Patisserie — peachy nude! So pretty. Will keep that in mind! Thanks Cynthia.

  3. January 11, 2013 / 6:30 pm

    I love nude lipsticks and this one looks good on you!

  4. January 11, 2013 / 6:31 pm

    I’ve also been searching for the perfect nude in a more affordable counterpart. Pink-beige is what I’m always searching for but all I get are beige and pink-browns; The former makes me look dead while the latter, I feel like is more for old ladies thus makes me feel old. My mom loves it though, lol (hence for old ladies). Anyway, I love this shade!

  5. January 11, 2013 / 6:37 pm

    This is one of those lippies that has been on my w/l for forever! It looks so nice on you. My favorite MAC nude is High tea. I also love the Revlip Lip Butter in Creme Brulee.

  6. January 11, 2013 / 7:47 pm

    The shade suits you perfectly, I love MAC Creme d’nude on myself, xoxo.

  7. January 11, 2013 / 7:49 pm

    You look great in everything you wear! Wondering if you could recommend a red lip colour to me, really want to try it out but I’m actually pretty new to lip colour and don’t know which shades/brands are best!

  8. January 11, 2013 / 8:09 pm

    Stunning! It’s definitely subtly on you and just the right amount of pink without being obvious! Love it!

  9. January 11, 2013 / 10:03 pm

    Velvet Teddy looks perfect on you! What a lovely nude. I’m not really into nude shades anymore, but I remember my favorite one being a Maybelline one. 🙂

  10. January 11, 2013 / 10:54 pm

    wow that lip a healthy nude does not look corpse-y at all.

  11. January 12, 2013 / 4:03 am

    ang ganda mu talga sharina!! so pretty! ^_~

  12. January 12, 2013 / 4:47 am

    Hi Shari! I love the new look of your blog! I love the shade of your new lippie! 🙂 looks good on you, well come to think, lahat naman looks good on you! Hahaha!

  13. January 12, 2013 / 5:59 am

    gorgeous color! This definitely goes into my MAC wishlist!

  14. January 12, 2013 / 3:26 pm

    Oh I just want to eat that lipstick up! My favorite “nude” right now is Maybelline’s Warm Me Up.

  15. January 13, 2013 / 3:50 am

    OK…This shade is definitely on my list of things to get. I’m just getting back into the world of beauty (it kind of took a back seat since I became a mom, and I’m saying it’s time to get back to it). Found your blog and love this review. I’m a new GFC follower. =0)
    ~Kim
    http://2justByou.blogspot.com

  16. January 13, 2013 / 5:33 am

    Such a beautiful nude, and it looks beautiful on you~ I’ve been debating between this one and Creme Cup.

    Elle
    Lipstick & Lace

  17. January 13, 2013 / 12:02 pm

    Looks like a really perfect shade of nude lipstick there. And you look so gorgeous.

  18. January 13, 2013 / 12:04 pm

    This nude shade is really perfect for your skin. I love nude lipsticks too cuz I usually have a tan look and goes well with that shade. Thanks for posting this! 😉

    x aurora

    rottennuke.blogspot.com

  19. January 13, 2013 / 4:33 pm

    This days I been loving nude shade lipstick..I’m currently using Clinique:) Thank you for sharing this..I guess i should try this:)

  20. January 13, 2013 / 10:53 pm

    This blog is so beautiful, Mac makeup is gorgeous and so easy to apply! x

  21. January 14, 2013 / 1:33 am

    the shade looks so pretty on you!! i wish i can wear lipstick with that shade, they tend to wash me out. thanks for the great review gorgeous <3

  22. January 14, 2013 / 10:31 am

    gorgeous colour! 🙂

  23. January 15, 2013 / 6:13 pm

    I too have been searching for a good nude lip color and Velvet Teddy keeps coming up on blogs. It *is* a very pretty nude on you.

  24. January 15, 2013 / 8:50 pm

    This is my favorite nude lipstick x

  25. January 19, 2013 / 1:38 am

    it’s a really flattering nude on you! Most nude lippies drain the life out of me lol

  26. Cherol
    March 16, 2015 / 8:52 pm

    Mine too..

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