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, aslightly 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 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).
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.