The MAC Lipstick I Always Repurchase

Anyone agree that there’s just something so nostalgic about MAC lipsticks? I remember my first ever MAC purchase so vividly and just how excited I was to finally own something from the brand I’d heard so much about. There has been a whirlwind of hype about this particular lipstick, for me it’s the perfect nude and I couldn’t help but dedicate a post to it…

Of-course the lipstick in question is MAC Velvet Teddy. The price increases are annoying, but I’ll forever be hooked on the sweet vanilla scent and huge selection of shades MAC has to offer. Velvet Teddy is described as a deep-tone beige on their website, which it is for sure – although for me that description just doesn’t do it justice. It’s a nude without washing out my pale complexsion, and it’s pretty cool in tone so doesn’t make my teeth look yellow. It’s just the most flattering nude lipstick I’ve ever come across.

It’s a matte finish but isn’t too drying and doesn’t highlight every single crack/ flaw on the lips, it’s very comfortable for sure. This lasts me a good 6-7 hours before needing to be reapplied which is pretty incredible and another reason why it’s slowly become one of my most used lipsticks. Layered over MAC spice it looks darker and I have a deeper, more red/ brown nude which is perfect for the evenings. Paired with Charlotte Tilbury Pillowtalk and it’s the perfect everyday nude that looks a little more pink on the lips.

If you’ve been thinking about Velvet Teddy but weren’t sure whether it would suit you, a good dupe is the Rimmel The Only 1 Matte Lipstick in 700 Trendsetter. Honestly Velvet Teddy is better in terms of formulation, but if you want to give a shade like this a go I really recommend it.

Have you tried the infamous Velvet Teddy? Also I would love to know if you have found the perfect, wearable everyday nude shade…

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  1. Danielle Alexa
    June 14, 2017 / 7:55 pm

    It is such an iconic lipstick for a reason, it is just so stunning!Danielle xx

    • Jodie Melissa
      June 15, 2017 / 3:58 pm

      I agree, it's so beautiful isn't it!

  2. Erin Azmir
    June 14, 2017 / 8:06 pm

    this is my favourite lipstick shade from MAC too! it is a stunning nude that looks good on every skin tone xErin Azmir

    • Jodie Melissa
      June 15, 2017 / 4:05 pm

      It's so pretty isn't it! I agree, it's one of those lipsticks that just looks amazing on everyone! x

  3. Chloe Harriet
    June 14, 2017 / 8:16 pm

    I love Velvet Teddy too! One of my favourite nudes 🙂 x

    • Jodie Melissa
      June 15, 2017 / 4:06 pm

      So pretty isn't it, I need to find another MAC nude I love just as much x

    • Jodie Melissa
      June 15, 2017 / 4:09 pm

      Ahh it's so good, the perfect nude!

  4. Mel Eaglestone
    June 14, 2017 / 9:06 pm

    I feel like we're at other ends of the spectrum because I've only just purchased my first MAC lipsticks and Velvet Teddy was the shade I was going for first of all – I love it!Mel ★

    • Jodie Melissa
      June 15, 2017 / 4:09 pm

      Ahh no way!? Well it's a good first choice for sure!

  5. Jordan Hathaway
    June 14, 2017 / 9:56 pm

    I absolutely love Velvet Teddy. It's one of the few MAC lipsticks that I own now and can definitely see myself repurchasing it. xJordan Alice

    • Jodie Melissa
      June 15, 2017 / 4:10 pm

      So good isn't it! It's one that everyone needs 🙂

  6. Veronica Bizzarri
    June 15, 2017 / 1:05 am

    Velvet Teddy will always be one of my fave Mac shades too! I'm a bit bitter about Mac constantly raising their prices.. lipsticks are so expensive now!Ronniewww.veronicabizzarri.comxx

    • Jodie Melissa
      June 15, 2017 / 4:11 pm

      So good isn't it! I remember my first lipstick costing £12, how times have changed eh

  7. ella ryder
    June 15, 2017 / 7:49 am

    I haven't tried velvet teddy but I think I need to! It looks a bit like the Boldly Bare lip liner which I have and love :)Ella

    • Jodie Melissa
      June 15, 2017 / 4:12 pm

      It's stunning! Oo that's on my MAC wishlist but I keep forgetting to pick it up. Looks like it would go so well with Velvet Teddy x

  8. Ana
    June 15, 2017 / 9:30 am

    That color it's just perfect for the daily look! xxx

    • Jodie Melissa
      June 15, 2017 / 4:15 pm

      It's definitely is!

  9. Honey_R.L.
    June 15, 2017 / 11:54 am

    My God everybody has Velvet Teddy. I need one!!xo Honey – blog Royal Lifestyle – Twitter – Instagram

    • Jodie Melissa
      June 15, 2017 / 4:15 pm

      haha I think they do!

  10. ChelleBelle
    June 15, 2017 / 3:07 pm

    Surprisingly I've never tried MAC lipsticks but I used to hear about them all the time back in the day!MAC was like the IT brand and I remember it being in every YouTube and blog post but now there are so many new brands that it isn't as popular anymore. I still want to get my hands on some MAC lip products soon though because their nudes look so amazing😍Chelle|

  11. Becca Fletcher
    June 15, 2017 / 7:23 pm

    Ive never tried Velvet Teddy before. I will always repurchase Pure Zen and Brave from MAC

  12. Soph Cullen
    June 16, 2017 / 6:56 am

    I NEED this shade!!

  13. Gemma Louise
    June 16, 2017 / 1:55 pm

    I looooove velvet teddy, it's quite dark on me so I always feel a bit strange calling it a nude but it's such a beautiful flattering shade! xxGemma Louise

  14. Kathryn Williams
    June 16, 2017 / 3:13 pm

    It's one of my faves too! I'm yet to finish a lipstick yet though! How bad!!Kathryn /Cherries in the Snow

  15. Lucy Alice
    June 16, 2017 / 8:17 pm

    I haven't bought a mac lipstick in forever, velvet teddy has been on my list for such a long time as well – maybe next pay day!Lucy | Forever September

  16. Naya Tilly
    June 18, 2017 / 10:32 am

    I remember buying Velvet Teddy way back when, before it was even wildly popular like today. It looks so different depending on your skin tone, on me it is more of a brownish nude, on my mom (who has slightly deeper complexion) it looks like a coraly nude. It is so versatile! Naya //

  17. Carolina
    June 19, 2017 / 9:36 pm

    I have the WNW dupe for Velvet Teddy, this year I bought my first MAC lipstick, but it was Honeylove. Now I regret not buying the Velvet Teddy…

  18. Charlotte Lane
    June 20, 2017 / 11:49 am

    I've always heard great things about MAC's Velvet Teddy and I'm dying to get my hands on it – I just don't wear lipstick enough to justify spending that amount on one product. It's definitely one to be added to the Birthday/Christmas wishlist!! Gorgeous photo's as always Jodie 🙂 xoChar |

  19. Lelore
    June 25, 2017 / 12:47 pm

    I have Velvet Teddy in my collection but honestly can't remember when I last wore it. I'm going to dig it out right now as you've made me remember how lovely it is – thank you! xLelore

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