Mac's Velvet Teddy

22 January 2016

I'm sorry if anyone clicked on this post curious on how I'd be writing about velvet teddy bears. This is hardly that exciting, or is it more so? I think a lot of people have been on the hunt for a quite a while to find the perfect nude lippy. 

One that is light, and closer to your skin tone, but doesn't blend in and is still pink. It's hard to describe but we all have that perfect nude shade in mind. The one that would suit us and our skin perfectly. 
Velvet Teddy is my second Mac Lipstick purchase after falling in love with the first that I bought in the US. Not counting the current exchange rate, Mac is significantly cheaper in the US. Think drugstore price makeup here in Aus. 

That's pretty much Mac overseas. Our lipsticks, $36, theirs are about $16. That doesn't change with the fluctuation of the dollar either. 

Enough complaining about the price! This lipstick is definitely worth it's cost. I pretty much only enjoy matte lipsticks, or ones with a very slight shine, so Velvet Teddy is fab in that way. 

The shade on my lips is only slightly pinker and lighter than my regular lip colour, and I don't feel like I need to add anything to it to make it not too bold for me. It stands out but in a subtle way. 

I currently have the Mac Lip pencil, "Absolutely It" which I love but it's probably a bit dark for this current shade of lipstick. But the lip pencils are $42 in Australia! They're only $20 in the US. (which is $28 AUD)  

Whatever. There's a lot of talk about how great this lipstick is, and I think the shade did live up to expectations. It's currently my fav daily shade! 
Have you got Velvet Teddy? Have you been keen to try it out?

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  1. I love Velvet Teddy! I got a bullet for my birthday back in October and I'm head over heels for it. I use it with MAC's "Whirl" lipliner (I know, right $42?!), and it's an amazing combo. :)

    Christie's Take on Life. x

  2. Velvet Teddy is such a pretty & versatile shade. It's something I could see myself wearing daily. :]

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  3. This type of shade is exactly what I'm looking for!! Something not to bright, but close to my own lip color. I will look for it to see if it's a good match! =)

    Melanie | Blog:Toots + Dill

  4. i dont have this shade, YET! i need it now :p
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

  5. I've been looking for a nude lipstick as well but over here, they are way too brown for me. I've been toying with the idea of investing in a Mac lipstick but it's way too expensive over here and slightly ridiculous. But Velvet Teddy is such a lovely shade!

  6. I have Velvet Teddy and completely forgot how much I loved it until I put it back on the other day. I feel like it works with my skin tone some days and not other days (which is weird) but I'm so glad I have it in my collection! When I was in Aus I was shocked at how expensive MAC was. I was hoping with the exchange rate that I'd get a few bargains but it was more expensive than the UK - I was shocked!

    Rachael at

  7. I absolutely love Velvet Teddy! I need to wear it more, but I somehow always manage to eat my lipstick off in a matter of minutes.

    Grace | eat, write + explore x

  8. We don't even get Mac here, but I currently have four or five velvet teddys! It's what happens when you ask you father to bring back one. Haha.
    The Snap Narrative

  9. Okay okay, I have to get this. Kicking myself that I didn't get anything from MAC when I was in the US!
    Yours Truly, NY


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