|MAC| Velvet Teddy

I am going to dedicate this entire blogpost to talk about Velvet Teddy, a MAC Lipstick craze that took the world by storm with its popularity amongst celebrities such as Kylie Jenner! She definitely caused the lipstick trend to emerge as everyone wanted to copy her infamous 90s Nude lip makeup look!

I’ve been trying to get a handle on this lipstick for over 6 months now & finally a couple of days ago, amongst all sold out items on the MAC Website & even in every MAC Counter and shop you enter!!! That’s how crazy this trend became!

It made me want to try it out & more, especially by reading and seeing how others that managed to secure the lipstick wore their Velvet Teddy & were loving it!


My First impressions Looking at the lipstick, you’re greeted by a lovely pink toned Nude colour mixed with a little hint of beige / brown. So you’re not getting a peachy kind of Nude lipstick and it’s more flesh toned!

Here is the swatch on my lips and on my hand!


Velvet Teddy has a Matte Finish too! I prefer my matte finished lipsticks from MAC. ComparingΒ with other lipsticks I’ve tried such as Mehr, Pink Plaid & Ruby Woo I’ve found that the Matte effect of this particular one isn’t as strong! You kind of feel like the colour is not as Matte as you would expect. I think pairing it with a nude lip liner will definitely matte up the lipstick more! * Just a little suggestion* However, I don’t think that’s a bad thing at all that it isn’t too matte! Some types of Lipsticks with a Matte finish usually dry out your lips but this one has the long lasting effect of a Matte lipstick without looking like it’s crusting around your lips :P!

I should add that this colour definitely works better for more tan coloured skin tones. I think with my pale skin the colour drained me out a little bit and that’s a shame because I really wanted to love this lipstick a lot! I would happily rock this Β lipstick in the summer with my tan but I don’t think it’s a perfect everyday sort of lipstick for my skin tone (at the moment) πŸ˜›

Although I fell into the hype of trying out this trend, I would definitely consider trying this lipstick on your lips in store before purchasing! If you manage to find a sample on the counter! Which is never the case because it’s usually sold out on most counters hehe!

But on that note, if you still have your heart set on picking one up! You can pick up one through their UK Website, but I would hurry as you never know when they’ll become out of stock again πŸ™‚

MACVelvet Teddy Matte Finish Lipstick – | HEREΒ | Β£15.50


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124 thoughts on “|MAC| Velvet Teddy

  1. I love the color, so perfect for Spring/ Summer season.

  2. I was so excited to get my hands, or shall I say lips (lol), on this lipstick but was super disappointed when I swatched it as it drains out my skin tone 😦 X


    • That’s what I felt about it too 😦 it really drained out my skin tone too! I think it suits really tanned skin tones, otherwise it looks flesh coloured! but it would be perfect with a tan hehe xoxo

  3. thebeautifiedblogger on said:

    Ohhhh, this is pretty! Looks gorgeous on you too!! I like this shade because it is not too brown and not too nude – just the right balance!

    • thanks sweetie πŸ™‚ I really love the fact that it’s not too brown too πŸ˜› & loved the swatch of it also! But I thought it might suit a tanned skin tone a bit more πŸ˜› so I’ll have to wear this when I get a summer tan hehe! Do you have this one Laurel? πŸ™‚ xoxo

      • thebeautifiedblogger on said:

        I actually had this a few years back and loved it!!!! I need to repurchase it, but it was a fantastic shade to wear in the summer with a tan! I love how popular this shade is now! πŸ™‚

      • Hehe, I’m beyond amazed at how much of an influence Kylie Jenner is for it to sell out for a long time! I will have to see how it looks with a tan! You got me excited πŸ˜› πŸ˜› ❀ xoxo

      • thebeautifiedblogger on said:

        Can’t wait to hear how you like it in the summer! It will look and wear totally different! I can’t get over the Kylie craze either!!!

      • Heheh πŸ™‚ Me too! I hope it looks amazing with a really bronzed tan :p the Craze is maaaad :p xoxo

      • thebeautifiedblogger on said:

        Can you imagine all the people that have Velvet Teddy as their go to lipstick/holy grail and can’t buy it because it’s sold out everywhere?! LOL!

      • Hahahah! I know :p I would be so sad if it was my fave lipstick 😝 xoxo

  4. Lovely color πŸ™‚

    xoxo, tiptoearound.com

  5. OOo i’ve been after this one for ages but its always sold out! It looks great on you, I would consider it, but only when I’m wearing fake tan haha

    Rachel xx

  6. Kelsey&Kenecha on said:

    I really wanna try a mac lipstick, what a great color!


  7. I’m debating between velvet teddy or lady danger, decisions, decisions!
    Thanks for sharing, now i want velvet teddy more, to be honest i didn’t know kylie jenner use this lipstick i knew about it for a blog post recommending nude lipsticks for girls with dark skin
    The Color Palette

    • I think this shade will perfectly suit a darker skin tone! I would definitely consider trying this one out! Go into MAC & swatch both next to each other πŸ˜€ I find that’s really the best way to determine whether I want the colour or not :p & you’re welcome glad I could help! I hope you enjoy your velvet teddy when you get your hands on it! xoxo

  8. Looks great on you! Last time I went to Mac I just tried this on in the store and it did not go great with my skin tone + eyes and I was so disappointed!! But looks awesome on you!

    • Thank you so much lovely, I think eyes and skin tone do play a lot with the way a lipstick sits on your skin πŸ™‚ I really like Mehr, it’s a more cool toned pink nude lipstick from MAC xoxox

  9. I’m a big fan of matte lipsticks too! The nude shade is ideal for pairing with a smokey eye, and I love it on you!! Great one Serene! Hope you have a great rest of your day πŸ™‚ xo~ Lena

  10. lovely nude alternative

  11. plus+beauty27 on said:

    This shade looks so lovely on you! I have thought about wanting to get this one but I am not sure if it would look good on me with my skin tone. I have a MAC lipstick post going up tomorrow that is similar to this one though. πŸ˜‰ It’s good that this one isn’t too matte because I agree that is really drying. I like matte lipsticks but don’t wear them very much because I have such dry lips! lol. Great review Serene! ❀ xoxo

    • thanks so much Katie πŸ™‚ I really do think this colour is more suited to darker skin tones :p but I can’t wait to see your alternative because this one didn’t suit my complexion that much :p! & me too! Hehe I dislike the dry feeling of some Matte lipsticks, but this one was very light weight on the skin! So glad it wasn’t a complete disaster hehe ❀ thanks again Katie! You're too sweet πŸ’‹πŸ’—β˜ΊοΈ xoxo

  12. Eilidh❀️ on said:

    I’ve never tried it before! I do have mehr which I love!😍

  13. ivana split on said:

    I will keep it in mind for the summer…and isn’t the name really cleaver? Who can resist something that is called velvet teddy?
    I do like nude lipsticks, but those that are (as you say) more flesh coloured as opposed to peach.

    • Absolutely πŸ™‚ I agree with you the name is too adorable :p it makes you want to try it out more & I love that’s it’s a pure Nude & not a coral sort of mix xoxo

  14. I was eyeing this up for months when it was out of stock 24/7, then after seeing so many images it finally hit me that it’s probably not the right shade for my skin tone </3 It looks absolutely BEAUT on you though, and I'll admire it on others! πŸ˜€



    • Thanks so much Karen :p I had to give in and try it for myself but am a little sad that it doesn’t have an amazing effect on paler skin tones! Hopefully in the some the colour might look a bit more dramatic :p ❀ xoxo

  15. Thanks for this review! I was dead set on buying this lipstick but one of my friends said it did nothing for her pale skin tone. Now I’ve seen someone else say this I think I might give this one a miss! Joanna xx

    • Thanks for stopping by! I’m really glad this review helped you also! I think this colour drains out on more paler skin tones but would definitely suit a more tanned skin colour πŸ™‚ what alternatives did you find? I’d love to know xoxo

  16. I have wanted to purchase this lippie before, but it is always sold out, and I don’t really like purchasing on their website :/ I shall keep trying though.

    Angie x | Chocolate & Lipstick || UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

    • I know the feeling from buying from their website 😦 I hate the additional Postage charges they price & prefer buying products in store where you can see them! Hope you find it in store somewhere πŸ™‚ thanks lovely xoxo

  17. Oh girl , I have been on the Velvet Teddy bandwagon myself , I am resisting hard to splurge on makeup and I have a Ton of it and I don’t wear it .. But I want this bad !

  18. Sara Nielsen on said:

    I would love to try out a Mac lipstick some times, and this ones looks great!
    I really like your blog, would you like to follow each other on bloglovin and blogger? Please let me know!


  19. That colour is just the perfect nude… I haven’t used any MAC lipsticks before


  20. Great post my friend.. and dang, you have the most PERFECT cupids bow lips! ❀ – http://www.domesticgeekgirl.com

  21. This color looks great!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

  22. love the colour, the shade lloks good on you.

  23. Ahh omg I’ve been wanting this for soo long too!

  24. Such a pretty colored lipstick! Perfect for spring! πŸ™‚

  25. This is so pretty on you, I love that it’s not too dark!

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

  26. This is a great shade on you! It’s always interesting to see how people put their own spins on cult favorites. Great post, thanks for sharing!
    xo Kiki

  27. Christina Campbell Hughes on said:

    It looks beautiful on you πŸ™‚ I would definitely like to swatch it on my lips in store (if I can find it! :P)

    Christina Campbell Hughes

  28. I do prefer a nude that’s a little deeper than this, but Velvet Teddy is still a lovely color which as you say would look nice on summer skin. I’ll see if my store has it…even though I’m on a bit of a lipstick ban, hehe. πŸ™‚

    Beauty Isles | An Island Girl’s Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

    • Thanks Kimmy I absolutely agree I think a darker Nude lipstick will definitely work better than this shade! I feel like it’s a bit too light for my skin colour & feel it would work best on a more tanned skin tone πŸ™‚ xoxo

  29. This looks stunning on you. I need to get me a nude lippy!

    Corinne x

  30. I love the look of this and have been trying to get hold of it for ages! I tried the sample on my hand in store and loved it, but it is always sold out when I try to buy it. Interesting what you say about the look of it against pale or tanned skin – definitely something to bear in mind! Thanks for the review. x

    Kate Louise Blogs

    • Thanks so much Kate, It really didn’t look very striking on my pale skin! But I haven’t tried it yet with tanned coloured skin! πŸ™‚ I think I’ll wait until I’m tanned before I make another review about this xoxo

  31. Aww, I’m so in love with this lipstick, best color ever. *__*
    Have a nice weekend…

  32. I don’t usually like nude lipsticks but this one looks so gorgeous. I love the name too – so cute! x x

  33. And here it is! How lovely Teddy looks on you! πŸ‘ŒπŸΌπŸ˜Œ Perfect colour for you!
    Lots of xx, Annie

  34. Love it! I’ve been wanting to buy this one for quite some time now, Γ©ven with the whole Kylie Jenner hype.

  35. I have wanted to get hold of this forever but as soon as it came back into stock I had no money and was like NOOOO but I am adamant to get it as it looks so stunning on, such a classic cult product so quickly I think xxx

  36. Rochelle on said:

    This shade is so stunning, I’ve been looking for the perfect nude lip colour x

  37. Gosh, I’m a huge fan of Mac lipsticks, dear! Love that shade! xoxo

  38. Hiya hun, what’s up? Thanks for commenting on my last post.
    Nice shade however i prefer a bit brighter colors i got a wierd skin complection not many shades suit me i look like a dead girl walking with colors like this one loool, lovely post darling.
    Thank you for sharing.

    New post on my blog if you’re interested.
    ‘Memes by me’

    Have a lovely week and see you again soon! (=
    Stay in touch.

  39. Very nice Serene! I was surprised to see that it looks more nude on your lips then when you had the swatch on your hand. It looks a lot darker and redder in your swatch. Hope the weather is gorgeous in London so you can tan quickly and wear it everyday πŸ™‚ Hope you’re well and we’ll speak soon

    Caz | Style Lingua

    • Thanks so much Caz πŸ™‚ I hope the weather will pick up drastically I need to tan :p or I’ll have to just go on Holiday and tan it up then hehe! Yeah it really does look a lot different on the lips than the hand! But I think it can be due to the lip colour being pink & when the lip colour is a bit more flesh toned the nude lipstick will appear more brown/ red πŸ™‚ xoxo

  40. What a beautiful color, it looks great on you.


  41. Beautiful color! I love MAC lipsticks!

  42. I think this might be a little pale for me too. Just looking at the swatch it looks really pretty but on your lips, it did look a little washed out. :-/

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  43. Gabrielle on said:

    This is a brilliantly honest review Serene, as most people rave from beginning to end about it with no advice with regard to having pale skin! I’m pretty much a walking ghost at this point so I may give this one a miss, although I’m still super keen to try Twig by MAC! πŸ™‚ Thanks again for helping me out by seeing the blurred photos on my Bloglovin’ by the way – have a lovely weekend!! πŸ™‚

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice

    • Thanks so much Gabrielle, I would give this one a miss if you have pale skin! It just doesn’t highlight your best features in that case! & you’re more than welcome πŸ™‚ I’m glad I could be of some help πŸ’‹πŸ’—β˜ΊοΈ xoxo

  44. Ahh, the famous “Velvet Teddy” by MAC. I love this shade. There are several awesome dupes out there but nothing beats the original!

  45. This shade looks incredible on you! xx

    lillies and lipbalm

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