Friday, 22 May 2015

MAC Velvet Teddy

  
I finally got my hands on the much coveted Velvet Teddy. If you have been living under a rock the past couple of months and are unaware of the hype surrounding this lipstick - basically it apparently Kylie Jenner's go-to lipstick and has been sold out everywhere for the past 6+ months. Obviously with it being sold out just made me want it all the more and I literally became obsessed with getting my hands on it. It became a ritual to check the Brown Thomas website, forever asking the sales assistants in store and looking for dupes online. I even asked my Auntie to pick it up while she was in New York for me and it was even sold out there! So I thought I was seeing things when I randomly checked it one evening and it was in stock! I had it bought before I knew what was going on. I was afraid it was an error on the website so had to check out as quick as possible before it had a chance to correct itself! 

When it arrived a couple of days later I was almost afraid to use it. I had spent so long trying to get it, it just felt wrong to use it. I got over that feeling pretty quickly and got to the testing of this. First off I have been using lip-liners with it, a mixture of either Whirl or Soar depending on what look I'm going for. Whirl is almost the exact match for Velvet Teddy and Soar is a little more pink toned. Velvet Teddy is a matte finish and I think it is similar to Ruby Woo, and when I say that I mean that it has the same very dry texture to it. It is a true matte lipstick and can be a tad drying so a good lip-balm is needed with this ladies!

The colour is a major 90's throwback. It is a very dark nude brown shade that I really think would suit almost any skin-tone. It also is the kind of lipstick that you can wear on an everyday basis but would look good on a night out or a more dressed up event too! It is a really nice shade and something that fits in well to my collection. If you are on the hunt for a dupe the closest I have found is a Wet n Wild lipstick in "Bare it All", the only difference is that it is not as matte so if you suffer from dry lips it might be a better option for you and it is also alot easier to get hold of! 
Top- "MAC Velvet Teddy"
Bottom- "Wet n Wild Bare it All"

13 comments:

  1. Ahhh how did you get your hands on this?! I've been wanting it for ages!! It looks gorgeous. I really want to get a Whirl or Soar lip-liner to go with it too! xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

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  2. I want to get my hands on this so much!!! Lovely review, made me want it even more!
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  3. i recently got it too! it's not the usual shade that i would wear but i like it very much. i'm very impressed actually - it is my first mac lipstick and now i want more!

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  4. It looks beautiful & not as brown-toned as I thought! xx

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  5. I really wasn't into the trend when it first started but now I can't get enough of it! I haven't purchased Velvet Teddy yet but I REALLY want it :D

    Sarah | More Than Adored

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  6. I want this lipstick so badly! The wet and wild isn't a bad colour match at all though
    Kirsty x


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  7. This is such a stunning lipstick! really need to get my hands on it! xx

    Beauty Girl

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  8. I got this shade a year or so before the hype surrounded it, and I love it! Such a great everyday shade x
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  9. I love this color!!! I might need to start the never ending hunt to try and get one!
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  10. I love this, I found it in stock on the House of Fraser site before BT got it back so if you're after anything that's hard to find it's always worth checking there first! It's a lovely colour but it is so drying x

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