Velvet Teddy by MAC

MAC Velvet Teddy swatch

I’m still so very much in love with matte lipsticks and one that I have been obsessed with for months now is MAC’s Velvet Teddy.

velvet teddy by mac

 I had the most difficult time finding a nude lipstick that would be suitable for my skin tone. A lot of them would wash me out, look way too peachy-pink on me or simply looked “too nude” (read: they made me look like a zombie). Enter Velvet Teddy by MAC. Velvet Teddy is a beautiful, neutral, brown toned nude with a bit of a 90’s feel. I think that this shade is also very much Kylie Jenner-like.

The finish is entirely matte and with its amazing formula it lasts a very long time. Once again, because of my lighting, the finish looks a bit more sheen than it actually is. Rest assured that it doesn’t get any “matte-er” than Velvet Teddy. Despite of such a flat finish, it isn’t drying at all, which is another big plus.

Velvet Teddy lipstick

I’ve been using Velvet Teddy for a while now and it has quickly become a favorite of mine. I like using it with NYX lipliner in “Natural” or with “Whirl” lipliner by MAC. Even though I’ve been using Velvet Teddy all summer, I think that it’s an amazing color for the summer-autumn transition, and  can be rocked even during cold winter months.

What do you guys think of this shade? I think that if I could only buy one MAC lipstick for the rest of my life, Velvet Teddy would be it (and how cuddly and lovely is the name “Velvet Teddy”? <3)

MAC Velvet Teddy

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  • I absolutely love Velvet Teddy! The texture and color are perfect.

  • Love the colour of Velvet Teddy, but I don’t know if I’m a nude lipstick kinda girl haha xx

    • Not everyone likes a nude lip, I sure do though! ;)

  • I love this lipstick so much, and it looks stunning on you! With you on the name, you can only love this! ;) xx

    Gyudy’s Notes Of Beauty

    • Thanks so much Grudy!

  • It does remind me of Kylie Jenner! It looks gorgeous, though and glad you’ve found the perfect shade!! It is such a cute name! Two of my favourite things: velvet and teddies! hehe!
    xoxo, | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog 

  • I love this shade! it seems like it would be wearable for any occasion, looks lovely on you Paula :)

    • Thanks so much Christel! <3

  • Oh my gosh Paula! This picture of you just has to be one of my favourites, ever. So utterly, utterly breathtakingly beautiful! What an absolute stunner you are ;) You look like you belong in a fairytale! I know someone made a reference to Angelina Jolie on your Instagram, and there are most definite AJ vibes coming off you, but just know you give her a bloody good run for her money! If the newspapers scream “AJ declared bankrupt” then we know who to blame! YOU! ;) :D :D Way to ruin her honeymoon Paula! OK, OK I’ll stop now….. hehe :P

    Your make-up is so flawless as always, and Velvet Teddy just screams “you”. I love your beautiful eye make-up, and how you the whole look is so fresh but packs a punch too. I love that it remains loyal to the 90s but also has such a relevant vibe. And yes! What a cuddly name! So very sweet! :D Such amazing photography as always my love, as you know I’m in love with your first photo, and I really love how you captured the light in the last. Absolutely stunning! <3 <3

    Sophie xo

    • Awww thank you so much Love! You’re so sweet :) Hahahaha oh my, I wish I looked like her, she’s such a goddess ahhh <3

      That name really is cute ain't? Thank you so much Sophie! You're way too sweet! <3

  • This shade looks lovely on you. I struggle to find nude shades that suit me too and I always worry that matte products will be drying but this looks and sounds lovely :) xx

    • Thank you Sadie! Yeah, I love that despite this having a matte finish it’s so soft and creamy on the lips and isn’t drying at all ;)

  • Seems like a lovely shade!! I’m a “Rebel” girl myself. MAC is just perfect, yes? Following you now on BL!

    ♥ Erika from STYLE AND SUNDRY (

    • Rebel is just as stunning, thanks Erika!

  • Cool!

  • Oh! I love MAC lipsticks. After reading this I think I will add this to my list of must buys.

  • Wow Paula I am in love with this picture!! You look breathtaking!!

    Oh, and I love the lipstick too xD

    Rosie’s Life

    • Aww thanks so much Rosie, you’re so, so sweet! <3