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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    September 6, 2014 at 11:31 pm

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

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      September 9, 2014 at 8:51 am

      Yes they are!

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    September 7, 2014 at 4:34 am

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

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      September 9, 2014 at 8:52 am

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

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    September 7, 2014 at 5:07 am

    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

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      September 9, 2014 at 8:53 am

      Thanks so much Grudy!

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    September 7, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    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 

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      September 9, 2014 at 4:23 pm

      Thanks Puja! ;)

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    September 7, 2014 at 6:50 pm

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

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      September 16, 2014 at 3:21 pm

      Thanks so much Christel! <3

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    Sophie Sierra
    September 7, 2014 at 10:24 pm

    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

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      September 9, 2014 at 4:25 pm

      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

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    September 8, 2014 at 8:05 am

    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

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      September 9, 2014 at 4:26 pm

      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 ;)

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    September 8, 2014 at 9:55 am

    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 (

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      September 9, 2014 at 4:26 pm

      Rebel is just as stunning, thanks Erika!

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    September 10, 2014 at 1:27 pm

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

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    Rosie von Waldherr
    September 14, 2014 at 11:39 am

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

    Oh, and I love the lipstick too xD

    Rosie’s Life

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      September 16, 2014 at 3:22 pm

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

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    February 1, 2021 at 3:51 am

    It looks great on you! I live in Brazil, am going to try to buy what I can at Ulta and Sephora; mail to my brother in Denver and have him mail a package to me here! As far as a combo maybe using a Mac or KKW lipstick underneath then lipglass over it, can you recommend me something? Thank you!

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