Is MAC Velvet Teddy Worth The Hype? 

If you’ve looked at any form of social media this year, you might have come across the very hyped Velvet Teddy lipstick by MAC Cosmetics. Deemed as the perfect nude, which looks entirely different on so many skin tones making it a universal staple, this has probably been the most talked about MAC lipstick during 2016. Normally I’m a liquid lipstick kind of girl but I added it to my basket out of curiosity to see if it was indeed worth the hype.

Like all MAC lipsticks, this is packaged in the classic bullet shaped lipstick tube which is utterly iconic. It has a strong smell of cupcakes along with it’s impressive matte formula. As I’m so used to liquid lipsticks, I was expecting to have to touch up a lot throughout the day. But to it’s credit it survived most drinks and food and still looked pretty good 10 hours later with minimal touch ups – not bad at all! It also didn’t dry out my lips at all and felt very comfortable throughout the day, so this is definitely a formula I’ll opt for when my lips needs a bit of a break.

The shade itself is also very flattering, with its deep-tone beige and mauve undertone. On my hand the swatch looks a lot darker than on my lips; which seems to bring out more of a pink tone. It’s very pretty and looks lovely with light blush and mascara and as I normally opt for deeper, more brown toned lipsticks this has definitely been a lovely and very welcome change. Like all MAC lipsticks, this costs a whopping £15.50 however I can definitely see myself using the entire tube as it’s such a versatile colour and the formula longevity is very good.

I also came across the Velvet Teddy Shadescents perfume and decided to give it a try and I am so glad I did. A lot of other bloggers say this smells a lot like Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille which unfortunately I don’t have to compare this to. However, this has quickly become my daily perfume as the different layers of fragrance is so delicate and beautiful. It has an almost smoky element to it which is sweetened with vanilla and honey but it isn’t overly sweet. It lasts all day, sticks to your clothes for ages and I’ve had so many people compliment it. I do however recommend giving this a good smell in store as I don’t see it being for everyone as it’s quite a heavy fragrance. It’s also packaged in the prettiest bottle with frosted glass and a lid to match the lipstick shade – definitely a perfume to display with pride. This costs £35 for 50ml so it’s not a perfume to buy on a whim, however I can definitely see myself repurchasing it.

Overall I definitely get the hype of Velvet Teddy as it’s a pretty, versatile nude which appeals to so many skin tones. Whether it’s worth the hype is another thing completely. I know I will get a lot of use out of this lipstick but I also know there are so many amazing dupes out there at a fraction of the price so I feel like this is only a necessity if you love high-end makeup or are a massive MAC fan.

Have you tried Velvet Teddy? I’d love to know your thoughts in the comments below.

Emily Mae x



  1. hoiyinli

    I think I swatched Velvet Teddy once in-store. I think it looked ok, more brown than pink for me but I would have to swatch again to make up my mind. I definitely didn’t dislike it though.

    The main problem I have with hypes, especially when it comes to MAC lipsticks is that quite a few don’t suit me (they usually wash me out or just don’t go with my skin tone) so I normally leave it to a chance encounter at MAC. In other words, just swatch and see what looks good on me regardless of hype 🙂

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  2. lizzgold

    I love Velvet Teddy but more for the formula than the shade. I wear a lot of nude lipsticks and tend to go for peachy, slightly coral tones. Velvet Teddy is a little more brown/beige than I’d go for but it’s so long lasting and so comfortable to wear that it’s a small sacrifice. Although I do have other nude lipsticks I prefer the shade of, I’ll always trust this to last all day through food and drinks and the apocalypse!

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