Wednesday, August 16, 2017

MAC lipstick - Velvet Teddy (matte) review

I have been a fan of makeup since young because makeup helps to give a pop of colour to people's faces. As a kid, I loved all the bright and vivid colours such as bright blue and neon pinks. My love for makeup blossomed even more when my aunt gave me a lipstick and a bright blue eyeshadow as a birthday gift when I was just six years old. However, I stopped wearing makeup as time goes by as I was embracing the beauty of no makeup looks and I was also lazy to put on any makeup.

At the age of 18, I realized that makeup is equally important in helping to cover up any imperfections on one's face. As I do not have a flawless complexion myself, I decided to learn more about the different types of makeup products that might help me in covering up certain blemishes on my face. That's when I begin to fall in love with makeup again. I mostly use lipsticks to brighten up my look because, without it, I would look like as if I'm sick or anything as I have naturally pale lips. Hence, I would like to dedicate my love for lipsticks by writing reviews about the different types/brands of lipsticks that I have tried and used before to share with everyone here. I hope that my reviews may help you in getting your next perfect lipstick!

Today, I'll be sharing with you guys about my reviews on one of the popular MAC lipsticks which is Velvet Teddy. This is my first ever makeup product that I have gotten from MAC.






Velvet Teddy is described as a deep-tone beige shade on its official website. It comes in the most typical yet iconic black MAC bullet lipstick form, as you may already know. It contains 3.0g, 0.1 oz of product. I got it for RM78 before the implementation of their new price list. The latest price of this product is RM82.




Texture and colour

Velvet Teddy has a matte texture. Despite being a matte, it doesn't feel dry on the lips. It isn't like those typical matte liquid lipsticks that will suck the life out of your lips. This lipstick feels comfortable on the lips, almost more moisturizing compared to other types of matte bullet lipsticks. And of course, after you have put it on for quite some time, around 1-2 hours later, you will notice that your lips may feel slightly dry after your initial application which is totally normal. 

In terms of the colour itself, I would say that it is a beautiful warm toned beige nude with a hint of red to it in real life. It is personally a 'my lips but better' shade for me. Also, the colour payoff was good but you might need 2 coats for it to be fully opaque. Still, it will be a really great colour for those who love natural or nudey lip colours. Psst.. I'm a huge fan of nude colours like this! 

Not to mention, the lipstick has a slight nice vanilla scent to it.

Here's a picture of my bare lip for comparison purposes.

After application of the lipstick.

Here's how Velvet Teddy looks like on my skin tone.


It lasted a good 4-4.5 hours for me. It does transfer like a normal bullet lipstick would but the transfer is minimal. 

Here's the thing, after almost 3 hours of wear, I do notice a milky (and a bit yellowish..) rim on my inner lip, aka the waterline of the lips. That isn't the most flattering thing I've ever seen. Had to wipe that off with a tissue and reapply a little. 

Not sure if it's just me or did you guys experience such a thing before too? Do let me know if you have any tips or tricks to prevent such rims! :)



All in all, I love the lipstick a lot except the part where it forms a yellowish rim around the waterline of my lips. It is one of the most beautiful nude lipsticks I have ever gotten in my collection. Will I buy this again? Maybe. I'll try it with a lip liner the next round I wear this again and I'll update you guys about it. 😄

Update : Tried it out with a lip liner and it looked a bit better, the rim was a tad bit less obvious.

This is my first ever makeup product post. I hope my review has helped you in planning your next makeup haul! If there's any tips or thoughts you'd like to share with me too, do leave a comment below!

Thanks for reading. 😊


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