Is MAC Velvet Teddy worth the hype?

Pretty much everyone has heard about the MAC lipstick in the shade ‘Velvet Teddy‘. Every since the internet discovered that Kylie Jenner used this lippy, it was sold out instantly. Naturally, being a lover of makeup, I was really interested as literally, everyone was talking about this lipstick. However, MAC lipsticks are slightly more on the pricey side at around £15.50 and my bank account suffering after buying all those Christmas presents, I just couldn’t justify it! But, then SOMEHOW I won an Instagram giveaway to win ANY FLIPPING MAC LIPSTICK I WANTED! While practically dying from shock, I immediately searched the MAC website for the perfect lipstick, and of course, I instantly went to Velvet Teddy! As everyone raves about it, I really wanted to try it for myself and tell you all honestly whether MAC Velvet Teddy is REALLY worth the hype…

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THE PACKAGING

The packaging of MAC lipsticks is pretty much seen all over Instagram that pretty much anyone can recognise it. I’m impressed by the quality of the packaging as it comes in a box meaning it’s protected from breaking before you’ve even used it! It’s really sturdy and secure but it’s easy to open and close which is great as you don’t have to worry about the lid accidently coming off and the inside of your bag somehow looking like the same shade of your favourite lipstick (trust me, I’ve been there! RIP my favourite bag). It also just looks great in photos which is just an added bonus!

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THE PRODUCT ITSELF

This particular lippy is a matte, deep-toned beige but I find that it looks different on a variety of skin tones (but still soooo beautiful!). I have super pale skin, so on my is looks like a gorgeous dark nude, a few shades darker than my natural lips which I love because I’m not a huge dark lip fan as it makes me feel a bit self-conscious, and all I know, it could be all over my face! So the bottom line is the shade is perrrrfect! It’s really easy to apply and glides on the lips easily so it’s great for when you’re on the go. It dries really quickly, but doesn’t feel drying AT ALL and doesn’t even transfer when eating or drinking. However, I personally felt like that it didn’t last very long, after a few hours the colour had definitely faded quite a bit which was a little disappointing. BUT, with every other lipstick I have tried, when the lipstick fades, my lips are left looking dry and uneven but this lipstick fades well all over meaning you aren’t left with patchy lips, and if you reapply-it’s not going to be uneven.

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MY VERDICT

Overall, even though the lipstick faded after a while, this lipstick is 100% lasts longer than any drugstore lippy in my collection. I’m in love with how light it feels on the lips you actually forget you are wearing it, and you don’t have to suffer dry lips after! The colour is SOOOO GORGEOUS and I think this shade is perfect for both day and night which saves room in your makeup bag! So, if you have been contemplating buying this lipstick- I would say GO FOR IT! I know it’s a bit pricey, but I will be wearing this pretty much every day until it runs out, and then that will give me the excuse to perhaps look into buying a different shade!! SO GO AND TREAT YOURSELVES! 

Tash x

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I would like to thank ALittleBitOfSassy for doing the giveaway I won this beautifullll lipstick in!

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