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…



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!



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.



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


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



  1. February 4, 2017 / 5:42 pm

    Velvet teddy is one of my favourite lipsticks in my collection! Such a pretty shade and I think it’d suit everybody! Great post. X

    • February 4, 2017 / 6:24 pm

      It’s become one of my favourites for sure! Thank you! X

  2. February 4, 2017 / 6:11 pm

    loved this post, hopefully i’ll have the opportunity to buy one! xx

    • February 4, 2017 / 6:24 pm

      Thank you! I really recommend it, either get one yourself or it would be great to ask for a birthday or christmas present! xx

  3. February 4, 2017 / 7:36 pm

    Love how detailed this post is and loved the review xx

  4. February 4, 2017 / 11:29 pm

    I was so close to buying velvet teddy but went with twig instead, now I know which lippie I’ll be buying when I save up enough money haha. Lovely review xx

    • February 5, 2017 / 12:10 pm

      I was deciding between Velvet Teddy and Twig too! However I went with Velvet Teddy just due to the hype about it- but Twig I think is one I’m definitely going to get! Thank you! xx

  5. February 5, 2017 / 12:02 pm

    Defiantly want to buy this even more! Uh-oh, thats more money spent on makeup!!! xx

    • February 5, 2017 / 12:11 pm

      Haha sorry for making you want to buy it more haha! But I would really recommend it, the quality of how good it is will soften the blow to your bank account haha! xx

  6. February 5, 2017 / 1:14 pm

    The Velvet Teddy lipstick looks amazing!! I really want to get it!!

  7. February 6, 2017 / 1:12 pm

    This was such a great review! I really want to pick one up for myself now!

    • February 6, 2017 / 10:40 pm

      Thank you so much! I really recommend you do, it’s so amazing!

  8. February 6, 2017 / 10:28 pm

    The shade of it is just so perfect! I have a dupe but I bet this is so much nicer! xx

    • February 6, 2017 / 10:40 pm

      It’s so pretty! I have a few dupes myself, but it’s so nice having a treat by having the real thing! xx

  9. February 12, 2017 / 3:36 pm

    THIS LIPSTICK IS GORGEOUSSSSSS!!!! Its so cool that you one a giveaway for this product too! Great job!

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