After all the berry and red tones I’ve been sporting this Autumn and Winter, I decided to have a week of ‘au natural’ and this is probably my favourite nude lipstick from MAC. My skin is slightly yellow and I have naturally red flushed cheeks so I find it quite difficult to wear most nudes without looking like an extra from The Walking Dead. They can make me look extremely washed out and corpse like. Velvet Teddy is a deep toned beige and I prefer the browner nudes to the paler pinker nudes, especially for this time of year. It still has a pinkness to it and slight peachy tones that I just love. It truly is a gorgeous colour. Sometimes I just need a more subtle and natural look at this time of year and this is my go to lipstick. I wear Velvet Teddy with my favourite MAC lip liner for nudes which is Subculture and I also like to wash Hug Me (MAC Lustre lipstick) over the top for a nice nude sheen. This is also a very good nude for a night out teamed with a nice smokey eye – simple yet classy. It is highly pigmented as most MAC lipsticks are and it is a matte finish. You only need to glide the bullet over the lips once to get a nice opaque coverage. I would advise to prep lips properly before applying as it can be quite drying and it will cling to dry patches. Nothing a good lip routine can’t fix though (scrub and primer) and a bit of lip balm.
What is your favourite nude lipstick? Have you tried Velvet Teddy from MAC?
Love Erin. ELH. X