Lipstick -MAC Cosmetics -Velvet Teddy

on 8/4/2018 3:41:00 AM

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I wear C3 in MAC Face & Body, which is around an NC30 with some light olive neutral undertones. My overall colouring is high-contrast (I have black hair and dark eyes).

Velvet Teddy is no doubt one of MAC's most famous (if not THE most famous) lipsticks. It comes in their traditional Matte formula (imo still one of the best ones in the market), which goes on smooth and creamy with virtually no tugging. There is a *hint* of a shine to it, but otherwise true to its formula name it is just matte.

Velvet Teddy is tricky to describe. It's really a chameleon - I would say the shade is kind of a neutral beigey-brown. Because it doesn't lean particularly warm or cool, this makes it an easy lipstick to manipulate or use as a layering lipstick. My favourite way to wear it is paired with MAC's Spice lip liner. Personally for my skintone, by itself I'm not a fan - it borders on concealer-lips for me and is a little too nude. I need to line my lips with something darker so that it doesn't wash me out and just disappear into my face.

I enjoy Velvet Teddy for when I'm going for a nude lip. But there are other MAC lipsticks imo which look more flattering on my skintone, and don't need extra effort to make it look good - so I probably wouldn't repurchase this. If you're around my skintone or darker, I'd suggest trying MAC's Taupe or Persistence, or Toast and Butter in their Liptensity range. These shades are to us medium-skinned ladies what Velvet Teddy is to lighter-skinned women.

Also if you already own the MAC lipstick in Hug Me from their Lustre range, I would skip out on Velvet Teddy as they are very similar in colour, just that Hug Me is a shiny, sheer finish.

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Eye Shadow -MAC Cosmetics -Matte - Omega

on 8/3/2018 1:03:00 PM

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i know this is a popular eyebrow shadow for blondes or light brunettes but i use this daily and i have dark brown, almost black hair.I use it in the front of the brows and finish the tail with abh brow wiz in medium ash brown. I like the color of omega, its a taupe without any red or orange. It looks very natural and not too harsh. Ive had coquette and charcoal brown and those were a tad darker for how i like my brows. I dont like strong brows so omega is perfect

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Lipstick -MAC Cosmetics -Matte Lipstick - Honeylove

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It’s a gorgeous shade, to me it reminds me the sixties, I have medium skin tone, so little bit pale to me, but still wearable.

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Lipstick -MAC Cosmetics -Mehr (Mickey Contractor Collection)

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This is my third favourite nude, first is velvet teddy, second is honeylove. Love it all year, I heard that it’s an autumn/winter shade, but I love it at summer also, maybe because I love cool toned make up more than warm toned.

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Lip Treatments -MAC Cosmetics -Prep + Prime Lip

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I like it, it made the look of the lipstick more creamy, and lasts longer with this.


Lipstick -MAC Cosmetics -Velvet Teddy

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This is my favourite everyday lipstick, on me it’s orange-brown, I love love love it! The formula is also very nice, creamy and non-drying, love mac mattes, these are my favourite lipstick formula ever, and the colour selection is also awesome.


Skincare - Face -MAC Cosmetics -Prep and Prime Fix+

on 8/2/2018 8:53:00 PM

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The new Pinklite version of this sang its Siren's song from the brightly lit MAC shelf on my lunchtime 'I-ran-out-of-things' trip to Mecca. Ignoring its Plain Jane sisters, I snagged it and brought it back to work with me for a test run. I eagerly opened the gorgeous packaging, gave it very cursory shake and proceeded to mist myself. Liberally. We're talking YouTube guru misting level overkill.

Girl. I am glowing like a Valentine's version of C3PO. The pink went *everywhere*. My black leather jacket is now a sparkly purple. My purple silk shirt is now shot through with glitter. Once I got my breath back after laughing myself sick at how stupid AF I am, I managed to damage control a bit. But despite some zealous mineral powder buffing I am still glowing to the Gods, honey!

I looked at the bottle again. The pink particles are a sediment in the bottom, and you had better SHAKE. IT. UP. Shaking it for about 20 vigorous seconds, my 2nd try at this stuff yielded the perfect glowy but not sparkly result and I am in love.

I have used regular Fix+ for years and have repurchased many times, Despite my noob mistake with this version, I will definitely continue to do so. R.I.P my leather jacket. It needs a hose and some industrial cleaner now.

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Concealers -MAC Cosmetics -Select Moisturecover

on 8/2/2018 12:31:00 AM

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I was pleasantly surprised by this concealer. I tried it for a dance event last week, I wore it under my eyes and on my chin, the coverage was really good and it didn’t crease at all. This is probably my second favourite MAC concealer, after pro longwear.

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Lipstick -MAC Cosmetics -Touch

on 8/1/2018 5:14:00 PM

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I bought this on the basis of the great reviews here from darker-toned ladies like myself but initially thought I'd made yet another impulse-buy mistake.

My skin is a warm-toned MAC C40/Bobbi Brown 4.5.Warm Natural. When I first put it on at home it was a dull milk chocolate shade with no warmth which made me look very drab. The Kylie or whoever look really doesn't work on me!

My lips are quite pigmented and this morning looked particularly rosy. I gave Touch another try and this time it looked great! A light application of this sheer brown complemented the red tones in my lips and gave me an elegant, discreet and polished look, great for work, more of a flattering plum/red-tinged brown than chocolate and one of the best nudes I've tried. I'm going to experiment with using it with plum liner as recommended by other commenters. The key for me is keeping the application very light so that it allows the colour of my lips through. A heavier application gives me the drab chocolate look.

I might not wear Touch everyday but I do agree - this is a very good and versatile shade of nude to try if you're MAC 40 or higher.






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Lip Liners -MAC Cosmetics -Lipliner in Soar

on 8/1/2018 12:08:00 AM

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my #1 lip liner!!! will be repurchasing this forever
stays on literally all day. love MAC lip products.


Lipstick -MAC Cosmetics -Retro Matte - Ruby Woo

on 7/31/2018 11:32:00 AM

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The color is hands down gorgeous. I usually go for pinky reds, true reds don't really flatter my complexion with this one being an exception.
The color lasts for about 6 hours with drinks and a meal without requiring a touch-up. It never bleeds, I wear it without lip liner. It does leave the marks on anything you touch with your lips but stays put nevertheless.
I would love to wear it daily but it's very drying. I put my lip balm before starting my makeup, pat it with the tissue before applying the lipstick, use a lip scrub as soon as I take the lipstick off, yet I can't wear it two days in the row because of how dry my lips become every evening and how much peeling they have the next day.
Keeping it for parties. Won't buy it again.

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Blush -MAC Cosmetics -Powder Blush - Peachykeen

on 7/31/2018 10:26:00 AM

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I am a NW20-25 and this is a beautiful coral colour with a golden sheen (no glitter) on me. It does not emphasize my pores as other sheertone blushes from MAC, so I really like how it looks on me. It is highly pigmented so you need a light hand not to overdo it, therefore this blush will last a really long time. On me it lasts approx. 5-6 hours in spite of my oily skin.
If MAC were cruelty free, I would definitely buy it again, so for now I am trying to use all my MAC products up.
It retails in Spain for 24 euros for 6 gr.

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Blush -MAC Cosmetics -Powder Blush - Sunbasque

on 7/31/2018 8:01:00 AM

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I am a NW20-25 and this is a beautiful terracotta colour with a golden sheen (no glitter) on me, unfortunately this sheen emphasizes my pores. The colour payoff is great, so you only need a little bit for both cheeks. It lasts 5-6 hours and blends really well.
If MAC were cruelty free, I would definitely buy it again, so for now I am trying to use all my MAC products up.
It retails in Spain for 24 euros for 6 gr.


Lip Liners -MAC Cosmetics -Lip Pencil - Whirl

on 7/31/2018 12:15:00 AM

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My latest favourite MAC liner. Was always hooked on Spice and now prefer this over it. Great natural colour. Also looks great all over lips with just gloss.

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Lip Gloss -MAC Cosmetics -Tinted Lipglass

on 7/31/2018 12:11:00 AM

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The old formula was sticky, but I find the newer ones, and a new formula are a lot better. I love them. They are well pigmented, and lasts all day. I can't get enough of them

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