Haven't found this lipstick at all drying, having said that I did use a lipbalm underneath about half an hour before application. I'd say it was a very similar tone and colour to BB Brownie Pink lipstick, its a pinky beige shade, but a shade or two lighter than the BB. It's ever so slightly too pale to be used on it's own on me (mac nc35/nc37) but it looks great with Clinique Lipblush or MAC Caramellow to add a little depth. Love it as an everyday go to lipstick and perfect with strong smokey eyes of any colour as its so neutral. Love the matte finish and will definitely repurchase!
I have a love hate relationship with this product. I find that all of MAC's matte lipsticks are way to drying to be worn alone and Velvet Teddy is no exception. Wearing a gloss over a matte lipstick defeats the purpose of having a matte lipstick to me. I'd rather just save myself the trouble and just buy a crèmesheen to begin with. This lipstick sat in my collection for months just being ignored because although I loved the color, it just dried up on my lips and looked crusty and I don't normally have dry lips. Then one day I stumbled upon a gloss from Maybelline called Luminous Latte and I thought I'd try it over Velvet Teddy because they are the exact same color, now this is my go to natural look. I love the two paired together and that is why I'd buy it again but alone, I would never wear this. If this didn't work out for you and you like the formulation of the Lustres then buy Jubilee, similar color just a different finish.
I have been looking for a lipstick like this FOREVER!!! I went into MAC looking for a good nude/nuetral/natural lipstick for my NC35 skin tone. The SA suggested "Honeylove", and in my opinion it was too pink and washed me out. I didn't like it at all so I exchanged it for Velvet Teddy. It's exactly what I'm looking for - the perfect natural lip color. It's not TOO nude but it's definitely very natural. It's like one shade darker than nude and it's lovely. It's like my natural lip color but better. I pair it with MAC's dazzle glass in "Baby Sparks" ,it is sooo gorgeous. Holy Grail nude <3 continued >>
I received this is a swap. This is MLBB.
Really nice peachy nude color. Looks great with or without lip pencil or gloss. I prefer with Berry lip liner by hard candy and a tiny bit of oh baby lip glass.
A beautiful brownish nude. I pair this with spice lipliner to get a sixties look. I wanted honeylove but went for velvet teddy. It's a matte, so it lasts all day, even after a drink. It's drying but if you use a moisturizer it's ok.
Love this!!! Velvet Teddy and Touch are my favorite nudes! This is kind of drying but not as drying as other matte colors I have from MAC, so that's a plus. And this is a really soft pinkish brown i just love it. I'm a NW45 and it goes great with my skin tone. MY only thing to warn you about is to wear chap stick or else the lipstick will look horrible.
MakeupAlley lurker, first time poster! Have to give my 2cents...LOVE this lipstick. It's the perfect nude for me (NC37). I've got a dark grey line around my lips and this covers it perfectly all the while making my lips look very plump :). I'm not a huge fan of the matte lipsticks since they seem to settle in my lip lines and give my lips a cracked look but it's fixable with a little bit of clear gloss over top of this...
I think this is my favorite MAC Lipstick color. I love it. NC 38 skin
Omg I love vevlet teddy it's so pretty on me I'm nc45 its a nude brown peachy color it kind of reminds me of my favorite lipstick of all time nars blonde venus.but for half the price.i can save my blonde venus for specail times and rock my vevlet teddy everyday Iove it.i do have to prep my lips for vt but its so worth it.i will buy forever I love it
I love this lipstick! My absolute favorite, I'm very light skinned and it's perfect for my skin tone, and since its a neutral color i think it would go great with most skintones! Its a beige brownish/pink, I'm so glad I found this color, I get compliments on it a lot. I use it almost everyday, I've had the same tube for about a year now and it still hasn't ran out, I really recommend it!