Now here is the story with this lipstick. Its originally apart of the matte collection that MAC came out with a few months ago. Matte is my favorite finish that MAC offers; its pretty much the only thing that I wear. When I went to MAC to try the collection they literally had every shade but this color, so over time I completely forgot about it. Long story short by the time I realized I never tried this shade, it was sold out everywhere. I found swatches on YouTube and Instagram and it looked pretty so I decided to search for it. I called about 10 different stores and got the last one in stock (yes 10 different stores!) Moral of the story is: when Mac comes out with a limited edition set buy it when you can! Anyways this color is a great cross between velvet teddy(an ashy nude) and a taupe brown ish color. It looks very natural on my skin tone. I did notice that it displays all my lips imperfections so you have to make sure your lips are perfectly moisturized, otherwise it will show the peeling. Not a good look!
This lipstick took time to grow on me. I have been eyeing it for about 5 months now and I’ve tried it on every time I go to the MAC store but I always manage to find something else that I like more. I finally caved and I love itttttttt! This lipstick would look great with a smokey eye or that “no makeup” makeup look. Super natural and yet very pretty. I decided to buy the MAC lipglass in spite, and I actually love it even more with the lipgalss! Spite is a mauve lipglass and it was actually the same price as the lipstick. Im sure there is much more affordable options out there.
I bought this a while back. I actually went to the MAC store to buy velvet teddy and when I didn’t like it I decided to go with twig. I love it because it has this pink sheen that’s so different than all the other nudes that I own. It’s just enough color and it’s buildable. This color goes great with the rose colors in my Naked 3 pallet! It’s my favorite pairing!
I will be doing another review on the darker shades that I recently bought so stay tuned!
If you would like more reviews on lipsticks for darker skin tones please let me know!