Ever since I purchased my first ever MAC lipstick last year, I haven’t shifted from my love for the shade matte velvet teddy. It’s the perfect nude shade with enough brown tone and not too pinky (for some reason every time I purchase any kind of lipstick, it has too much pink going on for me).
I love how it feels velvety smooth (by name and nature), lasts right up to lunchtime when most ends up on my sandwich and is always complimented. I am now on my second stick which is starting to run a little bit low.
I don’t like that MAC test their products on animals and I wanted to find an alternative that would save me some pennies and some animals too!
Cue a search of dupes online and I came across the NYX matte lip cream in the shade scandanavia. I made a note in my head and popped to Boots one lunchtime with Kerri-Ann (the payday draw to buy new makeup was too strong).
I found the shade match and pulled out my velvet teddy to compare;
(Excuse the fluff on the lipstick, I dropped it on the floor before taking the pic and couldn’t get it off!)
I was quite surprised at how similar they were and liked that it was a matte finish (I’m all about the matte lips 👄). I also loved that it was only £6 in comparison to the circa. £15 I was paying for my MAC Velvet teddy!
So, I’m guessing you want to see a comparison?
This is the MAC Matte Velvet Teddy (I know they test on animals, but please don’t tell me this shade isn’t fabulous AF?!)
So was it long wearing? Yes – stayed on the same as my MAC Velvet teddy right up to lunchtime when I chomped down on my chicken wrap
Did it dry out and crack on my lips? No, I was really impressed by how hydrating this was and velvety smooth it was to apply!
Am I going to keep on using it? Hell yes! At £6 a pop, I’m more than happy to continue using it!
Let me know if you’ve got any recommendations for dupes that I should try! Help a girl out to save a pretty penny to add to the wedding fund 😉
Until next time…