A few months ago, Kylie Jenner posted a picture on Instagram of her makeup, including a nude lipstick. The makeup world went made for it.For months we have been subjected to posts about how to achieve the perfect Kylie Jenner lip, and for months I have ignored these posts as I really didn’t like nude lipstick. That is until recently, when for the first time I wore a nude lipstick and fell in love.
I recently decided to treat myself to a makeup over from the makeup artist Buff & Blend in Dublin. If you haven’t heard of her before, you need to follow her Facebook page, as she is seriously amazing and talented. I was over the moon with how my makeup turned out. When it came to applying some lipstick I was a little hesitant when she suggested I go for a nude lip. I have literally never in my life worn a nude lip. I am a bright lipstick girl through and through and the thoughts of a nude lip filled me with dread. Well my god, my view has changed and if you follow me on twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, it will come as no surprise that I am obsessed! The colour combination used was Mac Velvet Teddy lipstick and spice lipliner and they really are beautiful.
Velvet Teddy is described as a deep toned beige colour with a matte finish to it. Do not be put off by the matte finish, as this is extremely comfortable to wear, glides on easily and as it is a matte, it is very long lasting. There is a small bit of drying on the lips, but nothing that is uncomfortable and to be honest, it is worth it for the longevity that a matte lipstick gives.
The pigmentation of this lipstick is fantastic, however, it does appear darker in the tube then when applied on the lips. Mac have described it as a deep toned beige, but I think there is a hint of a pink tone off it. The colour on your lips will all depend on the natural colour of your lips. I don’t have a lot of natural colour on my lips, so it is fairly nude, and a little of “your lips but better”.
Spice lipliner is the perfect partner for Velvet Teddy. Spice is a deep brown pink with slight orange undertones. I personally think this is the perfect colour for Irish skin tones, as while it does have a hint of the 90s grunge lip, it is beautiful for defining, sculpting and lining the lips. I found it to be creamy and easy to apply. I have found at times that liners can drag on the lips, but not spice. Like with all Mac liners, you get a lot of product for €16. However here is the thing. I would think that you could get a good dupe for this with NYX, Rimmel or Maybelline. €16 for a lip liner is a lot of money, when you can get a good cheaper dupe. I would have bought a dupe for this, but I was in a rush and didn’t have time to go looking.
Overall, I think everyone needs this lipstick in their life, and if you have a bit of spare cash buy the matching liner. If you don’t, get to your nearest NYX stand and get swatching.