Hello my lovelies!
Hope you're all keeping well? Anyone who knows me or has read my blog for quite a while will know that lipsticks are my thing! Recently, I’ve really gotten into the whole Kylie J brown lip trend and to be honest I wasn’t expecting it to suit me, but I really like how it looks! I decided to try my luck at the MAC store in Heathrow T3 last October to see if they had Velvet Teddy in stock, as that was the one shade I had been hearing about constantly in the blogosphere. To my complete shock the girl pulled out the last Velvet Teddy and it’s safe to say I did not take it off during my holiday to Dubai. I’ve been pretty inseparable from Velvet Teddy and most of my lipsticks have been put to the side, so I decided it was about time to venture out and try a few more shades, especially as the whole 90s lip is so on trend right now. I wasn't actually sure if I liked a Matte lip, but I'm pretty sure MACs 2015 Matte Collection has completely changed any misconceptions I had about matte lipsticks. I’ve been so excited to get this post written up and I will most probably create a few looks with these lipsticks and post to my social media, so if you want to see more make sure you follow me on Instagram or add me on Snapchat |JewelBeautyBlog| where I’m posting all my behind the scenes media and a few snap vlogs here and there too. I’m afraid my lips are in a pretty dire situation right now and were not feeling blog friendly! I need to whip out the Nuxe Reve De Miel that's for sure. I hope you enjoy this review and I would love to hear from you in the comments section below.
L-R Stone, Whirl & Velvet Teddy
MAC Velvet Teddy is pretty much the ultimate shade to try if you’re looking to venture away slightly from traditional nudes and try out a signature Kylie J lip. After constantly seeing this shade sell out, I was genuinely shocked when the MAC counter in Heathrow T3 had it in stock. I wasn't sure if I was going to love it or hate it, but it's safe to say it did not leave my side whilst in Dubai (last October) and I have worn it probably 3-4 times a week since coming home! I would describe Velvet Teddy as a dark nude with rosy undertones, which goes with any look and can work for pretty much any occasion. You can also amp up the look with a little lip liner (I use Rimmel's Spice) if you want to channel the 90s/Jenner trend. The finish is matte and very opaque, but I haven't found this shade overly drying at all. It has very impressive staying power and to be honest I just love it!
After researching a few shades, and a lot of reviews later, I found that many people thought Whirl was like a darker version of Velvet Teddy, which after trying it I would 100% agree with. I’m beyond obsessed with this shade and even though it’s darker than Velvet Teddy I would still class it as being wearable due to its rosy tones. If you're looking to explore brown lips a little further than the likes of Velvet Teddy, then this is the go to shade! Like Velvet Teddy it has fantastic staying power and it's a real beauty if you're looking for a bolder browner lip.
MAC Stone has been a shade that I’ve been umming and ahhing over the past few months! I've been really intrigued by it and knew that I needed it in my collection. It's described as muted taupe brown with grey undertones! I've only worn this once with minimal make-up and I have to admit it completely drained me and I ended up taking it off mid-day and re-applied my beloved Velvet Teddy. I think that this shade is best worn with flawless and warmer make-up (Lots of bronzer) as it can look quite gothicy. There's no denying that Stone is a beautiful stand out shade, but I haven't quite figured this one out yet.
I love all three shades and even though I haven't quite got to grips with Stone, I still 100% appreciate how beautiful it is. If I had to recommend just one shade I would have to say Velvet Teddy, It's pure perfection. However, Whirl is the next step up and one to check out if you're looking to expand your nude/brown collection, but if you're looking for a completely out there and a real WOW shade then give Stone a go! I hope you've enjoyed this post and I would love to hear from you in the comments section below. Your comments honestly mean the world to me and genuinely make me smile from ear to ear!
Lots of Love