I've been receiving a lot of inquiries (from friends and clients) about the matte nudey-deeper beige lipstick- Velvet Teddy by MAC Cosmetics. Being a lipstick junkie (especially MAC Lipsticks) I never really paid attention to this shade. Everyday for 5 years I would see this shade on the lipstick displayer and I really didn't think anything of it. I wouldn't even think that this shade would be one of the most sought after shades because of it's celebrity influence (ahem Kylie Jenner).
I decided to give it a try and match it with Whirl Lip Liner (a Kylie Jenner favorite). Defined and filled in my lip with the liner and I instantly knew it wouldn't do it for me. It was too bland no definition whatsoever- basically just blended right into the coloring of my lips. I wanted something in the same color family (mauve-beigey tone) but not purple. I searched through my pile of lip liners and found NYX Cosmetics Lip Liner in Mauve. It was perfect.
Here's a swatch of Velvet Teddy Lipstick, Whirl Lip Liner, and NYX Mauve Lip Liner to give you a comparison of the colors. ** Picture taken in natural daylight with no filters, Skin tone NC40**
Here's a little MOTD that I put together (I know it's been forever since I last did one. I even forgot how to use my DSLR).
- Eyes: Smashbox Full Exposure Eye Shadow Palette
- Lashes: Mink Wink Lashes Bombshell
- Lips: MAC Velvet Teddy Lipstick with NYX Mauve Lip Liner.
I know all of you are wanting more makeup pictures and of course videos. Stay tuned!