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Wednesday, 10 December 2014

MAC 'Velvet Teddy' dupe

I've been thinking about getting a nude lipstick for a while now so off I went to MAC in search for 'Velvet Teddy'. Surprise, surprise they didn't have it in stock- damn you MAC. Desperate to get my Kylie Jenner on I searched Boots high and low for a similar shade, I must have swatched every nude lipstick in existence on the back of my hand! 

Half an hour later I finally found the perfect nude..okay maybe that's a slight exaggeration. Rimmel's lasting finish by Kate '03' is near enough an identical match to MAC's 'Velvet Teddy' so I had to have it. The only difference being 'Velvet Teddy' is a matte finish whereas the Rimmel one has a slight sheen. 

Everybody that knows me knows that I'm never seen without bright lippy on so I'm going right outside my comfort zone with this 'barely there' shade. With that being said although it is a huge change for me to don a more natural lipstick I absolutely love it! It's the perfect shade for anybody wanting a bit of colour, I was worried it'd make me look washed out but it doesn't in the slightest. 

I'm normally a MAC lipstick girl but I think I'll definitely buy more of the Kate lipsticks in the future as they're much more affordable and in my opinion just as good. The lasting power maybe it's as great as MAC but that isn't a problem as you can just reapply and for less than half the price who's complaining? 

I always tend to go for a more dramatic eye when I wear this lipstick but it's entirely up to you, this would be the perfect makeup look if you was going on a night out and would like to play about with a bit of eyeshadow. It'd look equally as nice paired with more natural eye makeup for the daytime though, the choice is yours. 

What do you think to this lipstick, are you a fan? 

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