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Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Beauty|| All To Similar?

 I am now the proud owner of the grand total of three MAC lipsticks, although my collection may be small it will be slowly growing as I have a new found love for MAC lipsticks. The one thing about my lipstick collection, is they are all quite similar.
(left to right) Cherish, Taupe, Velvet Teddy

As you can see I played it safe when separating with that precious £15.50 per lipstick, choosing all nude, 'my lips but better' colours. The first lipstick which I picked up was Cherish, I got this ages ago and reviewed it here. As you can see in the pictures it is the lightest, and more orange than the other colours. It is a satin finish, which means that its semi matte and has a slight bit of a sheen. It is a perfect finish for anybody with dry lips because its nowhere near as drying as matte lipsticks. Sometimes I feel like when I wear this lipstick and if I'm going out, my lips don't stand out as much as I would like they can look like they blend in a bit. However I still like wearing this lipstick, especially in the summer and I often wear it when I'm just wearing simple makeup or for a casual day look.

I mentioned this in my MAC Haul, but I bought Taupe when I wanted to get hold of Velvet Teddy but it had been out of stock for ages and I had given up waiting so went in search of a dupe. Taupe was one which was recommended to me and from the swatches I really liked the colour, even though some people had said it was quite brown I thought it was worth a go. Taupe has a matte finish, but isn't drying at all which I was surprised about because you normally expect that from matte lipsticks. The colour is a pinky brown colour, and looks a lot more brown in the bullet than when you actually apply it too your lips. I like this because although it is natural it makes your lips stand out a bit more and if you are looking for something like velvet teddy but slightly darker this one would be perfect for you.

Lastly I have the one and only Velvet Teddy, again you can read the story about how I ended up with taupe and velvet teddy here. But as soon as this came back in stock I knew I had to have this shade, partly because of how hyped it has been but also I honestly did love the look of the colour. Now out of these three lipsticks this is the pinkier one, although its not like a bright pink more of slightly deeper pink but as you can see it is clearly the pinkest of the three. It has a matte finish and is all that its hyped to be, it wasn't exactly what I imagined but I actually love this colour so much.

So there are my three MAC lipsticks, all very similar but at the same time very different! What do you think?

14 comments:

  1. These are so gorgeous! I love nude lipstick, you've really convinced me I need to get some MAC ones :) I think I'd be silly not to go for Velvet Teddy, it's just such a pretty colour! Great post x

    www.peppermintandpandaeyes.co.uk

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    1. You should try them, if you go into store they can help you choose the perfect nude for you xx

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  2. These look lovely! I already own Velvet Teddy and adore it so will have try the others!
    Natalie x
    www.lipstickandlobster.com

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    1. Since buying it I have fallen in love with velvet teddy but I am tempted to get some more nudes so I have one for everything! xx

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  3. Wow, "Cherish" and "Taupe" are very similar! However, I think the latter is a little bit deeper. Once you've done using up all of your nude lipsticks, definitely get Chanel's "Mademoiselle"; it's the only nude that you'll ever need, guaranteed!
    ChicAndAlluring.com

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    1. I know! I will have a look at that, I don't own anything from Chanel but really want too! xx

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  4. Ah, Velvet Teddy is such a dream of mine x

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  5. All of these are gorgeous colours! I picked up Yash when I couldn't get Velvet Teddy and that's ended up being my favourite.

    Antonia x | Fifi and the Diamonds

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    1. I need to try that one, its high on my list! xx

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  6. They're gorgeous colours, nothing wrong with loving the similar shade :) xx
    Love Vicki <3 victoriajanex.co.uk

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  7. They look less similar on your hand! All of my MAC lipsticks are NOTHING alike but there's nothing wrong with going with something you know works!
    Brianna || http://extraordinarydaysblog.com

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    1. I didn't mean for them to end up so similar, I'm going to go for something completely different next time! xx

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