When I discovered one of my fave nude lipsticks by MAC Cosmetics inspired a fragrance,
I nearly cried tears of joy.
My sweet Velvet Teddy, meet your new partner in crime, Velvet Teddy...
I'm not going to lie. Ordering fragrances online can often be pretty scary (you just never know if you are going to like the scent or not), but because I am so in love with everything about Velvet Teddy - the name, the sexy yet subtle deep nude shade, even the smell of MAC's lipsticks - I just had to take the leap.
And OMG I am so happy I did...
First thing's first - the packaging is just to die for. The classic all-black lipstick bullet got a bit of a makeover, showcasing the rich, nude shade on the matte cap and a metallic version of the shade on the inner tube, matching the look of the two-toned fragrance. Together, they look absolutely stunning displayed on my vanity.
As you can tell on my fair skin, this nude/beige shade is definitely a bit darker and more contrasted for me, but I still wear it almost every single day - it's not too brown or muddy, and has such warm undertones with the slightest pinkish tint. This lipstick goes on creamy, is pretty moisturized which I love (especially in the winter), lasts almost all day (with a touch up here and there), and dries semi-matte.
Now, for the fragrance...
Straight from the bottle, the fragrance was quite musky... and although I love that scent, it was a bit strong (and nearly headache-inducing). However, underneath that rich, sexy scent, there is this sweet hint of wild honey, which has actually become the more dominant scent on my skin.
(As we all know, fragrance reacts to each individual in a completely unique way - so the only real way to tell if you like something, is to try it on and see how it works with your skin's natural pheromones).
The longer I have this fragrance on my skin, the more I fall in love with the intoxicating, velvetty-smooth sweetness that seems to last all day with no real need for reapplication. And throughout the day, the intensity of the fragrance I initially noticed softened completely.
Which of the 6 classic lipstick/fragrance duos from MAC are you dying to try?
Olivia Rose | 24