While I am clearly a fan of bright, eye-catching colours when it comes to lipstick, I equally appreciate those more subtle nude tones that you can just swipe on without worrying whether they’ll clash with your outfit. My current favourite nude shade (introduced to me by my sister Claudia) is MAC’s Velvet Teddy, a gorgeous pinky-beige shade with a hint of a ’90s vibe going on.
I have to be careful with neutral shades as I can easily look washed out since I’m so pale, but this one is warm enough to prevent me from looking ghostly. It’s also an incredibly versatile shade, looking great for daytime with nothing more than a slick of mascara and a touch of bronzer, in addition to being the perfect complement to an intense, smoky eye.
The Lowdown on Velvet Teddy
Product Type: Matte Lipstick
Shade: “Deep-tone beige”
Price Range: $21 / $$
Vibe: Quietly chic and subtle; slightly ’90s (in a cool way 😉 )
Celebrity Fans: Kylie Jenner