Trying to find the perfect dupe…

Don’t get me wrong, I love it when I find the perfect dupe for an expensive product – but you can end up spending even more trying to find that dupe instead of just buying the product origninally.

Velvet teddy is one of those cult beauty products – you just need to have it. But do you? You can create the same look with a very similar lipstick or crayon and although I may have it and love it, when it runs out I won’t be running to the nearest Mac counter to buy another one –  and that’s not just because they probably wouldn’t have it in stock. 

From left – right | rimmel 1000 kisses lip liner in tiramisu, L’Oreal colour riche lipstick in 630 (I couldn’t find this on any website but I’m almost certain it isn’t discontinued), Mac velvet teddy, Maybelline colour drama lip pencil in nude perfection

I would say the closest shade to velvet teddy is the shade on the furthest right – the maybelline colour drama lip pencil. It’s similar in finish as well (it’s said to have a velvet finish) so I think that’s the closest you may find at the drugstore. I think it’s hard to find the exact same product that lives up to the standards and colour of high-end products, however I think the maybelline lip crayon/pencil fits the bill perfectly – you can’t really tell the difference. Despite me thinking that velvet teddy was way too brown for my lips, I discovered whilst swatching that velvet teddy was actually the pinkest out of all them!

Although I would say velvet teddy is worth having, if you don’t have the budget then there’s no point in buying it. Overall I would say my favourite lip colour and the lip product that is the best quality in my opinion is velvet teddy, the maybelline and L’Oreal lipstick are a close behind! The L’Oreal Colour Riche lipsticks are gorgeous and definitely worth having a look at, they’re so creamy (so not the same finish as velvet teddy)! 

In the end, here are some dupes for velvet teddy which I love (and use all of them) but I’ll still continue to buy brownish nude lipsticks – they’re just no escape! I’d love to know your favourite dupes for velvet teddy if you have any! 


  1. Fii Cridland 21st June 2015 at 5:36 pm

    Oooh I'm going to have to swatch these dupes for myself – I can't really afford to part with the pennies for MAC right now, but some of the less expensive offerings will def be up my street! Thanks for this post!

    Fii xo || little miss fii

  2. Dalal Tahira 22nd June 2015 at 6:42 am

    I've been contemplating on getting either Morange or Velvet Teddy from Mac but I think I'll go for Morange and instead of velvet teddy, get the Maybelline pencil! Thanks so much I've saved another £15.50 haha
    Dalal x

  3. Eleanor Pritchard 25th June 2015 at 5:34 am

    That's okay! Despite them all not being completely dupes, I don't think you can tell when they're on!

  4. Eleanor Pritchard 25th June 2015 at 5:34 am

    That's okay! Glad I could persuade you otherwise haha!


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