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.
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)!