Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Splurge or Save: 90's Lip

Mac Velvet Teddy, Mac Velvet Teddy Comparison, Mac Velvet Teddy Dupe, Rimmel Lasting Finish 08
Mac Velvet Teddy, Mac Velvet Teddy Comparison, Mac Velvet Teddy Dupe, Rimmel Lasting Finish 08
LtoR: Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Moss 08, Mac Velvet Teddy

I've dug an oldie out for you folks today, back when I first started my blog I used to like doing a little something called splurge or save and I found these photos lurking from a couple of weeks ago not knowing what to do with them, and here's the perfect opportunity!

Lately there has been a lot of hype surrounding Kylie Jenner's lips and the 90's lip craze, with these sought after nudes being on the top of everyones wish lists I thought I'd share with you my splurge or save 90's lip edition. Now we all know Kylie's coveted lip shade is said to be Velvet Teddy, but not everyone has or wants to spend £15+ on a lipstick, so I was happy to discover when rummaging through my makeup collection that I had a cheaper alternative waiting to be re-discovered. Now I have to admit I am rather a big fan of a darker / brown nude and can see the reason behind the hype, not only do they look great on but are perfect for adding definition to the lips giving them a fuller look. 

Mac Velvet Teddy (£15.50) has become quite the cult product to own, and is described as a deep-toned beige matte lipstick. For me personally I find that this light beige shade perfectly mimics the shade of my own lips, and leaves them looking fuller. For a matte this is not drying at all and is rather smooth to apply, nor does this doesn't cling to dry patches on your lips. For a nude this lipstick provided amazing pigmentation and colour to the lips and I find that I can get a good 3-4 hours wear from this lipstick.

Rimmel Lasting Finish 08 (£5.49) is one of those unsung heroes that has been forgotten about, and for all the wrong reasons (my bad). I've heard a lot of people say how they find 03 a close dupe for Velvet Teddy, however when I've compared both on the lips I do find that 03 whilst it looks most similar in the bullet is a lot more sheer. While this isn't a matte shade you can give it that matte effect by popping a liner on and then a sprinkle of translucent powder on top to help give it that Kylie Jenner inspired look giving me around 2-3 hours wear. 

In comparison I find that Velvet Teddy is more on the beige side whereas 08 has dusky rose undertones, however when applied on the lip with Mac Whirl the two do give off a very similar 90's mauve look. When you look at both shades they do seem like they'd work with many skintones and the wear time is very similar between the both. With both lipsticks you can overdraw the lips if you wish, defining your lower lip and cupids bow. Both are really flattering shades to wear and are staple shades in my makeup collection! 

At a fraction of the price I'd definitely recommend Rimmel's Lasting Finish lipstick, however there is just something about Velvet Teddy that means I'd splurge! Let me know if you'd splurge or save!

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