Browsing Category

Holiday Gift Guide

Beauty Favorites Fragrance Holiday Gift Guide

Best Holiday Luxury Candles

November 30, 2022

Best Holiday Candles Diptyque Sapin

I love candles year-round but especially love holiday scents! A great cozy scent can set the mood and make things feel more festive. There are so many great options this year my wishlist is so incredibly long. My usual go-to’s are Diptyque Sapin, Vanille, Santal, Amber, Nest Holiday and Byredo Woods. I’ve tried a few new ones this year I think are worth checking out. Here are my favorites so far.

Diptyque Holiday

Diptyque Sapin Candle Holiday 2022

You girls know how much I love Diptyque. I order their holiday candles almost every year and I think they make the best pine scents. This year their holiday candles ($48 – $84) also glow in the dark (the box does too!). Sapin (Pine Tree) is a classic and I love the packaging design this year.

Etincelles (Spark) is described as a mix of wood fire, coffee and chocolate but to me it smells more like a woody spice.

Diptyque Etincelles Candle Holiday 2022

Neige (Snow) is a white powdery musk that does indeed remind me of snow. I love these so much and think the Holiday Trio (with small size) would make an absolutely stunning gift.

Diptyque Neige Candle Holiday 2022

I’ve splurged on so many of their home décor pieces and love every single one. This year the Diptyque team gifted me their Constellation Candle Holder which is gorgeous! If it’s in your budget I think it’s definitely worth a splurge.

Diptyque Constellation Candle Holiday 2022

From their regular lineup there are so many great scents. I love Santal, Ambre, Feu de Bois and Vanille this time of year. Their larger 3-wick candles are stunning too and have stronger throw than their regular standard candles.


Byredo Symphonique Candle Holiday 2022

I tried the new Byredo Symphonique candle this year and thing it is beautiful. It has a mix of bitter orange and anise with ginger and cedarwood mixed in. It smells like a smokey spiced orange. Diptyque’s Oranger by comparison has a softer more powdery vibe.


Creed Vanisia Candles Holiday 2022

Creed candles are the best of the best in luxury. Vanisia is a soft powdery vanilla and amber mix. I splurged on the 7.7 oz variation ($115) which I’ve been burning at home because I love their Vanisia Room Spray. This holiday the Creed team generously gifted me the 3-wick Leather Candle. It’s available in 2 sizes and comes with their limited-edition bright blue leather holder. It’s stunning!

Creed Vanisia Leather Candle Holiday 2022


Overose launched delicious candles this year in a number of pastry inspired scents. They smell just like the real thing. I am still working my way through trying the ones I ordered. I really love Croissant Aux Amandes ($58) which buttery sweet but not too sweet. Definitely check out their new options this year – they have Pain Au Chocolat, Croissant, Cinnamon Roll and Macaron Pistache.

Overose Croissant Aux Amandes

Maison Francis Kurkdjian

Maison Francis Kurkdjian has three holiday scents this year. I must admit this is a brand I try not to look at because of the high price points, I don’t want to be tempted! My bestie gifted me the Pain d’Spices Candle ($75) and it’s decadent! It has a mix of orange, honey and cinnamon. So good I want to eat it. It has very good throw too.

Masion Francis Kurkdjian Pain d'Spices


Phlur launched two holiday candles this year and they do not disappoint. Sweet Smoke ($45) is one of the most amazing smoky candles I’ve ever burned. It’s hard to envision what sweet smoke smells like but they nailed it. It’s a creamy sweet firewood kind of scent. Wild Balsam was a sweet surprise too and I think it just might be the best pine and juniper candle I have ever burned. I’ve already finished one up entirely. I am debating whether to order a couple more because Andrew was really impressed by it too. Love the colored wax with these!

Phlur Holiday Candles Sweet Smoke and Wild Balsam


Last but not least I love Mizensir candles. I loved their Bois Ardent from last year as a really nice smoky woody scent.

Mizensir Bois Ardent Candle

This year the team sent over Sapin de Noel which smells just like Christmas! It’s available in a standard size, 3-wick size and colored glass version. You can use code SABRINA15 to save 15% off your order from their website.

Mizensir Sapin de Noel

I have so many others on my list but there is not enough time to try them all. I am really curious about the Nest Crystallized Ginger and Vanilla Bean (which I am picking up soon). Jo Malone always has fun options this time of year. Boy Smells has some really nice options too.

If you had your eye on any of these I hope this roundup is helpful! What are your favorites this time of year?

Shop the Post



Gifted items include the Diptyque Constellation Candle Holder, Creed Vanisa Leather Candle, Phlur Candles and Mizensir Sapin de Noel.

Holiday Gift Guide Westman Atelier

Westman Atelier The Squeaky Clean Vault

November 17, 2022

Westman Atelier The Squeaky Clean Vault

Westman Atelier has some beautiful sets this year. The Squeaky Clean Vault ($228, available at Westman Atelier and Bergdorf Goodman) is quite the splurge with six new shades of the Squeaky Clean Lip Liquid Balm, all exclusive to this set. Today I have a look + swatches.

The six colors include:

  • Parla – sheer sparkling gold
  • Biscuit – neutral cool beige
  • Ma Biche – cherry red
  • Lou Lou – plum brown
  • Snowy – sheer sparkling white
  • Rudey Nudey – perfect nude pink

Westman Atelier The Squeaky Clean Vault

Westman Atelier The Squeaky Clean Vault

The Squeaky Clean Lip Liquid Balms are smooth and non-sticky. They have a nice moisturizing feel with a natural glossy look. They adhere well to the lips though without feeling like they’ll slide off. Colors pull on the sheer side in terms of pigment for the lighter and neutral colors. Deeper bold shades have more color payoff.


Westman Atelier The Squeaky Clean Vault swatches

Swatch comparisons of the lighter shades to other formulas. The formulas of these are all different but I wanted to add for color comparison: Laura Mercier Lip Glace, Pat McGrath LUST Gloss, Victoria Beckham Beauty Posh Gloss, Summer Fridays Lip Butter and Kosas Wet Lip Oils.

Neutral lip gloss swatches Westman Atelier, Laura Mercier, Kosas

On the lips below, also wearing:

Westman Atelier Squeaky Clean Lip Liquid Balm Biscuit

Westman Atelier Squeaky Clean Lip Liquid Balm Ma Biche

Westman Atelier Squeaky Clean Lip Liquid Balm Lou Lou

Westman Atelier Squeaky Clean Lip Liquid Balm Snowy

Westman Atelier Squeaky Clean Lip Liquid Balm Rudey

Westman Atelier The Squeaky Clean Vault

I really like the set and most of the colors. The lighter shades pull really sheer, especially the two sparkly ones – if they had more pigment or sparkle color payoff I would have absolutely 100% loved it. Parla and Snowy still give the lips that glassy gloss shine which I think is pretty – would have liked to see more pigment.

Whether or not it’s for you depends on if you can see yourself wearing all the shades or if you think it’s worth the splurge. It can be difficult to justify a set if you don’t like all the colors. I think it’s lovely and would make a great WOW gift. That being said if you only like certain shades I think you can find dupes in other lines.

If you’ve been eyeing this set I hope the swatches help you! I have a review of the Petal Edition Set here along with swatches of all the Baby Cheeks and other Squeaky Clean Lip Balms I own.



Available at Westman Atelier and Bergdorf Goodman.

Holiday Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Ideas: All Things Cozy

November 15, 2022

Cozy Holiday Gift Ideas

1 Fleece 1/2 Zip // 2 Fleece Jacket // 3 Tan Sherpa Jacket // 4 Phlur Somebody Wood // 5 CozyChic Throw // 6 In the Wild Throw // 7 Fuzzy Makeup Bags // 8 Taupe Beanie // 9 Pom Beanie // 10 Feu de Bois // 11 Short Robe // 12 Turkish Cotton Robe // 13 Cloud Robe // 14 Fleece Belt Bag // 15 Fleece Hat // 16 Fleece Clip On Accessory // 17 Scrunchies // 18 Overose Candle // 19 Cashmere Scarf // 20 Fluffy Pillow // 21 Cozy Socks // 22 Velvet Slides // 23 Uggs // 24 Shearling Slides // 25 Pink Slippers

Sharing some gift ideas featuring all things cozy! I think there are lots of fun options to wear with fleece jackets. Scarves are a great accessory. For the home body a cozy blanket, plush pillow or fuzzy slippers are perfect!

Barefoot Dreams Blankets Nordstrom Sale

Ollie Cavapoo Barefoot Dreams Fox

To this day I still think Barefoot Dreams makes the best blankets and pillows. I’ve splurged on so many different blankets from them. I think the CozyChic Throw and In the Wild Throws are my favorites. I think this Ikat pattern is super pretty. I also have my eye on the CozyChic Travel Set. They also have a lot of cute things for kids. We bought Ollie a Baby Blanket and Plush Fox. He’s loved both since the day we brought him home.

I love a good fuzzy slipper. I did a roundup and tested a number of pairs a couple years ago (time flies!). Several of you commented that you also love slippers but find your feet tend to sweat in some of them. I noticed the same which is why I like the APL slides. I love the Techloom Slides for around the house (just bought these Chocolate Pair and love them). Every holiday they launch new limited-edition styles and this year they have the TechLoom Velvet and new colors of their Shearling Slides.

For jackets I’ve really been wanting to break out the sherpa jackets and hoodies but the weather here has been all over the place. We had a late hurricane/tropical storm season so I’m wondering if the cold weather will arrive later than usual this year in Central to South Florida. We have had one week of 40-50 degree weather this fall/winter so far.

Alo Yoga Foxy Sherpa Jacket in Camel

My favorite sherpa jacket is the Alo Yoga Foxy Sherpa Jacket (I have it in the Ivory and Camel). They added new styles this year which look cute and less bulky like the Sherpa Snow Angel Puffer and Varsity Jacket.

Lululemon also makes some nice fleece jackets. I bought the Cinchable Fleece Zip Up (last year’s version) and love it. Also like that they have it in the Scuba Style too.

Lululemon Everywhere Fleece Belt Bag

If you love all things fuzzy and soft I highly recommend checking out the Lululemon Everywhere Fleece Belt Bags and Nano Clip-On Key Chains. You may have to stalk the website or your store as they sell out very quickly. The good thing is they restock frequently. I think they’re super cute.

Best Diptyque Candles for Fall Ambre, Vanille and Santal

I’ll have a round up of the best holiday candles coming up soon. I think the Phlur Somebody Wood is the best cozy scent of the year for perfume. For candles I really love Diptyque Feu de Bois but I just burned the Phlur Sweet Smoke and I think it’s THE BEST smokey candle I’ve ever smelled. It’s hard to imagine sweet smoke but it smell just like that. It’s perfect. Le Labo Santal or Diptyque Santal are great cozy scents too. Also love Diptyque Ambre.

If you liked last year’s Diptyque Biscuit Candle check out Overose this year. They have an entire collection of sweet candles like Croissant, Almond Croissant, Chocolate and a few more.

A soft bath robe is another great cozy gift idea! I have a few on my wishlist this year. The ones I own are from Parachute Home. I love the Cloud Cotton Robe and the Waffle Robe (worn below) and really like both.

Parachute Waffle Robe


Cozy Blankets & Pillows


Best Cozy Candles & Scents


Robes, Jackets & More


Slippers, Hats & Scarves


Splurge / Gifts That Wow

Beauty Favorites Holiday Gift Guide Nordstrom

15 Luxury Gift Ideas Everyone Will Love For the Home

November 11, 2022

Luxury Gift Ideas for the Home

Sharing a roundup today of some Luxury Gift Ideas that will elevate the home! I think these are universally loved and will fit into anyone’s home regardless of style or taste. You can find all of these available at Nordstrom. They have lots of great gift ideas at every price point.

Holiday Gift Ideas from Nordstrom

Jo Malone and Diptyque Room Sprays
Room sprays are such a great way to refresh the home. They are a nice alternative to candles and I finally splurged on the Jo Malone Lime Basil and Mandarin Room Spray which is a classic fresh clean scent. It’s one I think is a signature Jo Malone scent so unique and lovely.

I’m a huge fan of Diptyque Room Sprays too. They have very good throw and the scents have a high quality feel to them. Baies is a classic blackcurrant and rose scent I think everyone will love but Gingembre is fun for the holiday season.

Jo Malone Travel Candle Trio and Accessory Set

Jo Malone has lots of great sets during this time of year. I spotted the Travel Candle Trio and Accessory Set which comes with Pine and Eucalyptus, Line Basil and Mandarin, English Pear and Freesia and a decorative lantern. I think it’s such a fun set to gift. For those who want continuous scent the Jo Malone Diffusers are also really beautiful.

Jo Malone Lime Basil & Mandarin Scent Surround Diffuser

I have collected Diptyque candles for as long as I can remember and I look forward to every holiday launch. The holiday designs are different every year which makes them extra special. My favorite is Sapin (pine). It’s one I love to light every Christmas. Neige is a lovely powdery white musk and Etincelles is a spicy scent. These are also available in the small size and a cute Holiday Trio Set.

Diptyque Holiday Candles 2022 Sapin, Neige, Etincelles

Luxury hand care is always a treat whether it’s a fancy hand cream or hand wash. I’ve gifted the Diptyque Softening Hand Wash to numerous people in my life but never bought one for myself. Andrew’s favorite is the Le Labo Hinoki Hand Wash and his is running low in his bathroom so I bought this to surprise him since he loves anything in beautiful fancy packaging.

Diptyque Softening Hand Wash

They also make an Exfoliating Hand Wash and a Velvet Hand Lotion in similar style glass bottles which I have my eye on. I think any of these would make great gifts for even the pickiest person on your holiday list. Love that these also have refills you can purchase separately.

Byredo Suede Hand Wash and Lotion

Byredo makes some lovely scents for hand care as well. I love the Suede Hand Wash scent for a nice warm and cozy kind of fragrance. I sometimes will use it as a body wash because it smells so good. I wish they’d make this into a candle or perfume! Also available in a Hand Lotion.

Slip Silk Mask and Jo Malone Pillow Spray

A fancy silk sleep mask is another great gift idea. I love the ones from Slip. They’re 100% worth the splurge and come in a number of different colors. You can always pair it with a pillow mist. I love the Jo Malone Moonlit Chamomile spray but the Lavender and Moonflower is also lovely.

Tory Burch Essence of Dreams Discovery Set

This year Tory Burch launched perfumes and they released the Essence of Dreams Discovery Set this season! A perfume sampler is always fun to try out. I think any of these mini perfume sets are great for the fragrance lover.

Venus Et Fleur Classic Le Mini Round

Venus Et Fleur is guaranteed to impress! They make preserved roses that really do last a year (for me some have lasted even longer). The Classic Le Mini Round comes in a number of different color combinations for the base and rose. I love that you have lots of options to choose from. The arrangements are quite the splurge but the single roses are more affordable for gifting to special friends or to treat yourself.

I also wanted to give more love to the Casper Glow Lights. I’ve written about these before and can’t rave enough about them. They’re quite expensive but I love how easy and portable these lights are. Simply flip it over to turn it on. They are also rechargable and you can control the brightness by twisting it. Both Andrew and I love them and think they would make great gifts.

Jo Malone Moonlit Camomile Pillow Mist

Holiday Gift Ideas for the Hostess and Home

That wraps up my gift guide with favorite home scents and gift ideas! I think any of these would make nice hostess gifts too. Would love to hear what you gift during the holiday! Let me know in the comments!

Shop the Post


Many thanks to Nordstrom for partnering to sponsor this post. As always all opinions are my own.

Holiday Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Ideas: $50 and Under

November 10, 2022

Holiday Gift Ideas: $50 and Under

The holidays are almost here so I’m sharing some gift guides for those in need of some inspiration! Starting the gifting season with a more budget-friendly roundup featuring Gifts $50 and Under. I think these are cute ideas anyone would love to find in their stocking!

Gift Ideas $25 and under

Holiday Gift Ideas and Stocking Stuffers Under $25

Perfume Discovery Set // Hot Chocolates // Mini Jelly Set // Buxom Duo // Mini Candle // Mug // Sugarfina Mailbox // Mask Set // MAC Lip Minis // Dae Hair Minis // Cozy Socks // Mask Set // Shower Gel Cracker // Note Pad // NARS duo // Pat McGrath Minis // Hat // Tarte Set

There are lots of great finds in the $25 and under range. Lots of mini candles, mini perfume sets, travel sized perfumes. I think the mini eyeshadow palettes from Tarte are super cute and great quality. I love the Mini Tartelette Palette and this especially the Maneater Holiday Must-Haves Set.

This year I bought the Compartes Hot Chocolates early and I’m so excited! I can’t wait to try them (they sold out really fast last year). For those who have a sweet tooth the Bonne Maman Gift Boxes are really cute. They have one under $25 called the Made For You Gift Box. (They also have an Advent Calendar with more variations that’s a bit more expensive but worth it.)

Molton Brown is always a great option, their Holiday Crackers are really cute.

I found quite a few fun things at Anthropologie too. They have lots of cute home things like Monogram Mugs and Trinket Dishes.

Beauty Sets


For the Home



Gift Ideas $50 and Under

Holiday Gift Ideas $50 and Under

Maracuja Lip Set // Bath Trio // Hand Care Gift Set // Vanilla Candle // Slow Burn Candle // Match Cloche // Hand Wash // Candy Set // Sephora Favorites // Jo Malone Cracker // Lip Gloss Duo // Belt Bag // Mini Lip Plumpers // Beauty Tower // Beauty Caddy // Hand Cream // Westman Atelier Duo // Throw // Mini Key Ring // Perfume Trio // Rose // Bath Set

If your budget allows for a little more there is a lot more to choose from in the $25 to $50 range. Love the Lululemon Everywhere Belt Bags – I use mine all the time and I see them everywhere.

The Lawless Mini Forget the Filler Set is super cute (I bought one for myself). Lip balms are always a great idea. The Summer Fridays Lip Butter Set is still available online at Summer Fridays.

Lots of fun candles are available under $50 which I think is always a no-fail option for the holiday season.

I just bought this Clear Beauty Organizer from Umbra (see it in action here). I think it would make a great gift for any beauty lover.

Beauty Sets


For the Home


Fun Stuff


Hope you found this roundup helpful! If you have any fun holiday gifting traditions you want to share, let me know in the comments! So many of you gave me some great ideas by category. I’ll be sharing more for the home, fragrance, for the guys and gifts that wow (to name a few).

Gift Guide Holiday Gift Guide Sephora

Best Makeup Sets & Stocking Stuffers From the Sephora Holiday Savings Event

October 28, 2022

Best Holiday Gift Sets Sephora

The Sephora Holiday Savings Event is here with first access for Rouge! Today I’m sharing a roundup of the best makeup gift sets to gift this season. Some are really cute for stocking stuffers and this event is a great time to get an early start to holiday shopping.

The Sephora Holiday Savings Event is open to all Beauty Insider Members. If you’re not a member yet you can sign up for free here. Here are the dates and tiers to shop the sale, if you’re shopping online use promo code SAVINGS:

  • Rouge Members save 20% off 10/28 to 11/7
  • VIB Members save 15% off 11/1 to 11/7
  • Insiders save 10% off purchases 11/3 to 11/7

In addition they have 30% off all Sephora Collection items. Promo code and savings are good for use multiple times throughout the sale. Some exclusions apply and promo codes cannot be combined. All Beauty Insider members will receive free standard shipping on all qualifying online purchases in the U.S. and Canada.

Here are my top picks for sets to put on your radar!

Hourglass Holiday Ambient Lighting Palettes 2022

The Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Unlocked Face Palettes ($85 each) this year are stunning. I love the packaging design and the colors in each of the palettes. There are a lot of new shades this year and I think there is a good range of colors to suit different skin tones! My favorite is the Elephant Palette but they’re all stunning.

Top to bottom includes:

  • Butterfly Palette with Ethereal Light, Incandescent Light, Soft Flush (new), Diffused Light, Sunset Glow (new), Celestial Strobe Light (new)
  • Elephant Palette with Dim Light, Soft Light, Beaming Strobe Light (new), Lustrous Bronze Light (new), Iridescent Coral (new), and Radiant Rose (new)
  • Tiger Palette with Transcendent Light, Brilliant Glow Strobe Light (new), Burnish Glow (new), Divine Strobe Light (new), Copper Flash Strobe Light (new), Iridescent Rose

Wearing the Elephant Palette below

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette Holiday 2022 Elephant

I’ve fallen head over heels in love with Phlur and they have a beautiful gift set with my favorite scent! The Missing Person Gift Set ($98) has a full size perfume + mini spritzer for travel. If you’re new to the line definitely try the Phlur Discovery Sampler Set ($35, I also love Somebody Wood and Phloria).

Phlur Missing Person Gift Set Duo Sephora

Mini eyeshadow palettes make for the perfect stocking stuffer. I’ve been really impressed with the Tarte Mini Tartelette Jewel Palette ($21). Colors are great everyday kind of neutrals and I love the sparkle toppers. I also recommend checking out Anastasia Beverly Hills, Natasha Denona and Urban Decay for eye great palettes under $30.

Tarte Mini Tartelette Jewel Palette

There are tons of great lip sets and minis this year! The Rare Beauty Mini Kind Words Matte Lip Duo in Humble ($20) is super cute. The colors are super mini but there’s enough product to get a decent sampling of how the formula wears. Humble is a great everyday neutral.

Rare Beauty Mini Kind Words Matte Lip Duo in Humble

Rare Beauty Mini Kind Words Matte Lip Duo in Humble

Other lip sets to check out:

Best Lip Sets Sephora

Pat McGrath also has some great options. The Mini Lip Shine Trio in Nude Venus ($25) has three perfect nude pinks (I hope they bring these out in the full size). As a huge fan of the LUST: Gloss I think the Pat McGrath LUST: Gloss Duo in Nude Dimension ($30) is a great buy for the neutral lip lover.

Pat McGrath Holiday Sets Sephora

Pat McGrath Nude Venus Set

Look wearing: Westman Atelier Vital Foundation Stick Shade VII, Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawess Finish Setting Powder in Medium, Sephora Collection PRO Foundation Brush #70, Tartelette Jewel Palette, NARS Behave Set, Pat McGrath Nude Venus Lip Set.

Best Makeup Sephora Sale

For the face the NARS Behave Backstage Cheek Set ($39) is really cute. It comes with a Mini Powder Blush, Mini Multiple and Full-Size Liquid Blush in the shade Behave which is a soft peach.

NARS Behave Set

For a luxurious treat definitely check out the Westman Atelier Sets. The Westman Atelier Squeaky Clean Lip & Cheek Duo ($48) in Chouchette + Ma Puce is super cute.

Westman Atelier Squeaky Clean Lip & Cheek Duo ($48) in Chouchette + Ma Puce

Westman Atelier Squeaky Clean Lip & Cheek Duo ($48) in Chouchette + Ma Puce

I also really love the Westman Atelier Petal Set ($134) which has a new Lit Up Stick and Squeaky Clean Lip Balm in Petal to match the blush stick.

Westman Atelier Petal Edition Set

Westman Atelier Petal Edition Set swatches

Best Makeup Sephora Sale

That wraps up my gift set roundup! What’s on your radar for the Sephora Holiday Savings Event?

Shop the Post


Sponsored by Sephora.

Holiday Gift Guide MAC

MAC Velvet Teddy’s Party Crew Vault

October 25, 2022

MAC Velvet Teddy’s Party Crew Vault

MAC has some really cute sets out for the holiday season! I’ve ordered a few as gifts this year and and ordered the Velvet Teddy’s Party Crew Vault ($80, value of $145) for myself! I managed to buy it before it sold out at Ulta and Macy’s last week and today it just launched online at MAC Cosmetics. If you have your eye on this neutral lip set act fast! I suspect it will sell out very soon.

MAC Velvet Teddy’s Party Crew Vault

MAC Velvet Teddy’s Party Crew Vault

All the colors in this set fall under the same neutral color family with slight variations in undertone and finish. I really love the Velvet Teddy Matte Lipstick color so I knew I had to get this set. Love that each one is full-sized and I think the pink and gold case is really cute! So far Velvet Teddy and Teddy 2.0 are both available individually, the other shades are exclusive to this set.

MAC Velvet Teddy’s Party Crew Vault via The Beauty Lookbook

The difference in undertone is more noticeable and visible in real life. In the photos they all look very similar with subtle differences. Colors and formulas include:

  • Teddy 2.0 Powder Kiss Lipstick – this is a soft diffused matte with an almost airbrush finish, it has medium coverage
  • Velvet Teddy Matte Lipstick – full coverage matte long-wear lipstick
  • Very Teddy Love Me Lipstick – satin slightly glossy finish with a nourishing creamy feel
  • Love Teddy Love Me Liquid Lip Colour – a comfortable glossy liquid lipstick with a beautiful shine (this one pulls more neutral-cool on me)
  • Velveteen Teddy Retro Matte Liquid – liquid lipstick with a matte dry down, budge proof once it sets
  • Teddy Kiss Powder Kiss Liquid Lip Colour – a soft whipped matte liquid lip with an airbrushed smooth powdery look, this is the deepest and pulls more of a rose tone

Colors are swatched below with different lighting, the combination of flash + lights reflect on the glossy finish of some of the formulas. I think the stock swatch photo online at MAC does a great job at showing the differences in undertone. I also added a few MAC Lip Pencil swatches in Boldly Bare, Whirl, Spice and Soar for reference.

MAC Velvet Teddy’s Party Crew Vault swatches

MAC Velvet Teddy’s Party Crew Vault swatches

Below each lip color on me, also wearing:

MAC Teddy 2.0 Powder Kiss Lipstick

MAC Velvet Teddy Matte Lipstick

MAC Very Teddy Love Me Lipstick

MAC Love Teddy Love Me Liquid Lip Colour

MAC Velveteen Teddy Retro Matte Liquid

MAC Teddy Kiss Powder Kiss Liquid Lip Colour

MAC Velvet Teddy’s Party Crew Vault

Overall love. I have so many neutral nude lipsticks at this point I don’t need another one but I love MAC’s holiday twist on their classic Velvet Teddy lip color. Out of all the formulas I think they’re all really good. I have a soft spot for the Love Me Lipstick and Love Me Liquid Lip Colour since I’m a glossy lip lover at heart.

Shop the Post



Available this holiday at MAC Cosmetics.