New MAC Lipsticks

mac honeylove twig velvet teddy brave lipstick swatch
It would be fair to say that most of my family and friends know that if they are ever struggling to buy me a birthday or Christmas present then I will be more than happy with a new MAC lipstick – it just might take them a while to work out which ones I have and haven’t got in my overflowing collection! Call me predictable but I wholeheartedly believe you can never have too many lipsticks and I was very lucky to receive a fantastic foursome of new lip shades on Christmas Day. Ever since the whole Kylie Jenner lip trend has rocked the beauty world there has been a few particular MAC lipsticks that have been thrust into the limelight and promoted to the top of many beauty junkies’ wish lists and I of course swiftly added them to my wish list too!

These four lipsticks I have been coveting for sometime now all fall into a similar colour family despite, in my eyes anyway, being all completely different and necessary! They all nearly falls under the nude-beige-pinky-brown family and either have a satin or matte finish. First up is Brave (Satin) which is described as a “pink-beige with white pearls” but I can assure you that the pearly aspect is very minimal if not non-existent but simply gives the colour a pretty, cool tone. Next is Honeylove (Matte) which is probably my favourite out of the four. It is a true nude with brown-beige undertones which warm it up and successfully keep it from being too “fleshy” or stark on your lips. Back with the pinky-browns we have Twig (Satin) which is a stunning lip shade, best described as a muted brownish pink – soft and flattering on most skin tones. It is darker and slightly duskier than Brave and the satin finish gives your lips a lovely, semi-glossy finish. Finally there is Velvet Teddy (Matte) which has possibly the most adorable name ever for a lipstick! Velvet Teddy is a lovely pinky-beige, slightly warmer than Honeylove with a flattering brown tone to it, making it a perfect, toned-down choice to pair with a heavy, smokey eye or with a neutral lip liner to give your lips a fuller look. All lipsticks available from MAC counters and online for £15.50.

Did you receive any lipsticks this Christmas? Which shades are currently on your wish list? Also I just want to wish all my amazing readers here on Pearls & Poodles a very happy New Year and a healthy, joyful 2015!

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  1. 1st January 2015 / 2:38 pm

    wow I loveee the shades, soo pretty xx

  2. 1st January 2015 / 3:11 pm

    I am currently building up my MAC lipstick collection. So far Diva and Velvet Teddy are two of my favourites x

  3. 1st January 2015 / 3:23 pm

    Velvet Teddy has been high on my wish list for a while now and it looks so pretty on you! 🙂

    Kat x

  4. 1st January 2015 / 3:27 pm

    Wow, all of these shades are gorgeous! Lucky you to have received them as gifts. I've been eyeing up Twig for a while and I really want to try Velvet Teddy as everyone raves about it so much. I'm currently lusting after Mehr since swatching it at the MAC counter recently. It was out of stock though, boo! xxx

    Kirsty –

  5. 1st January 2015 / 3:40 pm

    Wow, such beautiful shades. I really want to get my hands on Velvet Teddy. Gorgeous blog hun, I've spent the last couple of hours reading through it and I'm definitely going to be stopping by more often. Hope 2015 is amazing for you.


  6. 1st January 2015 / 3:42 pm

    Amazing lipsticks! I also have TWIG and it is such an under rated shade! I have been dying to get my hands on velvet teddy, however, since Kylie Jenner came out with that being her signature lip, it has been sold out everywhere!!I love your lip swatches. I also love me a MAC lipstick; you're making me add more to the wishlist!

    I also have a A MAC Lipstick Giveaway (of your choice) happening RIGHT NOW on my blog 😉

    May your NEW YEAR fill you with joy and proserity

    Shanna | My Curves and Lashes

  7. 1st January 2015 / 3:56 pm

    Twig is gonna be on my wish list as I've just bought a lipstick from MAC yesterday! Haha x

  8. 1st January 2015 / 4:10 pm

    These all really suit your skin tone lovely! So amazing you have velvet teddy!!! xo

  9. 1st January 2015 / 4:15 pm

    Gorgeous! Brave and Twig are my kinda shades!

    Sophie x

  10. 1st January 2015 / 5:07 pm

    These lipsticks look lovely on you!

    Happy new year to you as well – looking forward to what is coming up on pearls & Poodles in 2015.


  11. 1st January 2015 / 5:18 pm

    These are soo pretty but they're quite similar !

  12. 1st January 2015 / 5:33 pm

    I love the twig one. I am not a huge fan of brown shades on myself since i am a pretty pale pearson and diming my lipcolor does nothing good for my complextion. Love the review. Now i know exactly which one i want 🙂

  13. 1st January 2015 / 6:20 pm

    Velvet teddy looks so amazing, it really suits you!
    Jodie // La Lune Song

  14. 1st January 2015 / 7:17 pm

    Honeylove looks lovely on you. I'll be adding it to my wishlist.

  15. 1st January 2015 / 7:43 pm

    I love Twig and HoneyLove both are favourites of mine. I wish I could re-purchase Velvet Teddy but it keeps selling everywhere!


  16. 1st January 2015 / 7:48 pm

    Love Velvet Teddy been eyeing up for a while and it look stunning on you!


  17. 1st January 2015 / 9:53 pm

    Lovely shades, even if they're all similar! I just got brave a couple of months ago – perfect for work.

  18. 1st January 2015 / 10:18 pm

    Twig is lovely, definitely on my next trip going to pick it up!

  19. 1st January 2015 / 10:34 pm

    Twig is a beautiful shade and one of my favourites. I think I need to pick up velvet teddy though! x


  20. 2nd January 2015 / 1:04 am

    Oh god I love the look of all of these and I'm a total non lipstick wearer. Velvet teddy looks fabulous though!

    Inanity and the Girl

  21. 2nd January 2015 / 2:02 am

    I was so excited to see this post as I've been trying to decide between Brave and Twig, and googles swatches weren't too helpful! You picked up such stunning shades. x

  22. 2nd January 2015 / 4:16 am

    Amazing! xxx

  23. 2nd January 2015 / 9:45 am

    These all look beautiful and are definitely my colours, although I really don't like matte lips on myself. I haven't treated myself to a new mac lipstick in a while, but this post has definitely inspired me to!

    Lipgloss & Lashes

  24. 2nd January 2015 / 10:04 am

    Unfortunately I have never had the chance to try a MAC lipstick myself but I've only heard good thing so far.
    I especially love the two nude colors in you picture.

  25. 2nd January 2015 / 10:04 am

    Unfortunately I have never had the chance to try a MAC lipstick myself but I've only heard good thing so far.
    I especially love the two nude colors in you picture.

  26. 2nd January 2015 / 11:30 am

    I love Mac lipsticks, I hoard so many of them! I don't have any of these colours though, and they're definitely some of my favourite colours. I only wish velvet teddy wasn't matte cause I can't wear matte lips that often x

    Through New Eyes | Beauty Blog

  27. 2nd January 2015 / 11:39 am

    These are gorgeous! x

  28. 2nd January 2015 / 6:37 pm

    I need more MAC lipsticks! These are all stunning, the two nudes and pinks are quite similar but at the same time they are definitely different, and will go with different eye shadows and makeup looks 🙂

    India / Touchscreens & Beautyqueens

  29. 2nd January 2015 / 7:54 pm

    Lovee these Shades i can hear my bank account crying already!

    Kelly |

  30. 2nd January 2015 / 10:18 pm

    amazing shades!

  31. 3rd January 2015 / 7:53 pm

    These shades fit you so well! I have Honeylove and I love it. It's such a pretty nude! I want to try Velvet Teddy next

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