MAC Velvet Teddy Lipstick Dupes

I recently reviewed MAC Velvet Teddy Lipstick over here and it is one of my current favourite lipsticks. Before I finally got my hands on it, I tried a few drug store lipsticks which were rumoured to be dupes for MAC Velvet Teddy. I really like trying dupes because they give you a chance to find new gems which may even be cheaper and better. I picked up the Rimmel London Kate Moss 03 and the Collection Deluxe Charleston 03. They are all lovely lipsticks and they really look like MAC Velvet Teddy lipstick on first glance but when it is swatched you notice slight differences.

Collection Deluxe Charleston 03
I like Collection Deluxe Lipsticks because they are much better quality than the normal collection lipsticks. The shade Charleston 03 is a pinkish brown lipstick with a lustre finish. The packaging is really nice although I would not say it’s very sturdy. It’s quite light which is a good thing and the design is much better than the other lipsticks. I always need to use a lip liner with this lipstick. The wear time is average but it is a pretty colour and the formula is quite moisturising which is good given its cost. It retails for £3.99 but there are always offers as always.

Rimmel London Kate Moss 03
I have no idea why I never tried the Kate Moss range from Rimmel London as it has a wide variety of shades to choose from. I love the packaging of this lipstick a lot because it looks so classy (I say this about everything black, mind you) and much more expensive than it is.  I have other Rimmel Lipsticks which I really like because they are moisturising on the lips and have a good wear time. The Kate Moss 03 is a light pinkish brown shade with cool undertones. The pink is more of a cool pink as opposed to a warm one which is why it is not completely nude for me. It has a lustre finish and I think it is the shiniest of the lot. As always, I have to pair this with a lip liner and I find that the wear time is really good; definitely better than the Collection Deluxe Charles 03 but again, I really don’t mind reapplying lipsticks. It retails for £5.49.

MAC Velvet Teddy Lipstick
I have already spoken about this here so if you would like a full review, pop on over here. It is a dusky pinkish brown shade with a matte finish but it’s not the typical matte finish. This one feels more velvety than MAC’s Ruby Woo and I don’t have any issues wearing it even when my lips are dry. I really like this lipstick and it’s a typical everyday lipstick for me (paired with MAC Cork Lip Liner as always) especially when I want to play up with my eyeshadow. It retails for £15.50.

Comparison of Shades

Collection Deluxe Charleston 03
Rimmel Kate Moss Lipstick 03
MAC Velvet Teddy
Lovely package but it is not as sturdy as the other two
Classy Black Packaging which feels durable with the lovely Kate Moss signature in red
Classic MAC Lipstick packaging shaped in form of a bullet and it is very sturdy

Pinkish Brown Lipstick
Cool pinkish brown lipstick
Dusky Pinkish (almost mauve) brown lipstick

Lustre with a slight shine
Lustre finish with significant shine
Matte but definitely feels velvety

Suitable for:

Would look flattering for most skin tones but may look best on olive skin tones or darker skin tones.
Would look best on people with paler or cooler skin tones but darker skin tones can make this work with a brown lip liner
Definitely flattering for all skin tones; Lip liners closer to skin tones may make application better
Wear Time
About 3 hours but you can always reapply

About 4-5 hours; may be shorter if you eat or drink.
About 5-6 hours; as with any lipstick reapplication is needed if you eat/drink


I guess the pictures speak for themselves; I am sure you would agree that they definitely look very similar. I would say the Collection Deluxe Charleston 03 looks the closest to MAC Velvet Teddy only because it has a warmer undertone compared to the Rimmel London Kate Moss 03 which leans towards a cool undertone. I hope this was useful. Have a lovely weekend and see you in my next post...x


  1. Great post, I have been trying to get my hands on Velvet Teddy for a while, I think I may pick up the Rimmel 03 as I've seen a few other people using this one too, it's so pretty and a great dupe.

    alice x | beautybyalicee

    1. Thanks a lot and yes I think Rimmel 03 will absolutely suit your skin tone. I hear MAC Velvet Teddy is back on the MAC website if you really want it...xx

  2. This table is so helpful! Great comparison :) I have both the dupes but not Velvet Teddy itself so you know what's next on my MAC lipstick wish list! xx

    Magpie Jasmine

    1. Awww thanks Jasmine! I am glad you found the table helpful and yes, go on and pop MAC VT on your wish list asap...xx

  3. Thanks for sharing this! I have a similar nude lipstick that I wear all the time but theres something about Velvet Teddy which makes me want it! :)

    Sarah / Sarah Smiles

    1. Thanks Sarah and I am glad you enjoyed it...and yes, I agree there is something about MAC Velvet Teddy that makes it stand out from the rest!!...xx


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