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Hi, lovelies! Another NARS review for you today! I was at Sephora recently and was going swatch-crazy in the NARS section when I saw this beauty. I rarely buy things on a whim without reading reviews first. However, I had been looking for a matte brown/copper lip color for a specific makeup look. This isn't as orange as the color I had envisioned, but Walkyrie was too beautiful to pass up. Here are my thoughts on it:
Hmm... how to describe this color? Maroon? I never thought I would pick up a color like this but I'm seriously obsessed with it. It's not for everyone, but I think it has enough warmth in it to keep it from being a "90's brown" lip color.
I raved about the NARS Matte Velvet lip formula once before in my Dragon Girl review. Walkyrie is just as good (I love when brands are consistent). NARS Velvet Mattes are true mattes, more matte than MAC's matte lipsticks. This means they are not suitable for really dry lips. Still, I think the formula is really amazing because it doesn't make my lips any drier, it's just quite matte. Plus it lasts for a really long time.
Pencil-type lip products allow for a precise application, but the tip gets dull quickly. Also, NARS lip pencils are not retractable. This means you have to sharpen them with a jumbo sharpener which is hassle and wastes some product.
I really like Walkyrie. It's an unexpected favorite because I never thought I would love a brown lip color. If you love matte lipsticks and fall colors then this is for you. This might also be a nice nude lipstick for darker skintones. Also, I'm behind on replying emails, comments, and tweets because I'm on vacation right now. My posts are scheduled but I'll get back to regular posting next week. Have a nice day, loves!