26 March, 2013

NARS Walkyrie Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Walkyrie - ($24 /£17.50)
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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:

Color
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.
Formula
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.
Packaging
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!

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68 comments:

  1. That is SUCH a pretty colour omg! I really like it :D I think I might need it in my life right now hahaha :/

    Great post!

    XO
    scribblesofvalerie.blogspot.com

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    1. I think it's a bit love it or hate it, I really love it too :D

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  2. Hate brown lipsticks but this actually works on you. There is a bit of a burnt umber look to it. It is not AS brown... reminda me of Becca's Sweet Pea blush, which is decribed as a nudish plum, if you are ever interested in a monochramtic look. Bobbi Brown's chocolate cherry pot rouge in the same family I think too.

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    1. or Bobbi broowns velvet plum... :)

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    2. Ohh, many great suggestions! I'll HAVE to check them out. :) I never thought I would be a brown lipstick girl but this took me by surprise!

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  3. It looks fabulous on you! Especially with that jacket.

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  4. Loove this shade on you! Looks great. I still want to try Dragon Girl, always hear amazing things about the velvet matte pencils xx

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    1. You would love Dragon Girl and it would look great on you! xx

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  5. This colour looks amazing on you! I love it added it to my wish list so pretty! xo

    Maydoll

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  6. This looks beautiful on you!

    http://emilylikessmakeup.blogspot.co.uk/

    xx

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  7. The colour is pretty&looks gorgeous on u,love it!

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  8. Great colour! Thanks for posting thing I think I might have to add it to my wishlist ;)

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  9. This is such a beautiful shade dear!! It looks so lovely on you! <33

    XO,
    http://www.rosychicc.com/

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  10. Beautiful colour and fab with the leather jacket!

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  11. Love the name and looks gorgeous on you, like you said, it's not for everyone, I couldn't pull this colour off! Hope you're having a wonderful time Coco! xx

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  12. This lipstick is so up my alley.. It works beautifully with your hair and your outfit!

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  13. OH. MY. GOSH. This is one of the most beautiful colors I've ever seen!!! Must refrain...

    Cassie
    thriftthick.blogspot.com

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    1. Hahaha on the love it camp I see :)

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  14. This colour looks gorgeous on you!
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  15. aah such a nice shade! I need to try one of these xx

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  16. I'm obsessed with dark lip colours. This looks perfect!

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  17. Looks lovely especially with the leather jacket! x

    January Girl ♥

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  18. coco i luv luv luvvvv your eyeliner always :)

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  19. Oh wow THIS suits you ridiculously - stunning!

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    Megan xxx

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  20. Such a gorgeous colour and looks absolutely amazing on you x

    alittlebitsunshine.blogspot.co.uk

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  21. Oh my God... this shade is so beautiful!! and it looks even better paired with that jacket!!! I must check it out.

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  22. This color looks AMAZING on you - you seriously look stunning Coco!

    xo
    Aly

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  23. This looks great on you Coco! I love burgundy lipstick shades x

    I saw your comment on my last makeup post - thank you! For some reason it didn't show up on my Disqus so I can't reply :/ just wanted to let you know, not being rude on purpose haha!

    -Lindsay xx

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    1. Ah don't worry about it, hun! :)

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  24. I NEED to get my hands on some Nars products! They all look oh so fabulous!

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  25. This is so pretty on you... I would love to try this one out! Thanks for the review! :)

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  26. Gosh, this is stunning! Surprised I haven't heard more raves about it already. Thanks for the review! Looks totally lovely on you- it has the perfect amount of rosy and plummy undertones to make it a wearable brown shade :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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    1. I think it might be an underrated color or it could be the fact that the color seems intimidating xx

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  27. Lovely color - it looks grest on you!

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  28. Damn it I really want this one now! I mean, I have this thing for vampy colors, so I'll have to squeeze my eyes tight as I walk by Nars today (I'll be checking out Dolce Vita! Finally!)

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    1. Would love to see Dolce Vita on your blog if you get it :)
      xx

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  29. Remind's me of MAC's matte lipstick 'Chili' :)

    Gorgeous colour on you!

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  30. Coco, red really suits you! And this particular one makes you look so sexy :) I love it! May just pick this up too as I have yellow undertones as well and run at the sight of red lipstick. But this looks soo appealing!

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    1. Aww, thank you, Sharina! I think you'd look majorly bombshell with Walkyrie!

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  31. Such a lovely post, I like these pictures so much! :)

    Visit my blog? xx Miss Beatrix (http://missbeatrix.blogspot.com)

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  32. Oh wow, this colour is so perfect for you! <3

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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  33. Wow I can't believe how pretty it looks for a brown shade, I agree that the warmth in it must be what makes it look so modern and pretty! Looks gorgeous on you xx

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  34. You look soooo pretty :)
    I love that colour, and especially the matte effect!

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  35. this lip color looks fantastic on you. Don't forget to enter my I ♥ Makeup giveaway!

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  36. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I love yours and your makeup is FLAWLESS! Love that lip color on you!

    Hope you had a Wonderful Wednesday :)
    xoxo
    Crystal

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    1. Thank you, Crystal! Your blog is super lovely!

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  37. La verdad que se te ve muy bonito :)

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    1. Muchas gracias, Betzy! Muy dulce!

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  38. Hey CoCo...
    New to your lovely Blog!!!!!

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  39. Looks awesome on you! Your jacket looks amazing too! x

    Evelyn @ We Were Raised By Wolves

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  40. I looove this color on you! So pretty!

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  41. This colour really suits you, your eyes look an incredible colour against it! :O

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  42. You look absolutely gorgeous here! Love the lip colour- it looks so mature and wearable. Your eye makeup is so pretty too, I love the whole look :) I'm not a fan of lip pencils either, because you have to sharpen them which makes you lose product which I hate!

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  43. I absolutely adore this look on you! Wear it always! Haha :-)

    xx Christal xx
    LipstickAndPonytails.com

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  44. Very good look!! This color is sexy on you!

    www.naslii.com

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  45. Wow, this is a gorgeous colour. I've never braved trying a lip pencil, I'm so cack handed, are they easy to use?

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    1. They are really easy to use the first few times, but then they get dull and imprecise and need sharpening. I guess if you sharpen them often enough they're quite easy xxx

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    2. Might give this one a try, always up for investing in new lip colours :D Slightly obsessed with them xx

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  46. I am so obsessed with chunky lip pencils recently. Would love a matte one in my collection. Wish I had a NARS near me :(
    beautiful pics as always xx

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