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Tyler's Deep Berry Lipstick

I'm going for "cold winter power bitch" vibes, you see.

I've recently become the obsessed with the idea of a dark matte berry lip for colder months. But, as with my beloved red, I was scared that it would take too long to find the right one.

Well, I skipped all that fuss this time and went right back to the well. Since Nars had been the perfect fit before, I decided it could be again. First, I checked out the Pure Matte line and didn't see a color I liked. Then I saw the Velvet Matte lip pencil in Damned. I almost didn't try it, scared that it would look too dark, but I wanted something drastic so I swiped it on anyway.

I knew it was a winner when my shopping companions cried out, "Buy it!" before I could even ask for their opinion. One swipe left a light color, but two achieved that really dark feel I was going for (I believe I told my friends I wanted "cold winter power bitch" vibes, whatever that means).

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Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Damned, $25, available at Sephora.

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