NARS Valhalla Eyeshadow Review, Photos, Swatches

NARS Valhalla Eyeshadow
NARS Valhalla Eyeshadow

NARS Valhalla Eyeshadow ($25.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “soft shimmering pink peach.” It’s a pop of golden peach with a frosted sheen. It doesn’t read very pink against my skin tone, but it might if you have stronger pink undertones (though even in the pan, it seems more peach thank pink). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Enigma #7 (P) is darker. Tarte Rose Champagne (LE) is similar. bareMinerals Ball Gown (V2) (P) is yellower. Make Up For Ever I520 Pinky Sand (P, $21.00) is similar. theBalm #7 (P, $6.50) is more beige. bareMinerals Ball Gown (LE) is similar. Too Faced Cheers! (LE, $16.00) is similar. Disney by Sephora Splendid (LE) is similar. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Even though most of are likely swimming in a sea of neutrals, there’s always room for a good-performing one–especially one that’s permanent. I can see this being a go-to for some, and certainly a shade that others have half a dozen near-dupes for, too. The consistency was soft, finely-milled, and buttery with a slightly denser texture than the average NARS’ eyeshadow, though not as thick or as dense as something like the Kauai duo. It was easy to blend on the skin, and it applied well to bare skin. It only lasted for seven hours before creasing on me, which was really its only downfall.

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NARS Valhalla Eyeshadow
NARS Valhalla Eyeshadow

NARS Valhalla Eyeshadow
NARS Valhalla Eyeshadow

NARS Valhalla Eyeshadow
NARS Valhalla Eyeshadow

NARS Valhalla Eyeshadow
NARS Valhalla Eyeshadow

NARS Valhalla Eyeshadow
NARS Valhalla Eyeshadow

NARS Valhalla Eyeshadow
NARS Valhalla (inner third of the lid), St-Paul-de-Vence (middle and outer portions of the lid)

NARS Valhalla Eyeshadow
NARS Valhalla (inner third of the lid), St-Paul-de-Vence (middle and outer portions of the lid)

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Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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At first glance I thought it was a blush, oops 🙂 The color is a bit boring, to be honest. I don’t think I’d wear it. But that’s me, I like my eye looks bold and heavy. I can see more natural girls loving this shade.

I like bold looks, too, but this is nice for center or inner corner of the lid, and depending on your skin tone, brow bone highlighter or lower lash line 🙂 It doesn’t have to be worn with just other neutrals!

This is another one I’ll eventually pick up, although I have several similar shades. This also reminds me of All About Eve, which I wear frequently as a base, so this would be a bit cheaper than another AAE, LOL!

Seeing as I have a ton of champagne “all over the lid” shades, I might skip… I still have Naked Lunch, All That Glitters, Natural Vigor, and a ton others…

It just seems so boring to me! I would understand this being available as part of a permanent line (I do like neutrals and of course they are useful) but as part of a collection it just seems a bit of a snooze to me.

Even an excessively neutrals-fatigues rogue like me can appreciate a pretty shadow – it just looks so gorgeous on your eyes! Looking at my own collection, however, I have way too many peachy/champagne shimmer type shades to go for another one! 😀

Even I took it to be a blush but it is an eye shadow.. it is a pretty neutral shade but such shades will only work as brow bone highlighter on me as it wont show on my lids at all

Such a pretty shade! I think it would give a lot of light to the eye in one of those lazy days where you just swipe one eyeshadow all over the lid. That said, knowing that Nars shadows are a bit pricey, I tend to splurge only on the most special shades.

This is beautiful, but I honestly thought this was a blush, and think it would function better as one! I’m a bit puzzled by this collection. I thought all of the bits were must haves, but now as I read through your assessments of them and how they apply I’m disappointed by how they’ve turned out. Oh well, good to know and more money in my pocket at the end of the day. 🙂

This looks very pretty, and I don’t have any similar colours in my collection…I’m tempted! However as it’s so dupeable it might be better to just go for a cheaper option

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