Sunday, May 1, 2011

Rave: NARS Dolce Vita Lipstick + Blush

Today I have for you a review and some swatches on two wonderful NARS products: Dolce Vita lipstick and corresponding Dolce Vita blush. I absolutely love each of them, worn separately or together - so let's get into the rave review!
Sorry for the dim lighting, it made the picture more true to color.
Swatches: lipstick on top, blush below
Me wearing both products!
The Lipstick
Finish: Glossy, but not overly so - sort of like a lip balm.
Consistency: Weightless and super moisturizing!
Color: Nars describes it as a "dusty rose," and I couldn't phrase it any better. :) It's definitely the perfect "my lips but better" color for me.
Payoff: Sheer, but buildable.
Wear: Unfortunately this does not last very long for me, probably only 2 hours. But it's quick to reapply!

The Blush
Finish: Matte texture. If you look really closely, there are a few tiny sparkles, but nothing visible when on the cheeks.
Color: Same as the lipstick when swatched or worn; in the pan it looks a tad more purple toned.
Payoff: Super, super pigmented! Have caution when applying this, only take a tiny amount to start.
Wear: Lasts all day, as most powder blushes do for me.

Overall: Each product has a gorgeous, flattering color to it and excellent quality. If you're willing to make the investment, these will become staples in your makeup collection.
To buy: Lipstick, $24 and blush, $27; at NARS or Sephora.

All for now! Hope you enjoyed this review, and have a great Sunday.
Love, Val


  1. sweet awesome review.. the blush looks daring but on u it's so natural.. Really like it

  2. I am actually thinking of getting the blush color, it looks like it would suit my skintone well....


  3. it loooks great on you, dear! ^_^

  4. Both products look very natural on you :)

  5. Thanks for the review and pictures!:D

    These two would work on any skin tone, a lovely and healthy flush of color!:D

    ***** Marie *****

  6. What gorgeous colors -- I love!
    xo Josie

  7. It looks gorgeous on you! I really need to invest on more Nars makeup!

  8. i love the lipstick and have been eyeing the blush for some time too. love it on you.

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