Can I just say I love how the reviewer below described it as burnt rose/pomegranate? All you have to do is say pomegranate and I want to run out and buy it, lol! This is a great matte and is going to be rocked a lot this fall/winter by me. As with most NARS blushes it takes a very light hand or a 187 to wear properly. I wore today using the NARS Best Palette on my eyes and Female Trouble on the lips. I love my look today. I purchsed this blush mainly because I am obsessed with the fall 2008 campaign look and want to recreate it. Though I question if Cordura is really appropriate for day wear like the model is wearing..
Okay so I just got this in the mail yesterday...and had to try it on today. Lets just say I have orgasm and I tend to need alot more product( though I havent made a dent) then I do with this one. Thinking I would I swiped my brush a couple of times and could see the pigmentation on brush nevertheless i brushed it on my cheeks and was amazed at how bright it was. I had to clean my face off and start all over but boy Im glad I purchased this one its so beautiful a dusty deep pink color that I will get a lot of use out of. But, with the high pigmentation highly doubt I will use it up in two years.
Dolce Vita is an elegant burnt rose/pomegranate color that looks very natural and gives a beautiful flush to my fair skin. It is highly pigmented so you only need a little bit, but it can be layered for a dramatic evening look. It is matte and perfect for winter wear.
Dolce Vita is one of my favorite blushes right now, and I have a feeling that I will be using it a lot for fall and winter. It gives a very nice flush to the cheeks that looks natural. Think, as if you were just out in the cold flush. Very nice. I need to apply with the MAC 187 brush though, since light-handed application is a must with this one. This looks great on olive skin.
I've been stalking my local Sephora in search of this blush ever since I heard it would be part of the new NARS collection. I snatched it when it finally came in and I'm quite happy with it overall. The "cinnamon rose" color that others have hinted at is very accurate and this has a much warmer tone than I initially expected. I have to be VERY careful when I apply this (literally just a tap of one side of my blush brush) because it's super pigmented. When on, this blends well and gives me an "I just got back from the gym" flush. I also have the NARS Turkish Red cream blush and honestly, the colors are very, very similar. I will probably reach for this more though because although I love TR, I've never really loved cream blushes. The lasting power on this is wonderful and because it's so pigmented, this pan will probably last me forever.
I do love this color, I believe it looks great on tan skin. I am a NC50 and my girlfriend is tan right now but is very fair skin and she looks great with it. On me I used the MAC 181 and just dipped it in and blended it on my cheeks. But on my girlfriend I used my skunk brush and blended on her cheeks and we looked great.
Gorgeous blush, the color of roses and cinnamon sticks pounded together. Like NARS Crazed, it's sheer but intensely pigmented so you're safest with a skunk brush. My skin is light-medium olive, and Dolce Vita gives me a completely natural sun- and wind-induced flush. I also love that fact that it doesn't contain pearl or glitter elements. That's fun at times, but sometimes you want something classic and natural. This blush looks fabulous with lips lined with MAC Spice (which is, incidentally, described on the MAC site as "pink cinnamon stick") and filled in with NARS Dolce Vita lipstick. The entire combination makes my teeth look very white. I read somewhere that the ideal blush and lipstick color for most people is the color of their gums, or just a shade deeper, and for me Dolce Vita fits the bill.
Beautiful color, I too, am an NW20, but can be darker if I have the time to tan. But for now, it just doesn't sit well with me. My mom is super olive complected, so I gave it to her lol. I'm in love with Deep Throat though. I actually put that on top of my MAC blush, that I cannot think of what the color is called. It's a rosy pink, slightly darker than Deep Throat. Then I concentrate the NARS more so on the apples to make them pop.
And as for the "supermodel," sweetheart, to some this website is just a nice way of finding out where and what to spend their money on. I'm amused to find someone wasting so much time OBVIOUSLY joking about experiences. Lol all I can say is..wow.
This color is pretty but I think it would probably look best on darker/more olive skin tones than mine. I'm an NW 20. When the MA tried this on me, even she said it was a little 'harsh'. There are plenty other Nars blushes that I love, this one isn't for me. On a different note, is the review below mine supposed to be a joke? You know that person that thinks they are a supermodel who is 'borrowing' and then returning makeup?!?!?! I can't figure out if they were serious or not.
Dolce Vita makes my life very sweet indeed! I did not expect anything less from the wonderful people over at NARS. DV is a dark matte blush that is very much a burnt rose with subtle hints of red lurking in the undertones. I've currently use it on several of my customers ranging from PPP to DDD. As with many NARS blushes it is extremely pigmented but can be applied sheer and is easy to build. On my fairer clients I use a stippling (skunk) brush to impart pinched/cold flush. If applied right even the scariest blush can look natural. So please be gentle with your application; it can easily turn ruddy if not applied well. I highly recommend this color for GGG's and DDD's. I know sometimes it can be hard to find blushes that work...I've used it on myself (DDD) and received many compliments that day from several different MA's. It is the newest addition to my kit and I will continue to buy!