I have light warm skin and applied lightly, this makes a nice MLBB shade. It's a rosy beige with more pink than beige so it doesn't wash me out, make me look dead or pissed off. It gives my lips an understated beautiful pinkish healthy look. The texture is smooth, and the lipstick applies evenly. I like to use some Clinique Super Balm (clear) on top for smooth shine and hydration. NARS lipsticks have no scent and I like them for that. I dislike most scented lippies.
This color is so gorgeous! A neutral beigy pink but more pink than beige. Goes on very smooth and a bit sheer. This is for days I don't want alot of color but just enough. This is going on my HG lipstick list and I will def be buying this shade as long as it's available! :>
Beautiful Your-Lips-But-Better color! Gorgeous! Got this in my NARS Rapture Palette ..... *LOVE IT*!!!! I apply a small bit of Smiths Rosebud Salve over top for a really moist and glossy finish! Wonderful!
All I can say about this lipstick is whenever I wear it I get complements on my full lips -- I am a GGG/hazel eyed gal. I MEAN EVERY TIME!
I love this lipstick! It lasts for hours on me and doesn't dry out my lips. It's a gorgeous rosey colour, which is MLBB. Gives a wonderful sheen of color to the lips. However, it is quite pricey and has a bit of that waxy crayony scent to it, so that is why I'm only giving it a 4. I would buy another again, if I got a GWP or something. On it's own, it's not as worth it. continued >>
This is pretty and I can see why it's popular, but it doesn't work on me. It brings out any redness in my skin. I prefer Bonne Bell's Dr Pepper for a sheer rose, it's tons cheaper. Nars lipsticks are drying too, but for a sheer l/s this has great staying power. I'm a NC20.
Cap falls off pretty easily while in my bag.
i've read about how wonderful dolce vita is in at least a million women's magazines. it is lauded by everyone from makeup artists to celebrities to everyday women. is it just hype? no! dolce vita is a sheer dusty rose, but the reviewers' descriptions ranges from pink to red to a brownish red. on my semi-pigmented lips, it shows up as a sheer berry. it's so easy-to-wear and is an extremely flattering shade. i like to apply it using my fingers so i can control the depth of color, but when applied directly from the tube, the color can be deep and intense without looking too garish. i find it to be very complimentary to my nc40 skintone.
the only downside to this is that the lipstick can be very drying. i find it necessary to put on lip balm beforehand. it also has a slight crayon smell. a lot of people mistakenly believe it's because the lipstick has gone bad, but all of nars's lipsticks have a slight crayon-y stench in my experience. it's not so intolerable and the smell fades away after a while. also, there's no taste, which is always a great thing, and i can't forget to mention that it lasts quite awhile too.
it's not a perfect ylbb for me, but it's a gorgeous color regardless. continued >>
No complaints about texture or staying power. It's the color that's bad. Not modern at all. Way too much pink for me. I definitely look my age in this one.
I tried this on at the NARS counter as I'd heard from many that this is the ultimate YLBB look and I was looking for something very neutral for every day wear. I have highly pigmented pink-brown lips, and had gone in with nothing on my lips so as to see the true Dolce Vita effect. To my surprise, I couldn't see a thing after I'd applied an ample amount of the l/s. I didn't even see a shine or matte finish -nothing! The lipstick looks brown-pink with a hint of orange in the tube, and although this is different from my lip color, I still saw no effect. Sorry to say that a clear lip gloss would give me a much better YLBB effect than this l/s. So girls with naturally rosy lips beware -you don't need this one!
I always have a backup dolce vita. This is a neutral dusty pink and I think would work with most skin. For reference I am NC25, green eyed brunette, neutral/warm. I love the rubbery packaging of NARS and the staying power is good, does not easily displace on my lips, the only complaint I have with Nars is the scent...but it's a minor complaint!