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on 10/31/2015 12:40:00 AM
More reviews by Natnin
Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
Not pigmented enough for my lips, its basically a sheer slightly tinted lip balm on me, I suppose it would be great on someone with lighter lips though! Passing this on to a friend with less pigmented lips and sticking to the satin and semi-matte formulas instead (might get Pigalle or Tolede for a nude, or just an Audacious one). It's not a dud, its just not dark enough for everyone, loads of people (most people, really) have pigmented lips and this would not show up on them either. That's okay, that's what makeupalley is for, research! Note: The Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dolce Vita is what I hoped this would be. Pigmented enough to show up, MLBB shade, but very natural looking. A rosey nude with a touch of brown. The formula is different though, as the name implies, it is Matte and lasts longer, much longer, than this sheer lipstick of the same name. With that note, my lips are not the most pigmented (it varies?) and the Velvet Matte may not show up on everyone either. Swatch before buying!
4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.
on 10/19/2015 3:10:00 PM
More reviews by Ali1981
Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm
Hair: Red, Other, Other
I was extremely pleased to find this lipstick in John Lewis. It's so flattering - I wear it with a bit of blush, black eyeliner and lots of mascara for daytime or evening. It's not a draining, lip camouflaging nude - rather, a pretty warm, nude-ish dusky rose with a slight sheen. It's absolutely perfect on my pale complexion, and the NARS packaging is great - never popping open in my make up bag. My only issue is the fact it tends to last about an hour on my lips, less if I eat or drink. It's a nightmare! I have considered buying the matte lip pencil version, but the texture is very different and the shade more intense. I may well try the sheer lip colour with a lip primer, as I love it so much.
on 8/13/2015 6:16:00 AM
More reviews by yueti
Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm
Hair: Black, Straight, Medium
Basically a US$27 tinted lip balm that does not moisturise. Get Tolede instead, or Pigalle if you're into mattes and have super pigmented lips.
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 6/3/2015 5:13:00 PM
More reviews by Katherine2
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine
This is a good staple lipstick. It has enough pigment to show up on my lips, and is not heavy or chalky at all. It is a nice pinky-rose color, without any orange tones- which I dislike. It doesn't have strong pigment so it has less staying power than some drier lipsticks but I like that it is more moisturizing.
on 5/10/2015 9:26:00 AM
More reviews by Qinggg
Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse
Got it for my birthday and I love it!!
on 2/9/2015 4:24:00 PM
More reviews by xpgr1
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Very Dry, Medium, Neutral
Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse
I don't understand the hype surrounding this product, personally. It is supposed to be a sheer, dusty rose color except I can't verify because it doesn't show up on my lips! The formula is smooth and creamy (which I give it props for) and you think it would be moisturizing but it dries out my lips. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone with dehydrated lips. I was really disappointed with this lipstick. Even ignoring the hype around it, it was below average. I would skip on this one and get any other natural, sheer lipstick.
on 10/22/2014 8:11:00 PM
More reviews by smeepsmop
Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine
I got this as a gift, which I'm really thankful for because I don't think I would have ever been willing to spend 26 USD on a lipstick, especially one that is this sheer. But wow, I am in love with this lipstick. It's described as a "sheer, dusty rose" which I think is accurate. It's very easy to apply--it glides on smoothly and sort of melts into your lips. I have extremely dry lips, but this lipstick is quite moisturizing which I love. The finish is somewhat glossy because it is so hydrating. I like the matte black packaging a lot. Overall I find myself reaching for this color daily because it's so easy to wear and goes with everything.
on 10/2/2014 5:04:00 PM
More reviews by julia178
Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool
My first NARS lipstick purchase. Dolce Vita is a safe choice for my pale, cool toned skin (NW15 for reference) and very pigmented lips. It is a flattering shade on me, I would describe it as a dusty rosy mauve. The formula is quite sheer and feels comfortable on the lips, but lasting power is not very long, about 2 hours max, and the overall impact not very high, which lowered my rating. Basically, on my lips it feels and looks like a tinted lip balm. Because of its sheerness, it is easy to apply right out of the tube, which makes it a good lipstick for on the go. The black rubberized packaging is very compact which is another plus for travel. Time will tell how well it holds up day to day in a purse. At least NARS lipsticks contain the same amount that other brands offer in larger tubes. Price is $26, will likely look for a similar shade with a bit more lasting power rather than repurchasing this shade.
2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
on 7/18/2014 8:58:00 AM
More reviews by missbioniclegs
Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine
Was really excited to try this after loving the lip pencil in the same shade, well I wish I had just bought another lip pencil in Dolce Vita. I get that it's sheer but it hardly has any pigment to my eyes and I have very unpigmented lips. Feels like I've wasted my money, I'd recommend the lip pencil of this shade more than this, the colour of that lip pencil is beautiful. This is very very sheer rosy sort of MLBB and the pencil is more a very neutral red, sort of a brick red and very wearable.I won't repurchase this but I'd like to try other NARS lipsticks as the texture is lovely and feels moisturizing. Maybe another finish will be better for me if I buy another lipstick.
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
on 7/15/2014 10:39:00 PM
More reviews by upinspace
Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Other, Wavy, Medium
Looove! I got it in a Sephora favorites box awhile back and its a really moisturizing formula that makes my lips a light rosey color. My only problem is that, though I'm pretty sure I'm the only one, for some reason it has hard chunks in it? I dunno, I think its a problem with mine but I still love it. I can just take the chunks off my lips, hah. Only reason it got a lippie off. :)
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