NARS Dolce Vita

4.1

447 reviews

71% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.2

Price: $$$$

Package Quality: 4.2

Price: $$$$

INGREDIENTS



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Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Red, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

When I first bought this lipstick,I didn't care for it at all. It seemed too boring--just a basic, somewhat translucent pink. It didn't do anything for me, so I put it aside for a couple of months.


For some reason, I decided to give it another chance a couple of weeks ago. I paired it with NARS Lovejoy blush on a whim, and--WOW! The look was so coordinated! The warm undertones of Lovejoy pair beautifully with Dolce Vita for a glowy, warm, flushed look. This week, I paired it with NARS Deep Throat blush to see how that would work. At first, it was just "eh." But then I swiped a little of my NARS Striptease gloss over it to tone down the pink, and--Voila! Another winner!


Moral of the story: this lipstick has a lot of potential--you just have to pair it with a lot of different looks (and possibly some different glosses) to draw it out of its shell.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.



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Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

So disappointed. Love the color,looks great when I first swipe it on, nice medium rose, lovely texture, nice and light and smooth, not to shiny not too matte. BUT ti wears off in about 30 seconds it seems. It just has the worst staying power of any lipstick in this price range that I have ever tried.


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

Dolce Vita was my first NARS lipstick purchase and after reading so many glowing reviews about this "natural looking" color I have to say that I was disappointed. The color wasn't natural looking on me at all, it was too glamour red for my taste. It goes on silky smooth but dries out quickly. It also doesn't have staying power. It seems to work best with a gloss over it. I will experiment with other NARS colors but Dolce Vita is a pass for me.


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Age: 44-55

Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Blue

I went and bought this after reading a glowing article about it in a fashion magazine. The color does work pretty well on me as a nice neutral. But, I can't get past the texture and really don't like this lipstick at all. It feels like I have to press too hard going on (agreeing with another review here) and it dries out my lips. I like a lipstick that FEELS good. This one doesn't. I now don't even want to try any other lipsticks from NARS, though I have several of the blushes in various forms and love those.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


on

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

this didn't work for me so I guess it isn't really a universal lipstick color. It was too pigmented for me. But then again, I usually wear true color lip glosses which are less pigmented than lipsticks. Only way this works for me is with lipgloss on top but the color isn't anything special. Just your lip color but darker.


on

Age: 30-35

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

i soooo love it!!!!!!


on

Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Black

I'm on my third tube of Dolce Vita lipstick and will continue to keep one in my makeup bag until the awful, awful day when it is discontinued. I have naturally high-coloured lips and despaired about ever wearing pink on my lips until I went out and bought my first tube. This is my HG MLBB lipstick -- its sheer formulation means that it is practically idiotproof, which allows me to put it on without looking at the mirror.

The description of Dolce Vita as a "dusty rose" on the Sephora website is pretty spot on, in my opinion. As for its universality, I would really advise anyone to be circumspect about such claims. I'm Asian and so is my sister, but Dolce Vita looks good on me and terrible on her; she looks like a vision in yellow while I look like dried puke. Dolce Vita is most likely to work better on those with cool undertones, and even then it isn't the most dramatic shade. The lipstick imparts a soft, rosy gleam to the lips, but it is a lipstick after all and not a gloss, so be sure to moisturize your lips beforehand. I wear glosses for the most part so lipsticks take some adjusting to as they feel more drying, but this can be resolved by applying lip balm (Eve Lom Kiss Mix!) or a balm gloss (CO Bigelow Mentha lip shine!) on top.

For the women who have been disappointed by Dolce Vita, I recommend that you look out for Lipstick Queen's Pink Sinner. It's a highly-pigmented and creamy pink, which oddly seems to work better on those with warm undertones (the autumn and spring-toned women). I gave it to abovementioned sister, who's now found a pink she can wear!

8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I really didn't like this at first, it was too dark with undertones that are slightly too purple, but it's grown on me so that I'll wear it occasionally. This shade really doesn't work for everyone (lipsticks are so difficult!), but it can be a decent starting for a newbie. I didn't even love the texture, unfortunately. I've bought other lip products from Nars, but unfortunately he doesn't seem to be able to achieve the same versatility and universality as the Orgasm blush. This isn't awful, but it isn't great, so it isn't worth the money. I'll keep looking.


Age: 25-29

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

This NARS Dolce Vita just goes to show that America's perfect picks are not always my idea of an ideal product. This lipstick on me=bo-rrrrrring. My expectations of a lipstick include; to not have an offensive odor or taste, to hydrate lips-or at the very least not to dehydrate them, to enhance how my lips look and to have a creamy texture. This lipstick failed in every area for me. It smells strongly chemical, like rubber or plastic, and tastes similar. It barely gives any color at all to my medium pigmented lips and is very sheer like a cheap tinted lip balm. It is a mauve with berry tones, which is a very generic color that can be duplicated by much cheaper and better products. Sadly, this is the most expensive lipstick I've purchased, so I was even more disappointed. My lips are somewhat pigmented, so I felt like this didn't show up enough on me to make it worth putting on, and I didn't enjoy the waxy texture of it. This also irritated my lips and they peeled after using this product.

I do see how this color would flatter most people being that it is a berry tone, but I thought it would be a more creamy mauve from looking at the on-line description (I ordered it from Sephora). However, I did give this away to someone w/ olive skin and black hair, and it showed up more on her, and the berry tone complimented her skin tone more than mine (I'm fair w/ some warm yellow tones). When all is said and done, I would not waste my money on this plain Jane again, and will most likely steer clear of the sheer formulas in this line.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I bought this after reading about it on "Best of Sephora 2007". I've never really been a fan of lipstick, but this one looked alright and well.. it was the best of sephora so how could i go wrong? Boy was I wrong! Applying it was a hassle; it was kind of hard a little like a softer crayon. The color washed me out (i'm an NC20) and I found that it dried out my lips! I'm a little afraid to try other NARS lipsticks now; I ended up returning it the next day.


Recommended for Medium Skin



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