|Would buy this product again.||71%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I can see how this is a favorite on many. It's very subtle, so it makes the perfect 'don't have to think about my lips when going to work' lippie. However I do find it a bit boring (ouch, sorry!), but still I'm glad I bought it and will probably rebuy it (I'm keeping mine in my purse!).
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is a nice everyday color, but I prefer Kevyn Aucoin's Leharia.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I read all the reviews. I even asked several professional opinions. All signs pointed to this is the perfect shade for my every day lipstick. $30+ dollars later (I'm in Canada)... I'm bitterly disappointed. Why bitterly? I read nothing but raves about NARS makeup yet I have not tried one thing yet that I could use. It was all mediocre. This lipstick was the proverbial straw that broke the camel's back. I am a total lipstick fanatic and NARS are on the bottom, bottom of my list. This shade was supposed to be perfect. It's reported to be "universally flattering". The formula is described as being short of genius. Puh-lease. The true test of a lipstick shade and texture is three-fold. When you apply it to your lips it should make them look smokin' hot no matter what their natural shape is and... it should lift and brighten your entire face without another stitch of makeup on, and lastly it should be appealing to all 5 senses. Dolce Vita went on like schmutz. When I first applied it, it looked like mud. Dark, and not in the good way. My face instantly looked greenish and my eyes sunk in (maybe I should keep it for Halloween). With the warmth of my lips it began to look like fuschia and orange were competing under a layer of mud. It made my naturally full lips look tight and thin. It quickly dried on my lips making them feel chapped and lastly NARS lipsticks stink. For reference I am MAC NW20 (easily a shade lighter) with brown eyes and chestnut brown hair. This was a total waste of money. I have officially purchased my last NARS product.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
If I lost this I WOULD run right out and buy it again. It's lovely. Lasts a long time on me too...sort of stains my lips. Love the modern tube. An all-around good experience with subdued YLBB color just right for my complexion.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Black
For the longest time, I've been looking for a lipstick that, in my mind, created a feeling of "fleshy, soft, feminine, touchable, lickable, alluring." I can't really put it into more specifc words. Just a natural yet sexy, fresh look. On me, Dolce Vita does all that!
It shows up as a slightly mauvey, peachy-pink color. I absolutely love it, and don't find it drying at all. As other people have said, it is pricey ($23 at Sephora), but I will definitely repurchase.
P.S. I upload a before and after pic of my lips and added it to this review page. The 1st pic is bare, 2nd with Dolce Vita.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I tend to think the true test of how great a lipstick is whether you'd run right out and buy it again if you lost it. And I did lose this one. And I didn't buy another, which sums up how I feel about it, really.
It's been described as a rosey-pink MYBB shade, but on me it's bright pink with a weird orange undertone that is not flattering on me at all. I will say that I bought into all the hype for the "Best Of's" in InStyle that described it as a universally flattering plummy pink, but on me, it's never lived up to those descriptions. Additionally, I think it smells like Play-dough when it's on, and when I'm forking out over $20 for a lipstick, I want it to be a total sensory experience. Would not buy again and am not impressed.
And I did find this a few months later, and I still don't like it.
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
The fulltime nars artist at bloomies reccomended this when I asked for a natural color. I loved it the first time I tried it, but didn't buy it. Tried it again and noted that it was drying, but my lips were really dry to begin with. At first when I brought it home and tried it on I couldn't tell the diffeence, then today in the afternoon light I exfoliated my lips with a damp washcloth, and put a slight touch of rosebud salve, and put it on half my lips to see the difference. WOW it really was a difference, very pink. However I'm lukewarm about it. I think I like my trish mcevoy peach more, which I was very shocked at. So I'm not sure if I'll be repurchasing or not.. I like their lip glosses better, but not sure about their lipsticks. THen again I put this on with my unwashed face. I think it would look better with my outlaw blush- HG!
UPDATE: three letters.
i give up on this. its the worst lipstick i tried. thank goodness for trish mcevoy.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Dry Hair: Red Eyes: Hazel
What a lovely color. What a perfect texture. The color is a natural soft rose. Not exactly MLBB but slightly more "artificial" meaning it adds prettiness and flattering color. You're clearly wearing lip color but it still looks natural and flattering. The texture is sheer with pigment so that the color has presence and it feels wonderful on the lips and if you want more density, you can add more layers. The color provides coverage but isn't thick or artificial. Most of all, everything about it is simply pretty. I'm a PPP with auburn hair, hazel eyes, and simply love this lipstick. I'm on my 4th or 5th tube and get a bit of a panic whenever a tube gets low. May they never discontinue it because if I could only have one lip color, this would be it.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
It's the perfect lipstick to show that you are "wearing nothing".
I bought it based on reviews in here.
I agree to what the girls said - it's a shade that fits all skin tones.
I like the smooth and hydrating effect on lips.
Nice color. I would repurchase.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Dark, Cool Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I purchased Dolce Vita after reading it was a great color for African American skin. I love this lipstick along with my MAC Lipgelee in Jellybabe!!! The price is ridiculous ($23) but I would definitely purchase it again!!! I love NARS cosmetics, they always have shades that compliment my skintone (NC45).