|Would buy this product again.||77%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Nars blushes are always so pigmented and last a long time because you do not need a lot for each use. This color was a little too strong for me (I'm a lightish medium tone). Peachy tones seem to work for me best and this is a rosey pink. This could probably work on darker skin well.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
This was too bright on me. I should go buy a skunk brush to really give it a fair shake, but don't want or need another brush. Also, even though this is superpigmented and allows for sheer application, it just didn't look natural or elegant on me.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Very unimpressed with the packaging, hard to open. Afraid I will drop it, kinda slippery matte case.
The color when I opened it was like oh no, I cant wear this! Way to dark, im an NC25 fair with light hair and it came out beautiful. Very heavily pigmented, didnt take much, of course I always take some off after for a more natural just kissed look.
Will definetly last forever as its a large amount.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
Beautiful rosy colour! Highly pigmented. Nothing life changing since I don't really wear blush nor eyeshadows everyday.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I bought this despite the dark color. It is a warm rose/brick color-not bright but dusky looking. It is very pigmented and easy to over do if you are pale. I am about an NC20 and not very yellow. If I use this lightly it looks natural and not clownish. Like my natural blush color which surprised me. Very warm colors do not do much for me and neither do really cool colors is Mata Hari. If I overdo DV it does look like I have a fever. This- like most Nars blushes- should last forever. Do not be afraid and use a light hand if you have lighter skin. This may not look great if you have very cool skin but try it out first.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
This is just too intense for my NC20 skin. I have to be extremely careful with application or I look sunburnt. It's extremely pigmented (I used a 188 dupe) but it's the hardest to blend out of all my powder blushes. The color is a lovely brick rose-y red on the skin. I like using it for a pop of color on the apples after contouring the cheeks. That's the only way it looks good on me! It gives a nice berry flush suitable for fall and winter. I doubt I'll ever use it all up because i don't use it that often. This is my first NARS blush (since Albatross is technically a highlighter). Eh I don't really get the hype with these blushes.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
So far so good! I just bought this blush a few days ago and will probably need a little more use to be able to give a totally informed review. But I must say I do love the color. I was looking for a color that would pop, and not just be so subtle on me. So this seems perfect so far....
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
this is the best blush i've ever used. My sister bought it for me by mistake thinking it was a different color, when we opened the box we thought "no this is way too dark!"
but as soon as I started to apply i could not believe how pretty it looked. I can see myself wearing this blush for years and years LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'd never have guessed it would look this pretty seeing it at the store
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I have to step in and say I disagree that is blush is too dark for fair skintones. I will say it's a bit too bland or brown for me in Summer (but that may be more to the matte finish than anything else), but it is most definately a staple for me in Fall & Winter; even on my NW10 skin (too pale for foundation in a lot of higher end and 95% of drugstore brands, NARS included.)
In the pan, this is a dark, brick rose pink. With a stippling brush, though, this comes out on my cheeks as a brown-berry toned blush; absolutely perfect once the cold weather rolls around. Neutral-enough that it doesn't interfere with darker or berry lipcolours, but not a 'just in from the cold' pink the way Angelika, Mata Hari or Desire can pull on my skin. This is a blush that has to be used with a light hand on PPP skin, but it is most definately workable. If you used this with a heavy hand or dense brush, then this will look like a sunburn. But with a skunk, it's beautiful for Fall and Winter. Again, it's not really a blush I reach for in the Summer or Spring, but it's certainly workable in cooler weather.
My only quibble with the blush - which is really due to my own preferences - is the fact that it is so matte and so neutral, and I feelthat can make my face look a little flat. That said, it does pair beautifully with icy-white, pearlescent or cooler toned highlighters - MAC Perfect Topping MSF for night, and NARS Copacabana Multiple for something less dramatic and glittery.
All in all, great blush and more 'universal' than Orgasm, which is just a orange, glittery mess on me. 1 star taken off for the matte finish (not my preference in blush, but an advantage for those who prefer mattes.) Said 'Yes' to rebuying, though the likelihood with the pigmentation and the light hand I have to use, I probably won't have to repurchase anytime soon.
For reference, foundation matches include BB Skin in Alabaster, BB TM in Alabaster Tint, N3 in MAC Studio Fix PPF, NW15 in Sculpt, Revlon PR 001 Ivory, though too dark in Winter. MUFEHD#110, MUFE F&B#38 all being a smidge too dark/pink. Concealer matches include MAC Sculpt NW15, Maybelline Dream Mousse Concealer 0-1 (though pulls slightly too orange), CoverFX CamouflageFX in X-Light, LM Secret Camoflauge SC-1, and YSL Touche Eclat #1 (undereyes.)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I have olive skin and NARS Dolce Vita goes on beautifully on my skin!! The best blush I have ever used and I will never use another blush again though I also love MAC Peachtwist. Similar, but Dolce Vita is so sophisticated. The application is a bit complicated and not as easy as swipe and blend. If you blend too much, you will end up looking really horrible. So the idea is to swipe, then tap it off your hand, then just pat it on. Goes on beautifully when done correctly. Will buy again, regardless of the price!!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Cool Hair: Brown, Curly Eyes: Blue
Great product. I can understand why it's recommended for darker skin tones, but I have to say I am fair and it's very pretty on me. I've discovered the key with this one is to layer it on top of a peachy cream blush. I like the Stila convertible colors. I've been looking for a good plummy blush for a long time and this one is perfect. Over the peachy color, it becomes perfectly neutral, and it's really beautiful. The pigment is very strong, a little too strong in my opinion, at least for my fair skin. I have to rub my cheeks sometimes to make sure it's not a little streaky. I've used this on my roommate, too, and she has darker skin than me, more olive toned, and it's lovely on her, especially with a little bronzer!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Let's just say, if it looks like it'll be too dark in the pan for you, it most likely will be. Much of the NARS blushes IMO look much better on Tan/Medium/Dark and Dolce Vita is no exception.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I'm very inconsistent with my opinion on Dolce Vita. Sometimes I love the soft berry cheeks I get with it, sometimes I think it makes me look bruised. I'm a pale Asian (NC20-25) with no special training in blush application, so Nars blushes being very pigmented is very hard for me to control. Also, Nars blushes being very long-lasting, if I make a bobo I can't just wipe it down easily.
I only ever wear this blush in the fall, because then I can get away with darker matte cheeks. My mom who's a lot darker than me wears this blush beautifully no matter the season. So I guess I'd say this blush can be an everyday color for darker complexions, and just a special event color for lighter gals.
And since I've already complained like a baby about the Nars packaging in my other reviews, let's just say I don't like it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
- Does not fade into a clump of glitter (Like most blush)
- Glitter subtle and does not over kill the colour
- The packaging design is compact and cute
- Last very long
- If blended properly on face, this colour is perfect shade for that tan skin or holiday skin that we get during the summer months (I know not everyone get holiday skin during summer, in that case oh well)
- Even though packing is cute etc, hate the rubber, it means if it get dirty you can never clean it properly, and I'm soo anal about keeping my makeup clean.
- Very expensive, especially here in Australia, and it not widely availbale here in Australia.
I always wonder what the hype is with NARS blushes, it was not till I got Dolce Vita and Organsm that I realize what I missed out. I love their blush soo much that now I'm on a roll of collecting most of the colour.
The blush is very blended, easy to use, the gliter is very subtle, colour is very pigmented dont need to use alot. The thing I love most is that, when blushes start to fade, they usually leave back a layer of glitter residue, this does not do that.
NARS is not that popular here in Australia, and that is a shame, because Australia is very behind with makeup. I only know of 2 places that sells genuine NARS product, and they are very expensive.
Would I buy it again? Absolutely.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Olive, Warm Hair: Black, Curly, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I finally found my HG blush!!! I have 5 Nars blushes already but this one is amazing! Such a nice color, highly pigmented. I love how buildable Nars blushes are!!! I have nars blush in taos and thought that was my hg but this one definately takes the cake!!!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Dolce Vita is definitely my go to blush. If you look at the pan, it might remind you of a shade similar to red bricks but on the cheeks it's a gorgeous dusty rose color. HG material without a doubt and would definitely repurchase if I ever ran out.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
For me, the colour is a little difficult to describe. It kind of looks like the colour of red clay. It's a warm, matte blush which suits my NC30 skin and gives it the perfect natural flush. I think it would suit most people with a warm complexion as it is buildable. Nars blushes are very well pigmented so start with a light hand if you're fair and gradually build it up to the intensity that you like. This is probably the closest blush I have to the colour my cheeks turn when I blush naturally. I would avoid it if you have a lot of redness in your skin and you don't want to accentuate that as the red tones will bring it out. If I have any breakouts I wanna disguise, I use bronzers or brown/peach blushes.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Dark, Warm Hair: Black, Kinky, Fine Eyes: Brown
My no-brainer, look good in a rush blush. Pairs nicely with a smidge of the matching L/S and a touch of clear gloss.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Dark, Neutral Hair: Brown, Kinky, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Coloring is revlon colorstay 380 caramel, this is my 3rd blush and I love it. Its adds a nice natural rosy color to my cheeks, I highlight with Mac MSF refined and it looks great. It's and everday go to cheek color for me and very WOC friendly.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This color is what I expected MAC's "pinch me" to look like. On my NC30/35 skin it makes me look like I've had a nice long make out session! I can't quite put my finger on what colour it is... I think it's a little red, a little orange and a little peachy. Well, it just looks like the colour of my cheeks after I've pinched it hard. It is very pigmented so I apply it with the NARS yachiyo brush. It really gives me that glow-from-within look that brightens up my complexion and just perks me up! I usually wear it on days I feel I look dull and need a pick me up but lately it has been my go-to blush instead of NARS' "deep throat". Maybe because it's the perfect colour to wear in summer. As far as the price goes, it's the typical price I pay for a NARS blush. I think it's worth the price for being quite a unique colour and awesome pigmentation.