If you have heard of NARS Cosmetics, chances are you have heard of one of their iconic shades, Dolce Vita. What you may not know is that the classic shade comes in four variations. The two best known (at least to me) are the lipstick and the blush. However, NARS also makes a lipgloss and matte lip pencil in the wears-with-anything hue.
Dolce Vita happens to be an incredibly flattering and easy-to-wear shade that’s perfect for everyday. Although, I really shines in my daily use in the fall and winter as opposed to the spring and summer. It’s sophisticated and sits somewhere in between rose and red.
L-R: Dolce Vita blush, lipgloss, lipstick, matte lip pencil
The formula of all 4 iterations of Dolce Vita is what you would expect of NARS: pigmented, smooth and good wear time.
For good measure, I thought I’d show how each of them look while worn:
Wearing Dolce Vita blush and lipgloss
Wearing Dolce Vita Blush and lipstick
Wearing Dolce Vita blush and matte lip pencil
I personally favor the lip pencil and lipgloss over the regular lipstick. The lipstick is the most sheer of the bunch and doesn’t pack the same punch as the other two. If muted is your thing, the lipstick will be right up your alley. The blush is a must. It’s one of those shades that adds the perfect amount of color to your cheeks to keep you looking fresh and awake, but not overdone. Again, it’s a fall favorite for me.
I wish NARS would do this with more of their shades. An Exhibit A lip pencil? A Sin lipstick? Sign me up!