Living La 'Dolce Vita'
Nars' Dolce Vita Lipgloss is perhaps my most "unique" favorite lip product for the Fall and Winter and you might remember that I mentioned this in my Fall Beauty Must Haves post. I say Dolce Vita is unique simply because it isn't a color I would usually go for. If you've been reaidng my blog or watching my videos for awhile you'll see that I tend to go for safe, nude lips.
The formulation is amazing. The texture is impeccably smooth and non-sticky while the pigmentation is rich and opaque. There is a strange chemical scent to the gloss but I can overlook that because it is just that good. The somewhat thick consistency helps this gloss stay on my lips for at least two hours and it fades evenly. This is definitely one of my favorite qualities of this lipgloss because I hate it when lipglosses gather where my upper and lower lip meet, creating that gross white line (I hope you guys know what I'm talking about!). Dolce Vita fades evenly and seems to stain my lips a bit in a good way so that I have some color. The formula is somewhat moisturizing and it definitely does not make my lips dry a tiny bit.
I tend to wear Dolce Vita a lot when I have minimal eye makeup on or when I have absolutely no makeup on because I'm just too darn tired to wear contacts. One day, a few weeks ago, I just applied my normal concealer, foundation and powder and skipped eye makeup entirely. I rarely ever skip eye makeup if I choose to wear makeup at all and I usually fore-go lip products instead (you'll know that if you watch my videos haha). Now even though my eyes look a tad droopy, I think a bit of Dolce Vita really brightened up my complexion and made me look more alive. You can see that on my lips, the color is really not that scary at all and it comes up more pink than red.
I love, love, love this color on myself and it would definitely suit many skintones. Even though a tube is $24, you get .28 oz of product which will last quite a while. I've been using a mini sample size I received almost two years ago. I've used this gloss at least a dozen times and I still have some product left. I would definitely repurchase this shade and I already have several others on my wishlist (including the infamous Turkish Delight)! Have you tried Nars' lipglosses? If so, how do you like them?