NARS Dolce Vita lipstick and I… MAN, we go back.
Years ago, it was *the FIRST red lipstick* I really fell in love with. Before it I was more of a brown, peach and nude lipstick kinda girl. Dolce Vita ($24) was like a game changer for me. I know that sounds dramatic, but it’s totally true.
I still remember the day we met… It was four years ago. I’d wandered into a Sephora and asked a makeup artist to suggest a friendly red.
Homeboy scooted me over to the NARS display, opened a tube of a mysterious-looking red lipstick and said, “All you need in life is NARS Dolce Vita,” to which I think angels may have started singing in the background.
What I like so much about Dolce Vita is its flexibility. It makes it a great starter red — a creamy, dusty rose sheer enough to wear with subtle looks (when I want to go casual, I can slick one layer on my lips and call it a day), yet buildable enough to use for dramatic looks too.
One layer of NARS Dolce Vita!
When I’m in the mood for something a little dramatic, I’ll start with a layer of a creamy red lip pencil like NARS Amazon ($20) and add two layers of Dolce Vita on top.
NARS Amazon Lip Pencil with two layers o’ Dolce Vita
I’ve read magazine articles that refer to Dolce Vita as “universally flattering,” and I totes agree. I’ve seen it on lots of different women, and I think it always looks good.
If you’ve been been wanting to ease your way into red lipstick, think about giving Dolce Vita a try. 🙂
Heya, girls. I hope your weekend got off to a good start. I’m taking it easy today, still in my bathrobe, sipping coffee (Starbucks Breakfast Blend), reading Real Simple and listening to music (Save Ferris).
This song makes me HYPER!
Do you have a busy day planned?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. Check your email today. I’m contacting the winners of the Clarisonic giveaway right now!