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#LipQuickie NARS Lipstick in Dolce Vita Review & Lip Swatches

Today I have another #LipQuikie for you featuring another lippie from the Give Me Some Nude Lip Sephora's Favorites Collection. You can find my original post with arm swatches of all the products HERE and a lip swatch post of the NUDESTIX Lip+Cheek Pencil HERE. The NARS Lipstick in Dolce Vita is originally $27 and one of two full-sized items from this kit. We were all excited for a full-sized NARS but I the finish of this lipstick was something of a disappointment and today I finally had a chance to wear it to see if at least the shade is worthwhile. 

The shade of the lipstick in the tube is gorgeous, I was so excited when I saw it because it's not too nude and has the perfect amount of pink and brown. What I don't get is the sheer formula! Oh, it kills me! 

On the site NARS calls this a "semi matte" finish but I don't see it matte at all, instead it has a sheen that's not glossy, but def not matte either. It goes on the lips like butter, and does almost feel like a butter lipstick. I like the formula because I don't always want to reach for a matte finish, especially in the winter. My only gripe has to be the sheerness, I'm always a fan of full-on color and never really get why they make sheer anything. For the pictures below I had to apply a lot of layers.  

But once you get the color going, I admit that it's gorgeous and so forgiving on the lips. I am surprised at how well it covered my natural lip color and looking at the photos I see how nice and almost "juicy" my lips look. Yesterday I tried a Tarte Lip Paint that made every dry piece of skin on my lips show up and gave me more lines than I knew I had. This one makes my lips look pretty great if I say so myself. 

I took this off to get some other photos but I've ready many reviews and everyone agrees that this lipstick only stays on a few hours (2-4 on average). It's because of the formula, I think that's to be expected. So just know that you will have to carry your tube around with you to reapply. 

While I was super-happy to try my very first NARS lipstick, I would have to say that I would not buy another one from this line again. I have been dying to try the NARS Audacious Lipsticks and will be getting some soon, I know that formula is more my jam.  Still, I am happy to have a beautiful everyday nude/pink shade to wear, that look good on my skin tone. And since it's winter I can really get some use out of it now. And I can'y wait to try some of the lipsticks from the other NARS range! 

What do you think about the NARS lipstick in Dolce Vita?

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