I think NARS and I are having a little love affair at the moment. After a wonderful first experience with their lip pencils in the form of Luxembourg satin lip pencil, I decided to try out the mattes. I've been after a good everyday lipstick, and I heard that Dolce Vita could be a 'your lips but better' shade for me, so I had to give it a go.
Whilst I love the colour, it definitely isn't like my lips. I'd describe it as a brick red, and slightly more toned down than the orange reds I usually go for, so a lot more suitable for every day wear, which is what I was looking for. The colour really works with my skintone, but I think it's one of those shades that would suit pretty much anyone. I'm not usually a big fan of a matte finish, as my lips dry out incredibly easily, but this is a gorgeous formula and feels quite creamy on the lips, not at all suffocating. I absolutely love the pencil design too, which makes it so easy to apply, tracing around the edges of the lips then filling in the rest. The lasting power is good too, and not being too bright it fades nicely throughout the day evenly.
I'm finding myself holding back professing my love for this, probably because it isn't a bold, bright colour, but a girl can't wear red lipstick every day. Or I can't, anyway. So for the days I don't want to look like I've made too much of an effort, I'll always be reaching for this for easy, pretty, every day wear
Have you tried any of the NARS Matte lip pencils?