Wednesday, 6 August 2014

NARS Dolce Vita Velvet Matte Lip Pencil.


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?




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31 comments

  1. i love this colour!

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  2. jasmine turner09:49

    Love the shade, i really want to try a few of these!

    xprincessjas | ♥

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  3. Zazie Bibi11:18

    This looks gorgeous on you! x

    A Little Treat | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog 

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  4. I really like the Dolce Vita lipstick.. but I found this slightly drying. It looks great on you though! :-)

    TheConscienceFund

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  5. Manouk13:16

    I always thought this was much brighter! I always find pencil lip products a bit drying so I tend to stay away from them but this looks very pretty.. Not too bright, perfect for every day! x

    WOMANOUK (beauty and portrait
    drawings)

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  6. I'm the same with NARS - I picked up two blushes and a lipstick and I'm so in love with them. Incidentally I picked up the Dolce Vita blush and lipstick and I find the colors very much a "you but better" kind of shade. Definitely need to check this out and complete my Dolce Vita collection.

    x
    beauty, style, life || bespectacled

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  7. This colour is so gorgeous, I love it on you,

    Maddy, xo // UNSTITCHEDD

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  8. This really, really suits you Cath! I loveeeee the NARS Pencils xxx

    Gemma // missmakeupmagpie.com

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  9. Kristina23:20

    Gorgeous shade!

    http://creepersandcupcakes.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. Belle23:35

    I think with red, brick red are the nicest. You look so stunning with this shade, its like it was made for you!

    Belle ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  11. I haven't tried one yet but they're definitely one of the lip products that I would like to try out next x

    Becky @ The Little Blog of Beauty

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  12. Charlotte Price19:38

    I really want one of these; this colour is gorgeous. I REAAAALLY want the shade RED SQUARE. It is such a bold red and I need it in my life. Love your blog xxxx

    scarletslippers.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. Such a pretty shade on you! I love the Dolce Vita lipstick- that really is a true "my lips but better" shade on me- so versatile :)

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  14. Thanks Jennifer! The lipstick sounds lovely too :)

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  15. Thanks so much! Red Square is on my list to get next, it's so gorgeous!

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  16. I love the NARS lip pencils, been really impressed with both the satins and the mattes :)

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  17. I love a good orange-red but I feel like I'm wearing them constantly at the moment! Thanks so much :)

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  18. Thank you, Gemma! :) They're bloomin' good aren't they, just a shame you have to sharpen and waste a bit of product. I'll let them off though, 'cause they are so lovely!

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  19. The Dolce Vita blush looks so lovely too!

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  20. Perhaps try the satin ones? They're a lot more glossy and feel lovely on the lips, very hydrating :)

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  21. Owwh, that's a shame! I definitely wouldn't wear this if my lips were already feeling dry, but when they're normal it's fine on me :)

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  22. It is a little daunting, they all have such gorgeous colour ranges! Just look through Google images at all the swatches, that's how I picked my first couple :)

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  23. They are lovely, definitely worth giving a go :)

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  24. Charlotte22:10

    That blush is amazing! What is it called?

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