NARS Dolce Vita Blush Review, Swatches and Photos

With its Fall 2008 collection, NARS has turned its famous Dolce Vita Lipstick into a new blush.

NARS Dolce Vita Blush Review
NARS Dolce Vita Blush

Described as a “dusty rose”, NARS Dolce Vita Blush is a shimmer-less, muted rose that would work on various skintones. Since I am all for shimmer when it comes to blushes, I thought the color was gorgeous but a little too boring and conservative for my taste – until I tried it on. On my NC30 skin, it gave me an I-just-ran-a-mile kind of flush that looks natural and just healthy. Seriously ladies, this is the color spotted on those models on the runway with that rosy cheeks look!

The texture, like all NARS blushes, is very smooth and silky. It goes on pretty pigmented so if you are on the pale side, you would have to apply sparingly. The lasting powder is also great! I only have to apply this once in the morning and it stays on the whole day. This will definitely become one of my staples for the season!

NARS Seduction, OUtlaw, Dolce Vita and Liberte Swatch comparison
NARS Seduction, OUtlaw, Dolce Vita and Liberte Blushes has now added a video section!! To learn how to apply blush like a pro, check out the following video:

NARS Dolce Vita Blush is available at and Sephora for $30.

Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE,, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


  1. Hey ladies, I know it’s not the right title but I want you all to know this issue. As you may know, Phyllis recommend NYX loose shadows as a substitute for MAC pigments and these NYXs are sold in Cherry Culture as well. I ordered the whole range of NYXs on Sep 16 and my order hasn’t arrived yet (It should come in 15-17 business days) When I sent an e-mail to customer services, they replied me presumptiously and said that they pass on all the risks of loss etc… I always shop online and had many troubles but never have such a reply. Therefore, let me warn you about it. Do not shop from Cherry Culture.

  2. Hi Phyllis! Thanks for the review~ I have been wanting to buy a Nars powder blush for awhile and I’m not sure which shade to get. I was thinking Angelika because I really like pink blushes…But I also want a blush that looks natural…Do you like one over the other? Thanks!

  3. hi phyllis! i'm an AVID reader of your blog & had a question for you:

    what kind of brush would be the best to use for blush? i dont have very defined cheekbones (asian face) yet my face isn't long, but more oval shaped, so what would help me contour better? thank you!

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