NARS Dolce Vita blush is another of those "had forever, forgot to blog about" makeup items. It's a classic from the permanent collection, has a matte finish and a very soft (almost crumbly) texture and all the pigment in the world. Seriously, this one from NARS is not for the heavy-handed and requires a good brush (or two: I prefer to apply Dolce Vita with a small or medium Yachio brush from Hakuhodo and then blend it with a regular face brush).
Done right and thoroughly sheered and blended, NARS Dolce Vita blush is a gorgeous warm rose with a somewhat red base that actually looks healthy and natural (remember that I'm truly olive and around NC30-35 though I have no true match in either MAC or NARS foundations). I just checked and the NARS website describes Dolce Vita as "dusty rose". Take my word for it: there's nothing dusty about this vibrant color, but it's gorgeous nonetheless.
Bottom Line: A summer staple.
NARS Dolce Vita Blush ($27) is available at the countes, Sephora and narscosmetics.com.
All photos are mine.