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NARS Dolce Vita and Capri Little Fetishes Set Review & Swatches

01/04

NARS Dolce Vita and Capri Little Fetishes
NARS Dolce Vita and Capri Little Fetishes
NARS Dolce Vita and Capri Little Fetishes
NARS Dolce Vita and Capri Little Fetishes
NARS Dolce Vita and Capri Little Fetishes
NARS Dolce Vita and Capri Little Fetishes
NARS Dolce Vita and Capri Little Fetishes
NARS Dolce Vita and Capri Little Fetishes
NARS Dolce Vita and Capri Little Fetishes
NARS Dolce Vita and Capri Little Fetishes
NARS Dolce Vita and Capri Little Fetishes
NARS Dolce Vita and Capri Little Fetishes

Dolce Vita and Capri

NARS Dolce Vita and Capri Little Fetishes ($24.00 for 0.26 oz.) contains a pinky-beige highlighter and a reddened-plum blush, and both shades are available individually within NARS’ permanent range. They performed consistently with the full-sized, individually-sold versions I last tried, so I think it’s a good way to enjoy both products without having to spend much–two shades for less than the cost of one! They’re by no means tiny, so one should get plenty of use out of each (frankly, the highlighter formula at full-size is massive!).

A full-sized blush retails for $30.00 and contains 0.16 oz. or costs $187.50/oz. A full-sized Highlighting Powder retails for $38.00 and contains 0.49 oz. or costs $77.55/oz. This set contains $22.50 worth of blush and $10.86 worth of highlighter for a total value of $33.36.

This set is exclusive to NARS (available now) and Ulta (available 10/14).

Dolce Vita and Capri
A-

Limited Edition

9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

01/07

NARS Dolce Vita Powder Blush
NARS Dolce Vita Powder Blush
NARS Dolce Vita Powder Blush
NARS Dolce Vita Powder Blush
NARS Dolce Vita Powder Blush
NARS Dolce Vita Powder Blush
NARS Dolce Vita Powder Blush
NARS Dolce Vita Powder Blush
NARS Dolce Vita Powder Blush
NARS Dolce Vita Powder Blush
NARS Dolce Vita Powder Blush
NARS Dolce Vita Powder Blush
NARS Dolce Vita Powder Blush
NARS Dolce Vita Powder Blush
NARS Dolce Vita Powder Blush
NARS Dolce Vita Powder Blush
NARS Dolce Vita Powder Blush
NARS Dolce Vita Powder Blush
NARS Dolce Vita Powder Blush
NARS Dolce Vita Powder Blush
NARS Dolce Vita Powder Blush

Dolce Vita

Dolce Vita is a rich, reddened plum with fine golden pearl over a more matte finish. When applied and blended out on my cheeks, it had more of a semi-matte to satin finish–not really shimmery or luminous but not totally matte. The consistency was soft, a little drier of a powder, but it was easy to pick up with my brush and to blend on my cheeks. It was quite pigmented, so a little went a long way, and I’d recommend building up color using a lighter hand to make it easier to apply overall. It stayed on well for eight hours on me.

01/07

NARS Capri Highlighting Powder (2018)
NARS Capri Highlighting Powder (2018)
NARS Capri Highlighting Powder (2018)
NARS Capri Highlighting Powder (2018)
NARS Capri Highlighting Powder (2018)
NARS Capri Highlighting Powder (2018)
NARS Capri Highlighting Powder (2018)
NARS Capri Highlighting Powder (2018)
NARS Capri Highlighting Powder (2018)
NARS Capri Highlighting Powder (2018)
NARS Capri Highlighting Powder (2018)
NARS Capri Highlighting Powder (2018)
NARS Capri Highlighting Powder (2018)
NARS Capri Highlighting Powder (2018)
NARS Capri Highlighting Powder (2018)
NARS Capri Highlighting Powder (2018)
NARS Capri Highlighting Powder (2018)
NARS Capri Highlighting Powder (2018)
NARS Capri Highlighting Powder (2018)
NARS Capri Highlighting Powder (2018)
NARS Capri Highlighting Powder (2018)

Capri

Capri is a soft, pinky-beige with warmer undertones and a luminous sheen. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation with a soft, smooth consistency that felt slightly emollient to the touch. I find that the formula feels “firmer” in the pan but when I use a highlighting brush with the product, it goes on evenly, smoothly, and blends out easily. It was consistent in color, texture, and quality with the full-sized version I have. It wore well for eight and a half hours on me.

Formula Overview

$38.00/0.49 oz. - $77.55 Per Ounce

The new powder highlighter formula is supposed to "melt seamlessly into skin to enhance your natural glow" with "buildable radiance." The texture had a smooth feel that was finely-milled but firmer, almost stiff in a way, in the pan (not in a bad way), and it was not at all powdery. There was a dryness and thinness present in the texture that made it less like traditional powder highlighter formulas (including the brand's original range of highlighting powders), and none of that translated into poor performance.

That being said, all of the shades applied better on the cheeks than the they did applied to my arm. I also noticed that finish became more and more luminous--almost blindingly at times!--as the powder was buffed and blended on my cheeks. They were very reflective and shiny on my cheek bones with semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation. I had no trouble blending and diffusing any of the shades on my skin, and despite having a firmer feel in the pan, I could use fan brushes and other feathery brushes to pickup product. The powders lasted between eight and nine hours on me.

Browse all of our NARS Highlighting Powder (2018) swatches.

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Too Faced Born This Way Foundation
  • Charlotte Tilbury Light/Medium (3) Hollywood Flawless Filter
  • Hourglass Diffused Light Ambient Lighting Powder
On eyes:
  • NARS Provoacteur Eyeshadow Palette
  • Urban Decay Overdrive 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil
On lips:
  • NARS Sheena Audacious Lipstick

Product Availability

NARS Little Fetishes
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About the Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). (For more information, please check the FAQ.)

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Wouldn’t you know it, I purchased Dolce Vita just before I left. I would have preferred this mini size with the highlighter. I will pick this up for my daughter as an Advent Calendar gift if I think it would look okay on her more medium toned skin, the highlighter I mean. I guess I could get it and if the highlighter looks to lite for her skin tone I could use it. I do love Dolce Vita.

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