NARS x Man Ray Dolce Vita/Audrey Love Triangle Review, Photos, Swatches

01/03

NARS Dolce Vita/Audrey Man Ray Love Triangle
NARS Dolce Vita/Audrey Man Ray Love Triangle
NARS Dolce Vita/Audrey Man Ray Love Triangle
NARS Dolce Vita/Audrey Man Ray Love Triangle
NARS Dolce Vita/Audrey Man Ray Love Triangle
NARS Dolce Vita/Audrey Man Ray Love Triangle
NARS Dolce Vita/Audrey Man Ray Love Triangle
NARS Dolce Vita/Audrey Man Ray Love Triangle
NARS Dolce Vita/Audrey Man Ray Love Triangle

Dolce Vita/Audrey

NARS Dolce Vita/Audrey Man Ray Love Triangle ($24.00 for 0.17 oz.) consists of a redded-plum blush and lipstick. Both shades were fairly consistent with the full-sized versions I have tried in the past.

Value

A full-sized blush retails for $30.00 and contains 0.16 oz. or costs $187.50/oz. A full-sized Audacious lipstick retails for $34.00 and contains 0.14 oz. or costs $242.86/oz. The set contains $15.00 worth of blush and $19.43 worth of lipstick for a total value of $34.43.

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01/05

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 muted, medium-dark plum with warm, red undertones and barely-there golden pearl. It had good color payoff, which was buildable to full coverage if desired. The texture was slightly dry and dusty in the pan, but the powder sat well on the skin and blended out without issue. It lasted for eight hours on me before fading.

Formula Overview

$30.00/0.16 oz. - $187.50 Per Ounce

From NARS’ website, their blush formula is described as “beautifully pigmented” and “soft [and] blendable.” NARS' blushes, since they've been released in such a massive range of shades over the years, can vary from shade to shade to some degree. Most shades are pigmented with firmer, slightly stiffer consistencies that can also run on the thinner side, which allows greater control when picking up product but some of the more matte shades could be a bit more blendable or easier to work with.

Some of the more newly-released shades have softer, more yielding textures that are a bit creamier and are easier to blend out, though most of NARS' blushes are fairly blendable. The wear typically ranges from eight to nine hours with a few shades falling above or below this range.

Browse all of our NARS Powder Blush swatches.

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01/08

NARS Audrey Audacious Lipstick
NARS Audrey Audacious Lipstick
NARS Audrey Audacious Lipstick
NARS Audrey Audacious Lipstick
NARS Audrey Audacious Lipstick
NARS Audrey Audacious Lipstick
NARS Audrey Audacious Lipstick
NARS Audrey Audacious Lipstick
NARS Audrey Audacious Lipstick
NARS Audrey Audacious Lipstick
NARS Audrey Audacious Lipstick
NARS Audrey Audacious Lipstick
NARS Audrey Audacious Lipstick
NARS Audrey Audacious Lipstick
NARS Audrey Audacious Lipstick
NARS Audrey Audacious Lipstick
NARS Audrey Audacious Lipstick
NARS Audrey Audacious Lipstick
NARS Audrey Audacious Lipstick
NARS Audrey Audacious Lipstick
NARS Audrey Audacious Lipstick
NARS Audrey Audacious Lipstick
NARS Audrey Audacious Lipstick
NARS Audrey Audacious Lipstick

Audrey

Audrey is a ric,h, medium-dark red-plum with warm undertones and a satin finish. The pigmentation was completely opaque in a single layer. The lipstick was creamy without being too slippery, so it was comfortable to apply and to wear but lasted for a solid six hours on me. The formula was lightly hydrating over time.

Formula Overview

$34.00/0.14 oz. - $242.86 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "one-stroke, full-coverage" pigmentation with a "soft matte finish" that is "long-lasting" and "hydrating." The formula is best characterized by its texture: creamy, smooth, and slightly denser/thicker on (but not heavy) compared to the typical lipstick formula. Most of the shades are opaque, while "weak" shades are more semi-opaque. The majority of the colors I've tested have applied evenly and smoothly with good glide and feel comfortable on my lips. They tend to last between four and six hours and was lightly hydrating to non-drying. There was no noticeable scent or taste.

Browse all of our NARS Audacious Lipstick swatches.

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Guerlain Parure Gold Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Translucent Powder
  • Chanel Burnt Coral Joues Contraste Blush
  • MAC Show Gold Extra Dimension Skinfinish
On eyes:
  • Tarte Toasted Eyeshadow Palette
  • Urban Decay Twice Baked 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil
On lips:
  • NARS Barbara Audacious Lipstick

About the Reviewer

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 matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Simply perfect pairing, I think! I likely have close enough shades for both with Nars Goulue and Chanel Rouge Vie, though. Definitely a pair that I don’t believe anyone would be disappointed in if they received it as a gift.

I love this blush shade! I don’t think I’d get much use out of the lipstick though – I don’t normally wear red-toned lipsticks!

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