NARS Dolce Vita is a moderately warm-toned, dark plum with a satin finish. It is a blush that is permanent in these palettes: Splendor in the Grass, One Shocking Moment, Dolce Vita/Audrey, and Dolce Vita and Capri.
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.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.
The ultimate authority in blush, NARS offers the industry's bestselling, most iconic shades for cheeks. NARS blush delivers healthy-looking color that enlivens the complexion and provides a natural-looking flush to flatter any skin tone. Iconic shades include a range of translucent, natural tones, each with a subtle pink undertone for a natural-looking blush to highlight the complexion. Silky, superfine micronized powder pigments in matte and shimmering shades ensure irresistibly soft, blendable application. A light application of even the highest-intensity hues delivers a natural-looking flush. These soft, buildable shades deliver a wide range of effects, from ultra-sheer to powerful pops of color.