Dolce Vita seems to appeal to a bigger mass supposedly being a "universally flattering" shade, but unfortunately "Life isn't so sweet" on me. If you find Dolce Vita too warm on you, do take a look at Damage instead. It is the Dolce Vita for cool/neutral complexions.
NARS Sheer Lipstick Damage
I like the lightweight lipstick tube of NARS. It is not Chanel (the brand that makes my favorite lipstick tube, not the formula, btw) but clean and functional.
(And I naturally think about the newly launched Audacious Lipsticks, which are housed in the matte metallic cases with magnetic closure. Cool, right? It won't be as cool if I end up concluding I'm paying $6 more for a heavier lipstick tube, though. In other words, the formula has to be amazing. You know, the expectations you'd have for a $32 lipstick.)
NARS Sheer Lipstick Damage before the "damage"
(There is something beautiful and holy about an untouched lipstick bullet. My friend Hélène seems to share the same opinion.)
NARS describes Damage as "a muted grape". Again, the description is painfully simple that makes me scream "No, it is so much more than that!". But, look at it. It IS a muted grape. Oh, well.
On my lips, it pulls more pink, though.
It also has a hint of brown undertone which makes Damage a more complex shade.
An overall look with NARS Damage
(Makeup products used for this look is listed on the bottom)
NARS Sheer Lipstick is one of my favorite sheer lipstick formulations. I think the price ($26) is reasonable for this excellent formula. Many sheer glossy lipsticks dry out the lips later on, but NARS Sheer Lipstick does not. It has no particular scent nor taste. I find the application is great with just a perfect amount of slip on the lips.
Damage is a subtle shade that is super easy to wear but possesses some dark smoky quality as well. I would imagine this is the color a vampire girl would wear when she goes to school during the day.
Have your tried NARS Sheer Lipstick Damage?
Are you a fan of sheer lipsticks? Who makes your favorites?
Makeup Products Used For This Look
By Terry Sheer Expert (Neutral Beige)
NARS Blush (413 BLKR)
NARS Sheer Lipstick (Damage)
Dior 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette (056 Bar)