Sunday, October 4, 2015

New Series: Signature Sunday: NARS Sheer Lipstick in Dolce Vita

I am pleased to present a new series that I will publish on some Sundays, occasionally substituting a Simple Pleasure Sunday post. It is called... Signature Sunday. I often use the word signature and ones similar, such as quintessential, go-to, favorite. You can be search of your signature style, look, or scent. On each of these posts, I will feature a single tangible item that is very me. An object you see that readily identifies the italiagal. If you know me, at first glance, you think the thing is "so Michelle." It is something I am well-known for.

My first Signature item is NARS Sheer Lipstick in Dolce Vita. Apparently, this is a cult classic... Not into trends, I just discovered it on Pinterest at the beginning of the summer. Of course, the Italian name, meaning "sweet life," definitely caught my eye. I was further intrigued that it was a natural sheer lip color that is highly reviewed. Many claim that it works on everyone. The shade is a dusty rose that has a bit more mauve to it than the dusty rose lipsticks I sometimes used back in middle and high school. I took a chance and ordered it (for $27!) on Amazon (through seller bluemercury, Inc.) in June. Thankfully, it's beyond perfect for me. Worth every penny. In fact, I just bought another one recently, so I could have one in my handbag (now that the hot summer is behind us) and the other in my bathroom cabinet. Used at least a couple of times daily, I only have about 1/3 of the first tube left though. It is actually the exact color of my bottom lip and one shade darker than my fair and thin top lip. My lips but better. It is very fitting for le no makeup look. This shade makes me feel natural yet polished. A sheer formula, it feels nice. I highly recommend this universally flattering and high quality product. For special occasions (and you know us lifestyle bloggers, a random Tuesday as well), I would like to find a lip color, like a classic red, where it looks like I'm wearing lipstick too, but Dolce Vita is great for everyday.

Usually, we don't get a lot of rain in my part of Maryland, but for the last week it poured. And then today, it's cloudy. I tried my best to take decent photos as well as capture the hue in such low light. I will try to take another selfie of me wearing Dolce Vita when the sun reappears tomorrow and then replace this one above. [Updated: replaced photo on October 5, 2015.]