It's been a while since my last post - it's tricky to blog with a long commute to work and Olympics training at the weekends (which is at last thankfully complete, now just to do my first shift!) It's also been a while since I've done a makeup post, so here's another review of a favourite vintage red: Nars Heat Wave. I'll be keeping it short but hopefully sweet.
Now, this lipstick has a strange reputation for being very orangey. But I think this sells it short - it's a red with orange tones, but it's not orange!
Here's Nars Heat Wave in the tube and as a swatch.
|Nars Heat Wave|
|Below left: Nars Heat Wave, Top right: Rockalily Hot Rod Red|
And on this swatch, you'll see how close this is to the discontinued Rockalily Hot Rod Red, which I've previously reviewed and labelled a favourite - Heat Wave has a touch more orange. It's much more matte than Rockalily's though, which is a definite bonus.
And here it is on me - and you can see it appears quite a true red. This is applied at medium-full strength with a lip brush, it can be brighter applied more thickly.
Quite simply, I love this lipstick and here's why...
- Beautiful true red colour that is quite buildable
- Great staying power
- Good texture - not drying like the Mac matte range and you hardly notice you're wearing it
- The price! It'll set you back £17, which is just too much for most people for one lipstick
But the price is the only thing I can find at fault with it - I'm fool enough to pay the money for a lipstick that looks good on, stays on and doesn't flake my lips to pieces. Mac can't even touch Nars on this formula.
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