Thursday, 20 December 2012

Make-up: Nars Jungle Red vs Heat Wave

Sometimes when I buy a new shade of lipstick online, I like to know how it will compare to other colours, especially by the same brand. So this is a quick post to help anyone trying to decide which of the Nars semi-matte reds to purchase, or just trying to see how the colours differ. You can also read a full review of Nars Heat Wave to see more about the texture etc.

The Nars semi-mattes are my favourite lipsticks for colour and wear, you can't go too far wrong with one of these reds. But which one is the one for you..?

Tubes

Heat Wave vs Jungle red tubes
L-R: Heat Wave & Jungle Red
As you can see, Jungle Red is slightly darker and is more blue-based than Heat Wave's orange.

Swatches


Nars Heat Wave and Nars Jungle Red swatches
L-R: Swatches - Heat Wave & Jungle Red
In bright, natural light

Nars Jungle Red warm-toned skin
Jungle Red


Nars Heat Wave warm-toned skin
Heat Wave
Indoors, low-lighting

Nars Jungle Red warm-toned skin
Jungle Red

Nars Heat Wave warm-toned skin
Heat Wave

So, as you can see, these are fairly similar colours on, but Heat Wave is a touch brighter and on me it looks more of a brick red, whereas Jungle Red is pinker and darker. I have pale skin with warm undertones - if you are cool-toned you may want to try Jungle Red instead.

Or maybe buy both like I did ;)


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