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on 1/26/2008 11:47:00 PM
More reviews by verte
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine
A beautifully intense and bright orangey-red. I was looking for the lipstick equivalent of Exhibit A and I think I've found it in Heat Wave. On my lips it's extremely loud and bright. I will say though that I think it'd look fabulous with most colourings. So far I have worn it with Exhibit A, Taj Mahal and Everyday Minerals Siesta (dc) with great results. It has awesome staying power and it looks great both as a stain blotted onto my lips or applied normally. However, you really have to have patience with it due to the dryness of the formula. Maybe it's designed that way so it has staying power, I don't know, but regardless of whether I wear lip balm, the lipstick just dries my lips out. I don't have the patience these days to be blotting and so forth (I originally reviewed this some time ago - it's now September 2009). I want to swipe and go. I can do that with my MAC lippies and I own some MAC lippies that are similar to Heat Wave. Sadly I won't buy again and have given this away. :|
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 11/29/2007 1:17:00 PM
More reviews by tijanarm
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium
This is my "summer" red. I really love this colour, but I recommend "dabbing" it in with a finger to give it the stained look. Great staying power.
on 10/29/2007 11:27:00 AM
More reviews by beauticonnexion
Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brown, Curly, Coarse
I am in the "old Hollywood" style at the moment and this is the perfect daytime red for work. It is not as loud as Red Lizard and more orangey coral. It looks fab on my olive toned skin and brightens up the whole look.
on 6/13/2007 5:48:00 AM
More reviews by flamingofloozy
Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Other, Other, Other
his is my al time fave lipstick. it's lasts for so long and the colour is so bright and fun. def buy if you're not scared of colour!
on 3/20/2007 7:44:00 PM
More reviews by Adah
Skin: Oily, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
The most beautiful red that I own. I've been looking for a good retro red. Not one of those "wearable" reds people wax poetic about, but something super bright and with a vintage feel. Nars Red Lizard was too dark (it's very like MAC Russian Red), MAC Ruby Woo too dry and matte (dull texture!), MAC Powerhouse not matte enough. Nars Heatwave is perfect. Vivid, orange-red, which on me (PPP, Brunette) looks very 1950s. Love it.
4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.
on 7/20/2006 5:15:00 PM
More reviews by ruby_tea_roses
Skin: Oily, Other, Not Sure
Gorgeous vibrant coral-red! Heat Wave is about 80% true red, and 20% orange. The two blend together to create a bright, vibrant coral-red color. At least on MY fairly pigmented lips. I am light PPP, and when I pair Heat Wave with NARS Exhibit A blush (applied very lightly) and nude eyeshadow (NARS All About Eve duo) and soft black eyeliner/mascara ..... the look is gorgeous! Powerful, vibrant and beautiful! 5 lippies! :)
on 5/18/2006 2:33:00 PM
More reviews by xStar_Luvx
Skin: Very Dry, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Red, Other, Other
Price - $23.00 USDThis is by far one of my all time favorite lipsticks. I am a huge red lipstick fan and when I saw Heatwave, I knew it had to be mine. Heatwave is an intense bright orange red. It's semi-matte, so it's a tad drier than most lipsticks, but the staying power is wonderful. Heatwave is reminiscent of 40's starlet style. It's a very glamourous shade without being too overwhelming. I am a pale (NW10) redhead and this color brightens up my face and adds a touch of vintage Hollywood style. continued >>
on 4/26/2006 11:43:00 PM
More reviews by sunflower22
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure
Wow! This is my favorite lipstick. EVER. Hands down. I have tried to wear so many different colors, textures, etc. of lipstick so many times that I soon just gave up and relied on dolling up my eyes. This lipstick, however COMPLETELY changed my mindset about lipsticks- Nars lipsticks at least :)! The semi- matte texture is just perfect for my lips. They are very full and if the texture was very glossy it would make me look like a circus freak! The matte feel and beautiful red color look amazing on my skin, tan or white, and make me feel sophisticated, refined, old- worldly and even a little bit sexy. When I wear this, I leave my lids bare but put almost- cat- eye like eyeliner and a lot of mascara along with the Nars Gina Blush to make my whole face glow and make me feel like a 1950's sex kitten!
on 4/17/2006 12:52:00 AM
More reviews by shortgirl
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
This color is AWFUL on me. Once applied it looks like neon orange with barely any trace of red. I love everything about this lipstick except the color. I love the semi-matte texture (which leaves a stain on my lips) & I love that there's no scent. But the color is just horrid on me. I will not repurchase.
on 1/24/2004 10:12:00 PM
More reviews by Bondgirl
Skin: Dry, Other, Not Sure
So I was walking by my fave MU counter and thought what should I try that I dont already have or havent tried...? Hmmm....Well yes! a red lipstick ofcourse!... but wait which shall I try?! Heat Wave immidiately caught my eye! What a gorgeous bright coraly (orangey) red lipstick! My fave red probably! BTW I am relatively tanned (Armani LSF 6.5)so it looks really good on my skin. It really lights up my whole face! Got so many compliments with it by now- I m amazed! I pair it with nude eyes (just black mascara) and it looks fantastic (saw this look in a Valentino show and LOVED it!). As mentioned below this colour would suit more people than they think. Looks great on pale skins as well as on tanned. With pale skin it looks very much like the old Hollywood stars, very 30's, very glamorous, classic and stylish. With tanned skin, bronzed cheeks, just black mascara on eyes it looks very modern, lively and sexy!- thats how I love wearing it with an all black or all beige (white) outfit! It is definitely a statement lipstick! Very silky smooth, longlasting, stays true, and doesnt dry out lips! I LOVE Nars! I absolutely recommend this colour! PS. I pair it with the Heat Wave lipliner.
3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
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