A perfect lipstick. Bright orange-red but perfectly balanced. Most of the original Nars lipsticks, especially the semi-mattes, are flawless. I have Heat Wave, Funny Face, Jungle Red, Niagara, Senorita, and they're among my absolute faves, to the point where I'm like "how did they do this" whenever I wear them.
Back to Heat Wave. It's just stunning, a head-turner, yet somehow not too much, even for everyday wear. I usually have it in heavy rotation in summer: slight tan + mascara + bronzer + Heat Wave = lounging in a bikini on the Riviera dreams, even when I'm in the office.
Feels good on, doesn't need a liner, richly opaque, lasts, fades elegantly, doesn't dry out my lips. It's $$$ but it's a special lipstick. You can just feel it.