I don’t think I have ever come across anyone who doesn’t love red lipstick. With red lippies in blue, pink and orange tones there are just soo many shades and brands to choose from so if you are lucky enough to find your perfect shade of red, then you are practically unconquerable. Personally I’m partial to a blue-toned red but as the weather is getting warmer and prints getting bolder, my makeup needs to be switched up a little.

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A modern semi-matte lipstick that provides full-bodied, velvety color in a highly pigmented and non-drying formula.

ASOS were nice enough to see me NARS Heat Wave Semi-Matte Lipstick (RRP £18.50), which is an absolutely gorgeous orange-toned red with no close dupe in my collection – I think they’ve been stalking my lipstick collection  *suspicious looks* – I’m really becoming a warm orange-red lipstick convert so I was pleased as punch to receive it  . . . but I did have to gather up the courage to actually use it & leave my house. What makes Heat Wave such an easy lipstick to reach for is it feels very moist and hydrating on the lips. Micro-bubble spheres in the lipstick formula continually release lip conditioners while you’re wearing it which is why my lips felt very moisturised the entire time I wore this lipstick.

 

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If the creaminess of Heat Wave didn’t win me over then the colour certainly would. I can’t believe I’m saying this but I think orange-based red look better on me than blue-toned red . . . ok that’s a lie but I do like how it seems to warm up my entire face. The colour is very pigmented and very rich and wear between 4-6 hours.

NARS Heatwave Semi Matte lipstick is available on the NARS website or at your nearest NARS counter. It’s also available to purchase on ASOS,Space NK, Selfridges & House of Fraser

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