November 17, 2010

Hey guys! We've been having milder temperature in the capital these days and yesterday it actually went up to a high of 10C, which is rare for here this time of the year. I had just purchased Nars Heat Wave l/s and thought this was the perfect opportunity to wear it. I was always intrigued by this orangey red l/s but intimidated by something as fiery on my beige to peachy skintone (NW25). Then I heard Dara of Belle Du Jour rave about it on Twitter and gave in. I must admit I actually love this lipstick! I'm used to blue toned reds but this orangey shade really brightens my complexion in a way I never imagined!

So anyway, if you are neutral to cool skintone, don't be scared off by this lipstick, it will be more suitable than you think. I did a very simple eye look with this lipstick to let it do the talking. Let me know what you think.

Lise Watier Portfolio - Light
Nars Sheer Matte - Light 5 (Fiji)
Ben Nye powder
Nars Gilda blush

Painterly p/p - base
Blanc Type e/s - all over lid
Espresso and Cork e/s - crease
Vanilla p/m - highlight
Smashbox Heartbreaker l/l - to line
UD Stash 24/7 - lower lashline
Lancome Hypnose mascara

Inglot l/l #861
Nars Heat Wave l/s

with flash

outdoor, slightly cloudy

9 Responses to "A Heat Wave in the Middle of Fall"

  1. Tina Says:

    I have that lipstick too but never wore it. it looks great on u. We r having a fall heat wave too here in NY.

  2. Tanya Says:

    Stunning, your looking great! I love your make-up

  3. Joann Says:

    Love that lipstick shade on you! Gorgeous!!!

  4. Shadowy Lady Says:

    Tina - I know, it's friggin warm! though prob still colder here than NYC. I bet u will rock Heat Wave ;)

    Tanya - thank you sweetie :)

    Joann - thank you so much :)

  5. swatchcat Says:

    Very pretty lip color on you! I love the retro look with the simple, black liner.

  6. Anonymous Says:

    Heat Wave looks amazing on you! I wear NARS SG in Light 2 (Mont Blanc) and Heat Wave and MAC Lady Danger (which is quite similar) are my fave red lippies.

  7. Shadowy Lady Says:

    Karin - thank you, somtimes simpler is better :)

    Anon - thank you :) is MAC Lady Danger almost a dupe of Nars Heat Wave or do I need both?

  8. Stavroula @drugstoreandbargainlover Says:

    Very pretty retro look :) x

  9. Shadowy Lady Says:

    Stavroula - thanks, I was going fgor the retro bit :)

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