Adding Two More NARS Lipsticks To My Collection

What does one do on an afternoon off in the middle of the week? Go makeup shopping. Duh. And that is exactly what I did a few weeks ago. I was on the Upper East Side strolling around before a meeting and wandered into the new NARS boutique on Madison. WOWSA is all I can say. It. Is. Stunning. One of the best parts of living in NYC is the access to flagship stores and concept stores that take the shopping experience to a whole other level. Of course when in such amazing stores with beautiful aesthetics all around, it's hard not to buy. So I figured I needed to add two more lipsticks to my collection.
Mayflower was the first shade I was drawn to and luckily I didn't already have it. Most of the time when I go makeup shopping, I end up picking all the shades and colors I already own. At least I'm consistent, I guess. I am not a glitter/shimmer lipstick fan at all, but this particular lipstick did not irritate my lips and gave my lips that gorgeous "my lips but better" effect so I knew I had to buy it. If you are a NARS fan, then you know that Heat Wave is a must have in any lipstick collection. It was shocking that I didn't already own this bold red-orange hue, but since purchasing it, I can now say I have arrived. Ok, maybe that is taking it a bit far but this vibrant red is truly all it's cracked up to be. Bright, intense and H-O-T, Heat Wave is so fun to wear as well as look at. Here is a swatch of both colors:
The glitter in Mayflower is still quite apparent when swatched as it is when worn, but it's not too much that it feels inappropriate for daytime. I have taken to wearing this color all the time and it goes with practically any eye and lip. Heat Wave is definitely a weekend or evening shade for me and I love it. I tend to be drawn to more orange-toned reds rather than blue-toned reds so Heat Wave was right up my alley. Now if only I could stop here, right? I already have my eye on Schiap, Red Lizard and Belle du Jour for my next trip.

What are you favorite NARS Lipsticks? Any that I should check out next time? Let me know in the comments below!

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  1. I finally bit the bullet and got Schiap this summer and I love love love! I totally need a replacement Heat Wave now after reading this. Gimme!

    1. I need to try Schiap!! I can't believe I waited this long to buy Heat Wave!

  2. I am in love with Dolce Vita and have been wanting to try a few more shades from them. I am eyeing Jungle Red, Heat Wave, and Red Lizard, but have to go into the store to swatch all three. Great post! both the shades are beautiful!


    1. Yes! Jungle Red and Red Lizard are one my list as well! I have Dolce Vita and wear it all the time! xo

  3. Gorgeous shades, I have one of the lip pencils in Red Square and I absolutely love it!
    xxx Claire


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