NARS Sex Appeal Blush and Heat Wave Lipstick
July 2, 2012
In my last post, I was wearing a new coral lipstick I bought from Sephora. It's by NARS and is called Heat Wave. Recently, I picked up a pink neutral from MAC called Brave and fell totally in love with it. However, I've also been in dire need of a punchy colour. I love my Russian Red from MAC but find it way more suited to fall/winter and think the tangerine trend wouldn't suit my colouring all that well. I settled on Heat Wave - a mix of an orange oral and poppy red.
I also picked up a light blush shade (Sex Appeal) but it didn't photograph nearly as beautiful as it looks in person. It's a peachy shade and goes on quite pigmented. It lasts all day and complements a bold or neutral lip perfectly. You'll be seeing plenty of both the above products in upcoming outfit posts so figured I'd do a quick beauty review and introduce you to them properly.
I go through phases where I'm all for MAC and then all for NARS. I find I prefer the MAC eye shadows and lipsticks but can't get enough of NARS blushes. When it comes to packaging (and packaging quality) the winner is always NARS. Their cases are sleek and compact, making it incredibly easy to slide your essentials into your purse or to pack your beauty bag extra full. MAC packaging tends to run on the bulky side, not to mention how flimsy the eye shadow cases are. If you've ever had the plastic window of an eye shadow case pop off and leave your makeup bag full of your favourite shadow, you know what I'm talking about.
Now, I'm going to get back to watching season three of Sons of Anarchy. I can't peel my eyes away!