NARS Heat Wave is a moderately warm-toned, medium-dark orange with a matte finish. It is a permanent lipstick that retails for $26.00 and contains 0.12 oz.
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NARS Heat Wave Lipstick ($26.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a bright, red-orange with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single stroke, which adhered evenly to my lips with a touch of separation along my deeper lip lines (not enough that it was noticeable at a normal viewing distance). The texture was denser and firmer, which resulted in some tugging as I tried to apply the lipstick in a fluid motion. The color did adhere strongly, though, so it wore nicely for over six hours, left a stain behind, and felt neither drying nor hydrating over time.
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