FOTD – Hot Pink Lips

January 21, 2012

Once in a blue moon I am 90% happy with my hair, and unexpectedly, it happened today! So I wanted to take the opportunity to post a FOTD wearing hot pink lips, which is what I am obsessed with at the moment. It is just as bold as red lips but much easier to pull it off on a daily basis. I can wear this look out in the day without feeling “too much”…As for the eyes, I went for my favorite taupe shade, the slight purple undertone of taupe complements the hot pink lips perfectly.

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Chanel Perfection Lumiere Foundation

Les Tissages De Chanel in Tweed Fuchsia

Nars Laguna Bronzer

Nars Albatross Highlighter


Chanel Illusion D’Ombre Eyeshadow in 83 Illusoire as a base

Chanel Ombre Essentielle in Taupe Grise applied on top


Shiseido Lipstick in Enchanting Pink (LE)

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Btw Happy Chinese New Year to all my Asian readers! Don’t forget to wear bright colors for the festive season 🙂

{ 32 comments… read them below or add one }

jamilla January 21, 2012 at 2:13 pm

This is such a great look! I notice that you’ve dipped into the Laguna – me too! I want to get some Perfection Lumiere, but like you I’ll go with B30 because I’ll be in Muscat for a month.


Charisse January 21, 2012 at 4:43 pm

You look fantastic in hot pink lips! Like you, I’m not always happy with my hair. I’m too lazy to actually use a hair dryer so on most days there is a 50/50 chance it will look wonky lol.


flyavsted January 21, 2012 at 5:48 pm

Have you bought anything yet from the Chanel spring collection? Any thoughts?


Reika January 28, 2012 at 12:18 pm

Not yet! Chanel Spring collection is not in Australia yet..I’m running of my patience..:(


Celina January 21, 2012 at 10:18 pm

Beautiful as always 🙂 Chanel’s Taupe Grise looks amazing 🙂


jess January 22, 2012 at 3:09 am

lovin your pink lips!!! really pretty!!!!


Amanda January 22, 2012 at 3:16 am

Fantastic look. You’ve inspired me to break out the Tweed Fushia and try it again – it’s soooo vibrant! I may use it more often now (Tweed Pink is my go-to blush and a nameless Stila fushia included in my Barbie Palette).


Reika January 28, 2012 at 12:40 pm

The same for me Amanda, Tweed pink is my go to blush as well! As for the Tweed Fushia, yes you are right – it is soooo vibrant! I like to wear it with a bronzer as it helps to neutralize the hot pink.


Vonnie (socialitedreams) January 22, 2012 at 4:41 am

you look like a total doll…your eyes look incredible honey…love the lips too….you’re definitely having a great photogenic day lol


The Girlie Blogger January 22, 2012 at 6:11 am

What a pretty color. So romantic.


PuchiLovesFashion January 22, 2012 at 2:09 pm

I really like your’re always look so great but i think cool tones fits you more…Can you do a white face-dark eyes-dark eyebrows-soft pink cheeks tutorial , i think it will be gorgeous on you!


Reika January 28, 2012 at 12:44 pm

Thanks darl! Yes I’ve been thinking about doing a smokey eyes look for while, will do one soon if I still remember how to do smokey eyes..:P


Lakshmi January 22, 2012 at 5:47 pm

Lovely! I love hot pink lipsticks, but the only one I’ve so far had the guts to wear is the RA Laque in #78 Phoenix, love that one!
This Shiseido one is gorgeous, suits you! 🙂


Reika January 28, 2012 at 1:03 pm

Hi Lakshmi thanks for the rec! I just googled RA laque in 78 phoenix – it’s breathtaking!! I need to have this one, hope it’s not a LE…


Lakshmi January 30, 2012 at 4:45 am

It’s not LE, hope you enjoy it when you get it! xoxo


Dealy January 22, 2012 at 7:14 pm

You look so beautiful 😉 I think I need to try this foundation out 🙂

xoxo, ♥


Jess January 23, 2012 at 1:15 am

Happy Chinese New Year, Reika! Love your flawless look as always of course. You rock the hot pink lips like no other!


Pappetee January 23, 2012 at 4:55 am

One of your most loveliest looks. I love wearing hot pink lipstick as well. Happy Chinese New Year, Reika! 🙂


stephanie January 23, 2012 at 1:34 pm

such flawless pictures! beautiful!


Cindy January 24, 2012 at 8:24 am

Oh my, Reika, you look amazing! I convinced myself that I could never pull off Tweed Fuchia but boy am I regretting that decision now! 🙂


Cindy January 24, 2012 at 8:26 am

Oh, and Happy Chinese New Year to you!


Reika January 28, 2012 at 1:08 pm

Thanks Cindy! You are so sweet! Tweed Fuchia is still available in Australia, it is a little tricky to pull it off as it’s so vibrant so I don’t wear it everyday. I also find that wearing tweed fushia on slightly bronzed skin makes the pink less bright on the skin.


MC January 24, 2012 at 5:46 pm

You look so pretty!


Anja January 24, 2012 at 5:52 pm

Reika- perfect look:)
Is this Shiseido lipstick still available to buy?


Reika January 28, 2012 at 1:08 pm

I don’t think so Anja. It was LE at the time I bought it.


Amelia Liana January 27, 2012 at 1:43 pm

LOVE this look! tweed fuschia looks great on you!


Renee January 28, 2012 at 9:53 am

omg u pull this off to beautifully. You should do a post on how you do your brow! 🙂


Reika January 28, 2012 at 1:09 pm

Thanks Renne! I know..I shall do a brow post soon!


Renee January 29, 2012 at 3:00 am

That will be handy! Can’t wait for the post 🙂


Sam January 28, 2012 at 11:41 pm

Hi Reika! I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to find you blog since it’s such a lovely and informative blog! Quick question: what are your opinions on the Laguna bronzer? I’m pretty much the same skin colour as you (NC15-20, Asian) and I’m always looking for a good contouring shade that won’t end up orangey on me. Would you recommend the Laguna bronzer or a brown blush (and any specific brands)? Thanks so much Reika!


Reika January 29, 2012 at 1:17 pm

Thanks for the sweet comment Sam! I like to use Laguna bronzer to add a bit of color and warmth to my skin, but I won’t use it for contouring as it is very pigmented so it’s not that easy to work with to create a natural contour effect. My fav shade is a light cool brown blush by MAC strada, perfect for nc15! I also like to use Bobbi brown e/s in wheat to contour the nose.


Sam January 30, 2012 at 4:20 am

Ahh thanks so much for the reply! I’ll definitely look into MAC Strada – I’ve heard that it’s been discontinued (eeek!!! But I’ll still check out my mac store XD) but the people on MUA have left some pretty good dupe options so hopefully I’ll find a nice contour shade 🙂 Thanks again for the advice!


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