Peachy FOTD with Chanel Pearl River Eye Shadow Palette

March 12, 2013

This is the look I have been wearing for the past week. It is refreshing to switch from my usual preferred color palette of pink and cool neutrals to a warmer look, and what could be a better palette to use than my new Chanel Pearl River Eye Shadow Palette from the Hong Kong Collection (reviewed here). The overall look is peach for a natural day look, which is inspired by some of the makeup looks I have seen in Korean beauty magazines lately. I always find that a natural looking makeup requires more skill and effort to master. But once you get it right it just looks so beautiful and fresh on any woman, and best of all it helps to take away a few years of age!

In this FOTD, I have spent a lot of time and products creating the base – I wanted to achieve a fresh, dewy and almost barely-there base so that my own skin texture shows through. On the other hand subtle contouring was applied to mimic the natural shadow so my face won’t look too flat. Once this was achieved, everything else was straight forward – just applied light layers of colors to enhance the features.



Face Products Used:

Brush 1: Giorgio Armani blender brush

Brush 2: Becca concealer brush

Brush 3: Suqqu face brush

Step 1: By Terry Teint De Rose as Primer, then MAC Mineralize Moisture Foundation (reviewed here) applied with brush 1

Step 2: Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage followed by YSL Touche Eclat #1 applied with brush 2 for under-eyes concealing.

Step 3: Becca Finishing Powder applied with brush 3 over the t-zone.

Eye Products:

Brush 1: MAC 227

Brush 2: Stila Precision Brush

Brush 3: CHIKUHODO Z-10 (reviewed here)

Brush 4: Suqqu Eyeshadow Brush F

Brush 5: Suqqu Eyeshadow Brush L (reviewed here)

Brush 6: Nars #12

Step 1: With the Chanel Pearl River Palette, applied the gold shade with brush 5, then added the peach color along upper lash line with brush 4. Use brush 6 to apply the chocolate brown on the outer v. The champagne color is applied under the brow bone with brush 1.

Step 2: Applied the peach shade along the lower lash using brush 3, then added the brown to the outer corner. Brush 2 is used to add the pearly white color on the inner corner.

Step 3: Applied Majolica Automatic Eyeliner, and finished with Cover Girl Clump Free Mascara.

Step 4: Filled the brows using Shu Uemura Hard Formula H9.

Cheeks and Lips:

Brush 1: CHIKUHODO GS2 Contour and Highlight Brush

Brush 2: Suqqu Cheek Brush (reviewed here)

Step 1. Applied Nars Multiple Tint in Turks & Caicos with Coffret D’OR Blush on the cheeks using brush 2.

Step 2: Maquillage Face Creater 3D in #55 is used for highlight and contour with brush 1.

Step 3: Bobbi Brown Lip Color in Salmon finished with Lunasol Clear Lip Gloss.

One more pic!



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{ 25 comments… read them below or add one }

Chel March 12, 2013 at 1:29 pm

Best look on you I’ve seen so far. This color palette suits you!


Reika March 12, 2013 at 2:06 pm

Thank you!


Pia March 12, 2013 at 2:52 pm

I have been following your blog for a year and though I am nowhere near your coloring, I have enjoyed your posts for the sheer pleasure at looking at and reading about pretty things without any clutter in the text or the photos. Special mention today – you are looking exceptionally pretty! Must be the added bloom from impending motherhood!


Reika March 13, 2013 at 1:15 pm

Hi Pia, so lovely to hear from you :) Thank you so much for your kind comment. I hope I will still have time to look after myself while babysitting :P


Birkie March 12, 2013 at 4:43 pm

Truly gorgeous and really natural looking…I have to find the Maquillage Face creator again in my stash: I forgot what a genius product that is


Reika March 13, 2013 at 1:18 pm

Ha..I re-organised my makeup stash on the weekend and I digged out this little gem – the Maquillage Face creator. It’s a pity that old makeup always get ignored since we never stop buying the new ones!


Christina March 12, 2013 at 7:01 pm

Wow! You look absolutely amazing in peaches and subtle colors! Perfect for spring!


Reika March 13, 2013 at 1:19 pm

Thank you :) I’ve been really into the warm neutrals lately!


Elizabeth March 12, 2013 at 10:56 pm

I love this combination of products, so fresh! You look really lovely, and congratulations on your growing family!


Jeslynj March 13, 2013 at 12:45 am

I love these colors on you! You look flawless.


Catherine (@bcrueltyfree) March 13, 2013 at 2:56 am

This is such a gorgeous look! My favorite is the blush shade on you… it suits you so well.


Anch March 13, 2013 at 3:44 pm

Very informative blog. Thanks for sharing. I hope I could do something like this.


ruby March 14, 2013 at 2:36 am

Hi Reika, I love this look on you! What are your thoughts on the CHIKUHODO brushes? I was looking at the website and couldn’t figure out how to order online and get them to ship to Canada!!


Reika March 14, 2013 at 3:38 pm

Hi Ruby you can find my thoughts on CHIKUHODO brushes in my latest post :)


Elaine March 14, 2013 at 8:57 am

Looking fresh, Rei! A very soft and subtle look. *love* very lumious and I love the way you put up this look. and yes to korean makeup looks- love the no-foundation-look & subtle colors. :)


Astrophysicist March 14, 2013 at 4:45 pm

Ooh noo now i’m in love with this palette is so gorgeous! *.* suits you amazingly, the best look i’ve seen so far here seriously!is so natural and fresh, kudos!! o/


Reika March 18, 2013 at 1:05 pm

Thank you so much, you are so kind!


Kt March 17, 2013 at 11:54 am

May I ask what contacts you’re wearing? They look gorgeous on you.!! If its you’re natural eye color then wow O:


Reika March 18, 2013 at 1:05 pm

I’m wearing Neo Clover Brown contacts :)


Mej March 18, 2013 at 4:28 am

I’m loving this new face of the day with the soft grey background. It makes you look even more glowing. I’m looking forward to your future posts. :) I hope you can grace us with your beautiful makeup collection someday :)


ra March 18, 2013 at 11:41 am

You look ethereal. Did you use photoshop or is it pregnancy glow? Or were you always like this?


Reika March 18, 2013 at 1:03 pm

Thank you! pregnancy glow + lots of sleep :P


Petrina March 19, 2013 at 11:30 am

Beautiful look Reika! Unfortunately I had to pass up on the Hong Kong collection as I’ve already purchased the signee highlighter n some items fr the spring collection! Being a stay at home mum sure cuts into the beauty budget lol


Anne March 23, 2013 at 2:38 am

Came across your blog during my search of cle de peau foundation reviews! and happened to just brows all of your other postings! I love you make up and looks! really enjoyed. Thank you :)
if you don’t mind me asking though, what type of contacts are you wearing if? your eyes are simply gorgeous!


Reika March 26, 2013 at 1:33 pm

Thank you. My contacts my neo clover brown.


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