12.07.2012

FOTD - Sweet and Sassy (with YSL Rouge Volupte Frivolous Pink)

This week was very hectic for me, and I feel almost proud having followed it through.
(You would think that working as a freelancer makes you the owner of your own time, but you often find yourself being a slave instead.)
I even cancelled the dinner reservation today and decided to turn in early cause I am feeling a little wobbly.
Still, I wanted to share a quick FOTD with you. It is Friday after all! :)
This is a look I tried a couple days ago wearing Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupe Frivolous Pink.
I did not include an overall look in my previous swatch post, so this would make it up. ;)


Sweet & Sassy
(or so I think...)


My hair looks a little crazy in this picture.
I remember I spent too much time doing the eye makeup so I did not have that usual two minutes I need to blow dry my hair.
Normally I try to take at least ten pictures then pick a few that are decent (and this is necessary, trust me.), but I just pointed and shot a couple times and rushed out for work.
I was surprised that I still liked this hurried photo.  Maybe it is because for some reason I look a little mischievous in it. ;)

Since the lip color is very pale and sweet, I wanted to do a strong catty eyes so the whole look would be balanced out.

This is the makeup products I used.


[Face] 
Skin Ceramic BB cream No.1 (sample; It was pretty nice). I did not set it with powder this time.

[Eyes] 
I darkened my folds with L'Oreal Voluminous Smoldering eyeliner (I think I do this almost everyday!), used the NARS Night Porter shade to give more depth and shimmer over the folds, and blended the whole thing with Lancome Erika F
The lower water lines were lined with stila Kajal liner in Smoky Quartz color.
Finally, L'Oreal Voluminous False Fiber Lash mascara was used for the lashes.

[Cheeks] 
jane blushing cheeks Blushing Orchid Shimmer (I love love this color!)

[Lips] 
Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte Frivolous Pink

(Ah, the ebony pencil is missing in the picture. I used it to fill in my brows.)


This is pretty much my go-to makeup look although I did put more time and efforts in the eye makeup.

I hope you have enjoyed this look.
(My guitar partner has been bugging me to put my pictures on YouTube, so I added this picture on one of our music videos as a cover. If this doesn't boost up the views, he is a dead man. ;p)


Do you have a signature makeup look that you always go for?
Where do you emphasize, the eyes or the lips? :)


Wish everyone a happy & healthy weekend.



52 comments

  1. I love how you mix drugstore brands with high ends. Gorgeous! Does the Stila eyeliner smudge on your waterline?

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  2. aww thank you! that is actually what i am trying to incorporate in my blog post, a good mix of high-end & more affordable products! :)

    i am quite surprised to see the stila liner stays better than any other liners i have! it is very creamy and soft and easy to smudge, but once it set it with a little bit of eyeshadow it stays quite well. ;)

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  3. I definitely go for the eyes, usually I don't wear anything on the lips during the day, which seems counterintuitive given the obscene number of lip products I own :p Love your eyes here - the NARS and Lancome are the perfect duo! :)

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  4. i think i go for the eyes for the similar reason. ;)
    i can eat and talk all i want and still look presentable at the end of the day. lol

    i really like these two eye shadow colors. the nars one makes a great eyeliner as well.

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  5. I switch it up between both :) that's cool that's your a musician! x

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  6. i should switch up the looks more often! ;)

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  7. your lippie looks AMAZING, Lena. ANd I know what you mean about being a slave to your job! I am working ALL THE TIME, though I get to sleep in a lot more now ;)

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  8. thank you, Laura! ;)
    i think i have to say no to work sometimes, but it is hard!
    i am getting enough sleep, i think..but the problem for me is that my schedule is too irregular..

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  9. You look naturally beautiful *v* I love this look. I'm always doing the same make up look though. I have monolids so it's difficult to enhance the eyes in a natural way for me... So I would say I always go for the lips haha

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  10. thank you, Xin! >,.<
    my folds are quite small and the eye shape is very asian, so i don't really think my makeup look would be much different, though.

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  11. You wear it really well! :)

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  12. thank you, Isabelle! :)

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  13. Pretty! I'm guessing pink must be your favorite color :)

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  14. thanks, Monica!
    for lips and cheeks, i do love pink colors a lot. ;D

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  15. You look so beautiful! I loveee that lip color so much! what kind of camera do you use?

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  16. aww thanks so much! :)
    i use a pink sony cyber-shot (DSC-T110). this is my second point & shoot digital camera.
    it works nicely for now but i'd like to try something else next time. ;)

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  17. Love the sweet pink lipstick you look like and angel.
    I hope this upcoming weeks goes better for you.
    Xx
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  18. hi Laia :)

    thanks so much for stopping by and for your sweet comment and wishes. xoxo

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  19. I love the lipstick :) and btw i dount you need 10 pictures.. you are so pretty I am jealous :P

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  20. awww you're (ridiculously) sweet, Mie! <3<3<3

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  21. Flawless! The lip color is perfection :)

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  22. hi Portia!
    thanks very much. ;)

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  23. Hi Lena,

    I love the color of orchid shimmer!! (Though I suppose I tend to like most colors with 'orchid' in the name). It pairs beautifully with frivolous pink :)

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  24. hey Dovey! :)
    yeah, it is one of my favorite pink shimmer blushes. i even got a backup since jane is no longer around.
    i love orchids, too. my favorite flowers!

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  25. oh my, the shade is lovely~ (ღ˘⌣˘ღ) ♫・*:.。. .。.:* so fresh and youthful! and don't worry about your hair!! it looks fantastic from what I can see!

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  26. hi Neko! thanks so much for stopping by.
    i am growing more fond of this lipstick since the color is very sweet and gorgeous. i just need to apply carefully.

    you have such a cute blog! ;)

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  27. Oh no, another ysl lipstick I must have.. I have a liitle obsession with these, like most others... I love it. Your skin is amazing :-) my go to is pale lips and winged liner. Very cool that you are a musician as well.. I sing and play guitar in NY too xx

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  28. hi Taylor! :)
    it is so cool and we both are musicians in NY. i wish i could play guitar!

    well my skin is not terrible..but it is mostly (really!) the lighting. thank you so much for your compliments! :)

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  29. haha he is a nice guy. ;)
    i don't know how baby pink looks on you since i've never seen it but i remember light mauve looks very pretty on you. maybe a mauve-y pink? :)

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  30. thank you, Amy.

    (where did you blog go..? ;-/)

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  31. Very pretty! Your skin looks amazing :)

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  32. thank you so much, Julie! :)

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  33. LOVE the colour of your lips and how you draw your eyes! i love it all.. Want to try the Kajal eyeliner sometime too! :)

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  34. thank you, Lieya!
    this is my first kajal and not a classic kind, but i really like it. ;)

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  35. Aww so sorry to hear you've had such a bad week, Lena! I totally know what you mean though. It takes so much more self-discipline to be a freelancer!

    Lovely look! I love pink on you :)

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  36. thank you, Sunny!
    next week looks pretty busy as well. i need to brace myself! ;p

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  37. very pretty! again, the lipstick looks amazing :) such a pretty pink on you!
    and it really varies for me - i emphasize one or the other depending on my mood i guess!

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  38. thank you, Helen!
    i usually go for eye makeup since i don't need to touch up as often as lip makeup, i guess. :)

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  39. Erika F is lovely! You DO look sweet and sassy babe~

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  40. I l,ove this look! it's simple but classy :) and your hair is beautiful Lena! I kinda miss my black hair, I colored my hair to amber brown 2 years ago and sometimes I miss my black hair :))

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  41. thank you, Pam :)
    i actually am lazy to maintain colored hair. mine is pretty dark as it is. i had very light highlights before but it was too difficult for me to properly take care of..

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  42. Very pretty! That pink suits you so well <3

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  43. I can totally see that managing time when being a freelancer is just so hard! I think your hair really looks good btw, I wished I had hair looking like that when I'm in a hurry, lol. I love that you emphasized the eyes, you really have some pretty eyes so it's great to put them in a spotlight :).

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  44. lol thanks, Teri!
    my hair behaves pretty well in general but gets quite frizzy right after washing.

    i just say no to work sometimes. this week i was overworking... ;/

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  45. Really beautiful makeup, nice lipstick sweetie.

    Xoxo

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  46. LOL at the threat to poor guitar guy. I wish I could wear pretty baby pinks this well, but they don't really seem to suit my coloring. Or I haven't found the right one? :P

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  47. Flawless, just beautiful!!! Lip color is so pretty :)

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  48. hi Estee, how are you?! ;)

    thanks for your sweet comment.

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