Makeup in Love

Is it possible to overdo reds / pinks on Valentine's Day? I don't think so, which is why I thought I would share my perpetual love for the colour of love through makeup. 


Lipstick is an accessory in itself. It can dress up or dress down any makeup look. Not only is the colour important, but the formula is key, too. 

  • Lancome L'Absolu Nu #302 is a sheer rose pink with a slight glossy finish, it's comfortable on the lips but doesn't have the lasting power for an all-nighter without touch ups. 
  • Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Romance a bright (bluish) pink, it's sheer but buildable with a glossy finish [review]. 
  • YSL Glossy Stain #15 Rose Vinyl a bright fuchsia pink, it has a glossy finish to start and dries down into a gorgeous stain. Great staying power [review]. 
  • Covergirl Hot is a true red, very pigmented and leaves a beautiful stain. No touch up required. This shade isn't really smooch-ready, but it's perfect for a Singles Awareness night out ;)
  • Revlon Temptress is a medium cool-toned pink with a slight sheen. This is a sister shade to my other Revlon love, Pink in the Afternoon.

See them in action below.


I love blush (it's my foremost beauty weakness) and you can never go wrong with a pink flush.

  • NARS Deep Throat is a beautiful peachy pink with subtle shimmer (probably one of my top faves) [review]. 
  • Bourjois Rose D'Or is a peachy pink with specks of gold shimmer. I find it's a less shimmery version of NARS Orgasm.
  • Dior Pink in Love a mix of a medium pink and a raspberry pink. 
  • Revlon Flushed a creamy (literally) bright pink. 
  • Laura Mercier Lotus Pink is a smooth coral pink. 

See them in action below. While most look fairly similar in these photographs (despite the heavy application), they do have subtle variations. The differences are just not easily discernable.

And in case you're wondering what's on my lips... it's actually the stain left by Covergirl "Hot," I told you it was pigmented. Though the residual colour actually leaves my lips looking more pink than red.


A solid mani is a great alternative if you want to forgo Valentine's themed nail art.

  • Julep Lauren is a bright, almost neon, pink [review]. 
  • Essie Fiji is a creamy pale pink, a little cumbersome to apply sometimes, but well worth the effort [review]. 
  • Butter London Snog is a fuschia, almost red-toned pink [review]. 
  • Essie Lollipop is that classic candy cane red. 
  • Zoya Shelby is a creamy cherry blossom pink [review]. 

See them in action in the inadvertent gradient of colour below.

Pink lips, pink cheeks, pink nails, oh my. Some may consider overkill, but I prefer enthusiasm. What's your style, all or one? x


  1. Such a pretty collection of pinks and reds! you really cant go wrong with classic shades for valentines :) i dont think its overkill at all!

  2. great blog post! I love how you showed how each individual product looks :)

  3. Great post!! Love how Revlon "Hot" looks on you and the Bourgois blush :)!!

  4. Love, love, love this post! Such a creative idea and presented beautifully! These all look like great products as well! :)

  5. Lovely post and you always have the nicest photos! :)

  6. Great post and amazing photos! :) I'm loving all of the pinks and reds for Vday!


  7. Lovely post! Really great photos.
    I think I'm going to have to try the Revlon lipstick. It looks great on you!

    xo Raquel
    Sassy + Bubbly

  8. Very lovely post! Great idea Aleeza and beautiful photos as always!

  9. wonderful post! Did you redo your site? I just noticed your header and I love it!

  10. wowowowowowowowowow
    this is an excellent post!

    love how you displayed the products, then showed us what they looked like on you in grid form!!!!
    love love

    happy valentines day :):)

  11. I absolutely love this post! The way you layed it out is beautiful and I love love love all the products.


  12. I bought Revlon Temptress because you raved about it so much, and it looked so great on you. I'm hardly a lipstick wearer. I own 2 or 3 tubes at most lol. But I love Revlon Temptress as well because it's not too bright. It's just simple and pretty :)

  13. Love this post! And no, you can never have too many pinks. Love all of your blush choices. :)
    xoxo Chris