5 Days of Chanel Rouge Coco: Hot Summer Fun with La Pausa

Published in: Face of the Day (FOTD), Makeup, Top Posts

Pack your bags, ladies! It’s time for some fun in the sun. πŸ™‚ Bring your sexiest summer dress, a swimsuit and sandals because today’s virtual vacay begins with Chanel’s Rouge Coco lipstick in La Pausa 08.


A sexy, summery coral with a hint of golden shimmer (same smooth texture as Mademoiselle), she enjoys chilling at beach bars and relaxing on the sand beneath an umbrella with a fruity drink.

I can see us now…

“Girl, is that Ryan Reynolds?”

“Hawt damn, I think he’s shirtless…”

“Ò€¦and doing situps! Mmm-hmmm.”

“Hey, Ry-Ry, over here! Let us buy you a drank. Don’t be scurred!”

Okay, so maybe not, but ha ha! πŸ™‚

Come summertime, you might want La Pausa in your pocket. OOH! I bet it would look great with gold, khaki or bronze eyeshadows and coral cheeks (can’t forget the highlighter!). And then for those hot summer nights, maybe a smoldering golden brown eye…


What do you think of La Pausa? Is it too soon to be talking about summer?

For more fun with Chanel Rouge Coco ($30 each; avail. Feb. 25)…

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. jen in Va says:

    Very cute!! That color rocks on tanned skin!

  2. Maggie says:

    This one is really pretty as well! I’m guessing you had loads of fun taking these pictures. LOL! πŸ˜€
    .-= Maggie’s last blog post… New Layout and Header! =-.

  3. hunnybunny says:

    heck no it is not to early to talk about summer, i’m counting the days lol. you look super gorgeous karen!

  4. Shah'ada says:

    You crack me up!! I like that color on you a lot!! You are totally beautiful!

  5. shivotra says:

    i WANT this color.
    you look fab.
    .-= shivotra’s last blog post… Everyday pretty courtesy of Kareena. =-.

  6. Steph B says:

    You often make me laugh but this is just too too funny! So, do you have your camera on timer or does El Hub serve as your paparrazo? I like this color very much but doubt it’ll work with my paleness. That necklace rocks btw.

  7. Betty says:

    i am too curious! what eyeshadow(s) are you wearing in these pics! ur whole look looks great and i love the fun vibe your photos are giving off… oh.. i can’t till summer! beach time!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Betty, I’m using a bunch of stuff from Chanel’s Spring Launch. Do you want me to do a breakdown?

      • Betty says:

        Yes please! ^_^

      • Karen says:

        Lid: Le Crayon Yeux Eye Definer in Khaki Dore topped with Ombre D’Eau Fluid Iridescent Eyeshadow in Torrent
        Outer crease and lower lash line: Ombre Essentielle Soft Touch Eyeshadow in Trace
        Inner tearduct and highlight: Ombre Essentielle Soft Touch Eyeshadow in Sillage
        Upper and lower water lines: MAC Technakohl in Graphblack
        Lashes: Chanel Exceptionnel Mascara
        Cheeks: Joues Contraste Powder Blush in Imprevu
        Upper cheekbones: Empriente de Chanel Radiant Glow Highlighting Powder
        Contour: NARS Laguna Bronzer

        Here’s a link to the Chanel Spring 2010 swatches so you can get an idea of the colors and where to buy ’em:

        Chanel Les Impressions de Chanel Spring 2010 swatches

  8. Connie says:

    you look beautiful and that color really suits you!

    P.S. Can you send some sunshine and warmth my way? =)

  9. marisol says:

    You look great! Loving the MU & hair.

    Did you actually see the sun today? It was pouring in Oakland today. I went out to get some food for lunch and I felt like I was walking through a hurricane. Couldn’t even use an umbrella.
    .-= marisol’s last blog post… This is me lately =-.

  10. BeckBeck says:

    You are super-photogenic, Karen! AND you are making me want this lipstick, even though I’m about 40 shades paler than you!

    • Karen says:

      Hi BeckBeck, I think you could probably work this color! Maybe try it as a lip stain… just slick some on your lower lip and then press your pucker together and then voila — a hint of color! πŸ™‚

  11. Sonja says:

    OMG, you look gorgeous, girl! Love the photos and your awesome makeup! xo
    .-= Sonja’s last blog post… And the winner of the DKNY Delicious Candy Apples giveaway isÒ€¦ =-.

  12. Oh man I love corals! I think I need this. I definitely want it! Does it have staying power? I have never tried a Chanel lipstick, only glossimer….
    .-= Andrea Beauchamp’s last blog post… NEW.Fun.STUFF– Heather Ducks PADDED SMALL GADGET SLEEVE =-.

  13. Arianne says:

    Work it girl! Love the whole look Karen!
    .-= Arianne’s last blog post… Models Do Eat. =-.

  14. Rae says:

    Karennnnn!! Not fair; you totally DID just get even cuter! *pouts* La Pausa looks great on you πŸ™‚
    .-= Rae’s last blog post… The LOL (Liberty of London) scarf =-.

  15. Catherine says:

    OMG I want this one too! It looks so gorgeous on you, especially with the hot pink top and gold jewelry. Also, Karen, you are absolutely hilarious! πŸ˜€

    PS: Your whole new wardrobe/dressing up/not wearing sweats all day thing looks like it’s working out fantastically – you look amazing!! πŸ˜€
    .-= Catherine’s last blog post… ValentineÒ€ℒs Day Love from Lulu Γ’β„’Β₯ =-.

  16. Jo says:

    That’s a lovely color that really compliments you! *envy* Corals look awful on me, hehe.

  17. Paris B says:

    That’s a beautiful colour and you are looking beautiful! Its getting hard to choose which I like
    .-= Paris B’s last blog post… Win! 3 Miracle Mask sets from PattyBelle =-.

  18. Marian says:

    OK….I NEED this! Tell me more! How does it compare to the other Chanel lipsticks? Is it sheer, satin, etc.? Does it have lasting power? What does it feel like on your lips? As good as Rouge Allures? How does it smell, taste? I’m so excited, I could go on and on!

  19. Phoebe says:

    While the lippie’s gorgeous, I must say that your neckpiece is a stunner! :]
    .-= Phoebe’s last blog post… The SwiperÒ€ℒs Avon Arsenal Giveaway Winners =-.

    • Karen says:

      Hiya Phoebe, I wish I could say that necklace is a cool individual piece created for me by an obscure, up-and-coming jewelry designer, but instead it’s an old necklace from Macy’s costume jewelry line that I picked up in 2007… I still love it though. πŸ™‚

  20. danielle says:

    I love that you’re such a ham sometimes!

  21. mill says:

    can’t get enough of these rouge coco posts!

  22. Wow, I love your pics! And the hair!! You look gorgeous! πŸ™‚

  23. Pinch says:

    It’s gorgeous Karen, and you always cheer me up! πŸ™‚
    .-= Pinch’s last blog post… In the mood for Sushi Flower =-.

  24. Karen B says:

    This colour is just brilliant on you πŸ™‚ You work those corals girl πŸ˜‰
    .-= Karen B’s last blog post… AIW Palette in Stock! =-.

  25. Marina says:

    I can’t wait to see the other photos πŸ™‚ These are waaay to cool! You should make themed shoots for the magazines πŸ˜‰
    .-= Marina’s last blog post… Bobbi Brown Color Strips Collection for Spring 2010 =-.

  26. Tiffany says:

    def not too early to be dreaming of summer! lol, I think that will help us get through the rest of winter! you look adorable!

    • Karen says:

      Doesn’t this feel like the longest winter ever? What I would give for some warm weather and some sun, sigh.

      How are things with you? Anything new to report?

      • Tiffany says:

        seriously! there were flurries on my way to work today πŸ™ and I live in the south!

        I am kinda struggling today, trying to get work done but I feel way icky.

        how’s your wednesday going? any plans for the day?

      • Karen says:

        My Wednesday is going okay so far. I’m trying to think positively about meeting my deadlines!

        I hope your day goes by quickly at least… maybe if you bribe yourself with some makeup (even if it’s just a little drugstore lipgloss), it’ll make it easier. Always works for me. πŸ˜‰

        • Tiffany says:

          way to think positively!!! I actually have some makeup orders that should be delivered today, so I should focus on looking forward to that! πŸ™‚

          • Karen says:

            Nice! What do you have coming in?

          • Tiffany says:

            from MAC I got the Cyndi lippie and the 130 brush. I hope the lippie looks good on me! And then I stumbled across a coupon code for tarte for 50% off, so I got the femme naturale eyeshadow palette and the recreate cheek tint!

          • Karen says:

            I think it’s going to look BANGING on you! If you find it too much then you could always do a light stain on the lips and pop some clear gloss on top!

  27. gio says:

    Karen you crack me up! And you look beautiful! Love the hair and that lip color looks great on you!
    .-= gio’s last blog post… Gilty Pleasures Weekly Blog Tour, 21/02/10 =-.

  28. Sarah says:

    can you say, PERFECT hair? gorgeous look! but seriously. i want your hair. do you use volumizers? do you mind me asking what you put in your hair product wise?

    • Karen says:

      Hi Sarah, I have naturally wavy hair. For this look I went to sleep with my hair damp the night before, which helps give it a bit more body. The next morning, I spritzed the waves with some water and then ran my fingers through them to detangle. After my hair dried, I applied a heat protecting spray (Straight Sexy Hair Smooth and Protect) and then used a large barreled curler to curl the front pieces. Then I sprayed the whole thing with some Clairol Herbal Essences hair spray, let it cool, and then broke up the pieces with my fingers.

  29. Frances says:

    That color looks great on you! I also love that necklace!

  30. nadweeb says:

    Karen, you are hilarious. I love how you put your own personal spin on your reviews. Btw, love your hair.

  31. NINA says:

    Looks great on you, Karen!

    Plus the necklace is awesome!!!

  32. Saku says:

    Lol where I live it summer all the time, but now it raining like crazy.
    So pretty an other Chanel lipstick. I may break down and get a lipstick. So tempting.

  33. HC says:

    Too cute, Karen! πŸ™‚
    .-= HC’s last blog post… Sharpie, the new eyeliner??! =-.

  34. Katie says:

    I want this lipstick out of all of the rouge coco lipsticks i’ve seen πŸ™‚
    .-= Katie’s last blog post… Viva Glam Gaga Lipstick Look (Part 01) =-.

  35. Alyssa says:

    Karen, I am dying with laughter of this post! You are truly an inspiration and I absolutely ADORE reading your new posts every morning! You are working that color…counting down the hours ’til the release tomorrow!

  36. Tatiana says:

    Ooh it looks great on tanned skin, I should try! The Ryan Reynolds thing reminded me of that part in the song “Shoop” by Salt-n-Pepa, “Hey girl look at him, he’s the cutest brotha in here and he’s coming this way….OOH!!!”

  37. Alison says:

    Oh no I’m starting to see a trend, I love this one too! If I love the other three you’ll be reviewing (I’m sure I will!) this is gonna turn out to be yet another expensive trip to a Chanel counter!

  38. Soni says:

    Wowza! I loved yesterday’s color, but I think I love this one even more! I am seriously DYING for tomorrow to get here. I will be parked in front of the Chanel counter all day tomorrow. Thanks Karen!!!

  39. Merylynmagic says:

    Gosh Karen! You look gorgeous!!!! πŸ™‚ What’s with subtle smokey eye hotness??? πŸ˜€

  40. Lindsey says:

    It looks like this color and the other Chanel lipstick color were made especially for you! Looks very pretty!

  41. Tracy says:

    This color looks absolutely beautiful on you! It just lights up your whole face! I think this one is calling my name…
    .-= Tracy’s last blog post… Beauty Quote of the Day =-.

  42. Cas says:

    The color looks good on you and the shades look hawt on ya!
    .-= Cas’s last blog post… Peanut At 10 Weeks =-.

  43. Fie says:

    I’m excited for these lippies to get here! The colours are gorgeous and no, it’s never too early to be thinking about summer πŸ˜‰

  44. lexi says:

    I’m going to Barney’s today on my lunch break – will be trying on Mademoiselle and maybe this one too – so excited!!!

  45. Katie says:

    Again with the hair, ABSOLUTLY love it!!!! Please tell!!!

  46. diane says:

    Love your hair in these pics!
    .-= diane’s last blog post… Red lips – hot or not? =-.

  47. Katz says:

    Hi Karen,
    I was actually looking for a new look for myself. I just treat myself with lovely Valentino Handbag and I think the Chanel Rouge Coco is the look IÒ€ℒm looking for and will go with my new bag. Hopefully the lipstick will be my solution to my new look and it will look as good on me as it does on you πŸ™‚

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