Dare you to wear Hot Pink Lips for a week…!

What did Fashion Week in New York and London have in common, besides a bunch of women in the industry with very good babysitters back home?

Hot, hot lips.

‘Roses Muses’ lip colour at Clements Ribeiro


Lip colours with fancy names like Pink Orchid, Roses Muses , and Petal. But for the purposes of the Fox in Flats Dare this week, I’ll simplify this fetish for fuchsia by grouping the hues together in a very ’80s way and calling them ‘Hot Pink’.


Backstage at Milly, New York Fashion Week 2012


After seeing the hot flushes of pink on the lips of models in some of the most fabulous cities in the world, I wondered whether I could pull off this look?

Would I have the guts to wear bright pink lips for a week as I pound the pavement and the playgrounds with my little ones?

Or is this look better left to models who’ve got professional makeup artists carefully constructing their lips into a pout perfect for a quick pony-walk down the catwalk?

Stila Petal backstage at Betsey Johnson, New York fashion Week 2012


If in doubt, dare it out!”


Anything that makes me squirm a bit is worthy of a challenge, so pucker up for a week of hot, hot pink…


Dare you to wear bright hot pink lipstick for 7 days in a row.

The rules:

Wear bright hot pink lipstick everyday, from when you get dressed in the morning till you brush your teeth before bed at night.

  • If you don’t have a great pink lipstick, now’s the time to find one. Head off to a cosmetics counter where they should be able to help you find a bright pink to suit your colouring.
  • Look for a Matte finish – save the pearl or creamy finishes for ’80s or ’90s fancy-dress parties.
  • Keep the rest of your makeup fresh and clean, and go easy on the blush.
  • Treat it as a splash of colour in a neutral outfit, it’s Dior chic with black, fresh with white, or team it with bright green, yellow or orange to really pop. See how these colours go together beautifully here.
  • For tips on how to apply your bright pink lipstick to get it to stay longer, take a peep over here.
  • For more inspiration and ideas on how to pull off this look, take a browse through the images compiled on the Fox in Flats Pinterest.


Gorgeous mama Sydney from The Daybook
Some hotty hot pink lipsticks to consider:

Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Pure Lipstick #49 Tropical Pink $70. My friend Alice, who’s been wearing bright pink lipstick every day for the last 20 years (I’m not kidding!) swears by this stuff. And she looks hot.

Maybelline #140 Fuchsia Fever like Sydney in the photo above.

Revlon Colorburst Lipstick in Fuchsia $25. I picked this one up in a Duty Free store in Singapore after a 15 hour flight from Copenhagen thinking it might perk me up. Instead I’ve been running on coffee…but this week I’ll make a dent on this tube for sure.



What’s a Dare without proof that you’ve done it?

We wanna see your week of hot pink lips – it’s all part of the fun!

So upload your photos in the Comments section below, or share them on Facebook or Twitter, using #HOTpinkLIPSdare. If you have an iPhone, try the Instagram app for a quick way to share your shots – you can edit then post them straight away, and it’s free!

If you’re technologically challenged or simply too shy to showcase your looks, why not just go old school and tell us that you’ve joined in.

And just like when we did The Red Lipstick Dare a while back, I’m really curious as to how this challenge makes you feel – especially if it’s a challenge that takes you out of your comfort zone. To see how that dare affected me personally, take a squiz at this article about my week of wearing red lipstick every day, which was also published on Mamamia and xoJane.


What’s your favourite bright pink lipstick?

Any tips for choosing an awesome shade?

And most importantly…are you in? Or are you ‘Chicken’?

baby hanger



Missed out on the fabulous style Dares we’ve run in the past? It’s not too late to try them. Click here, browse away and select a challenge that’ll take you out of your style comfort zone. Five bucks says you’ll be happy you did!

x Andrea


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  • I am totally in this week! I keep missing the beginning and feel so odd about starting in the middle of the week!

    • FoxInFlats

      Yay! Don’t feel odd about when you join though – you can do these at any time. You’d look fab in pink lipstick with that gorgeous hair. Can’t wait to see some pics! x

  • Katy Potaty

    I’m in! I don’t have a proper hot pink lippie, so will buy one today – but will still start off on the right foot this morning, filling my lips with a hot pink lip liner and a slick of fuschia gloss!

    • FoxInFlats

      oh sounds gorgeous! Love to hear how you go with finding a colour to suit. Nothing like a fresh lipstick… sigh…!

  • Mummainheels

    I am off to find a hot pink lipstick so I can join in!


    • FoxInFlats

      Yay! Bring it on!

  • cclarebear

    I love this! Will try and do it from tomorrow – my favourite is NARS Carthage – my perfect matte pink.

    • FoxInFlats

      Awesome, would love the see the colour. Love NARS. 

  • I wear hot pink lipstick EVERYDAY and I love it!! 

    • FoxInFlats

      Wow, well this one will be super easy for you then! x A

  • Waaah! I bought a bright NARS fuchsia not long ago but I don’t think I can pull it off!

    • FoxInFlats

      …this is the time to try it then, right?!

  • I’m doing the dare!! Rocking my all time favourite lipstick – MAC Sheen Supreme in ‘Full Speed’…

    • FoxInFlats

      Oh man, I saw your photo on Twitter…stunning! x

  • Jane Hallisey

    Love this challenge… I have been flirting with bright colours and I think this will tip me over the edge!! Makeup dares are easy.. clothes on the other hand would be scary!!

    • FoxInFlats

      Go girl! See I find the makeup ones hard…But the clothes ones really FORCE you to be more creative. It’s worth it as you get more out of your wardrobe… maybe you’ll join the dare next week. Pretty sure it’s gonna be a clothing one… 😉 

  • Naomikimkennedy

    Hot pink pout. “FUSCHIA” by NUTRIMETICS….. but not quite “hot” enough really…. maybe it’s an excuse to buy a new lippie 🙂

    • FoxInFlats

      Oh that’s nice! And if you need an excuse to buy a new lippie, well….ready, set, GO! 

  • FoxInFlats

    Day 1: Revlon Fuchsia as I’m collecting the mail. Love a bit of snail mail!  

  • I think the same rules apply for choosing a hot pink lipstick as they do for red – work out if you need a blue based colour or an orange based colour. 

    However, rules are made to be broken, as I look best in blue reds but not orange reds but look good in a true orange.  I can wear blue pinks (especially mauve) and orange pinks.

    And such a good tip – don’t forget a bit of bronzer to enhance your face shape with a bright bold lip and do go easy on the blusher! 

  • Jholman

    I cannot rave enough about Chanel Allure Velvet in 37 L’Exuberante.  A gorgeous hot pink. Very exxy but omg it has won me over. I’m wearing it today but only because I’m in all black. I’m worried I’ll clash with my clothes otherwise!

    • I’m wearing a very sparkly hot pink with red clothes today – love a bit of clash! X
      Kim-Marie Williams

  • FoxInFlats

    Day 4: Stila Sia matte lip coluor. Stoked with this – so easy to apply! 

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  • DC

    Best hot pink lipstick is Nars Schiap. If I could only keep one lipstick, that would be it! 😀

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  • Carlagurl

    NARS Schiap!

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