I am a Bandit. A Lipstick Bandit *Insert Evil Laugh*

Lipstick Bandit Mask

Around the time I started blogging, a band of bloggers started a gang. The good kind. They called themselves lipstick bandits, and they would do all kinds of fun things with lipsticks. It has always been my dream to join the gang, and what do you know, sometimes dreams come true in life! Today I am proud to announce I am also a lipstick bandit!

Mostly Sunny Lipstick Bandit FOTD

To officially become a lipstick bandit, the initiation mask shot has to be done, and here is mine!

I painted the mask with MAC Added Goodness, and lined the edge with Illamasqua Wisdom Precision Ink. I lined my eyes with Bobbi Brown Black Ink, and highlighted the inner corners with Burberry Pale Barley. I also went over my lower lash line with Bobbi Brown Rich Caviar. I lightly dusted some Becca Boudoir Skin Mineral Foundation on the visible skin below my mask and concealed some imperfections.

My lipstick of choice?Β Hourglass Icon Femme Rouge Velvet CrΓ¨me Lipstick!Β I still can’t get over how bright this one looks on me!

Lipstick Bandit initiation


Hourglass Icon


If you are new here, you might not know that this lipstick bandit has two feline bandits that make guest appearances from time to time. Behold Muffin (on the left) and Tango (on the right)! Don’t we look alike with the masks?

Mostly Sunny Lipstick Bandit cat bandits


Thanks for taking me on, dear lipstick bandits! Now let’s run wild and make people crave for MORE LIPSTICKS!

This month the bandits are interpreting Valentine’s Day lips! Check out their posts here:

The other new Lipstick Bandit this time around is my home girl Teri (I’m defining the term home girl loosely here)!

Have fun checking all these fabulous posts out!

Behind-the-scene story 1:

Removing the mask was NO fun! Gel liner wasn’t the biggest problem, but the Illamasqua Precision Ink hung on stubbornly. In any case it was just a lot of makeup to remove, and by the time you guys are reading this I’m probably still trying to get all that shimmer out of my face!

Behind-the-scene story 2:

I was just done painting my mask when the doorbell rang. It was the Fedex guy. I had the choice to pretend I wasn’t home and arrange for re-delivery, but I pretty much knew what was in the box and it was too tempting (you can probably already guess it was makeup)! So I… answered the door with the mask. I tried not to meet his eyes, but I could totally hear the chuckle in his voice. Well, let’s just say I provided the best story in the Fedex coffee room that day and this should go down in the lipstick bandit history!

Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx

  • http://musingonbeauty.blogspot.com Mariella (Musing on Beauty)

    The FedEx story was hilarious, sorry :))
    Welcome, dear! You are rocking this mask!

    • Sunny

      Haha it’s OK you can laugh. In retrospect I chuckle too when I think about it πŸ˜‰

      Thanks so much Mariella! I’m so glad I’m now a fellow bandit!

  • http://www.bellachique.be/ Teri

    Yaaay, I love how we both got into the gang at the same time, coincidence, right! I adore Femme Rouge on you btw, it’s hot red, yum! Love your version babe, you rock! πŸ˜€

    • Sunny

      Yaaay home girl! Icon is so ridiculously bright on me, which is why I love it so much!

      • http://www.bellachique.be/ Teri

        You know what, I just realised that Muffin kinda looks like a zombie in those pics with her paws up, mwahahaha :p

        • Sunny

          LOL well she insisted on sticking them out. There was nothing to do!

  • http://www.chloeash.com Lily (@ChloeAsh)

    Looking great Sunny and welcome to the bandits family!! I LOL-ed at the Fedex story. What great timing he has.

    • Sunny

      Thanks Lily! I’m so glad I’m a bandit now! I know, right? I waited till the postman was gone to start working on the mask, but little did I know the Fedex guy was also coming…

  • http://www.glittergeek.ca Arianne

    Bwahahaha welcome Sunny! Thanks for sharing the FedEx guy story. :)

    • Sunny

      Yaaay thanks Arianne! Similar things have happened a couple more times since then. I’ll… make sure I include these in my posts :p

  • http://beautiesatwork.wordpress.com/ beauties

    love the behind the scene with fedex xD

    • Sunny

      Haha yeah well I’m sure the story has traveled around the entire company by now!

  • http://www.perilouslypale.com Perilously Pale

    Congrats! Love the Lipstick Bandits! They made a wise choice adding you to the team. xo LOL I often fear the knock at the door depending what odd blogging activity I’m up to. I’m sure all my delivery people wonder what the heck I’m up to!

    • Sunny

      Thanks so much Christa!!! I’m relatively sure all the neighbors, postmen, and delivery men are wondering that by now πŸ˜‰

  • http://leisurelysensitive.blogspot.nl Yak Man

    aah, congrats! even I don’t really know what lipstick bandit is :’). And wow, I thought I looked awkward with wet hair which wasn’t combed yet, when the postman came with a package hehe. I think you have scared him, with your mask πŸ˜›

    Muffin looks like ” I’M GOING TO FLYYYY” haha

    • Sunny

      Haha thanks Yak Man! I have actually been seen THREE times in the past 4 days with crazy makeup on. By now I think whoever is up there is trying to make me buy proper flashes and do these weird looks in the middle of the night πŸ˜‰

  • http://rocaille-writes.blogspot.com/ Rocaille

    Muffin looks like he’s up to no good in that photo… Very evil indeed :) What a pretty mask, Sunny, and your choice of red is spot on!

    • Sunny

      Haha thanks Monika! Muffin was more like “Humph, again? I hope I’ll get compensated for this one!”

  • http://www.pinklavenders.com Rainy Days & Lattes

    LOL about your fedex experience!! i’m sure it wasn’t too bad! :p afterall, at least you got your delivery ^_^
    Love your mask… very befitting initiation πŸ˜› You could be doing worse things! LOL
    Love your kitty in the shots!

    • Sunny

      Thanks so much, girl! None of the kitties was too happy about being picked up, but I couldn’t leave them out of this post because they definitely have better masks πŸ˜‰

  • http://mylucitedreams.com Taylor

    Woohoo! Congrats Sunny! I love the lipstick bandits and can’t wait to see all the looks.. Your kitties do have masks, well their is no doubt your their momma! Loving the last photo with some attitude! <33

    • Sunny

      Thanks Taylor! I thought if I had something like this on I could get away with an angle that’s not particularly flattering LOL

  • http://myfashiontrendencies.com Chris

    Contests Sunny! You look amazing with your mask and red lipstick!!

    • Sunny

      Aww thanks Chris! I’m still doing a happy dance in my head here haha

  • http://www.beauty-reflections.com Tracy@Beauty Reflections

    AHAHAHA LOVE the Fedex story HAHAHA. I had to answer the door one time when I had done an Ursula form the little mermaid look. I know exactly what you mean when you try not make eye contact HAHAHA. :)

    LOVE the mask! Love the lipstick! And all I have to say is : IT’S ABOUT TIME YOU WERE A BANDIT!!! YAY!!

    • Sunny

      LOL oh my God that must have been epic too! I’ve had this happen to me THREE times in the past 4 days. I should go easy on the crazy makeup thing and maybe wear something less shocking πŸ˜‰

  • http://eyeheartit.blogspot.com Larie

    LOL at the Fedex story. That has yet to happen to me, but I’m sure it’s just a matter of time. It will be insane…I will try to stop Dennison from barking at the UPS man and open the door all while trying to hide whatever crazy makeup I’m wearing… -_-

    • Sunny

      LOL yeah. Just don’t meet his eyes. He’d still be shocked, but at least you don’t have to see it :p

  • http://redhotjillypeppers.com Redhotjillypeppers

    You make a cute bandit ! Maybe the Fedex guy will show up dressed as an indian next time :)

    • Sunny

      Thanks Jill! I hope he is not too traumatized LOL

  • http://thesmalllittlethingsinlife.blogspot.ca/ Annick

    Congrats on being a bandit Sunny! That lipstick is stunning on you! And you carry the mask very well!

    So funny about the Fedex guy! I’ve done something similar except that I was in my PJs (and the old, raggedy ones, you just can’t bear to throw out) and a full head of hair dye. Embarrassing!

    • Sunny

      Thanks so much, Annick! Painting the mask turned out to be slightly easier than I thought it’d be (I can’t paint so I was REALLY worried). It’s removing that killed all of my patience haha

      Your story is hilarious too! I told my bestie about this mask incident and she said delivery men must have seen worse. Well, I hope she’s right!

  • http://aucupariabrumalis.wordpress.com Claire

    congrats on being a lipstick bandit! :) I loved the story with the fedex guy, haha, I would love to see your and his face expression. the last picture is very femme fatale πŸ˜‰

    • Sunny

      Yaay thanks Claire! Well I was keeping my head down so I honestly didn’t see his expression. Definitely did NOT want to anyways!

  • http://www.nailsandcupcakes.com Isabelle

    Haha Sunny, I opened the door in my pyjamas a couple of times and the post guy chuckled as well. You need to consider that I live in an apartment so I could’ve bumped into someone dressed & ready for work in my jammies.. Would be so bad!

    • Sunny

      Oh actually I open the door in my pajamas often enough… I have this bad habit of taking my time to drink coffee and do my blog reading before I change so… I’m glad no neighbor has seen that by now, though as I’m saying this I know it’ll probably happen sometime this week LOL

  • Anne

    Lipsticks! And cats! Ahhh, happiness…
    Congrats on your becoming a lipstick bandit!

    • Sunny

      Haha thanks so much Anne! That’s pretty much my idea of happiness too πŸ˜‰

  • http://www.strawberryblondebeauty.com/ Strawberry Blonde

    Haha love it and that lipstick is HOT!


    • Sunny

      Aww thanks Nic!

  • BooBooNinja

    Hee Hee! Say hi to the Fed Ex guy for us next time. :)
    ps I love how Muffin looks like s/he is all set to play Superman.

    • Sunny

      LOL I am really hoping the same guy won’t be back anytime soon! Either way I won’t really know if it’s him. I didn’t look at him at all remember?

  • http://procrastinatingpretty.blogspot.com Procrastinator

    Congratulations, lovely! That third photo is FIERCE.

    • Sunny

      Thanks girl!

  • http://mybeautysample.com/ Becca @ The Beauty Sample

    YAY congrats, Sunny!! You will make a great addition to the whole “Lipstick” gang!! πŸ˜€

    • Sunny

      Thanks so much Becca! xx

  • http://www.gettingcheeky.com Jessica

    Welcome to the gang, my dear! You make a wonderful addition to the Lipstick Bandits. I love the kitty shots: you look like a true cat burglar.

    β™₯ Jessica

    • Sunny

      Eee thanks Jessica! I’m so honored to be part of my favorite gang! <3

  • http://thenotice.net Rae // theNotice

    Hahaha. That’s such a great photo of Muffin, Sunny! Welcome to the Bandits πŸ˜€

    (Also, FedEx guys laughing at us is practically the entire story of beauty blogging. At least your mask was done when he rang! :P)

    • Sunny

      Thanks so much, Rae! I guess it could have been worse. He could have rang the bell when I had half of my mask filled in… LOL

  • http://bronzerbunny.com Joyce (bronzerbunny)

    LOL oh fedex. anyway YAY! LIPSTICK BANDITS! I can’t wait for more!

    • Sunny

      Thanks so much, Joyce! Yeah the poor Fedex guy πŸ˜‰

  • http://beautyreductionista.blogspot.ca/ Liz

    I’ve been waiting so long to hear of a Bandit mishap with a delivery man, LOL. Icon is gorgeous and you wear the look well! :)

    • Sunny

      LOL apparently your wish has been granted!

  • http://memoiselle.com/ Meryl @ Memoiselle

    My goodness Sunny, that mask looks great!! I salute you for drawing that mask on your face, it looks very neat :) I agree that the lipstick makes your face looks bright and I really like to see that red color on you :)

    • Sunny

      Teehee thanks Meryl! It was actually not as difficult as I had thought it would be, and this is coming from someone who has NO artistic talent at all! I was going to suggest you try, but removing it IS pretty painful so maybe not πŸ˜‰

  • http://makeupmorsels.wordpress.com Makeup Morsels

    omg I was laughing so hard throughout this entire post! That delivery man story is priceless, I can’t believe it hasn’t happened to any of the other bandits yet. Be proud to be the first πŸ˜›

    P.S. Love your mask, especially that little bit of sparkle from Wisdom on the edges! Best eyeliner ever.

    • Sunny

      Haha thanks MM! I’ve had this happen to me 3 times recently. The Fedex guy incident doesn’t bother me much, but it was my neighbor the other day. I still have to go upstairs with some cake and try to convince her I don’t always have a different eyeshadow on each eye!

  • http://miaka-mylife.blogspot.com Ruby

    Sorry sunny but the FedEx story is way too funny! Kudos to you for pretending nothing happened n opening the door with the mask, I won’t be able to do if.

    Your red lip rocks!!

    • Sunny

      Haha thanks Ruby! I just kind of thought about how much trouble it would be if I didn’t open the door so I went ahead πŸ˜‰

  • Alison

    Hahaha, about time! I knew this would happen sooner or later!

    • Sunny

      Aww thanks Alison πŸ˜‰

  • http://myhighestselfblog.com/ Tina @ My Highest Self

    Haha, ohmygosh, best story ever! I would do the same thing as my FedEx guy barely rings the bell and then won’t come back for three days. I can’t wait that long for my makeup!! Love the pics and congrats on being a new member :).

    • Sunny

      Thanks Tina! Sometimes a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do πŸ˜‰

  • http://www.makeupwithdrawal.com Mimi (@MUWithdrawal)

    Hehhee! I giggled so hard about that Fed Ex man! LOL! I love this look on you, πŸ˜€

    • Sunny

      Thanks Mimi! Too bad I can’t wear it too often :p I’d totally love to get some Face Lace though. At least I won’t have all the cleaning-up to do afterwards!

  • http://buyingcrueltyfree.com Catherine (@bcrueltyfree)

    Hahaha aww Fed Ex guy! πŸ˜€ Gosh you’re cats are just too adorable… you’re right, they totally do look like they have on little masks. I can never seem to get good photos of my cat. I think because I’ve used the flash before, whenever the camera is aimed at her, she shuts her eyes – even when I’ve turned the flash off!

    • Sunny

      Aww thanks Catherine! Your cat sounds like a smart one! Mine don’t mind the cameras too much. I think they’re more annoyed about being held AND photographed at the same time πŸ˜‰

  • http://www.mywomenstuff.com Paris B

    LOL! Love your Fedex story – so funny! πŸ˜€ Welcome to the party, Sunny. Its a pleasure having you on board and I love the red lipstick that you chose! I do have one of these Hourglass lipsticks I think. Going to have a go at it and see if I like it as much as everyone else does πŸ˜€

    • Sunny

      Thanks Paris!!! I’m so happy to be a lipstick bandit! This one has a pretty special formula. I think people who have drier lips would love it!

  • http://mybeautyhoard.blogspot.sg/ Jacqueline

    The mask is awesome especially with the vavavoom lips. Congrats on becoming a lipstick bandit dear. That is so cool.

    • Sunny

      Thanks Jacquline!!!

  • http://www.ziba-blog.com Ziba

    Congrats on being a lipstick bandit! Also, the mask is a very fun, sexy and creative look!

    • Sunny

      Thanks Kareen! It actually wasn’t that hard to draw a mask. It was removing that took most of the time!