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!
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? Hourglass Icon Femme Rouge Velvet Crème Lipstick! I still can’t get over how bright this one looks on me!
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?
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:
- Getting Cheeky
- Glitter Geek
- Makeup Morsels
- Messy Wands
- Musing on Beauty
- My Funny Valentine
- My Women Stuff
- Rocaille Writes
- theNotice: a beauty blog
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