The New Superheroes | An introduction to the Lipstick Bandits

Monday, September 12, 2011

A little while ago, a few of my fellow bloggers and I stumbled into a rather interesting situation. (Liz, I’m totally blaming you for this one.) It involved six bloggers, a thread of very strange tweets, and one very important thing we all have in common: the ability to create lipstick lemmings in a super-stealthy manner.

(Because honestly, why would you need a mask if you’re not doing it stealthily?)

Of course, when you’ve always wanted to do mask makeup and the opportunity is dropped into your lap like this – well, you can’t just pass it up.

As I write this, I still haven’t seen the other five masks – so I’m just as excited as you are to see  how everyone else interpreted the challenge! To check out more black-mask-red-lip FOTDs, head on over to Eye Heart It, Beauty Reflections, Glitter Geek, call it beauty., and Makeup Morsels.

I’m willing to bet that Arianne and Dani (Glitter Geek and call it beauty., respectively) will be the only other ladies posting full-face shots, but hey, a girl can hope! :P Full-face or not, I know I’m in good company for this one, and I hope you enjoy (all of) the looks.

I actually created two versions of this, which in retrospect, was actually a terrible idea. Because now I want to just to share tons and tons of photos of each, which just… well. It’s a lot of images. I’ve chosen just nine images in total to upload, which is a feat in its own right!

One look (directly above) features strong, opaque red lip, and a half-lash of falsies – I went with Annabelle Adrenaline for the red, because all of my other favourites have long since been discontinued – while the other (at the top of the post) showcases a more translucent, glossy lip, with a bit of glitter along the top of the mask.

(Which one do you like more? I think I prefer the lighter lip, with the glitter liner and without the lashes.)

Products used: eyes and mask

Eyes: MAC Pigments in Grape, Fuchsia, and Lovely Lily, MAC Powerpoint Eye Pencil in Silverplate, Annabelle Le Big Show mascara in Black

Mask: Annabelle Smoothie Extreme Longwear Eyeshadow Pencil in Licoriche, Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Zero, Annabelle Glitter Eyeliner in Blast Off

Glitters: FaceFront Ultra-Steel Finish Artistic Pigment in Silver Fox, Coastal Scents Purple Punch Glitter 0.004 particle size (would not recommend!)

Products used: lips and cheeks

Lips: Annabelle Rouge Velours in 210 Adrenaline, Stila Lip Glaze in Brown Sugar (applied sparing after blotting)

Cheeks: Smashbox Matte Eye Shadow in Smoke

Details, details… a few more shots

(It’s hard not to break a smile when you’re quite literally dressed up as glittery, shimmery, red-lipped bandit and taking photos of yourself in thirty-degree weather!)

Okay, that’s it for today. I’m not sure about you, but I’m definitely feeling rather image-overwhelmed :P Hope you liked the look, and make sure to check out my fellow Bandits’ masks as well! xx

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75 Responses to “The New Superheroes | An introduction to the Lipstick Bandits”

  1. Danielle, on September 12th, 2011 at 6:28 am said:

    I love the way your mask turned out!!! So beautiful! Would actually be a great Halloween makeup look too.

  2. Oh my effing gah… this is just breathtaking Rae! I had this *exact* idea in my head, then I realized that my current set of makeup skillz won't do it justice. :P Seriously, AMAZING job on your mask. And I'm not just saying that because you used glitter. ;)
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  3. Whoa! I love how this mask looks 3-D, you are super talented!!!!
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  4. This is absolutely STUNNING Rae!! I couldnt help but browse up at down at all the details in your mask, I LOVE the subtle hints of purple and silver glitters. You did such a good job! I can't wait to see what the others come up with!
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  5. OH-EM-GED *thud*

    i bow to you, rae! yours is my favourite! <3 <3 <3

    p.s. do you mind editing my link? turns out i had a reason to be paranoid – i gave you all the wrong link >.<
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  6. eeeeeeeeeeeep!!!!! how gorgeous
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  8. You guys are adorable!

  9. LOVE, RAE! I love the purple! And I actually love the super dark lip, but then I also like the glitter…gah! It's all too pretty :)
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  10. This look is awesome! I love the purple blended into the black "mask".
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  11. LOVE it Rae! It's so beautiful and it's so you!! ;)
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  12. I love the glitter liner and lashes, but I prefer the darker lip!

  13. Thank you! So I've been told – a friend of mine on LJ is already planning to re-create it for Halloween, lol :P

  14. LOL, thank you! I absolutely adored yours, as well – and what are you talking about, "lacking skills"?! I think you have skills a-plenty!

  15. Thanks, Elaine! It practically *was* 3-D, with the layers and layers of product :p

  16. Thank you! *hugs*

  17. Eee! I'm really glad you like it, Dani :D

    Already changed it – I noticed that too, lol!

  18. Thank you! : )

  19. :D Thanks, hon!

  20. I *should* have done a dark lip with glitter liner, but… well, I don't always make the best decisions :P Glad you like it!

  21. Thanks, hon! :)

  22. Haha, thank you, Tracy! I swear, some days I'm just half-human: 20% glitter, 20% pure violet pigment, and 10% sugar :P

  23. This seems to be the general consensus! I kinda wish I had done a dark lip + lashes and glitter… perhaps this ought to be rectified in Photoshop? :p

  24. WHOA! Leave it to Rae to create an amaaaaaaazing look! Mums all over Canada wil be shopping for the Annabelle Smoothie for Halloween =0)

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  26. I love how subtle the purple is on the eyes! along with the glitter and the gradient on the bottom I think yours is my favorite next to Tracy's :)
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  27. I didn't even notice the purple around the eyes until the close up! What a multifaceted mask! And I, like the others, prefer the darker lip look.
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  28. Really AMAZING! This should be daily makeup, I love it! :) <3
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  29. This is OUTRAGEOUS!!!! God, I love this look! You remind me of the mask Daryl Hannah gives herself in one my all-time favourite movies, Bladerunner. It's futuristic, edgy, and everything cool! What a phenomenal look for a masquerade ball!! (who needs those stupid papier maché masks anyway?!!) Stunning!
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  30. (If I double posted, sorry!)
    This is insane!
    I am planning on doing this for halloween…well I will attempt it…we will see what happens.

    ahhhh sooo awesome, you ladies are so funny :)
    But a really fun challenge~

  31. Words cannot even describe how gorgeous this is! I love the combo of the silver+purple+black. I'm also partial to the version with glitter liner because glitter is awesome :) I'd totally be up for doing a collab with you guys again, if inspiration strikes in the future.
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  32. You guys are KILLING this Lipstick Bandit thing! I totally accept the blame/credit!!!! :D

    Amazing amazing look, Rae! God, so much talent in one pool of friends. I am SO impressed!
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  33. This look is fierce and pure makeup art. Love everything about this look including the gorgeous red!

  34. Kate & Zena, on September 12th, 2011 at 8:48 pm said:

    I love the one at the top. It's really pretty.

    How many Zero eyeliners did you go through?

  35. :D Glad you liked it, Isabel! And thank you very much for the tweets : o )

    (I, personally, would LOVE to see this as a Halloween costume. None of this skimpy-dresses nonsense, just some good, old-fashioned face makeup!)

  36. Thakns, Soo :) Tracy's is incredible, isn't it?

  37. I'm glad! (Am I, um, allowed to be glad about something like that? Whatever, I am!) The intent was to add detail without taking away from the silhouette of the mask itself, so I'm flagging this one as a "win" :P

  38. Lol! Thank you, Vesna ♥

  39. But with better hair, right? Please tell me I remind you of the mask, but paired with less, erm, abrasive hair! :P

    Really glad you liked it :D

  40. You did not! But I'm really glad you liked it : )

    IF YOU DO IT, PHOTOS ARE REQUIRED. I neeeeed to see this! :D

  41. DAMMIT INSPIRATION, YOU NEED TO STRIKE, ALREADY!

    I actually have an idea in mind, but I'm going to wait for things to settle down on my end, first :P We'll play it by ear!

  42. *squee* Thank you! I wish you were the face-posting type – we'd have loved to have you with us on this one! ;) (Plus, total excuse to buy a gorgeous new red lipstick. Completely justifiable for blogging purposes!)

    One of these days, perhaps? ^.^

  43. Thanks, Jenny!! <3

  44. Haha, just a little bit of one to clean up the edges! Most of the mask was Licoriche :P

  45. Kate & Zena, on September 12th, 2011 at 9:29 pm said:

    Ahhhhhh, I see.

  46. That is adorable!Really like the slight glittered line at the top of the mask, sets it off really nicely.
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  47. yes! I loved seeing her hair :D
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  48. This undoubtedly is the best look I have seen in a while. I really like the glittered outline below mixed with purple. Amazing work *thumbs up*
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  49. I wanna play again, too! Can we do vampy lips? :D :D :D
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  50. *faints* That was the most amazing thing I've ever seen.
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  51. frecklesspeckles, on September 13th, 2011 at 4:56 pm said:

    wow wow wow… look at that ombre mask! nice!!!

  52. LOL, me too :P Crazy girl!

  53. Thanks, Emma! :)

  54. /flails Thank you! :D

  55. *helps you up off the ground*

    Thank you so much, Brittany! :)

  56. Thanks, lovely :)

  57. Love your take on mask makeup, Rae! The purple really is lovely.
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  58. Thanks, Angela! :)

  59. Way, way, way definitely better hair, lol!! Daryl's was a stinking mess! Liked it? Are you kidding me? I'm seriously contemplating either a) wearing this look to my niece's wedding in 2 weeks, or b) starting a new trend! Loved it!!
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  60. LOL! *beams* Okay, I'm really glad you loved it! :P

  61. PER-FEC-TION. :D
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  62. Haha, thank you! :)

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  64. This is so cool! And so perfect to go with my halloween costume! What makeup setting spray do you recommend so I don't look like a smeared smudged mess with makeup running down my face by the end of the halloween party?

    Thanks!

  65. Hmm. I'm not sure – I can't use most setting sprays! ('cones). I think with priming and a layer of translucent powder, you should actually be okay sans-spray: the wear on the Annabelle Smoothie (which makes up most of the colour) is really impressive. :)

  66. Thanks! I'm going to practice this weekend to make sure I'm all set before next week's party. If all else fails (as far as my ability to do this) then I guess I end up with the plastic mask from the halloween store. I've had MAC pigments for over a decade, so hopefully my skills are well enough by now.

  67. I think they will be! : o ) It's actually not a hard look – just takes lots (and lots, and lots) of patience ;)

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  69. That is seriously amazing. The black is so intense! Thank you so much for sharing.
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  70. Love all the lipstick bandits look!!!!
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  71. madamebfatale, on November 1st, 2011 at 6:39 pm said:

    This is stunning! Love the colours you chose, everything actually!
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  72. Aww, thank you! ^^

  73. Thanks, lovely! It *is* really intense, isn't it? I was so impressed with the quality of the pencil – pain in the butt to get off, but well worth the effort :P

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