Lipstick Bandits | A Holiday Red Lip

This round of the Lipstick Bandits is all about layering lip products – one of my favourite pastimes! (Oh, the lives of beauty bloggers. I mean, gosh, how thrilling, right?)

(But no, seriously. I’m really into layering products; it’s ridiculous.)

The challenge was to find a red lip colour, preferably a lipstick, then layer a shimmery, sparkly, or glittery product overtop. I had a bit of a swatch fest with Annabelle Rouge Velours Lipstick in Adrenaline as my base colour, but alas…

…I didn’t end up going with any of those combinations.

Swatched R-L: Clarins Rouge Prodige Lipstick in Passion Rose, Clinique Lip Smoothie in Strawberry Bliss, Korres Cherry Lipgloss in Rose and Fuchsia, Benefit Ultra Shine Lipgloss in So Frisk Me.

Even after all that (and taking two full photo sets of Adrenaline + Korres Fuchsia), I ended up going with a new find that I can’t get enough of – the Bite High Pigment Lip Pencil in Pomegranate. (Review here). After a quick layer of Pomegranate, I layered Stila’s Brown Sugar Lip Glaze overtop for a bit of shimmer and shine. In retrospect, though, I should have picked something with larger shimmer particles – the change in texture is obvious, of course, but I feel like the shimmer could have “popped” more!

LEFT: Bite Pomegranate (only) / RIGHT: Bite Pomegranate + Stila Brown Sugar

LEFT: Bite Pomegranate / MIDDLE: Bite Pomegranate & Stila Brown Sugar / RIGHT: Stila Brown Sugar

Above: wearing Bite Pomegranate (only)

Above: wearing Bite Pomegranate & Stila Brown Sugar

Check out more Lipstick Bandit holiday lip looks…

+1 Lipstick Bandit that couldn’t join us today because some asshole stole her computer: Dani, who writes call it beauty. Go give her blog some love, ya hear? I’m CRAZY about her eye looks (all lovingly archived), and I promise her blog won’t disappoint!

(In other news, I’m still trying and failing to keep theNotice at a nice, docile, PG-13 rating. It’s an uphill battle. On a vertical mountain cliff covered in ice. With attacking pterodactyls.)

Products used

EYES: Clarins Smokey Passion Wet & Dry Eye Quartet Mineral Palette, MAC Matte2 Eye Shadow in Blanc Type, Annabelle Liquid Eyeliner in Black Spark, Déjàvu Fiberwig Extra Long Mascara in Black

LIPS: Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencil in Pomegranate, Stila Lip Glaze in Brown Sugar

CHEEKS: Smashbox Matte Eyeshadow in Smoke, Clinique Gradient Powder Blusher in Black Honey

SKIN: Hard Candy Glamoflauge Concealer in Light, Marcelle Face Powder in Translucent

One last shot of the finished lip…

And that’s all for today, folks! Sorry for the obscene number of photos. And the surprise!pterodactyl reference, which I’m convinced is equal parts (a) perfection, and (b) inappropriately out of left field.

(Dinosaurs are always relevant; there is no such thing as a prehistoric non sequitur! What are you suggesting.)

Hmm. I wonder if I could make a New Year’s resolution having to do with referencing dinosaurs on a weekly basis.

Tell me about your holiday breaks in the comments! I want to hear about them! :D

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  • Reply bloominbeauty

    This is stunning Rae!!! That Bite pencil is YOUR color. You own that shade, truly!

    December 28, 2011 at 6:39 AM
  • Reply kuri

    gorgeous, gorgeous red! i'll have to play around with my lippies to see if I can get a similar holiday color!
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    December 28, 2011 at 8:11 AM
  • Reply Arianne

    Rae? Where did your voluptuous lips come from? Can I buy them at Holt Renfrew or something? :)

    Love the eye makeup you chose with your red sparkly lip, which is just so plush and glossy. I want to touch it. Is that weird? :P
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    December 28, 2011 at 8:13 AM
  • Reply Larie

    Your eye makeup…it glows. No, seriously. Glowwwwwwwww. I love it.

    And that lip, it's fabulous. Arianne's right, it looks plush and glossy. I don't want to touch it though – my finger would be all goopy. Arianne's a creeper ;)
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    December 28, 2011 at 10:12 AM
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  • Reply BeautyReflects

    Rae that Bite Pencil is so you! It's perfect! It's such a great blue red! I need it!
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    December 28, 2011 at 10:26 AM
  • Reply AdorableOnYourVanity

    You sure know how to rock a red lip :)
    Darn, I'm now regretting not exchanging velvet for pomegranate because i got a lipstick from bite instead. pomegranate is too gorgeous :D

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    December 28, 2011 at 10:38 AM
  • Reply dani@callitbeauty

    Bloody hell, WHYYY haven't I gotten Pomegranate?! >.<

    LOOOVE whatever shadow you used in the outer corner. So subtle, but SO pretty! <3
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    December 28, 2011 at 11:06 AM
  • Reply Makeup Morsels

    LOVE this so much, I have no words. (Actually, that's not true). The BITE pencil is absolutely stunning, and combined with that gloss, it's just…unbelievable. Simply unbelievable.

    Also unbelievable is the fact that you managed to make a dinosaur reference in this post. But that just makes me love it even more hahahah :)
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    December 28, 2011 at 11:52 AM
  • Reply messywands

    oh you beautiful human being.

    P.S: please have that Bite pencil with you everywhere. EVERYWHERE.
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    December 28, 2011 at 12:23 PM
  • Reply Jamilla

    What a sexy combo! You nailed that red lip look!

    December 28, 2011 at 2:09 PM
  • Reply Makeup Kismet

    Hoooooly smokes! Bite Pomegranate + you + a bit of shimmery gloss = :O <— jaw droppingly gorgeous!

    It's times like these that make me wish I were a bandit. I would have ACED this layering bizniz. I spent 3 years during my pre-teen's layering lip products and oh did I sparkle B)

    December 28, 2011 at 4:12 PM
  • Reply lyn

    How absolutely gorgeous!!! The lip colour looks perfect against your skin tone.
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    December 28, 2011 at 6:54 PM
  • Reply peach_

    Nnngah gorgeous! I looove the contrast with your porcelain complexion. <3

    December 28, 2011 at 7:35 PM
  • Reply Eden-Avalon

    Sob. But I love it on its own!! ~writhe~ Brown sugar does give it a lovely touch. D< Arianne is not a creeper D: …or I am too…one or the other.
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    December 28, 2011 at 8:56 PM
  • Reply @Soos2005

    I have this, but it looks loads better on you. Also, it's a bit drying without a gloss.

    December 29, 2011 at 3:05 AM
  • Reply PinkGlitter

    Pretty lip combo! I've been trying to find a lipgloss with gold glitter to pair over a red lipstick. I think the combination would be so pretty.
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    December 29, 2011 at 7:38 AM
  • Reply Jessica

    This combination makes your lips look absolutely luscious. Thanks to The Notice I can't ignore BITE any more!

    ♥ Jessica
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    December 29, 2011 at 4:59 PM
  • Reply MFunnyValentine

    I love the combo you went with- and that Bite lip pigment pencil is just incredible. WANT x 1000.

    Those pesky pteradactyls- gotta watch your back!

    December 29, 2011 at 7:39 PM
  • Reply Paris B

    Bite! It looks so amazing on you…… Words fail me. No seriously. I need to find a way to get my hands on that pencil :p
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  • Reply Silhouettex

    Argh Pomegranate GET IN MY MAKEUP BAG.
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  • Reply Liz (Reductionista)

    Lovely, lovely, lovey. You bandits will be the death of my lippie ban. :)
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