Lipstick Bandits | A Holiday Red Lip

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

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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47 Responses to “Lipstick Bandits | A Holiday Red Lip”

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  3. bloominbeauty, on December 28th, 2011 at 6:39 am said:

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

  4. 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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  5. Arianne, on December 28th, 2011 at 8:13 am said:

    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
    My recent post Lipstick Bandits Holiday Edition: We Do Sparkles. MOAR SPARKLEZ!

  6. 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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  8. BeautyReflects, on December 28th, 2011 at 10:26 am said:

    Rae that Bite Pencil is so you! It's perfect! It's such a great blue red! I need it!
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  9. AdorableOnYourVanity, on December 28th, 2011 at 10:38 am said:

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

    p.s.
    LOOOVE whatever shadow you used in the outer corner. So subtle, but SO pretty! <3
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  11. 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 :)
    My recent post It’s A Lipstick Bandit Holiday Extravaganza

  12. messywands, on December 28th, 2011 at 12:23 pm said:

    oh you beautiful human being.

    P.S: please have that Bite pencil with you everywhere. EVERYWHERE.
    My recent post Lipstick Bandits: Festive Red Lip

  13. Jamilla, on December 28th, 2011 at 2:09 pm said:

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

  14. 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)

  15. How absolutely gorgeous!!! The lip colour looks perfect against your skin tone.
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  16. Nnngah gorgeous! I looove the contrast with your porcelain complexion. <3

  17. 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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  18. :D Thank you, Danielle!

  19. It is, isn't it? <3 the Bite pencil.

    Hope you can find a dupe in your stash!

  20. LOL! Aww man, I *wish* facial features could be bought! I would totally steal your skin ;)

    *makes grabby hands at the monitor*

  21. I'm on the fence about it! Will see if I can have a post up on the quad tomorrow night or the next day. It's gorgeous in photographs, but the shimmer particles seem a bit *too* big irl. Maybe. Maybe not? *throws arms up in the air*

    & haha, I'm telling her you said that! :P

  22. You do! :D I love love love the texture of these pencils. And it's a great red, to top it all off!

  23. Aww, thanks hon! : ) I've read great things about the lipsticks, too, so maybe it wasn't a total loss – lmk what you think of the formula! I'm curious ;)

  24. I don't know! But you really ought to fix this situation :P

    P.S. It's a taupe from the Clarins Smokey Passion quad – review soon! : )

  25. Haha, thank you! <3

    & of course, re: the dinosaurs… :D

  26. Everywhere? But… but what if it is a nude lip kind of day? Or a MLBB-appropriate event? What then?! WHAT THEN?! D:

  27. Aww, thank you, Jamilla! ♥

  28. *blushes* Thanks, Ashley!! Lmk if you ever change your mind & start posting FOTDs all over Makeup Kismet; we can always use another awesome bandit ;)

  29. ;o) Thank you, Lyn!

  30. Tee hee, thank you! ♥

  31. Ha! It's okay, theNotice is a safehaven for creepers. As long as you're not going to go all crazy stalker on us, you're in good company here :P

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

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

    ♥ Jessica
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  35. MFunnyValentine, on December 29th, 2011 at 7:39 pm said:

    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!

  36. But so much less so than most mattes, imo! ;)

  37. I'm a huge sucker for gold glitter over red lipstick – but the only clear+gold gloss I have is FaceFront's Ouro Fino Color Volume gloss, and I thought it would be a little cruel to feature a LE shade from last winter :P

  38. Haha, thank you! Isn't Bite ridiculously hard to withstand once you've seen it? (Oh, have I ever been in your shoes! ;))

  39. Exactly! :D You just can't know when they're gonna get 'cha.

  40. Paris B, on January 2nd, 2012 at 5:06 am said:

    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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  41. ;o) Thanks, Paris! And oh my god, you totally do. I'm crazy about the formula; it's absolutely gorgeous!

  42. [...] the quad in last week’s Lipstick Bandit feature, or this Monday’s Clarins Passion makeup look. I still haven’t found time to do [...]

  43. Argh Pomegranate GET IN MY MAKEUP BAG.
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  45. Make this happen! It's SO pretty :D /dead

  46. Lovely, lovely, lovey. You bandits will be the death of my lippie ban. :)
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  47. Ha! I know what you mean – Bandit days always result in more items on my wishlist :P

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