Beware of the Lipstick Bandits.

I am a member of the Lipstick Bandits.  We obsess over lipstick, and convince you that yes, you do need another red lipstick because this one is a blue red, while that one is a tomato red.  Or this one is a matte, and that one is a cream.  You get the point.

Because we are a band of beauty bloggers, naturally we make a pact with a face of the day.  Here’s mine.

Products I Used


MAC Blacktrack Fluidline.  Apply a ridiculous amount as a mask, and line eyes to create a feline shape… mrrreow!
L’Oreal Black Voluminous Million Lashes Mascara.  Generously run through top and bottom lashes.
shu uemura tutu laceflare False Eyelashes*.  Because it’s fun to make your eyes feel like ballerinas.
Illamasqua Alchemy Precision Ink Liner.  Outline the mask with this fine glitter liner.  Because it’s not a Glitter Geek mask without glitter!
Marcelle Pure Gold Lux Diamond Liquid Eyeliner*.  Add a chunkier glitter on top of Alchemy for high shine and sparkle.


FACE atelier 6 Honey mixed with Zero Plus Ultra Foundation.  Nothing says badass bandit like a flawless base.
Marcelle Translucent Medium Face Powder*.  Set with loose powder patted on with a brush.


FACE atelier Revenge Lipstick.  Apply a dark red around the edges of the lips and feather / blend inwards.
Vasanti USA Soft Finish Matte Lipstick.   Apply a true red in the middle of the lips for an ombré effect.

More Pictures!

Close-up of shu uemura tutu laceflare false eyelashes (new with Novadiva Autumn 2011/Winter 2012 collection)

Ombré red lips

Blue Steel

Who am I kidding?

Hope you enjoyed the look. :)  I had a lot of fun creating it and feeling slightly creepy while wearing this makeup.  Don’t forget to visit my fellow lipstick bandits’ amaaaazing creations:

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  • Jamilla

    What a fun look! Did your cat like it too?

    • Arianne

      Thanks Jamilla!

      Scherbie was outside when I had this on.. Too bad I would’ve loved to take a photo with my little bandit, too. :)

  • Lilit

    Oh I’m loving this whole lipstick bandit idea! I’ve been checking out your fellow bandits’ posts as well, absolutely fabulous!

    • Arianne

      Thanks Lilit! Didn’t everyone do such an amazing job? I didn’t see their photos until today either so we were all excited for the big reveal. :)

  • Danielle

    OMG! SO cool!!!! You did a great job with your mask dear!!!

    • Arianne

      Thank you Danielle! 😀 It took a long time to get it right, but I’m sooooo pleased with it.

  • Kelly

    HOT look! That’s a beautiful lipstick colour on you! Love that you added the deeper red for more depth! The mask is awesome too :) I wanna do something similar for an upcoming halloween inspired post.

    • Arianne

      Thanks Kelly! I really like the ombre lip as well. I’d love to see what you come up with. It is SOO much fun to paint masks on. :)

  • Jessica

    Your FOTD is incredible!

    ♥ Jessica

    • Arianne

      Thanks so much Jessica! Hope you’re enjoying Paris. :)

  • Elaine A (TOBeautyReviews)

    Holy crap that’s awesome girl!!! So, did you go anywhere wearing this?

    • Arianne

      Thanks Elaine! Hell no, I didn’t even go outside to check my mail. The farthest I went was in the common laundry room. I looked so freakin’ creepy! 😛

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  • dani@callitbeauty

    omg, the lashes. THE LASHES!!!

    p.s. do you mind editing my link? i knew mine would be wrong. stupid blogger >.<

    • Arianne

      No problem Dani. :) Just fixed it.

  • Stacey

    You look fierce in those pics Arianne! Those lashes are so pretty! I think you ‘bandits’ need to create some group poster or something because you all did such a good job!

    • Arianne

      I might do one Stacey… we’ll see if I get some time. :) Thank you!

  • Beauty Booty 411

    Um, this is AMAZING! Love it!

    • Arianne

      :) Thanks so much!

  • Larie

    Those lashes are fierce! I love the gold 😀 And you’re wearing black…definitely look stealthy and ninja like 😉

    • Arianne

      Thanks Larie. It’s only appropriate to wear black, yanno. 😉

  • Tracy@BeautyReflections

    The lashes are so amazing!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE it all! The gold is really great on it!!

    • Arianne

      Thank you Tracy! The lashes are pretty awesome. :)

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  • Rae // theNotice

    Arianne. ARIAAAAANE. This is amazing! Liar; you totally DO have skills. Love the lashes, the lip, the outline – gah! Just… everything. Everything is absolutely perfect!

    • Arianne

      Aw thanks, Rae! 😛 I’m flattered!

  • Alison M

    Blue Steel!!!!! Aaahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha! Whew. <3 the reference. But for real girl, this is awesome :)

    • Arianne

      Hahaha finally!!! I was getting sad that no one got the reference. 😉

      Thank you Alison!

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  • marisol

    Very Black Swan of ya. I love those lashes!

    • Arianne

      Thanks friend! :) The lashes are so fun!

  • Vonnie (socialitedreams)

    how awesomely cool lol! i love it and the lashes are spectacular.

    • Arianne

      Thanks Vonnie! :)

  • gio

    That is awesome! Love the lashes.

    • Arianne

      They are so much fun Gio. :) I like how they’re half lashes, too. So much easier to wear.

  • Eden-Avalon

    xD <3 Zoolander reference.

    What an amazing ombre red lip! Never thought of doing something like that.

    • Arianne

      Hahhaha *nerd*

      The ombre lip is something I learned watching one of Pixiwoo’s videos. I don’t have small lips, but for someone who does, it’ll really make their lips appear bigger. :)

  • Makeup Morsels

    Gorgeous FOTD! The lashes are too awesome, and I love your intense-stare pictures xD You’d probably be the Bandit that never gets caught.

  • Ashley

    Those false lashes – AMAZING!
    Also.. there’s Blue Steel but what about Magnum!?

    • Arianne

      Magnum is still in the process of being perfected at the moment. 😉

  • Liz (Beauty Reductionista)

    AHHHHHHHHHHHH, I LOVE THE LASH TUTUS! 😀 Great job, Arianne!!!

    You guys all look incredible! I love how creative everyone is. I just posted on Morsel’s page that you all need to get together for Halloween. LOL

    • Arianne

      OMG that would be hilarious if we were in a Halloween party together. I would die!!!

  • Jen W

    LOVE the ombre lips and the lipstick bandit mask is perfection!

    Those falsies are gorgeous too!

    • Arianne

      Thank you Jenny! Are you doing the bandit look as well? :)

  • http://Website ShannoninBC

    You look like you had a lot of fun with this, what a great crazy idea with a spectacular result! Awesome look and now I have a halloween idea percolating 😀 thanks for the fun post!

    • Arianne

      Glad to hear it! :) I want to see everyone’s bandit faces, NAO!!!

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  • Adding the Finishing Touch

    I LOVE the ombre lips, amazing!!

    • Arianne

      I love them, too! Doesn’t the finish look like velvet?

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  • Lip Stalker

    Woah! Love the lashes! I am stalking all the lipstick bandits and it seems that you’re the only one who has used falsies! LOVE IT

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  • Alison

    Your ombre lip ROCKS, girl!

    • Arianne

      Thanks Alison! It’s a nice way to fake plumper lips. :)

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  • Sonya

    Loveeeeeee so cutte and glamourious!!