New Lipstick Bandits assignment: pink or red for Valentine’s Day.
We never think of Valentine’s Day as a big deal in our household, but this is the kind of makeup I’d wear on date night. This makeup is for the guys. Well at least I can talk about what Mr. Geeks considers as sexy makeup. It’s makeup that is “Boy Hot” rather than “Girl Hot” (terms coined by Beauty Editor here). The lips are a soft pink: MAC Lipstick in Lovelorn ($18 CDN / $15 US).
MAC Lipstick in Lovelorn — swatch
Lovelorn is a soft blue pink lipstick with a bit of a sheen. It is neither goopy-looking, nor is it a loud (or clownish, as Mr. Geeks would say) colour. I paired it with a shimmery smokey eye, worn here in a cat eye shape that’s perfect for this cat lady.
Get the Look
For the eyes, start with a shimmery warm brown all over the lid, crease and lower lid (Clinique Chubby Stick for Eyes in 03 Fuller Fudge). Pat on a shimmery light taupe (L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow in Tender Caramel) on the lid. Blend a mid-tone matte brown (Laura Mercier Cafe au Lait). Create the winged shape with a darker brown (Laura Mercier Coffee Ground) on the outer corner and lower lash line, and deepen it further with a blackened brown (Laura Mercier Rich Coffee).
Line the top and bottom waterlines with a waterproof black pencil (Urban Decay 24/7 Pencil in Perversion). Finish with a volumizing mascara (Benefit They’re Real mascara).
For the cheeks, go over with a dusting of a light reflecting bronzer (Guerlain Terracotta Light Bronzer in 03 Brunettes).
For the lips, outline the lips with a nude brown lip pencil (MAC Oak lip liner). Fill in with a pink lipstick (MAC Lovelorn Lipstick).
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Make sure you check out the rest of the bandits’ picks for Valentine’s Day, and get inspired.
- Beauty Reflections
- Eye Heart It
- Getting Cheeky
- Glitter Geek
- Makeup Morsels
- Messy Wands
- Musing on Beauty
- My Funny Valentine
- My Women Stuff
- Rocaille Writes
- theNotice: a beauty blog
Aaaand, everyone give a warm welcome to the two newest bandits!