Lipstick Bandits x Valentine’s Day

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).

Lipstick Bandits Valentines Lips
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. :)

Lipstick Bandits Valentines Eye

Lipstick Bandits Valentines 2

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).

Keep reading to see more pictures!

Lipstick Bandits Valentines 3

Lipstick Bandits Valentines 1

 Make sure you check out the rest of the bandits’ picks for Valentine’s Day, and get inspired. :)

Aaaand, everyone give a warm welcome to the two newest bandits!

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  • Mariella D

    So classy, this is perfection.

    • http://www.glittergeek.ca/ Arianne

      Aw thanks Mariella! :)

  • http://www.bellachique.be/ Teri

    Wow Arianne, this look is hot! You really nailed it with the sexy smokey eyes and that lip, waow!

    • http://www.glittergeek.ca/ Arianne

      Thank you Teri! You do a great smokey eye yourself.

  • Lily

    Love the eyes! I’m not too much of a pink person, but you look beeeeautiful!

    • http://www.glittergeek.ca/ Arianne

      Thanks Lily. I’m only really starting to embrace pinks. Great for gloomy days.

  • http://rocaille-writes.blogspot.com/ Rocaille

    Seems like our men have quite similar tastes, although my husband definitely prefers a fuschia to a lighter pink :) You look gorgeous in the photos, Arianne! Can I borrow your face?

    • http://www.glittergeek.ca/ Arianne

      I am super surprised your husband likes fuchsia, but I don’t blame him — fuchsia looks awesome on you! Anything bright and Mr. Geeks gives me this face –> :| LOL

  • http://twitter.com/BeautyReflectTS BeautyReflections

    Love it! You look gorgeous! I think you are girl hot too with this look *wink*wink*nudge*nudge*

    • http://www.glittergeek.ca/ Arianne

      Bwahaha *blushes*

  • http://10amBeauty.com/ Alison M

    The way you can smoke that shadow, Arianne… unreal! Your skills with a shadow brush are something I can only aspire to. Have you ever done a tutorial on perfectly blended smokey eyeshadow?

    • http://www.glittergeek.ca/ Arianne

      Thanks Alison! I haven’t… but maybe I should make one! I don’t wear much eyeshadow these days, but I like this idea for a tutorial.

  • http://eyeheartit.blogspot.com Larie

    LOL at Tracy’s comment. She’s right! ;) Smokin’, Arianne!

    • http://www.glittergeek.ca/ Arianne

      You guys slay me. :P

  • TOBeautyReviews

    So, so pretty! I love it! Man I actually feel like running home to play with makeup now LOL!

    • http://www.glittergeek.ca/ Arianne

      Thanks Elaine! Go play!!!

  • http://twitter.com/mostlysunnyblog Sunny @Mostly Sunny

    Whoaaaa sexy!!! I love the shape of your eyeshadows, and you’re right about the lipstick being boy hot!

    • http://www.glittergeek.ca/ Arianne

      Thanks Sunny. :)

  • Margo @PrettyPandaMakeup

    wow amazing!! You look stunning! I have to check this color out

    • http://www.glittergeek.ca/ Arianne

      It’s a great pink by MAC. :)

  • http://MyLuciteDreams.com/ MyLuciteDreams

    Oh my! You look gorgeous! This is the perfect look for Valentines day! Very man friendly, my bf agrees :-) I love this eye look especially, I hope you Rock it more, beautiful work!

    • http://www.glittergeek.ca/ Arianne

      Thanks Taylor! Honestly Mr. Geeks thinks just a cat eye liner is nice, too, and that’s what I like to wear more than a heavy smokey eye. I just keep thinking about the cleanup later lol

  • http://mybeautysample.com/ Becca @ The Beauty Sample

    I am in absolute love with the gorgeous smokey eye you created. The colors and the shape…it’s all perfection!! It’s been a long time since I created a dramatic winged eye like this but I am DEFINITELY going for it come Valentines Day!! :D

    • http://www.glittergeek.ca/ Arianne

      Oooh will you take pictures Becca?

      • http://mybeautysample.com/ Becca @ The Beauty Sample

        Haha maybe–only if I don’t totally embarrass myself (which I probably will…). I SO wish you would do a tutorial of this look, Arianne! Before Valentines Day maybe?? hinthint…;) haha

  • JessicaGettingCheeky

    You look so hot! This is such a beautiful yet sultry eye look: I think you’ve really struck a balance between sweet and sexy, perfect for Valentine’s day. I’m jealous of your ability to create the perfect smoky eye.

    ♥ Jessica

    • http://www.glittergeek.ca/ Arianne

      Sweet and sexy, meow! Thanks Jessica.

  • http://thenotice.net Rae // theNotice

    Oh my god, that eye. a;sdlkfgh D:

    Gorgeous, my dear! I think I might fall into the “boy hot” camp — I love both looks, of course, but I’ve always been a sucker for a soft, sultry smokey eye!

    • http://www.glittergeek.ca/ Arianne

      :) Thank you Rae! You do an incredible smokey eye.

  • http://twitter.com/bronzerbunny Joyce

    ahhhh lovelorn is soooo pretty. maybe i have to go buy it lol

    • http://www.glittergeek.ca/ Arianne

      It’s a great pink!

  • http://makeupmorsels.wordpress.com Makeup Morsels

    LOVE THIS, you gorgeous cat lady! And I’m with Tracy hahaha. The eye makeup is amazing, and goes so well with Lovelorn (even the name matches our theme!)

    • http://www.glittergeek.ca/ Arianne

      I just looked up lovelorn: unhappy because of unrequited love. LOL. It’s anti-Valentine’s!

      • http://makeupmorsels.wordpress.com Makeup Morsels

        hmm sounds like my Valentine’s Day… kidding, kidding. Kind of >.<

  • petiteplayground

    You look gorgeous!! Your skin is always glowing – what foundation/highlighters/concealer do you use? Also would love to see video tutorials from you.. To see your technique in action! Xx

    • http://www.glittergeek.ca/ Arianne

      Thanks for the feedback petiteplayground! This is just the foundation (MUFE Face & Body) and Guerlain Terracotta Light bronzer in action here. :) I’ll see what I can do on videos in the future.

  • dowantmakeup

    meow! you are stunning as always! I love everything about this look, from the glowy skin, smoky cat eye, to the–yes, very boy-hot–sweet pink lip :>

    I’m probably a more boy-hot type, except when it comes to nail polish lol. Bf hates my greiges and muted colours :x

    • http://www.glittergeek.ca/ Arianne

      Ahahahaha but greiges are awesome!!!

  • LauraR.

    Love the whole look, but I’m especially digging the eyes. I’ll have to make up a new shopping list :-)

  • Paris B

    Eeps! I know this is supposed to be about the lips but I love how you did your eyes, Arianne! So softly and beautifully smokey. I must try and perfect that and its such a soft pretty, romantic look! :D

  • http://twitter.com/xbeautyobsessed Latoya

    That’s got to be one of the prettiest pink lipsticks ever, Arianne!! I need to find a shade like that for me, stat!

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