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.ย 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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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

ย Make sure you check out the rest of the bandits’ picks for Valentine’s Day, and get inspired. ๐Ÿ™‚

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

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  • Mariella D

    So classy, this is perfection.

    • Aw thanks Mariella! ๐Ÿ™‚

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

    • 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!

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

  • Seems like our men have quite similar tastes, although my husband definitely prefers a fuschia to a lighter pink ๐Ÿ™‚ You look gorgeous in the photos, Arianne! Can I borrow your face?

    • 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 –> ๐Ÿ˜ LOL

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

  • 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?

    • 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.

  • LOL at Tracy’s comment. She’s right! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Smokin’, Arianne!

    • You guys slay me. ๐Ÿ˜›

  • TOBeautyReviews

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

    • Thanks Elaine! Go play!!!

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

  • Margo @PrettyPandaMakeup

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

    • It’s a great pink by MAC. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Oh my! You look gorgeous! This is the perfect look for Valentines day! Very man friendly, my bf agrees ๐Ÿ™‚ I love this eye look especially, I hope you Rock it more, beautiful work!

    • 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

  • 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!! ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Oooh will you take pictures Becca?

      • 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.

    โ™ฅ Jessica

    • Sweet and sexy, meow! Thanks Jessica.

  • 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!

    • ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you Rae! You do an incredible smokey eye.

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

  • 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!)

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

      • 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

    • Thanks for the feedback petiteplayground! This is just the foundation (MUFE Face & Body) and Guerlain Terracotta Light bronzer in action here. ๐Ÿ™‚ 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 ๐Ÿ˜ก

    • 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 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! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • 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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