The Lipstick Bandits are letting the men pick for this round-up of lipsticks. What would the man (boyfriend / husband / brother / father / best friend) in your life choose?
This challenge is a pretty exciting one because boys mixed with makeup are just bound to be hilarious. And I was right! I warned Mr. Geeks about this Lipstick Bandits topic for months in advance and he was totally on board. That is, until I started putting on lipstick for him. Each time I put on a new shade, he let out a huge sigh, and then asked me to cover my eyes, because he said I was watching him think.
Arianne: What are you looking for in a lipstick?
Mr. Geeks: Something that doesn’t look like you’re wearing lipstick, and doesn’t look clowny. Something that evens out your lips and just adds a bit more contrast. Something that isn’t shiny. I hate shiny.
Five lipsticks later he was convinced that I was putting on the same lipstick for comparison. At one point I was wearing Laura Mercier Dulce de Leche on one half, and MAC Lovelorn on the other, and he exclaims, “they look the same!!!”
Mr. Geeks: Wait wait wait… I need to know the context for the lipstick I’m picking. Is it for everyday, or is it for a wedding? I wouldn’t pick the same for both.
Arianne: Hmm… okay. Pick the colour that you’d want me to wear on a date.
Mr. Geeks: In that case, I don’t mind it shiny.
Ten lipsticks later, he was eeny-meeny-miney-moe-ing between two choices, and we finally have a winner:
Mr. Geeks’ Pick: Chanel Rouge Coco in Jersey Rose
Chanel Rouge Coco in Jersey Rose ($37) is a light rosy pink with a yellow undertone. I don’t know if you can see in the photo how much I’ve used Jersey Rose, but I am telling you that this is probably the first lipstick that I’ll ever finish. It’s a great everyday lipstick, and it’s also a great date night shade.
Chanel Rouge Coco in Jersey Rose Swatch
Was I surprised at Mr. Geeks’ pick? Not at all. If he had his way, I’d wear no lipstick at all actually. To him, he likes makeup that emphasizes the eyes, so subtle smudging around the lashes is enough to get a “You look nice!” comment from him.
Wearing Chanel Rouge Coco in Jersey Rose
Other Products Used
shu uemura Hard Formula in 02 Seal Brown
Benefit Creaseless Cream Eyeshadow in Bikini-tini
MAC Powerpoint Eye Pencil in Industry
YSL Dessin Du Regard Waterproof Eye Pencil in 1 Black Ink
Givenchy Noir Couture Waterproof Mascara
Now it’s time to check out the rest of the Mr. Lipstick Bandit picks!