Lipstick Bandits: A Gentleman’s Choice

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. πŸ˜€

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:Β Hmm… okay.Β 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:

Lipstick Bandits His Pick Chanel Jersey Rose Lipstick 4
Mr. Geeks’ Pick: Chanel Rouge Coco in Jersey Rose

Chanel Rouge Coco in Jersey RoseΒ ($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.

Lipstick Bandits His Pick Chanel Jersey Rose Lipstick 2
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.

Lipstick Bandits His Pick Chanel Jersey Rose Lipstick 1
Wearing Chanel Rouge Coco in Jersey Rose

Lipstick Bandits His Pick Chanel Jersey Rose Lipstick 3

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

Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Blissful (review)
MAC Blush in Supercontinental (LE)
Chanel Ombre Contraste in Notorious (review / LE)

Now it’s time to check out the rest of the Mr. Lipstick Bandit picks! πŸ™‚

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  • It sounds like your man had a better idea of what he wanted in a lipstick. At least he asked for some background information, haha. I think he chose well, it’s subtle but it adds something pretty to your look, looks like he has great taste!

    • He knows *exactly* what he wants. I knew this. Anything that steers away from the natural lip colour and he thinks it’s too fake.

  • Mariella (Musing on Beauty)

    Very nice!

  • Hahaha I am beginning to think guys are a bit colorblind, but Mr. Geeks ended up picking SUCH A LOVELY SHADE for you! Now I need to swatch this thing, dang it πŸ˜‰

    • Thanks Sunny! πŸ™‚ I think they just don’t see nuances of colours…

  • Toya

    Diggin’ the whole look Arianne! That lipstick is perfect, and I’m really loving the softly smudged eyes too. Mr. Geeks did well! πŸ˜›

    • Thanks Toya! πŸ™‚ I like this look, too. The lipstick is my favourite!

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  • Rema Gouyez-Benallal

    omg cutest idea for a post ever. LOVE it! And his answers are amazing.

    • So good, right? He cracks me up.

  • This is so pretty on you! Love it!

  • Lily

    You actually got a lot of input from Mr Geeks. I haven’t swatched this one before, but it looks amazing with your smokey eyes! I have to check it out for sure

    • The guy knows what he wants! I’d love to know what you think of the lipstick when you check it out. πŸ™‚

  • Ria Harris

    I love the concept of this post. I’ve always heard men prefer a natual looking lip but have never took much notice haha.

    Jazzie x

    • Hi Jazzie! I don’t care either. If I’m not going on a dinner date with him, it’s no holds barred when I pick my lip colour. πŸ™‚

  • Aww, what a pretty pink! My guy is much the same when it comes to makeup — LOVES a smudgy eye; barely notices a lip colour πŸ˜›

    • YES! Sometimes I’d just smudge a tiny bit of grey liner: “You look nice. Did you do something different? Where you going?” Hahaha.

  • messywands

    We use the same eyebrow pencil πŸ˜€ Mr. Geekz was *really* specific, so fun! and i feel like all our guys are into eyes. I wonder if it’s because makeup in media emphasizes that part of the face the most?

    • Hahaha he’s so specific. Even side by side comparisons… “I don’t like that one. Too shiny.” xD He says he looks at my eyes, not my lips, so if he likes my eye makeup he doesn’t really notice the rest of the face.

  • Lorraine

    Love his pick! and that he asked for what occasion you are wearing to. Smart guy! like this lipstick, definitely a keeper!

    • He’s a smart one. He wanted to give the correct answer. πŸ˜€

  • LOL Mr. Geeks cracks me up. So specific! Too cute. You look GOOD, Arianne.

    • Thank you Larie-pie! πŸ˜€

  • TracyBeautyReflections

    Hahaha I love this-Mr. Geeks actually sounds like Terry when he was younger haha!
    I love Jersey Rose on you! It’s so pretty on you-so fresh!

    • Ahahhaaha they are all the same aren’t they???

  • he did a great job!!! love it!

    • Thanks Margo! I’ll let him know. πŸ˜‰

  • gigidob

    Oooh I loved Jersey Rose. One of the few lipsticks I’ve ever finished. Good choice Mr. Geeks! πŸ™‚

    • Very nice! What other lipsticks have you finished gigidob?

  • I think it’s the perfect neutral pink for you, Arianne, I love it! Mr Geekz definitely has very good taste πŸ™‚

    • Thanks Monika! But I don’t know about good taste… he doesn’t like red lipstick. πŸ˜›

  • Liz

    Context?? LOLOL He’s adorable!

    I love how you did the eyes. The entire look is perfection!

    • He’s a “big picture” kinda guy. πŸ˜€

  • Haha love the whole back story Arianne! This looks lovely on you. Such a gentle colour and perfect with smokey eyes!

  • You got me laughing at the conversation with Mr Geek choosing the lipstick, Arianne! He made a good choice, this lipstick shade looks gorgeous on you.

    • Hahaha glad you got a kick out of it, Ruby!

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  • Jenny W

    Mr Geekz is hilarious! He’s picked well though- Jersey Rose is beautiful on you. Very date appropriate too.

    • Thanks Jenny. He’s so pleased with himself, that one. πŸ˜›

  • love the story! I actually like the whole makeup look, everything looks so perfect on you xxx

    • Thanks Claire! πŸ™‚ How was your day?

  • lenita

    This is a fun and interesting theme. This shade is nice on you.

  • JessicaGettingCheeky

    Arianne, I love the interview format of your post! Though Mr. Geeks seems quite picky where your lipstick is concerned he made an excellent selection. It looks perfectly “no makeup” makeup. You are, of course, effortlessly beautiful as always dear!

    β™₯ Jessica

    • Thank you so much Jessica. πŸ™‚ I think Mr. Geeks enjoys getting a bit of the spotlight on the blog. πŸ˜‰

  • Awesome post, fun to read πŸ™‚ And what a great choice, this shade looks lovely on you!

  • BooBooNinja

    I’m getting a kick out of this Lipstick Bandits challenge. πŸ™‚

  • Rachel

    Love it! I’m going to have to add you to the list of blogs i read!

  • Mr. Geeks has great taste in lip products! I love this color on you! I really enjoyed hearing his analysis whilst coming to this decision. My dude is quite analytical and would totally have to do a lot of thinking and reasoning (Microsoft Excel might need to be involved) before he cast his vote! Great topic!

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