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What Men Want (Tom Ford Cherry Lush): a Lipstick Bandits Post

Tom Ford Private Blend Lipstick Cherry Lush

 

The latest Lipstick Bandit brief was an unusual one- the feature lipstick was to be chosen by a man in each bloggers’s life.

I chuckled when I heard about it for the first time. When it comes to makeup, my boyfriend is virtually colour blind- according to him, all my lipsticks are either ‘red’ (from my bright orange to deep purple shades), or invisible (anything nude or MLBB). He doesn’t understand why I’m buying more ‘red’ lipsticks when I already own over 70 tubes of ‘practically the same colour’.

So when he had to decide what shade he liked best, I applied one shade after another until he made his decision. I was surprised that he picked Tom Ford Private Blend Lip Color in Cherry Lush (reviewed and swatched originally here), since I never thought this shade suited me well. Interesting! The two runner’s up were Ellis Faas Creamy Lips in L101 ‘Ellis Red‘ and NARS Pure Matte Lipstick in ‘Moscow‘- two of my favourites. I found it really interesting that he hated orange/coral shades on me (even though he still insisted they were ‘red’).

 

Tom Ford Private Blend Lipstick Cherry Lush swatch

Tom Ford Private Blend Lip color Cherry Lush FOTD

 

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Posted by on Jul 22nd, 2013 in Lipstick, Lipstick Bandits | 0 comments.

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Golden Eyes and Coral Lips: A Lipstick Bandits FOTD


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Hi everyone :)

For today’s installment of Lipstick Bandits goodness- we bring you coral lips from our bandit bloggers around the world. As I was planning the post, I realised that I hardly touched any of my coral lippies throughout the Spring and Summer just gone, so it was a nice change bringing my MAC See Sheer out for a night on the town.

MAC See Sheer is a lustre finish lipstick. It is a peachy coral colour with medium to full pigmentation and a subtle glossy sheen- as with most MAC lustre finish lippies, See Sheer has a comfortable balmy feel on the lips and is non drying.

For a second I thought about making a pun in the title involving ‘Golden Eyes’ and ‘See Sheer’. I couldn’t think of anything that wasn’t totally lame so I will have to find another blog title to pun. One day!

 

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You may have noticed that the lighting looks different in these images. I’m experimenting with artificial lighting to extend my useful blog photography hours to past daylight- the days are getting shorter and shorter here in Australia and most days it is dark when I get up in the morning, and getting dark by the time I get home from work. These pictures were taken in my tiny bathroom with some hand held reflectors to help with the shadows. I’m struggling to get the level of clarity that I get with daylight even with manual focus on the DSLR but I suppose it’s better than not taking the pictures at all.

 

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Posted by on Apr 15th, 2013 in FOTD, Illamasqua, Inglot, Lipstick, Lipstick Bandits, MAC | 0 comments.

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Valentine’s Day Makeup: A Lipstick Bandits Post

 

Valentine's Day Makeup Red Lips FOTD

 

Hi everyone!

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and the Lipstick Bandits have decided to each do a V day inspired lip.

My favourite style of makeup for Valentine’s Day is fresh, natural, and feminine- with most of the attention focused on the lips. For this FOTD I used the Ellis Faas Creamy Lips, which have a texture halfway between a lipstick and a lip stain. This makes them lightweight, and fairly transfer proof (ie. practically made for kissing :) ).

 

Valentine's Day Makeup Red Lips FOTD

 

FOTD makeup breakdown:

Eyes:

- NARS Grand Palais Duo (dusty pink side of the duo) blended all over top lids.

- MAC Copperplate eyeshadow blended on top of the Grand Palais to tone down some of the pink.

- MAC Chromagraphic pencil (light nude) NW15/NC 25  on waterline

- Individual lashes placed on the outer corner of top lashline.

Cheeks:

- MAC Bronzer in ‘Bronze’ to contour

- MAC Gingerly blush on apples

Lips:

- Ellis Faas Creamy Lips L101 ‘Ellis Red’ (review and swatches here)  and Ellis Faas Creamy Lips L102 (review and swatches here) blended on lips.

 

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Posted by on Feb 4th, 2013 in Ellis Faas, Eye shadow, FOTD, Lipstick Bandits | 0 comments.

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Lipstick Bandits Look Swap: Vampy Berry Lip A La Xiao of Messy Wands

 

Hello everyone!

Today the Lipstick Bandit cohort of beauty bloggers unveil their exciting FOTD makeup looks inspired by another member of the Bandits. I’m terribly excited because up until the moment this post is published, each member’s assigned look is shrouded in complete secrecy- the only living person who knows which bandit is doing which look is our Bandit leader Rae of The Notice. 

A month ago, I was sent an email a self destructing letter briefing me of my look swap. When I found out it was Xiao of Messy Wands, I gleefully did a Single White Female, and sifted through her FOTDs (most of which I had already seen in the past).

I based my look swap on this post, which is one of my favourite looks from Xiao.

 

 

 

Ms Messy Wands had a penchant for deep plummy lips, and through her I discovered the Make Up For Ever Waterproof Lip Liner in the merlot coloured #13C- which turns out to be the perfect base for a long lasting vampy lip.

I bought my MUFE Lip Liner from StrawberryNet since I don’t know of any MUFE retailers in Melbourne.

She also has the most amazing razor sharp model cheekbones, which I tried my best to carve out with some bronzer. I think plastic surgery would work better, but that would be overly creepy in that Single White Female way.

 

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Posted by on Dec 24th, 2012 in FOTD, Lip Gloss, Lipstick Bandits, YSL | 0 comments.

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Vampy lips with Tom Ford Bruised Plum: a Lipstick Bandit post.

Vampy lips with Tom Ford Bruised Plum FOTD

Vampy lips with Tom Ford Bruised Plum FOTD

 

The Lipstick Bandits strike again! And the brief for our international group of bandit beauty bloggers this month was to create a ‘vampy lip’ look for Fall.

I adore vampy lip colours, and Tom Ford Private Blend Lip Color in ‘Bruised Plum’ is one of my favourites. The colour is rich and deep; and the texture is perfection. I reviewed and swatched it some time ago here .

 

Vampy lips with Tom Ford Bruised Plum FOTD

Vampy lips with Tom Ford Bruised Plum FOTD

 

FOTD makeup breakdown

Eyes:

- Two Faced Shadow Insurance to prime

- Medium grey taupe Inglot Matte 376  blended all over mobile lid to crease and smudged below bottom lashline.

- Inglot light dove grey ( Inglot matte 358 )blended into the crease. It is swatched here.

- Bobbi Brown Gel Liner in Black Ink to line upper and lower lashline and waterlines, extended out in a cat’s eye flick.

Cheeks:

Illamasqua Naked Rose powder blush (review and swatches here) on apples of cheeks.

Lips:

Tom Ford Private Blend Lip Color in Bruised Plum (review and swatches here)

 

 

FOTD products: Illamasqua Naked Rose blush, Tom Ford lipstick Bruised Plum, Inglot eyeshadows

FOTD products: Illamasqua Naked Rose blush, Tom Ford lipstick Bruised Plum, Inglot eyeshadows

Check out the other Lipstick Bandit takes on November Vamps!

 

I can’t wait to see the other looks- the Lipstick Bandits are posting simultaneously so everything is shrouded in mystery right up until the last moment. This is my little bit of excitement for the month :P

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