It’s been a crazy exciting month, I tell you. CRAZY! And I love it. If you’ve been following Chloe.Ash regularly for the last few months, you’d know that I am part of a trio group called Femme Boulevard. We do themed looks monthly and get this, guys, I am now also part of Lipstick Bandits! For the uninitiated, Lipstick Bandits is a group of beautiful bloggers who share the love of lipsticks and I am honoured to be a part of the family.

LB eyes


So for Christmas Eve (Merry Christmas everyone!), I am inducted to this gang of Lipstick Bandits. I am to paint on a mask and red lips. Sophisticated bandits we are. The mister suggested Hamburglar. Yes, he tries to be funny! I’ve already shown you how I apply red lips, so I’ll just skip right to the mask. Truth be told, it was a challenge for me, and after mulling over it for over 2 weeks, I decided to go with the basics. Photo above is edited ala The Shadow. Have you seen the movie? Alec Baldwin had super white eyes when he turned into The Shadow. Don’t I look a little freaky too?  I’ll be there… around every corner… in every empty room… as inevitable as your guilty conscience… LOL! OK everyone… Ready for the reveal?


LB poster


For the mask, I used MAC fluidline in Blitz & Glitz. I drew the outline of the mask then painted it in. I had an idea in my mind, but it turned out different. My hands didn’t cooperate. It was my first try, getting the mask to look even, and then debating whether to paint my eyes black or to leave a hole… and somehow, the mask turned out like this. I used Dior Grand Bal Palette for the gold and silver eye shadows. I used the gold to diffuse the edges, and the silver to brighten my lower lash lines. I piled on the mascara and made my lips a little fuller. The lipstick I used was Guerlain Rouge G L’Extrait Luxure. If you haven’t tried this, you MUST. It’s a great classic red, and sooooo sexy.


LB face


Being a bandit calls for mysterious low key photos! That’s what the hubs said. Photography thanks to Le Hubs. He also edited the photos for me because he said he had a vision. Yeah. Right. He is no professional photographer, but he likes messing around and we were experimenting with lighting. So don’t be too critical, ok? 😉 Also, we found out that certain tilt of the head and certain placement of the light made me look like I have a super sharp chin. Disclaimer: In real life, I DO NOT have such a sharp face.


LB brighter


Would you like to know who the other Lipstick Bandits are? We are all around the world, and while this is my Induction Post, those beauties are doing a Look Swap. It is a very interesting concept indeed. Do go check them out!


LB smile

And if you’re interested to see their Bandit Masks, go here:


I hope you liked the look I did today and thank you for joining me in this induction to my new family of Lipstick Bandits. Until the next post, keep your lipsticks safe!


xoxo Lily


Written by Lily

  • Sunny

    OOO I love the gold on your mask! Congrats on becoming a bandit!

    • Lily

      Thank you Sunny <3

  • Arianne

    Sooo dramatic. Sooo good. Great mask/look Lily! Welcome again, and Merry Christmas! We’re glad to have you.

    • Lily

      Thank you Arianne. Great to be part of the gang!

  • Stephanie/Yukaeshi

    Ooooh I love your sparkly twist on the black mask for sure! 😀 And your photos are all so lovely, my favourite is the second last one, so sexy 😉 Oh where’s my manners- congratulations on being inducted into the Lipstick Bandits! :)

    Hahahaha Hamburglar. The mister sure has a great sense of humour! 😛

    • Lily

      LOL thank you lovely Stephanie :-) Hubby’s humour can be funny in small doses. Haha!

  • Mariella (Musing on Beauty)

    Fantastic job! Welcome to the Bandits!

    • Lily

      Thank you Mariella. Thanks for having me :-)

  • L e n a

    how exciting!
    i am very happy for you and looking forward to your future bandit posts!
    the lipstick shade is really something. you look beautiful and i love your dimples! :)

    • Lily

      Thank you for the compliments, Lena <3
      I absolutely love Luxure. You have to check it out :-)

  • Jesslyn Soh

    hehehe I like the last pic! u make such a sweet bandit! :) Merry Christmas & Happy New Year… :))

    • Lily

      Sweet bandit eh? LOL! Thanks Jesslyn and Merry Christmas to you too :-)

  • Chris El

    What a fun look! Need to keep this in mind next time I go to a masquerade. 😉 Happy holidays!

    • Lily

      Thanks for dropping by, Chris! I’m glad you like the look :-)

  • Nida

    Congrats honey!

    • Lily

      Thank you Nida and merry Christmas!

  • Rae // theNotice

    Ahhh! This is great, Lily — welcome to the Lipstick Bandits! 😀

    <3 <3 <3

    • Lily

      Thank you Rae! It’s great to be a part of the family :-)

  • Larie

    I love the creativity of the shots! And the gold elements to the mask are really beautiful! Welcome, Lily! <3

    • Lily

      Thanks Larie! I was worried it turned out weird. Lol 😛

  • xiao

    Your mask is awesome! Welcome to our bandit club, Lily :)

    • Lily

      Thanks Xiao! I feel welcomed :-) So much love… It’s heartwarming!

  • Becca @ The Beauty Sample

    Ooooh, pretty! These photos look very mysterious, indeed! 😛 Your hubby did a good job!

    And LOVE the lips! You’re right–this Guerlain lippie is pure deliciousness! 😀 Merry Christmas, dear Lily!! Congrats for being the newest Lipstick Bandit member!

    • Lily

      Thank you Becca and merry Christmas to you too!

  • Makeup Morsels

    Welcome to the Bandit family! Love the editing on these pictures hahaha, mysterious and low key indeed 😛 And that red ahhh it’s gorgeous! Must have it, I’ve never been able to resist a pretty red. Happy Holidays from your fellow Bandit~

    • Lily

      Thank you MM! This red is super gorgeous. You have to get it if you haven’t. It is luxurious. Merry Christmas to you!

  • Jennifer

    Beautiful and sexy! Love the mask Lily and sexy red lips :) Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays Lily!

    • Lily

      Thank you Jennifer and merry Christmas to you too!

  • Paris B

    Ah! A perfectly festive bandit mask with the touches of gold :) Happy Holidays, Lily!

    • Lily

      Thank you Paris and happy holidays to you too :-)

  • Jen W

    Squee!! Welcome to the Bandits and I love the oh-so-mysterious art direction that this post has taken!

    • Lily

      Thank you Jen :-) The shooting was uncomfortable, with flash directly in my eye, but I’m glad you guys like it!

  • Taylor

    Beautiful work. I love the dark photos. The red lipstick is a beauty!

    • Lily

      Thank you Taylor :-) It was lots of fun!

  • BooBooNinja

    I like the dramatic turn. Great photos and a fantastic look.
    Once again: congrats on joining the Lipstick Bandits!

    • Lily

      Aww, thank you BooBooNinja <3

  • Teri

    Wait, how did I missed this post???? You have no idea how jealous I am right now! A hubby that helps with pictures sounds like a dream! Especially when he has a vision, haha! Love it so much, I love the low-key, it sure adds to the drama! Soon it will be my turn, eeeek!

    • Lily

      LOL I’m glad you like it :-) I can’t wait to read yours… and welcome, finally! It was so lonely doing myself the last time. Hahah!