A look for Valentine’s Day. I’ve been scratching my head, wondering what I am to do for this post. I’ve already done understated elegance. I’ve also done a sultry look. Both, in my opinion, are suitable for Valentine’s Day. Both are also based on a pink theme. So perhaps, today, I will be inspired by roses and teddy bears. Well, mostly roses 😐

Roses are red, violets are blue, Valentine’s Day is a gimmick, for businesses to make money off of you. Hahahahahah!!! Way to destroy the romantic notion. Anyway, back to roses. I want to feature a pair of red. A pair that gives you rosy red lips yet soft and plush like teddy bears. They are Lunasol Full Glamour Lips G in 40 Red Beige and Lunasol Full Glamour Liquid Lips in 15 Clear Red Beige. I have these in my stash for a while now, and I have yet to write about them. How appropriate is it for me to pull them out now for my Lipstick Bandit post?

 

Lunasol lips

 

The lipstick (Red Beige) is very smooth and buttery, with balm-like feeling on the lips. It has a sheen that is understated, which makes lips look fuller and softer. The gloss (Clear Red Beige) can be worn on its own, but when applied on top of the lipstick, it adds volume to the lips without being tacky or sticky. Both are said to contain beauty essence ingredients, but I don’t have the ingredients list, and even if I do, I can’t read Japanese. The SA said that these lipsticks do not stain the lips, and the more I wear them, the softer my lips are.

 

Lunasol Full Glamour Lips G 40 Red Beige

Lunasol Full Glamour Lips G 40 Red Beige

Lunasol gloss

Lunasol Full Glamour Liquid Lips 15 Clear Red Beige

swatch

Left: Red Beige, Right: Clear Red Beige

 

I think these are great for those who are picking up courage to wear bold red lips which can be intimidating. The red has a warm undertone, and on the lips, they look very soft and feminine. On me, this combination wears for 3 hours before signs of fading. Good news is, even though the texture is super balmy, there is no feathering or bleeding.

This is a look I came up with using these 2 lip products. I wanted the focus to be on my soft kissable lips, and a flush that looks as if I was a little embarrassed. I kept my eyes soft and bright, and skipped falsies again because I really don’t like wearing them.

 

LB1 Valentines 2013

 

Face: RMK Liquid Foundation 101, Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage SC3, Chanel Poudre Universelle Libre 20

Blush: Shiseido Camellia Compact

Eyes: Dior Cherie Bow Palette 002 Rose Perle

 

LB2 Valentines 2013

 

I hope you liked today’s look and that it’s something a little different from your usual pink suspects. As usual, please check out what my fellow bandits have done.

I’ve only joined the Bandits end of last year, but this month, 2 of my friends are joining too! Please give a warm welcome to Teri, my fellow Femme Boulevard, and Sunny from MostlySunny!

Again, I hope you enjoyed this edition of Lipstick Bandits. Please feel free to comment below 🙂

 

xoxo Lily

 

 

Written by Lily

  • Simply beautiful 🙂

    • Aww, thanks Mariella

  • Aaah, super kissable lips idd! I love how you kept the rest of the look soft but very romantic! The Dior Cherie Bow palette is absolutely perfect for that!

    • The palette isn’t half bad when worn. And I really like this soft lip combo. In fact, I’ve been using this for the whole week. I’m already half way through the lip gloss. I aim to use it up! Woots 😀

  • Claire

    That Lunasol gloss! :O what a beauty! I like the soft pearly pink from the Dior palette, I need a dupe for this colour!

    • I wish I could tell you, but I don’t have pale shimmery pinks like that in my stash. And yes, Lunasol makes pretty good glosses. If I was more of a gloss girl, I’d flip. LOL!

  • This lip combo really brightens up your face! Love!

    • Thanks Procrastinator <3

  • The gloss looks to die for, Chloe, and the combo of the two are so luscious on your lips! And yay for creatures of comfort and skipping falsies 🙂

    • Thanks Monika. Yes, I’m ALL for comfort 🙂

  • Ting

    I have always held that believe that Valentines day is just a marketing and sales opportunity for businesses. I mean, why should we declare our love on this day when we have the other 363 days to do the same??! 🙂

    I like your V day look, by the way. It’s so fresh and natural. 🙂

    • Thanks for dropping by, Ting. I’m so glad I’m not the only one who believes that. Hahaha!

  • Tracy@Beauty Reflections

    What a gorgeous combo Lily! Really love both of them separately, but BAZINGA!! when they are together on your lips!

    • I know right? I’ve been wearing this combo a lot. Larie finishing her Dior gloss is inspiring me to finish mine too. HAHA!

  • Those two lip products are GORGEOUS in the tube and on you! I love the subtle shimmer in the gloss.

    • You know, I never realised there was shimmer until I took the photos. I’m such a klutz!

  • Man, you look GREAT with this combo! Like SERIOUSLY great! I should look into Lunasol when I’m in Taiwan this summer 🙂

    • Thanks Sunny. Oh yes, you have to check out Lunasol when you’re back. They don’t look like much in the pan, mostly shimmery, but when swatched, they are something else 😀

  • This is the type of colour I wear when I find red too intimidating (which is most of the time). Your look is lovely!

    • High five for having similar tastes! I think reds like these flatter nearly everybody 🙂

  • Your looking beautiful! Love the lip combo 🙂 I see that you are quite the port as well. I agree with you completely but I can’t help but be swept up a little by Valentines Day

    • Aww, thanks Taylor. For Valentine’s, we just treat it like any other day. With 2 toddlers around, we now celebrate it together 🙂 Going out is crazy. Everything is overpriced!

  • Lovely look, Lily! I think this is perfect for me because though it’s red, it’s still quite wearable and not too scarily-bold 😛 Also, I REALLY need to get that Shiseido Camellia compact! Everyone has it now and I am getting a case of makeup-envy!! 😛

    • LOL Becca 🙂 Is the Camellia compact still available? I think it’s sold out here… talking about Shiseido, their new Perfect Rouge and Perfect Rouge Tender Sheer are pretty awesome. I grabbed one each the other day 🙂

  • Love that lipstick. The color is bold but I actually think it’s quite wearable.

    • It’s definitely wearable 🙂 This red is not intimidating at all! I bought it before I had the courage to wear any bold lippies

  • My darling, that gloss! Your lips look absolutely perfect: I love how the gloss is such a vibrant pink that it’s almost red.

    ♥ Jessica

    • Aww, thanks Jessica 🙂 *blush*

  • These look absolutely lovely on you, Lily! I love the Camellia flush, too ;o)

    • Thanks Rae boss! I’m glad I picked them up AND be able to use them regularly 🙂

  • eee pretty colors! 🙂

    • Thanks Joyce!

  • Liz

    You look amazing! Love that soft look. 🙂 I never layer my lippies but maybe I should try coming up with some combinations!

    • Oh you should 🙂 I’d love to see what you came up with!

  • ohhh what a beautiful duo of reds! Love this look, and your V-Day poem is THE BEST hahaha, so very accurate 😛

    • Lol I’m glad you like the little poem, no matter how unromantic! Haha

  • I love the Lunasol packaging, it’s really sleek and pretty. Sheer reds are usually my favorite type of reds to wear. These are lovely 🙂

    • Thanks Catherine. Lunasol is pretty sleek, and pretty too 🙂 Sheer reds are so easy to wear, and this isn’t too bright or in your face. Quite natural…

  • Petrina

    Very pretty cny look 🙂 unfortunately I won’t be back this cny – In fact we are hardly ever back for it as hb hates the traffic ( last time we were back we were stuck in a traffic jam of 8 hours from Taiping to PJ!!!) and commitments. I’ve out in my makeup orders and can’t wait for someone to fly over with them!!

    • Yeah, I guess this Valentine’s Day look can be used as CNY look too! It’s red after all 🙂 Oh, I know what you mean…traffic is CRAZY during CNY, but KL is usually quiet, since everyone left for their hometowns. Ipoh is full of people, everywhere! It’s already getting crowded now. People are coming home. Then again, it’s part of the CNY atmosphere – just once a year 🙂

  • Looks lovely, Lily! I love Lunasol lip products – seriously seriously good stuff! I will have to check this colour out 🙂

    • The Lunasol gloss is the one I reach for lately, and I’m not even a gloss girl. But yes, I think you’ll like this!