Happy Bandit Valentine

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