Monday, November 19, 2012

Lipstick Bandits: Vamp

I swear we've been planning for this topic since July. Larie and I have certainly been through every. vamp. lipstick we could get our hands on to find the perfect one. I thought I've already found mine in Chanel Rouge Allure Rouge Noir, but who ever said I could only have one?


The other lipstick in question is Le Métier de Beauté Kona Lipstick, a deep burgandy plum.



Smiley picture! (Well, I was actually laughing at the camera here)

I have been known to cheat in my Bandit assignments, but this time it's out of necessity! Whether it's the cold weather or I'm not rigorous enough with my lip balm application, my lips have been peeling so badly I look like I have lip dandruff.

Suffice to say, dark lipstick on patchy lips isn't the best scene, but I found Le Métier de Beauté La Belle Sheer Brilliance Lip Gloss to be a great topper for vamps. The sheer sparkly brown (don't be fooled by the swatch below, it's really sheer when on the lips) deepens the base shade just a little, and in some cases, make it look just right.




L-R: Kona, La Belle, MUFE #13C

Le Métier de Beauté Kona and La Belle can be found at Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, and of course, Bergdorf Goodman.

On to the best part of Lipstick Bandit days! Make sure you check out what my fellow masked cohorts are sporting:

Full disclosure: This entry contains sample products sent by PR or the manufacturer for editorial consideration.

34 comments:

  1. As always, Xiao, you look stunning! This color was made for you!

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  2. Woots! Looking amazing there Xiao :-)

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  3. Eeee you look amazing, Xiao! I love the combination! Think I might have to take a look at LMdB lipsticks soon!

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  4. Love the combo Cheekz! SO pretty! I love how dark it is!

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    1. Thanks, Tracy! You know me, go vamp or go home

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    1. Thanks :) I think it's secretly to make up for how horrible I look in warm pinks

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  6. oh, I love vampy lipstick all year round, so, I never have seen so many vampy lipstick posts like this year ... I love it! You make look every vampy lipstick look day/work friendly. The LMdB gloss looks stunning! / Claire

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    1. Hahaha, depending on what industry you're thinking about, I suppose :) The LMdB gloss is awesome. Spices up many a vamp!

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    2. that's true, I guess if you work in an office it still is not apporopriate :P ... well, all depends D: everyone should be wearing vamps this season :P no matter where, lol

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  7. Haha, cheater! I honestly think we have swatched every single dark lipstick in stores. ._. YOU LOOK SO GOOD, WANDZ.

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    1. I fully admit my less-than-honorable ways in pursuit of a better-looking lip! And yes, I think we did.

      THE HAIR IS JUSTIN BIEBER /horror

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  8. Holy god D: That gloss is the most gorgeous thing I have seen all month -- any chance I can bug you to do a lip swatch of it (on its own) sometime? Because I think I need.

    Not sure how I'm going to get LMdB up in Canada, but what kind of beauty blogger would I be if I let something as trivial as availability stop me? :P

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    1. Although you don't need to worry about that anymore, Zuneta offers worldwide shipping :)

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  9. Okay wow. Where the hell did that gloss come from and WHY didn't I know about it?! I second Rae's request: can you swatch the gloss all alone? I also need. Badly.

    ♥ Jessica

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  10. The glossed lip is so pretty! Ah, those gold shimmers!

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  11. That lip gloss is perfection in the tube for vampy lip shades! I love your smile, Wandz, you're such a cutie! x

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  12. Love both shades Im a Vamp lipstic and Nailpolish lover. Btw how did it go with the Spanish blog I sended u? u need more?

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  13. Damn it! I told Larie how jealous I am of her ability to wear these colours, and now I see you ---it's driving me crazy! My colouring doesn't always lend itself to wearing dramatic shades like this, but I'm not giving up: I'll find a way to make it work on me too. I love all your colour choices - as if anything would ever dare look bad on you, lol! And now I'm dying to see how different my original Rouge Noir lipstick is to the newer version!

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  14. Hi Xiao,
    Don't get me wrong, I adore your "Blue Steel" non-smiley, you can certainly rock that, but whenever you post your smiley picture, I always thought you have such a lovely,nice smiley face, I wish I see it more often; v. girl-next-door-ish "-)
    In any case, nice job with the vampy lips, love 2x the lipsticks + gloss on you!

    Claire

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  15. The Chanel lipstick is gorgeous....but....but...that LMDB lip gloss is just stealing the show. Guhhh, how can something be that pretty? It's perfect.

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  16. Oh my goodness, that gloss is an absolute STUNNER! Next time I head to NYC, I'm blowing my money on LMdB. (and tickets to shows, of course :p)

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  17. How on EARTH do all you lovely ladies make these dark, vampy lips look so darn easy?? *le sigh*

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  18. Wow, I love vampy lips! looks great on you, especially the one with the gloss
    May I ask which Camera you use?

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  19. Oh wow, La Belle is stunning! I "need" it now, ha :)

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  20. Layering them was genius! And you had to pick LMDB and make me want more of them. La Belle looks uh-may-zing! Gah!

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  21. what a pretty combination! :) good work! I need to try some lmdb lip stuff for sure!

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