Monday, December 24, 2012

Lipstick Bandits: Secret Santa Look Swap


We have perhaps the most elaborate Lipstick Bandit collaboration ever today! If you follow any of us on Twitter you'll know we've been very excited about this, largely because none of us knows what the other person is going to do. We're as clueless as you may be, dear readers, and for some reason this makes us giddy.

But what is this we're actually doing, you ask? The idea is based on Secret Santa and our "gift" to each other is a signature makeup look. Rae emailed each of us our assignments and we weren't allowed to reveal who we got until, well, now. I wasn't surprised to find out who she picked for me, but let's see if you can guess by looking at this picture below.


If that doesn't give it away, this would totally do it.


I was assigned Arianne of Glitter Geek because I proposed "dimple contouring" and Rae was amused. I actually attempted it in earnest for this look, but it's kind of impossible to contour something that only appears when your face moves in a certain way. I was thrilled to (re)discover that I actually have a dimple though.

If you didn't already know, Arianne is a huge fan of cats. Naturally, I chose to emulate this look she featured on her blog because recently that's how I've been thinking of her - all sexy and feline-like. I made sure to emphasize my lashes (by layering two mascaras) because hers are long, luscious, and completely envy-inducing. To complete the look, I even tried posing like her.



But of course, I reverted to my own style later.




Merry Christmas, Arianne (and everyone else)! I hope I did you justice.

We have a new bandit again! Please join us in welcoming Lily from ChloeAsh to our little masked tribe. We can't wait till you're all caught up in our shenanigans!

New Bandit:

Products Used:
Rouge Bunny Rouge Time Defying Foundation in Wheat Cream
Guerlain Perles D'Azur Meteorites
Suqqu Balancing Eyebrow in Moss Green 01
Suqqu Eyebrow Liquid Pen in Moss Green 01
Giorgio Armani Waterproof Smooth Silk Eye Pencil #1
Shu Uemura 5R Pure Kolinsky Brush
Burberry No.3 Porcelain Eyeshadow
Pop Beauty Peak Performance Mascara in Billiant Black
Annabelle Le Big Show Mascara
Chanel Tempting Beige Blush
Le Métier de Beauté Dualistic Lip Pencil in Rose
Guerlain Rouge Automatique #125 Vega

Full disclosure: This entry contains sample product(s) sent by PR or the manufacturer for editorial consideration.

40 comments:

  1. DAHHHH!!! It's you!!! I was so wrong. Thought it'd be Rae or Dani. :P

    Thank you thank you so much. The look is beautiful! But I was expecting a black cat prop or something. j/k

    Merry Christmas Wandz. HUUUGS.

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    1. I thought you would guess me based on "dimple contouring" too. But I have to say I was surprised by all the picks! Rae did a fantastic job.

      I WISH I HAD A BLACK CAT PROP. I was thinking about this! But I didn't have anything remotely like a cat in my house :(

      I love you and Merry Christmas to you too!

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  2. LOL I love that one with the funny face :p Merry Christmas, Xiao!

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    1. dimples are essential in the Glitter Geek look!

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  3. gorgeous red pucker: your own posing that I refer to as model-esque haughty/beautiful suits you better than the smiley/grinny one

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  4. Fab job, you look absolutely gorgeous! Really sexy too!

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    1. Thank you, Mariella. Happy holidays!

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  5. LOL at the photo with a dimple! And I absolutely love the last photo. Fierce stare is so you, Wandz!

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    1. Welcome to our club, Lily!

      (I wish my eyes weren't lopsided in the last photo ><)

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  6. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! I LOVE the photo with the dimple. You are so Glitter Geek in these pictures.

    Merry Christmas, darling!
    ♥ Jessica

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  7. The dimple face ! ahaha that was awesome !

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  8. WOW Xiao - This whole look is just wonderful on you. The first pic of you is my very favorite...Of ALL your blog posts!! I absolutely love the combination of the deep red lipstick, short dark hair, porcelain skin and that gray cowl (?) sweater is just stunning! You look simply gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks, Angela! This means I should be more Glitter Geek than Messy Wands :P

      It's an odd sweater (and a Christmas gift), which is why I absolutely love it! I wish I could feature it more prominently somehow.

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  9. You look flippin AMAZING! I LOVE this look on you. It's fierce!

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    1. Thanks, Christa! Happy holidays to you!

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  10. WOOHOO! You look AMAAAAZING! And that dimple! You have a dimple! Welcome to our club! (Though mine only shows up when I smile/talk, so they haven't made much of an appearance on the blog)

    I know you were emulating Geekz; but girl, this look is SO YOU, too! <3

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    1. I have to squirm for that dimple to show! And yes, when I was done I thought the same thing. Geekz and I are secretly the same lol

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    2. We are one and the same, yes, precious.

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  11. You looking flipping cute !!!!! Love your lipstick <3 xx

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  12. Love, love, love!! :D What I wouldn't have given to see you attempt dimple contouring, soulmate -- I'm sure it must have been fabulous!

    Hope you had fun with this :) Happy Christmas, dearling!

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    1. I shaded it in and it looked weird >:(

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  13. You should have stolen a cat! :D Your dimple is amazingly cute. And you are stunning. And so perfectly both you and Geekz!!!

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  14. This is a gorgeous holiday look, Xiao! Love it! Bravo!! :D

    Merry Christmas to you, dear! <3

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    1. Thanks Becca! Merry Christmas to you as well

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  15. I SPY A DIMPLE. AHHH I love you. And your smiley Arianne pose :P Hmmm dimple contouring, you never know, it could become a new thing... Merry Christmas my friend!

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    1. Had to smile or I wouldn't pass as Geekz! I TRIED, MM, I just couldn't pull it off :(

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  16. Pretty pretty! Now I need to buy Vega.

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    1. I dug out Vega from my stash. Pleasantly surprised!

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  17. You absolutely did Geekz justice! I love the appearance of the dimple and its a beautiful look that could very well be you! :D Merry Christmas *hugs*

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    1. The dimple was absolutely forced! Merry Christmas to you too, darling!

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  18. You are a joy. I have been meaning to thank you for all are, and for all you share: artistry, absolute beauty, poise, sense of humor, a unique light shining through POV. Happy Christmas to you. Long may you shine. Espavo- L

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  19. Sorry. I meant to say all you are....also meant to thank you for posting some New York pics, I grew up there and live far away now, it warmed my heart to see the Christmas window!! It flooded me with the fondest memories and powerfully reminded me I must stop in New York very soon. Thank you again. I wish you the manifestation of your brightest wishes and fondest dreams in the coming year. Espavo-Elle

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    1. Thank you for your note :) Stay tuned for my Christmas post for more pictures of New York!

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  20. Vega looks amazing!!! LOL @dimple contouring, and your discovery of a cute little side dimple :P

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