Monday, October 31, 2011

Lipstick Bandit

Some time ago I received a wholly random mention on Twitter - a very excited Rae asking for more lipstick bandits - and my first thought was what? are we robbing stores for lipstick now? ... I might be down.

Turns out no illegalities were involved, so far more enthusiasm ensued! I've been invited to join the (highly innocent) gathering of Lipstick Bandits, and as part of my induction all I have to do is put on a mask and tempt you with some red lips. Sounds like a regular day on Messy Wands!

  • Chantecaille Future Skin in Camomile
  • Burberry Fresh Glow Luminous Fluid Base

  • Ellis Faas E203
  • Armani Eyes To Kill #1 palette - black shade
  • MAC Vellum


Due to an inordinate amount of ailments that plagued me during the painting (stye and flu, amongst others), I improvised and made a half-mask to avoid those areas of concern. 

My mask took much less makeup remover compared to what my fellow Bandits had to use, that's for sure. Nevertheless, I had fun. When are we doing this again!

Take a peek at the rest of the Bandits and fear! Guess how many new red lipsticks I now want:

Rae at theNotice
Arianne at The Glitter Geek
Larie at Eye Heart It
Danie at Call It Beauty
Rocaille at Rocaille Writes
Paris B at My Women Stuff
Danielle at Blooming Beauty

Ellis Faas E203 was a press sample sent to me for consideration from the company. RBR Raw Silence was a gift I won from Zuneta's Facebook giveaway. The rest of the products mentioned in this post were purchased by me.


  1. That's a lovely representation of a mask Xiao! So creative and sort of elegant too :D yay to the lipstick bandits!

  2. Ooh, I love it! Sorry about the illnesses, though :( It still came out beautifully! Welcome to the gang, hahaha.

  3. Gorgeous :) I love how delicate it looks, while still having a graphic edge. Hope you're well again soon, lovely! xx

  4. Beauitiful and creative :)
    Wondering if you've fallen out of love with LMdB Peau Vierge? Your skin looks beautiful - as always. (Love the Burberry fresh glow!!)

  5. Really amazing work!! I love it!
    Welcome to the gang!

  6. Love your interpretation, Xiao, so unique! :)

  7. I love it! The lips are amazing too, I always forget that RBR does a red.

  8. Awesome mask! It's got that cool techie/digital vibe going on, reminds me of Tron for some reason.

  9. Thanks everyone!

    @katie Oh dear of course not, what made you think so? I've just been rooting around for a heavier coverage foundation and have been sampling Future Skin every chance I have to make sure I want to commit to it. My sample is dwindling and that purchase is quite imminent :) And yes, while it's a new purchase, so far it's love at first use with Burberry Fresh Glow

  10. So cool! I hope you went to class like that for Halloween =)

  11. I love your mask- it's digital and graphic and oh so cool.

    Lipstick is divine too!

  12. I, too, am always on the hunt for the perfect foundation. It has proven a very difficult quest! I just started using the Peau Vierge and, though shade 1 is a tad dark, I am loving it! I was really surprised by the amount of coverage it gives. I know that I will want more coverage somedays, so the hunt continues.... Have you tried LMdB Flawless Foundaion? It is on my list, and now, I think, this Chantecaille is too.

  13. Oh yes, meant to ask if you wear the Peau Vierge under your other foundation?

  14. @Joey I wish! Had to go to work and look all staid and professional on Monday :(

    @Jenny thank you :D

    @katie I know! Till now I still get (pleasantly) surprised when I put on Peau Vierge. I have tried the foundation but didn't leave thinking "must have." I don't remember why, though. I'm pretty set on purchasing Chantecaille Future Skin at this point.

    I don't for the moment (I used to mix PV with my BB cream, but that's not *really* foundation), but I know you can!

  15. The geometric pattern is uber cool! I, for one, love it! I hope you are feeling better now!

  16. Oh my GOD. I didn't realize there were so many more bandits now!

    I love love love this look!


    Hey you. Your face. It is pretty. You should be a model :).


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