The Lipstick Bandits Wish You A Happy Sparkly New Year!

by Paris B on · 42 comments

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Ladies, we are just a few days to the end of 2011! Sqeee!! icon biggrin The Lipstick Bandits Wish You A Happy Sparkly New Year!

The Lipstick Bandits have come up with some ideas for creating a festive lip this year end so if you have a New Year do to attend and haven’t planned your look, we have ideas for you! icon smile The Lipstick Bandits Wish You A Happy Sparkly New Year! I decided to take things down to the drugstore (or pharmacy as we call it icon wink The Lipstick Bandits Wish You A Happy Sparkly New Year! ) and source you an affordable Holiday combination. I realize not many people dare wear the red lipstick outside of special occasions and less so a sparkly lip so finding something affordable is a good thing icon smile The Lipstick Bandits Wish You A Happy Sparkly New Year!

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We were tasked by the Lipstick Bandit Head Honcho to wear a red or berry red (to be honest, I only read red hence my choice :P) and a sparkly overlay, the more sparkly or glittery the better. Unfortunately, sparkly and glittery aren’t quite in my lip vocabulary and I did want something affordable so I trawled the pharmacy until I came on this by ZA which I’m afraid has to do.

The choices I picked were the Revlon Colour Burst lipstick in True Red and the ZA Plumper Lip Gloss in 06 Whitelights. Here we go icon smile The Lipstick Bandits Wish You A Happy Sparkly New Year! First off, here are the swatches so you have an idea what they should look like icon razz The Lipstick Bandits Wish You A Happy Sparkly New Year!

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Left to Right : Revlon ColorBurst lipstick in True Red, ZA Cosmetics Plumper Lip Gloss in 06 Whitelights, ZA Whitelights layered over Revlon True Red

I’m afraid it did not come out as sparkly as I hoped it would. The ZA Plumper Lip Gloss in Whitelights is quite pretty actually. It has these fine glitter sparkles in it that add a pretty silver-gold shine and it is clear so it sits well over any lip colour. It will lighten your lip colour a little, but that adds to the shine bit. Its quite tacky but isn’t sticky if anyone knows what I mean icon razz The Lipstick Bandits Wish You A Happy Sparkly New Year! It doesn’t glue my lips together and the pretty glitter sparkles last so I’d say that for something I picked up on a whim from the pharmacy for just RM27+ its quite a find! icon biggrin The Lipstick Bandits Wish You A Happy Sparkly New Year! I’ve reviewed the Revlon True Red previously so you can read the review on it icon smile The Lipstick Bandits Wish You A Happy Sparkly New Year!

And here’s a side by side comparison so you have an idea how it looks.

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On its own, the Revlon True Red is a smooth TRUE red lipstick with a bit of shine (it isn’t matte) but it isn’t glossy either. One layer of ZA Whitelights gloss over and ooh boy! See that shine? icon biggrin The Lipstick Bandits Wish You A Happy Sparkly New Year!

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See it? icon razz The Lipstick Bandits Wish You A Happy Sparkly New Year! This close up is just to prove that yes, there ARE sparkles and glitter… its just not too sparkly or glittery from afar icon razz The Lipstick Bandits Wish You A Happy Sparkly New Year! True Red is truly a red for the holidays – a bit too much in the day but under warm lights it really comes into its own.

Finally because I’m a narcissist that way (wouldn’t be a blogger if I wasn’t icon razz The Lipstick Bandits Wish You A Happy Sparkly New Year! ), here’s the complete look I did.

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Also featuring: Clarins Everlasting Foundation – Almond, Guerlain Meteorites Perles de Nuit, Urban Decay 15th Anniversary Palette, Diorblush Vintage Pink, Shu Uemura Hard 9 eyebrow pencil

And here’s Revlon True Red topped up with the ZA Cosmetics gloss.

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Care to give this a go? You can easily find Revlon and ZA Cosmetics at our local pharmacies and there could be discounts going on right now icon wink The Lipstick Bandits Wish You A Happy Sparkly New Year!

If this isn’t something you’d fancy, do check out what the other Lipstick Bandits have for you icon wink The Lipstick Bandits Wish You A Happy Sparkly New Year!

I’ve loved my time with the Lipstick Bandits and learning about their blogs and getting to know these awesome ladies and I can’t wait to see what more sneaky bandity things we’d get up to in 2012… involving lipsticks of course icon smile The Lipstick Bandits Wish You A Happy Sparkly New Year! Happy sparkly New Year everyone! icon biggrin The Lipstick Bandits Wish You A Happy Sparkly New Year!

psst: Let me know if you decide to give this kick-@$$ lip combo a go! icon biggrin The Lipstick Bandits Wish You A Happy Sparkly New Year!

Paris B

Revlon Colorburst True Red Price: RM39 Availability: Revlon counters ZA Plumper Lipgloss Price: RM27+ Availability: ZA Cosmetics counters

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Hanny Daforcena December 28, 2011 at 9:13 pm

What a pretty and classic look! I’d love to rock that look for New Year’s Eve, but the makeup police in my family (erm, the parents) are there. So gotta stay a bit quiet heh heh ^.^

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Paris B January 2, 2012 at 7:30 pm

Thank you Hanny! So, what sort of colours did you wear for NYE in the end? I stayed in so, no red lips anyway lol!

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Stephanie/Yukaeshi December 28, 2011 at 9:14 pm

I -might- be wearing Smashbox Sangria lip stain with MAC Pleasure Principle :P Might.

I’m sure you keep hearing this but you can really pull off a red lip very well! Gorgeous! :)

BTW Happy New Year 2012 Paris! :D Have a sparkly one! :P

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Paris B January 2, 2012 at 7:31 pm

Thank you Stephanie :) did you sport your Sangria combination after all? sangria is a gorgeous shade and will fade prettily under a gloss :)

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Danielle December 28, 2011 at 9:29 pm

Omigosh! This combo is divine! The lipstick is gorgeous on it’s own, but the lipgloss just takes it up a fun notch or two! Gorgeous as always, dear! :)

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Paris B January 2, 2012 at 7:34 pm

Thank you Danielle! True Red is such a beautiful colour but I’d forgotten about it till this challenge so I’m very pleased to rediscover it :)

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Rane December 28, 2011 at 10:01 pm

Wow u look gorgeous with the lipstick,this is definitely a wise buy for New Year parties ;)

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Paris B January 2, 2012 at 7:35 pm

Thank you Rane :) this is a beautiful colour but I can imagine, a bit bold. May work for CNY too ;)

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Denise December 28, 2011 at 10:05 pm

Beautiful! I might just go for a sparkly red lip on new year’s eve too. Thanks for the inspiration Lipstick Bandits!

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Paris B January 2, 2012 at 7:38 pm

Thank you Denise and I’m pleased we help make up your mind about the NYE red lip! :D

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Sukie December 28, 2011 at 10:28 pm

You sure do rock the reds my dear! But like Hanny I doubt my parents will let me wear such a colour :( sigh the woes of being seen as a child in your parents’ eyes!

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Paris B January 2, 2012 at 7:44 pm

Thank you Sukie :) my parents had to get me to put on makeup once. I think they’re regretting that now lol!

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Ching December 28, 2011 at 10:38 pm

Luv tat last pic of yours, absolutely ravishing! Happy New Year all!

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Paris B January 2, 2012 at 7:46 pm

Thank you Ching :) happy new year!

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arianne December 28, 2011 at 11:10 pm

Eeek Paris how gorgeous are you? I love the red lipstick you chose, and the gloss, too. But more the red lipstick. It’s perfect on your skin tone. Just stunning, really. :)

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Paris B January 2, 2012 at 7:47 pm

Thank you Arianne :D I’d totally forgotten I had this shade and only rediscovered it while organizing my stuff. Thanks to all of you for giving my the opportunity to use it :D

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Larie December 29, 2011 at 1:05 am

Pretty pretty! I love the red of this Revlon against your skintone! It’s perfect! The gloss makes it all shiny and awesome. :D I love your eye makeup, too!

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Paris B January 2, 2012 at 7:51 pm

Thank you so much Larie :D I can imagine this shade would look pretty awesome against your skin tone too :)

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Tracy@Beauty Reflections December 29, 2011 at 1:28 am

Paris! Your lipstick combo is so gorgeous on you!! It’s a beautiful red! And it’s a Revlon!! Meaning I can afford it after the holidays! Yay!! You look beautiful lady! So classy!

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Paris B January 2, 2012 at 7:55 pm

Thank you Tracy :) and yes I wanted to pick a colour that was affordable and easy to get for most. I hope you pick it up at a sale or another because I think you’d rock it! :D

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dani@callitbeauty December 29, 2011 at 2:14 am

Good choice on True Red! I was actually gonna go with that as well :).

Great minds and all that jazz :p. Haha! It looks gorgeous on you, lovely!

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Paris B January 2, 2012 at 7:56 pm

Yay for great minds :D you should have and we could have been lipstick twins :) thanks Dani

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Makeup Morsels December 29, 2011 at 2:54 am

Happy sparkly New Year to you too! I absolutely love the look, the sparkles are so floaty and delicate and the red *kasdjfdskla oh my goodness*

I actually bought that lipstick last week, so now I definitely need to pull it out and play!

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Paris B January 2, 2012 at 8:03 pm

Thank you! I was very pleasantly surprised by the lipgloss and how delicate it all is :D can’t wait to see your look with True Red :D

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Jamilla December 29, 2011 at 5:10 am

You look like a classic 40′s movie star!

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Paris B January 2, 2012 at 8:07 pm

Wow, that surely is a compliment :) thank you Jamilla!

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lyn December 29, 2011 at 9:56 am

Oh my, that is so pretty! I never really thought of mixing sparkles with red and am now tempted to try ;-)

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Paris B January 2, 2012 at 8:19 pm

Wouldn’t have thought about it either, of not for this challenge :) give it a go Lyn!

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peach_ December 29, 2011 at 10:07 am

Red like POW!!! You are rocking that combination. I’m inspired by you to try red lips at least once in the coming year.

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Paris B January 2, 2012 at 8:20 pm

Thank you Peach!! Yes, do a red lip this year. You may never look back :D

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Saphy December 29, 2011 at 11:11 am

The red looks so shiny ~ and good on you :D! All ready for a red CNY :P?

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Paris B January 2, 2012 at 8:22 pm

Thank you and yes! Will sport this for CNY too :D

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Ashley December 29, 2011 at 11:54 am

True Red is truly a classic red and and the touch of sparkles are winking at me. What a playful combo!

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Paris B January 2, 2012 at 8:23 pm

The sparkles just turns things up a notch doesn’t it ;) I was pleasantly surprised

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Rae // theNotice December 29, 2011 at 1:48 pm

*squee*! True Red looks great on you, but I LOVE it with that gloss overtop. It just looks so chic & plush! /flails

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Paris B January 2, 2012 at 8:24 pm

Thank you Rae! Yours was the plush lip. It looked like pillows :D

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Jyoan December 29, 2011 at 5:02 pm

I am one of those who find myself odd with red lips. LOL. I love sparkly though. Was fun checking out all the other bandits, I must say!!

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Paris B January 2, 2012 at 8:26 pm

Perhaps if a Brit red doesn’t do it, go for a brick red. It’s deeper and less attention grabbing and usually very flattering to most. There’s a red for everyone! ;)

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gio December 29, 2011 at 8:01 pm

What a beautiful combo, you are rocking it! Red lips look gorgeous on you!

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Paris B January 2, 2012 at 8:26 pm

Thank you Gio!

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Jen W December 30, 2011 at 10:57 am

Happy sparkly new year to you too! Gorgeous combo and love the eye makeup :)

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Paris B January 2, 2012 at 8:36 pm

Thank you Jen :)

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