Lipstick Bandits: His Choice

This theme came from a random Twitter conversation. It was a while back, so I can’t remember how it all started, but I’m glad I blurted it out because it just caught on and you’ll see what the men in our lives prefer – when it comes to lip colours anyway. I thought it was going to be difficult, because when I briefly mentioned it to hubs, he said something like yellow or purple. Oh my, wouldn’t that be interesting! When I finally asked him on Sunday morning, the day before this post is scheduled to go live, he said he preferred something pink. Right. That narrows it down to 20.


his say 1

When I probed further, he said, something lighter and more pastel but not ghost like. OK, that’s easy. I picked out Clinique Chubby Stick in Curvy Candy and put it on. Then he said “Yeah, that’s about right… but can you add something shiny on it so that it looks like a juicy ripe fruit instead of dried up fruit?” LOL! I don’t know if I was supposed to be insulted or not. So, I chose a gloss to go with it. Dior Addict Gloss in Papillon seems like a good choice so when I added both together, Voila! It was HIS choice. I really wouldn’t have picked these 2 combinations so I guess men do give a surprise sometimes.


his say 2 his say 3


How do you like this combo? It’s a very pretty and feminine pinky nude that is suitable for every day wear. He said he would pick something darker for a night out, but in general, this is something he prefers. I am quite relieved he didn’t pick something out of the ordinary, and I am also quite happy I now have a new combo to play with. When worn with minimal makeup and slightly wind blown hair, this is how it looks.


his say 4


What do you think? Yay or nay?

Do check out what the other bandits’ men have to say…


xoxo Lily



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  • Parita

    Definitely Yay! you look gorgeous!

    • Lily

      Thanks Parita :-)

  • Sunny

    Oh yeah, definitely a yay! It’s so soft, feminine, and pretty!

    • Lily

      I was surprised this was his pick, because he seems to compliment me when I wear red lips. LOL!

  • Sofia

    This colour is so pretty on you!
    This is quite funny actually, because the other day I was wearing very dark brown nail polish (that everyone says it suits me, except for my parents who say it looks like dirty nails), when my boyfriend tells me that that nail polish colour would look really well on me as lipstick… ?!!

    • Lily

      Have you tried it? I mean, wearing a similar brown shade on your lips? It might surprise you. LOL!

      • Sofia

        I would imagine it to be gothic! But hey maybe I could try and be surprised.

        • Lily

          Gothic. LOL! That would be interesting :-)

  • Rae // theNotice

    A Chubby Stick!! *\o/* :D

    This “juicy ripe fruit” combination looks wonderful on you, Lily :P It’s so lovely and fresh!

    • Lily

      Thanks Rae… I know, a Chubby Stick! This is definitely a combo I wouldn’t put together. I’m pleasantly surprised :-)

  • Teri

    Wow, I love it! It is very feminine and pretty. This combo is just spot on on you! Great pick!

    • Lily

      Thanks Teri! Seems like it’s been a long time since we talked! Hope all are well at your end :-)

  • Laura

    Definitely a yay from me! :D The Chubby Stick shade is really pretty, and the lip gloss definitely makes your lips look very juicy. XD Maybe layer a darker pink/red under the same lip gloss for nights out? :D

    • Lily

      Great idea! Yes to a darker lip for a night out. This gloss will probably tame down the colour but I’m sure it’s just as pretty :-)

  • http://nil Jan S

    yay! its very soft and pretty :)

    • Lily

      Thanks Jan. This combo is really soft indeed :-)

  • Larie

    LOL at the dried fruit comment. Men are so funny! I think it’s a gorgeous combination, though – very fresh and brightening! It’s a great pick!

    • Lily

      Yup, dried fruit. I was like “wha???” I decided it’s OK because he was a little feverish then. LOL!

  • Tracy@Beauty Reflections

    Hahaha dried up fruit haha-your hubby is hilarious! I love this combo! Very fresh and pretty on you! You look amazing!

    • Lily

      Yeah, I’m hoping it was his fever and sore throat talking, and that he wasn’t too happy I dragged him out of bed to choose a lipstick. His combination is surprisingly pretty though, right?

  • Rocaille

    This is so girly and pretty on you, Lily! I liked how you modeled the shades for your Mr for the final seal of approval :)

    • Lily

      Thanks Monika. He asked me if I was going to try everything on… with a very puzzled look on his face. I mean, c’mon… we’re lipstick bandits. If I did, that would be murdering my own lips. HAHAHA!

  • Liz

    AHAHAHAHA ripe/dried fruit! Yours is quite particular. I think you would look great with the dried fruit alone as well, LOL!

    • Lily

      Yeah, after I put on the gloss, all he can say was “More, More… more shiny!” I thought girls had a bling issue >.<

  • Taylor

    Lol “dried fruit”! I love the combo on you.. Very juicy and feminine.

    • Lily

      Yup, it sure is juicy. I had to pick the photo that looks erm, super moist. LOL!

  • Paris B

    Oh that is a lovely combination! I wouldn’t have thought of layering those either but it’s such a lovely shiny pink. Is that the Chubby Stick lip balm? I can’t wear that one but I love the Intense ones.

    • Lily

      Yeah, I remember you saying these are drying on you? They feel very very hydrating with a gloss on top though. I love the intense ones too :-)

  • Jen W

    I love it! Very pretty and sophisticated pink- love how pigmented the gloss looks too.

    • Lily

      Thanks Jen. The gloss is more pigmented than the Chubby Stick for sure :-)

  • Emma Brown

    This looks lovely on you. That lipstick is just perfect. Such a gentle color :)

    • Lily

      Thanks Emma. Gentle is a very apt description :-)

  • Catherine @ bcrueltyfree

    Aw what pretty, brightening colors. His picks remind me of the ones Sunny’s boyfriend picked too

    • Lily

      Oh, Sunny’s boy picked something much brighter. This one looks quite pigmented on the lips, but in certain lights, it can look like a nude pink too :-)

  • Claire

    what a perfect combo! I especially like the gloss, I think I have a similar one from chanel. It looks like a great choice for summer as well xxx

    • Lily

      Hey Claire, I haven’t tried any glosses from Chanel but I’ve heard great things :-) I think this lip combo goes with literally anything!

  • liyeun

    Hehehe maybe I shud do this with my hubby too! Great topic and such good combination of the calm and gloss! ^^

    • Lily

      Yes, you should totally try it :-)

  • Jessica

    I love that your Mr. selected pink! It’s such a feminine and lovely combination on you. I’ve had such fun reading everyone’s stories about prompting their significant others to select a lipstick.

    ♥ Jessica

    • Lily

      I had fun reading all the stories too! They all made me laugh at one point or another :-D

  • Beauty Box

    Your man is hilarious! “a juicy ripe fruit instead of dried up fruit”??? He definitely has opinions about how lipstick should look. I love this series. The lipstick bandits are so creative.

    • Lily

      LOL! Yeah, that dried fruit comment still leaves a question mark in my head >.<

  • Joyce (bronzerbunny)

    what a cute combo! Love it! :)

    • Lily

      Glad you like it, Joyce :-)

  • Arianne

    LOL! I’m revisiting the Lipstick Bandits post this morning and realized that I never commented on yours! Instead of a dried up fruit LMAO! Ohh so funny. :) The combo does look great on you Chloe! It’s a fool proof combo.