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Good Cyber Monday to you!!

Did any of you guys brave the long lines for Black Friday??  I watched the madness on TV!! I just think that shopping is an online phenom now.  I just couldn’t tear myself away from the couch!! LOL!

I recently reviewed and recommended the Black Dahlia Lip Tar from Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics.  So for all of you who bought it, here’s a LOTD to show the versatility of this oxblood lip colour!

OCC Black Dahlia with M.A.C. Nightmoth Lip Pencil

So I used a dark wine lip pencil, Nightmoth from M.A.C., and lined my lips.  I then used a lip brush and applied a DROP of Black Dahlia on my lips.  I actually a used a few layers to get the deepest colour.  It dried to a shiny finish that was mostly opaque and not sticky.

This very bold and deep! Love it!  I paired it with a neutral eye shadow, winged liner and a light application of plum blush.

The eye look! Just winged liner.

This is very dark, vampy and lush all at the same time.  It’s not super shiny nor matte so it keeps it from being too 1988.

So, for those who are not ready for this deep colour, there is another option! I then wiped off most colour and it left a lovely, plum demi-matte stain!

Look 2: Berry stained lips!

I would wear this everyday!  I wore both looks for hours and they lasted quite long.  Of course the stained version has more staying power.  To achieve this look, I would apply a very light, thin layer and blot.

So those are 2 versions of the oxblood look!

Laters!

NTB

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An island girl living in the Big Apple. She hails from the twin island Republic of Trinidad & Tobago but currently reside in the beauty/fashion capital of the world, New York City (Harlem to be exact!). She is passionate - well, obsessed - about beauty and in addition to blogging, she is also a corporate beauty professional and a budding web designer/developer. She loves combining her in-depth, practical knowledge with her chemist/scientific training to make your cosmetic choices fun and easy. She likes to take the guesswork out of beauty, separate the hype from what really works, to help you bring out the most beautiful you! She loves colour, and makeup, and she has been natural for years! She also loves great food, culture, sports and laid back vibes! Check out some more about me here and if you like this post, sign up to my newsletter to get updates on what I am craving right now.