Halloween. A holiday that I am not crazy about. But I love to see people dressing up in different costumes especially here in New York City, where one of the largest Halloween street parades happens in the Village.
A few weeks ago, I attended the Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Fall 2017 launch called “The Season of the Witch”. This is an entire collection inspired by witches, wizardry and it’s very autumnal! The stand out Lip Tar from this collection is called ‘Hex’, a very plummy, reddish-purple with gold and silver microglitter. So pretty and it looks great on dark skin. The collection also contains 5 other Lip Tars, 6 Loose Colour Concentrates and 2 nail lacquers.
Swatches: Left – applied from the wand and allowed to dry. Right: Blotted down with tissue
I really wanted to incorporate Hex into a look and decided that this would be great as inspiration for a Halloween look. This is my ‘not dressing up, but still wearing makeup’ Halloween makeup tutorial. Of course you wear this with your costume, to a party, trick-or-treating or anytime you are looking for a twist on a smoky eye.
Embrace your attraction to bold colour with Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics’ Spring/Summer Lip Tar collection: ‘Magnetic Fields’! Introducing six new lip shades that marry classic florals with never-before-seen psychedelic tones. Wear these shades alone or create custom multi-chromatic lip looks by mixing opaque mattes with iridescent metallics. Formulated with a complex of naturally derived oils like Hemp, Peppermint, and Vitamin E, this cult-classic liquid lipstick delivers a comfortable matte finish that’s true-to-colour, longwearing and lightweight! Free of silicone, parabens, and gluten.
MAGNETIC FIELDS – OCC SS 2016
6 LIMITED EDITION OCC MAGNETIC FIELDS LIP TAR SHADES
This kinda blew my mind when I saw that this was coming out! Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics has made their name in the beauty industry off of tubes of lip colour called Lip Tars. These are heavily pigmented, vegan lip colours in squeezable tubes made to mix and match. A myriad of gorgeous and unique colours but dammit they were always leaking everywhere! I have Lip Tar stains in my handbags, in my kit, on my clothes…Even when they changed to the needle-nosed tubes, it made life a lot better but when I make a colour mix on a client, I always have trouble telling them how to replicate it. For the beginner or the on-the-go girl, the tubes were not the best to throw in your bag.
OCC has just taken 25 of their top shades and created Lip Tar Ready To Wear.
OCC’s Lip Tar RTW
Same amazing, minty formula but now housed in a regular cylindrical tube with a doe-foot applicator. SO…EXCITED! These colours are still available in their original form for the makeup artist, but this new version is great for the average consumer.
I received a couple of colours to try. I think you can totally guess which one is my favourite! 🙂
A note: these Lip Tars have a long drying time. They take more than a minute, which gives you enough time to mix other colours. When they dry, the finish is matte, but not the desert dry of your typical liquid lipsticks. They also dry down to an opaque finish. Because of that, I would suggest pairing with a lip liner to help prevent bleeding. In these pictures, they look shiny as they had not dried fully.
Here is what they look like.
OCC Lip Tar/RTW
I love the packaging! The tubes look like syringes! The applicator is you typical doe-foot and you can control the amount of product on it using the wiper on the inside of the tube.
FALL 2014 – From the innovators behind the cult-favorite liquid lipstick Lip Tar, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics unleashes a range of shades and textures that explores the boundaries between light and shadow. ‘Unknown Pleasures’ is OCC’s Fall/Winter Colour Collection that not only brings together six all-new Lip Tar shades to Sephora, but will be the first to introduce six limited-edition Nail Lacquer shades to participating stores!
The ‘Unknown Pleasures’ collection captures seasonal trend as created by OCC on the runways of New York Fashion Week, with shades that made their original debut at the Fall/Winter 2014 Collections. ‘Unknown Pleasures’ offers a range of colours that promise to tease and tempt the senses, with chic neutrals like ‘Lament’ and ‘Covet’, to ultra-modern vamp shades like the Matte and Metallic duo of deep purples, ‘Pagan’ and ‘Technopagan’. In addition to the six all-new Lip Tar Mattes and Metallics and coordinating Nail Lacquer shades, ‘Unknown Pleasures’ delivers online-exclusive offerings as well: two new Cosmetic Colour Pencil shades!
Actor and musician Deven Green returns to OCC, taking on her darkest roles yet as the two faces of ‘Unknown Pleasures’. The collection will be available online at Sephora.com, Beautylish.com, and OCCMakeup.com beginning 8/5, and available for purchase at participating Sephora stores and at OCC’s flagship boutique on 9/19.
LIP TAR (USD$18 each, 0.33oz)
LAMENT: Neutral Rose Beige (Matte)
COVET: Golden Buff Neutral (Matte)
MANHUNTER: Red-Orange with Golden Shimmer (Metallic)
PAGAN: Blackened Purple (Matte)
TECHNOPAGAN: Blackened Purple with Blue Pearl (Metallic)