Noire Tropical Beauty

Beauty...Natural Hair...Vibes

Tag: vegan makeup (page 1 of 2)

Swatches! I am Ready To Wear OCC’s new Lip Tars!

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.

Continue reading

New OCC Lip Tars, in a new finish and some summer-inspired Crème Colour Concentrates! First peak at TMS!

[twitter-follow screen_name=’NoireTropicalB’]

From PR:

OCC Lip Tar: Stained Gloss

Launching on May 23rd, LIP TAR: STAINED GLOSS is an exciting new texture option from the LIP TAR range, STAINED GLOSS combines the pigment potency of LIP TAR with a casual glossy finish that’s ready-to-wear from its first slick application to the high impact stain it leaves behind. LIP TAR: STAINED GLOSS can be worn alone or layered over your favorite existing shades for added depth, dimension and a glossy finish that lasts!  These will be available at The Makeup Show this weekend!

Voyeur

Continue reading

Hot trend of the moment: Oxblood! A review of OCC’s Black Dahlia Lip Tar.

[twitter-follow screen_name=’NoireTropicalB’]

So OCC’s fall/winter 2012 collection is called Heroine, a homage to horror movie heroines.

Image courtesy of OCC Makeup

There are 6 lip tars, 6 nail lacquers, 2 loose colour concentrates and 3 new crème colour concentrates.  The standout colour of the collection is Black Dahlia.

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar in Black Dahlia

The new packaging!

I had to pick this up! Blood red, oxblood, deep berry, merlot whatever you want to call it is very on trend right now.  It’s very lush and opulent! I love it!!

Continue reading

There's a new kid on the block! OCC Skin: Conceal

[twitter-follow screen_name=’NoireTropicalB’]
This very good, indie, vegan makeup brand is expanding their product offerings.  They have added cream complexion products to their lineup.

Image courtesy of PR

From PR,
More than just a concealer, OCC SKIN: CONCEAL may be the only product you’ll ever need for complexion perfection! Tested behind-the-scenes by the artists at OCC for over two years prior to its release, it’s passed the pro’s test for ease of use, coverage and endurance. Formulated from the finest vegan ingredients available, OCC SKIN: CONCEAL also nourishes and hydrates the skin with Cocoa Extract, Aloe Leaf Extract and Vitamin E for coverage that feels as good as it looks! Perfect for any medium from Digital Photography and Hi-Definition TV to everyday use and wear!

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics is bringing a Garden of colour this Spring!

[twitter-follow screen_name=’NoireTropicalB’]

Hey!

So Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, is releasing their Spring/Summer 2012 collection on March 23rd.   Closely following the hot trends of bold, saturated colours and colour-blocking, OCC presents The Garden.

From OCC:

Spring has sprung at OCC and hidden among the lilacs and pansies is a different shade of floral. Inspired by psychotropic and poisonous plants, this collection turns traditional spring pastels upside down, injecting them with hallucinatory notes of nearly-neon vibrancy.  Mixed in are more subtle neutral lip shades, meant to be paired with a dizzying flash of color on the eyes, in this garden of earthly (and unearthly) delights.

The Garden Collection:

Lip Tar – a mix of brights and neutrals (as seen in the image from L to R)

OCC Lip Tars, image courtesy of PR

Continue reading

Older posts
%d bloggers like this: