Obsessive Compusive Cosmetics (OCC) Lip Tar in Black Dahlia
OCC Cosmetics are 100% Vegan and Cruelty Free! I love them, they are definitely unlike any other lip color I've ever tried.
|OCC Lip Tar in Black Dahlia photocredit: www.sephora.com|
Before I go into my schpiel, here is how OCC describes their Lip Tars:
A stunning new innovation in lip color, OCC Lip Tar combines the longevity of a lipstick, with the ease of application of a gloss. Goes on slick and moist, and dries down to a satin finish. Ultra-saturated in color, Lip Tar contains an unprecedented amount of pigment - a little goes a very, very long way! An intense yet featherweight layer of color that never looks or feels heavy. Meant to be mixed, Lip Tar comes in concise array of colors for a limitless selection of shades made by you! A simple, elegant formula that contains Hemp Oil, Peppermint Oil and Vitamin E, OCC Lip Tar feels as good on the lips as it looks!
DIRECTIONS: Apply the tiniest bead of Lip Tar with our newly-included #010S Short-Handled Precision Lip Brush for complete, opaque coverage, either mixed with other shades or on its own. Applying too much product can result in feathering outside the lipline, so remember: a little goes a very long way!
|Lip Swatch: OCC Lip Tar - Black Dahlia|
|Skin swatch: A bead of color, and a blended section...SUPER PIGMENT!|
|He's a big mean fatty now, but back in the day, it didn't get cooler than this...I'm telling you. Well, except for my sweet Billy Corgan, but that's neither here nor there :) photocredit: www.providermodule.com|
In closing regarding these OCC Lip Tars, if you haven't tried them, please go to Sephora and give them a shot. They totally rock - they are $16 a pop, 100% Vegan and Cruelty Free, and will literally last you FOREVER. I can not see myself ever using up a tube of this.
As you all know, I am obsessed with Foundations and Powders, in my never-ending quest for complexion perfection...and I have found another total winner...
MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation
Yes...a POWDER foundation. I couldn't resist...and unfortunately, I've been hopping on the MAC bandwagon for the last few weeks...which I said I would never do. Their stuff is hit or miss with me...I either love it or hate it, there's no in between. This stuff...LOVE. In the above "Lipstick of the Day" picture, I am wearing this powder foundation alone (no concealer, no foundation) with the L'oreal Miracle Blur under it. I even applied it with the sponge it came with (which is usually a no-no, but I figured, why not give it a whirl?)
MAC describes this product as:
A one-step powder and foundation that provides a smooth, flawless, all-matte, full-coverage finish. Long-wearing, velvety texture allows skin to breathe. Available in a wide range of colours.
When I saw that this was a "full coverage, long wearing" powder foundation...I knew I had to have it. I have been getting a little sick of my precious stick and liquid foundations, and I've been off the bareminerals wagon for quite some time...
|This powder is really pigmented, this is only one swipe of the powder...love this.|
Well...I was VERY PLEASANTLY surprised. As the day went on, it only got better. The product ended up setting very well as the day went on. I have combo skin (semi oily T-zone) and I actually ended up re-applying to my T-zone 5 hours after initial application. I went to dinner with my friend, and she told me she couldn't believe that I was wearing a powder foundation (after I told her what it was!) and she even said it looked "flawless"...how awesome.
I would definitely recommend this stuff. It's $27 at www.maccosmetics.com and should last awhile, depending on how much you use. I would estimate 2 months at the VERY LEAST. I've read a lot of reviews, and it seems that with daily use, most people get 3-5 months use out of this, with daily use.
MAC's fouundations and powders all have weird color names, and I had no idea what the hell they meant until i stumbled upon this chart, and there is a full explanation here as to how to choose your shade: http://www.sokissandmakeup.com/mac-cosmetics-shade-guide/ For reference, in this Powder Plus Foundation, I am NC25.
I stumbled upon this lovely thing at Ulta yesterday...
The Body Shop's Wild Rose Hand Cream!
OMG. I think I finally found a hand cream that I can use daily, and LOVE. Yes, it says thsi stuff is for "mature skin" but it also says it evens out skintone, which is something that I could use, my hands are all scarred up, and it makes me self concious. Anyways, this stuff is thick, but not greasy AT ALL. Most of the time I can't stand using hand creams because I feel like when I put them on, even though they do take care of the dry skin, my hands are oily and gross and I can't stand that feeling! This stuff sinks in within 30 seconds, and NO GREASY FEELING AT ALL. Takes care of the dry skin, and...the best part...smells like ROSES! Love it Love it Love it. This is going on sale at Ulta www.ulta.com this weekend starting Sunday, and it's going to be $10 for the week. It's usually $18.50, so jump on this one! There are two other scents also, Almond Oil (smells like almonds, duh lol) and Hemp (smells earthy and patchoilish! I love this one too!) Maybe it's time to stock up! :)
|"I wanna sing you all a song about my babe, Sher Stewart....she's and angel and smells like roses...this one goes out to my superlove, 1, 2, 3, hit it, boys!" photocredit: auditions-auditions.blogspot.com|
Thanks for reading, and stay foxxxy!!!! xoxo