In the comments of my last post, Larie mentioned something I have heard from a lot of people. They really like the thought of the OCC Lip Tars, but feel like they wouldn't be using them to their full potential for one reason or another. It could be that they think mixing them is hard, messy or too much thought/effort. I just wanted to show you how easy and fun it can be to invent your own lip colors!
The first method I use is the standard mixing. You squirt your colors onto something (I typically do this on a tissue for easy disposal) and mix them with a lip brush. This method would work with as many colors as you want to combine.
I started with Queen, which looks like this solo:
And added Hush looks like this solo:
Together they made a really fun warm pink color which I was very happy with:
The second method I use for mixing colors is layering. You put on your darker color as a base as you would when using it alone and then you add a layer of your lighter color over that. This one really doesn't work well with more than 2 colors, but is less messy than the other method and you aren't wasting product by squirting it onto something.
I started with Pretty Boy which I haven't taken pictures of on its own yet, but it looks like this on Christine from Temptalia:
And added a layer of Narcissus which looks like this:
What resulted was a muted-magenta (which wasn't all THAT muted, lol) which actually got me compliments at work:
While I know it can be a little obnoxious to deal with a lip color that you need to use a brush for, OCC & Sephora have made it as painless as they can. When you buy your Lip Tar through Sephora, it will come with a tiny lip brush (free! It doesn't add to the cost) which is actually functional (unlike most brushes that come included free). From there it depends what you're going to be doing while wearing your Lip Tar. If you're going out and not planning to eat or drink, this stuff lasts hours and hours and hours. If I eat non-greasy finger foods, I don't find it changes anything. Drinking out of a cup will probably take the wear-time down to a few hours. Eating a full-on meal obliterates it, but then again what lip color lasts through a meal?
Speaking of meals, hope all of you that celebrate Thanksgiving had a nice one. I didn't do much special, just stayed at home and watched TV and then ate an awesome dinner. This is why I'm fat:
(spinach, sweet potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce and tofurkey all topped with homemade gravy)