2014 is coming to a close. While some of us are thinking about what we want to leave behind I wanted to share some beauty products that are coming with me into 2015.
Sales, sales, sales. The holidays are coming to a close so that means companies are doing their year-end push for sales. If you have a little bit of spending money left you should jump on some of these while you still can.* ^
I’m most excited about the Lush BOGO sale. I’ve heard great things about their bath bombs and if they’re included in the sale I gotta get some. Will you be spending any more money before the new year or did the holidays tap you out?
*Some exclusions may apply to these sales
^ This post will be updated as I see the sales 🙂
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics is a brand you need to get to know if you haven’t already. The brand is cemented as one of my faves because of the variety and pigmentation of their Lip Tars. However, the company has some other products I haven’t tried yet and this led me to pick up their Black Box Set during their 20% off sale a few weeks ago before it disappeared forever. Continue reading Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Black Box Set
This is just a quick mini-haul post. I hit up Whole Foods for the first time so I had to check out their beauty section. Turns out they had Thayers Witch Hazel($9.99). The peach version I’ve heard so many things about wasn’t available so I had to choose between Rose Petal and Lavender. Continue reading A Little Bit of a Skin and Lips Haul
I have been coveting the Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Unknown Pleasures Lip Tars since they came out a few months ago. There are 6 lip tars and 6 nail lacquers in Unknown Pleasures and I was lucky enough to be gifted Technopagan and Pagan from the superdope Terra(@SimplyTsundere). It was really unexpected and I’m so grateful for the support. So she gets a huge thank you because she’s the reason these two products are on Bury Me In Red Lipstick. Now on the lip tars.
Continue reading Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics: Pagan and Technopagan
When I think of liquid lipsticks Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar is what I think of first. Coming in at $18 they’re a little bit more expensive than other lipsticks yet low enough in price that you probably won’t experience sticker shock. They’re vegan and cruelty-free so you don’t have to worry about that issue. They’re pigmented. They last forever. You can wear them as is or mix them together to create your own unique lip look. Today’s post is about two that have similar names but different finishes.
This is Black Dahlia. It’s described as a blackened blackest red. It’s a matte finish and a great addition to your fall lipsticks if you don’t already have it or want another dark red.
Similarly named is Black Metal Dahlia. It’s a blackened burgundy with red pearl. It’s slightly redder than Black Dahlia with lots of sparkle. It’s on the outer edge of being vampy to me but deep enough for fall.
These are highly pigmented so it doesn’t take much to cover your lips. A lip brush comes with each lip tar, however, if you’re in pinch you can use your finger. Exfoliating your lips will help with a smooth application. You can use a primer or dab a bit of lip balm on before you apply it as well.
Do you own any Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tars?
I come to you with another make-up challenge. This time it’s eyeshadow and it’s called #Sparkle31Days. From January 1st until January 31st Feminista Jones, sex-positive writer, feminist, social worker, and make-up enthusiast wants you to show off your eyeshadow application via Instagram. If you love eye make-up, want to learn more or get reacquainted with eyeshadow this is for you.
1. Post a close up picture of eyelids every day(or as often as you can manage).
2. Provide information about brand, colors, name of color combination(if applicable), etc.
3. Give deets on any special technique you used if you did something cool!
4. Have fun and use the #Sparkle31Days hash tag for each pic.
I’m participating so I can put these products
I’ve hoarded purchased to use. I hope you do too. Remember to use the hash tag #Sparkle31Days so everyone participating can see your gorgeous eyes.
I bought OCC Liptar in Batty because I love black lipstick but I ended up being disappointed. I used my lip brush to apply it and it didn’t work. I used my finger to apply and it still didn’t work. Unfortunately it’s just not as opaque as I hoped it would be. It also sunk into the lines in my lips. However, once I put it on top of another black lipstick it looked better.
I hoped for a glitter effect since that’s what it looked like in the tube but it just wasn’t meant to be. I’m sure the shiny effect I achieved on top my Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense lipstick could be achieved with a glittery lip gloss so this is really a bust for me. I would take it back but I tossed the shipping receipt. *cue sad violins*
So have you tried Batty? What did you think?