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5 Ways to Wear Lavender Lips This Spring

Do you rock lavender lipstick? I love the color but must admit that it’s not my favorite on me, so I tend to forget about how pretty it is until spring hits and all I hear about are pastels. Something like NARS Dominique is a really wearable way to wear lavender without it being too pastel or bright, whereas NYX Violet is a great option for almost-lavender but not a true lavender since it is brighter and has stronger purple tones to it. What are your favorite lavenders? What kind of eye/cheek do you pair with them?

  1. OCC Digitalis — a pink-lavender cream
  2. ColourPop Brills — a satiny lavender with a hint of pink
  3. NARS Dominique — a muted, lavender pink
  4. NYX Castle — a gold-shimmered lavender pink
  5. NYX Violet — a brightened, lavender purple

>> See side-by-side swatches! <<

P.S. — Do you have any top five lists from me that you’d like to see? Taking requests for various color-themed top five lists! 🙂

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5 Lavenders for Spring 2015

‘Tis the season for pastels, and you don’t have to go far for a pretty lavender these days. Check out five of my current favorites:

>> See side-by-side swatches! <<

OCC Black Box Set for Black Friday 2014 + 20% Off Sale

OCC Black Box Set for Black Friday 2014
OCC Black Box Set for Black Friday 2014

In honor of Black Friday, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics is offering 20% OFF everything sitewide on OCCMAKEUP.COM, including Lip Tar, Cosmetic Colour Pencils, Nail Lacquer, Créme Colour Concentrates and more! The OCC Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale is perfect for longtime OCC lovers looking to restock their favorites and for those who want to indulge in the products that beauty lovers everywhere are buzzing about! Sale begins Friday, November 28th and ends Monday, December 1st.

Black Box Set ($49.00) ($78 Value) (Limited Edition)

OCC is pleased to bring back the classic BLACK BOX SET! Four full-sized OCC products in rich black shades and textures to add dark drama to any makeup look. The set includes: ‘Little Black Dress’ Stained Gloss, ‘Tarred’ Cosmetic Colour Pencil, ‘Bauhaus’ Créme Colour Concentrate & ‘Blaylock’ Cosmetic Glitter. Only available from 11/28 to 12/1. $49.50 USD ($78 Value, over 35% OFF!)

  • Little Black Dress (Stained Gloss)
  • Tarred (Cosmetic Colour Pencil)
  • Bauhaus (Creme Colour Concentrate)
  • Blaylock (Cosmetic Glitter)

Availability: November 28th through December 1st at occmakeup.com

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Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Pro’s Picks Portables for Holiday 2014

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Pro's Picks Portables
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Pro’s Picks Portables

Presenting Pro’s Picks: Portables! Twelve all-new Lip Tar: Test Tube shades in both Matte and Metallic textures. Unparalleled pigment potency delivers intense color payoff with the ease of application of a gloss and the lasting power of a lipstick. The Pro’s Picks: Portables set has been expertly coordinated by the artists at OCC who selected a range of shades to create whatever lip look you desire! These Test Tubes are great for longtime Lip Tar lovers who want their favorite shades on the go, or for kick-starting a brand new obsession!

Availability: Now at Sephora

Pro’s Picks: Portables ($59.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Interlace Palest Créme Peach
  • Zhora Peach with Pink Shimmer
  • Annika Pale Peach Neutral
  • Cha Cha Pale Tangerine
  • Grandma Clean, Classic Coral
  • Vintage Deep Burgundy
  • Harlot Neon Popsicle Red
  • Nylon Neon Bubblegum Pink
  • Hoochie Vibrant Magenta
  • Digitalis Pink-Tinged Lavender
  • Sebastian Plum-Toned Taupe
  • Iced Pure White Frost
  • #010 Precision Lip Brush

Availability: Now at Sephora

5 Modern Takes on Brown Lipstick

Is brown lipstick making a comeback for fall? Perhaps… here are five more modern takes on brown (at least, to me) that switch it up by adding brown tones or changing the finishes. What are your favorite shades of brown from the past and present?

  1. Maybelline Touchable Taupe — a soft, muted rosy brown
  2. OCC Marion — a medium, rosy brown
  3. Too Faced Sweet Maple — a warm, plummy brown
  4. NARS Cythere — a metallic beige-brown
  5. NARS Deborah — a lightly glossy, reddish-brown

>> See side-by-side swatches! <<

Round-up: OCC Unknown Pleasures Collection Overview & Thoughts

OCC Unknown Pleasures Collection
OCC Unknown Pleasures Collection

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics’ fall collection, Unknown Pleasures has a good mix of more unique, non-traditional lip colors paired with a few interesting takes on more traditional lip colors that still manage to be more unique than not.  It’s always fun to see matching nail polishes with the lip colors, in case Lip Tars aren’t your thing.  Overall, I really liked the collection, though I didn’t care for the thinner, runnier consistency of Vain and Pagan Lip Tars, but the collection gave us Technopagan Lip Tar, which is a knock-your-socks-off kind of a color.

Sephora was supposed to launch it earlier this week, but no sign of it yet, but it is available at Beautylish and occmakeup.com.  

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