We had a dilemma. We felt uncool, out of the loop, and like we just saw an indie movie everyone loved that we just didn’t get. The dilemma was Lip Tars. ”OCC Lip Tar combines the longevity of a lipstick with the easy application of a gloss, delivering an opaque and comfortably long-wearing finish.” All the cool people were using them but we couldn’t make it work. When we tried, we were both a Glamour Don’t. We needed to call in an expert. We needed someone to show us the ropes on how to make these little tubes of greatness work for us in suburbia. Amazingly, we were given the opportunity to interview Celebrity Makeup Artist, James Vincent. He is also the Director of Artistry and Education for The Makeup Show. If anyone could help us figure out how to make OCC Lip Tars work for an Ivory and Olive, James Vincent can!
How can two hip suburban moms rock the Lip Tars at Preschool pick-up?
“Do not be afraid to play with Lip Tar. The pure pigment and short ingredient list allow endless possibility. I love them on the lips and cheeks for a look that makes it monochromatic allowing an easier to wear application. If you want just a hint of your color, try mixing Lip Tar over a sheer lip balm for a small kick of color. Start in the center of the lip with one dot of color and blend it out for a lip that stays put and gives you the sheerest application of even the boldest shade.”
One of the intriguing things about Lip Tars is that you can mix them. How do you personally mix them?
“The possibility is endless. I love them mixed with (Elizabeth Arden) Eight Hour Cream for lip and cheek or even into everyday Vaseline. You can mix them on the back of your hand or on a palette to get the desired texture and combine any number of Lip Tars for unlimited looks.”
Known for their bold colors, which ones do you recommend for a more natural application?
“Less is more with Lip Tar. Remember the high pigment content offers you a lot of control. A little goes a long way. Start sheer and build up for the best results or look to some of my favorite natural Lip Tar shades like Hush and Grandma.
Finally, we would love to know your Lip Tar recommendations for both an Ivory and an Olive.
“For blondes, I can not get enough of a bold red lip for Fall. Try Lip Tar in NSFW for a classic red lip that feels modern as well. Pair it with a sift brow and eye for a look that has the other moms stopping in their tracks and gets all the dads looking. For medium Olive tones, I love Lip Tar in Vintage or Black Dahlia for Autumn. The deep burgundy lip is a classic and a seasonal must have. These two shades are so complimentary with Olive tones. They give gorgeous color while whitening and brightening the teeth and complexion.”
Watch out world, we just got a little cooler.
Want to become more cool? Interested in more tips and tools from the experts? Attend The Makeup Show in Orlando September 28th and 29th at the Peabody Hotel. 75 beauty brands, 6 keynote speakers including David Klasfeld*, Founder of OCC, 20 seminars, and 8 hands-on workshops. Also, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics will be showcasing their fall color collection as well as new nail lacquers!
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*Keynote: Building a Brand with David Klasfeld Saturday, September 28- 11:30-1:00