Sunday, August 28, 2011

Rainbows on Acid

Yes, you're seeing this correctly... This IS the Acid palette from Sleek.

Now, if you watch xsparkage, you know why this palette is so amazing and rare, or at least in the US. Sleek is based in the UK, and this specific palette is actually not USDA approved. Not sure why, don't care. My family from England was visiting the US, so I asked my aunt if she could pick one up for me. They are sold at SuperDrug and are $10 each.

- great pigmentation
- can get chalky or streaky
- must pack on color
- very soft
- great variety of colors

- make sure you have a good base on, especially a white or light color
- use a small brush to pack on color
- pat, don't swipe, shadow on

Saturday, August 6, 2011

va va voom: red lips


before: lined and filled in with NYX lip liner pencil in Red Hot.

after: 3 hours, eating pizza, and drinking lots of water.

It has even been 2 more hours since the last pictures. Although the color has slightly faded more, I am impressed with its wear. Instead of flaking or looking blotchy like other red, especially long wear, lipsticks do after very little time, OCC Lip Tars have more of a fading effect that ends up looking like a lip stain. This is a much more preferred look than flaking and blotchy-ness.

Other reasons why I am newly in love with OCC Lip Tars:
1. minty smell/taste
2. VERY little product goes a VERY long way
3. get your money's worth
4. highly pigmented
5. smooth, not sticky (at all!)
6. vegan
7. cruelty free

I am signed up to get a makeup artist discount, so each one is a little over $10. Otherwise they are $13 a piece, which is still very affordable, especially for what you get.

So... ya! That's that. I hope you enjoyed and will try out OCC and maybe even a hot red lip!