By Sheila Arkee
Recently, Painted Lady Wendy posed a good question – however does one use a green (or blue) Lip Tar? Lip Tars, by Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, are heavily pigmented lip colors that pack a major dose of color. They’re basically pigment, peppermint oil, and a carrier, which is hemp oil.
Unusual lip colors are intimidating, for sure, but really, don’t be scared of buying and using them. As I explained in a post from a couple of years ago, green is basically a souped up gold tone on lips. And blue colors turn a gorgeous lavender color.
With intense bursts of color, as with Lip Tars, you can go one of two ways – use the colors full blast and just go with it, or mix them with a carrier to tone them down a bit. In the following examples, I’m using OCC Lip Tar in Lo-Fi, a light minty green.
1. By Itself
This could be the perfect costume party lip. Be fun, fresh, and different!
To apply the color, I used a clean angled brow brush, which is perfect for reaching into the corners of the lips.
2. A Highlight Color With Red Lips
Green happens to look amazing on top of red lip colors.
In this example, I’ve created a very light green gloss by mixing it with a very light pink gloss. Dabbed on my bottom lip, it really gives the red lips a golden glow. The fierce lip gloss is Make Up For Ever’s Lab Shine gloss in S26.
3. Caramel Lip Gloss
For these lips, I lined my lips with MAC’s Stripdown pencil and used the same gloss mixture I created for the red lips. You can’t see a trace of green.
4. Become a Walking Art Installation
Your lips are mint chocolate chip ice cream. Work it.
*OCC and Make Up For Ever products provided for consideration.