My Imats Haul....Lip Stuff (OCC and Lime Crime)
The only lip products I bought :)
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Tarred + Feathered Lip Balm Duo
Not only did I have a great time at IMATS, I also learned a few things, one of those being that the make up company Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (OCC) has been around for 10 years!?, they have definitely made a name for themselves with their amazing Lip Tar's and Stained Gloss, when I was at their stall having a good mooch I came across a lip balm with an interesting name, Tarred + Feathered Lip Balm Duo, then I found out that this was actually the first product OCC released! I have to admit I have seen this talked about on a few blogs but it was never on my "list" to urgently buy or anything like that, but I had to have it that day.
"The OCC Tarred + Feathered Lip balm duo is formulated with a moisturising complex made from hemp seed oil, pomegranate seed oil, and avocado oil to condition the lips"
This is not just a lip balm, it can be used to tone down the existing colour of the lips underneath a lipstick to improve it...It does do that, but not on me at the moment!, at first I applied waay to much and my lips were all blotchy, second time I used it was still a bit weird, you can see the black (not too deep) but with your natural lip colour coming through, from other peoples blogs I have seen it look quite sexy! but not for me, I am sure I am using this wrong, this is what the Tarred side looked like on my lips...
Not as bad as the first time but still blotchy..ish :)
Swatches of the balms
This one is better :)
I am not sure if I am using this product properly as the Tarred side really seems to stick to my lips and look weird, the Feathered side is better for me, and I think you could stick a gorgeous bright lipstick over this and it would stand out even more!! I forget how much I paid for it at IMATS, but I am sure it was a few pounds cheaper than its normal retail price, you can buy Tarred + Feathered Lip Balm Duo here, plus can anyone tell me what I am doing wrong with this?? Don't want to keep wasting it over and over. Overall, even though I don't know how to use it properly, I think the white side really did look good and would help with bright lipsticks, I will learn how to use this!!!
Lime Crime Red Velvet Velvetine
Now I have been after this and looking for somewhere that had it in stock for a very long time, so when I saw it at IMATS, I sharpened my elbows and went in for the kill!! and being more "energetic" paid off and I got it :)) and best of all, at IMATS it was £9.00 :)) its normal retail price is usually £13.50!
I have worn this since I got it, it has staying power like nothing I've ever seen before! even when eating and drinking it doesn't budge! kissing?? nope stays put, its not moving!!! I have just put it on now to show what it looks like before it dries....
This is when you've had it on for a good few hours....
This was taken when I got home from IMATS :)
Only bad thing about it is I have to use a eye make up remover to get it off or an oil and you have to use A LOT of it!
I want to buy more of these, they have released a darker collection but I don't think I would wear them, I would love more pinks, red and corals...
I took this yesterday...had to show off and do what I saw other people doing!!! I'm a big kid!
You can buy Red Velvet here
Thanks for reading x