When it comes to long-lasting pigment, for me nothing beats OCC lip tars. Vegan, long-lasting and the hottest colours for every occasion, I couldn't ask for anything more. They are a staple in my kit, from bridal to pinup, you can mix and layer the colours to create endless possibilities of lip colour!
They work like a concentrated paint, you only need a drop to create incredible results. In fact, one tube can be used to paint an entire body. Here are my quick tips for pro results using these little tubes of magic:
Plump lips with a hydrating balm.
I love to slather Clarins beauty flash balm on lips before applying any makeup to the face. Once the face is complete, I wipe the balm off to reveal soft, plump lips, ready for the OCC experience
Line lips with a natural liner
For bridal or natural editorial, I start with a lip liner that matches the colour of the lip like MAC Spice and fill in the entire lip.For more intense colours, I match the liner to the OCC lip colour.
Use a precision brush
The finer the brush, the more control you will have with adding your layer of OCC lip tar. The lip colours come with their own little brushes, but I tend to use even a finer brush for a more precise finish and blend.
For a matte look, leave to dry. I like to add a dash of gloss for a plumped effect, or just a hint of white shimmer shadow or pigment like MAC Vanilla pigment for subtle dimension.