It is with a heavy heart that I must share some sad news…
I learned today, moments after swatching the Plastic Passion spring 2014 collection by Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, that I am not nearly cool enough to pull off bright blue matte lips.
And worse still, I probably never will be.
I introduce exhibit A — a picture of me smiling while wearing Pool Boy, one of six new Lip Tar shades in the release.
I look like a demented clown plotting ways to season and eat a small child for lunch, LOL! I feel like a citizen of the Capitol in Panem…
See, told you. Not nearly cool enough.
My dry lips and I have been wrestling with the metallics, as they grapple with every single flake, but the mattes are flawless. FLAWLESS! Not patchy at all, which is kind of a miracle, considering the craziness of some of the colors.
Mannequin, the pale matte (Barbie) pink, moves me the most, and I’m kind of surprised. I half expected it to take me to Lil’ Kim territory (but present-day Kim, not the Kim from the late ’90s, when we all know she was a boss).
Mannequin is smoother than…an actual mannequin’s skin! — and it completely blocks out the color of my pigmented lips. I think it also brightens my face in a different way than the other corals and peachy pinks I often wear.
It’s exactly what I wanted from Kevyn Aucoin’s beautiful, but oh, so challenging pink Matte Lipstick in Tenacious.
It’s dramatic! And I like it. If I had to pick one shade from this collection, it would definitely be the one.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. Ever have one of those days that feels like someone is messing with your clocks? Because it’s over much sooner than it should be?
I had one of those today. I got so busy that I actually forgot to eat lunch!
No worries, though. I’m making up for it now with a bag of chocolates from See’s.
How was your day? Did it go by fast?