Lip Tars from the left: Pennyroyal, Kava Kava, Ophelia, Digitalis, Belladonna and Chlorophyll
There’s something wicked out in the garden, and it’s cosmetics!
“A different shade of floral” — that’s how Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics describes their new spring/summer Garden collection of colors inspired by psychotropic and poisonous plants.
Yep, these aren’t your usual pastels and dainty florals. The color palette, with its nearly-neon hues and earthy neutrals, reminds me of the time I unwittingly ate one of my brother’s “special” brownies before going grocery shopping (he left them out on the counter at home without a warning/explanation).
I must have stood in the Safeway veggie aisle for 15 minutes, just fondling the eggplants and oranges, and marveling at how smooth and shiny everything was.
Man, what a weird day…
An indie makeup line out of New York, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (OCC) carries a pretty wide range of makeup, tools and nail polishes, but they’re probably best known for their lightweight Lip Tars — intensely pigmented lip products with the texture of a gloss and the longevity of a lipstick.
The company also prides itself on their 100% vegan pledge and cruelty-free formulas that steer clear of parabens and artificial preservatives.
The Garden collection features six Lip Tars ($14 each), five Loose Colour Concentrate pigments ($12 each), six Nail Lacquers ($8 each) and one Cosmetic Glitter ($12), and all of them are bound for OCC’s permanent line.
I’m still getting to know the products, but I’m already intrigued by the Lip Tars and Nail Lacquers, in particular Ophelia Lip Tar and Chlorophyll Lacquer.
The brand isn’t widely available yet, but it looks like they’re expanding (hereâ€™s a list of places that carry it).
Lip Tars from the left: Ophelia, Digitalis and Belladonna
Lip Tars from the left: Pennyroyal, Kava Kava, Chlorophyll
Clockwise from the yellow pot in the lower left: Loose Colour in Triptych, Glitter in Fae, Loose Colour in Datura, Loose Colour in Foxfire, Loose Colour in Acacia and Loose Colour in Mimosa
Lip Tars from the left: Belladonna, Digitalis, Ophelia, Kava Kava, Pennyroyal and Chlorophyll
Loose Colours from the left: Acacia, Mimosa, Triptych, Foxfire and Datura; Glitter in Fae
Nail Lacquers from the left: Arsenic, Copperhead and Kava Kava
Phantasm, Chimera and Chlorophyll
Tabs, taking a break from gardening last summer
All this gardening talk is getting me in the mood to refresh my planters. I let the flowers I planted last year slip away over the fall and winter, so all I have now are basically sad piles of dirt-crusted catnip that not even Tabs will touch.
If my allergies aren’t too bad this weekend, I think I’m going to hit up the local gardening store to see what’s blooming.
Are you planning to do any gardening this year? What are your favorite flowers and plants?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,