I spent the better part of a recent Saturday night catching up on Youtube and then looking for new vloggers who inspire me. I had already played with and photographed the Unknown Pleasures Fall/Winter 2014 collection from Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, but was still looking for more ways to play with Lip Tars.
If you’ve never watched Cora of Vintage or Tacky, give her a try. Not only is she extremely talented and a natural at teaching, but she is so easy to watch. Cora is one of the rare beauty vloggers whose videos I can actually sit through because I connect with her presentation style. In August she shared an OCC Swatchfest with the Unknown Pleasures collection and made the suggestion of wearing Manhunter Lip Tar at the center of a red-orange lip. BOOM. It was play time. Lucky for me, it rained all day Sunday and Mr. M and the kids spent the afternoon watching movies. It was play time!
Begin with the eyes by applying Urban Decay Anti-Aging Primer Potion from lashes to brows. Lay a brightening base at the inner corners of the eyes with NYX Cottage Cheese Jumbo Eye Pencil and define under the brows with Anastasia Beverly Hills Sand Brow Duality. Using the Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette, sweep White Chocolate onto the mobile lids and brow bone. Sweep Semi-Sweet eyeshadow back and forth through the crease with a large blending brush. Using a small flat brush, tap Hazelnut at an angle along the outer corners of the eye, then deepen at the very outer edge with Triple Fudge. Blend gently with a small blending blush until seamless.
Line the outer corners of the eyes with Too Faced Perfect Eyes Eyeliner in Perfect Storm. Use the tip of a flat eyeshadow brush to smudge Candied Violet over the eyeliner and bring it in toward the inner corners. Line the waterlines with Perfect Eyes Eyeliner in Perfect Brown, curl the lashes and apply two coats of INGLOT False Lash Effect Mascara.
Keep the face natural with NARS Pro-Prime Oil-Free Pore Refining Primer, Sheer Glow Foundation, and Radiant Creamy Concealer. Set with Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder and sweep Hourglass Dim Light Ambient Lighting Powder along the center of the face. Contour with Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer and fill the brows with NARS Bali. Add NARS Matte Multiple in Laos to the cheeks (dry) and move on to the lips.
Outline both lips with NYX Red Retractable Lip Liner. Fill the lips, but leave the centers bare.
Use Beauty for Real InfraRed True Color Lip Cream over the lip liner and slightly toward the center, covering a very small amount of the bare lips.
Pat Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Manhunter Lip Tar onto the center of bottom lip and press your lips together to stamp Manhunter onto the upper lip (that’s a Cora term and I love it).
Voila. Manhunter is an incredible shade and if it is too much for you worn alone, try Cora’s suggestion and keep it at the center of your lips. The gold glitter is everything!