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Chanel Fall 2011 inspired FOTD feat. the elusive Erika F.

Kasia Struss Chanel Fall 2011 backstage makeup by Peter PhilipsChanel Fall 2011 runway makeup
(images from http://www.style.com/ )
Peter Philips blows me away everytime Chanel takes to the runways at Paris Fashion Week, and he’s done it again for Chanel Fall 2011.
He created a beautiful silvery blue/green smokey eye that perfectly compliments Karl Largerfeld beautiful post- apocalyptic vision for the show (all coal, smoke and moving shadows).
This is my take on the look:

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Chanel Fall 2011 runway inspired FOTD with Erika F and OCC lip tar Melange
Chanel Fall 2011 runway inspired FOTD

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Chanel Fall 2011 runway inspired FOTD with Erika F green silver taupe eye shadow
Chanel Fall 2011 inspired FOTD feat. the elusive Erika F. and lip tar melange
Eyes:
-Lancome Color Design e/s ‘Erika F’  (their cult shadow) all over lid and bottom lash line.
– MAC Mystery e/s in outer V and to extend the liner downwards in outer third of bottom lash line.
-MAC Omega e/s to blend out harsh edges above the crease.
– MAC ‘Blonde’s Gold’ pigment inner corner.
– Bobbi Brown gel liner
Cheeks:
-MAC Gingerly blush
Lips:
-OCC lip tar Melange applied sheer on the lips.
Chanel Fall 2011 runway inspired FOTD with Erika F and OCC lip tar Melange
Chanel Fall 2011 inspired FOTD feat. the elusive Erika F.
This is the amazing lancome Erika F eyeshadow. I will be doing a review post with swatches, but for now I’ll leave you with a photo of this baby….
image source: http://www.thelancomeblog.com/
Posted by on Apr 3rd, 2011 in Chanel, Eye shadow, FOTD, OCC cosmetics, Runway | 2comments


OCC Lip Tars Vintage and Grandma: review and swatches

When I first got my OCC Lip Tars in the mail, I was hyped up to the eyeballs from all the rave reviews from makeup gurus. I ripped the mail package apart in excitement, whipped out my lip brush, tried both colours on in a frenzy, hated them both, and angrily threw them in my drawer never to be seen again…


Until about a week ago. I’m not sure why, but suddenly they seemed to work for me. I think I must have over-applied the product initially.. and Grandma looks ridiculously bright on me when overdone.

Anyhoo… on to the review!

Product description from OCC:

OCC Lip Tar Vintage and Grandma product photos
OCC Lip Tars Vintage (left), Grandma (right)
A stunning new innovation in lip color, OCC Lip Tar combines the longevity of a lipstick, with the ease of application of a gloss. Goes on slick and moist, and dries down to a satin finish. Ultra-saturated in color, Lip Tar contains an unprecedented amount of pigment – a little goes a very, very long way! An intense yet featherweight layer of color that stands up to the scrutiny of Hi-Def Video and Digital Photography, without ever looking (or feeling!) heavy. Meant to be mixed, Lip Tar comes in concise array of colors for a limitless selection of shades made by you!” [from the OCC website]

Price and availability: $16 from http://www.makeupandglow.com/ for Australian orders. http://www.occmakeup.com/ for international orders.


Colour:

-Grandma is a bright Coral Pink when swatched, but spread in a thin layer on my lips it turns a baby doll pink. I’m not entirely sure why. If I over apply it will look neon coral pink.

-Vintage is a deep dark shade of burgundy red. Like my D&G Ultra lipstick in Lip Tar form. 

– Lip Tars are meant to be mixed, so I had a little play with it and found that a tiny smudge of Vintage, plus a good squeeze of Grandma mixed together makes the prettiest darkened petal pink (last photo below)

OCC Lip Tar Vintage and Grandma swatches
Swatched on arm: Grandma (left) Vintage (right)
Texture:

-applies glossy, and dries down to a satin finish. 

-it is feather light, as if you are not wearing anything.

-If you have dry lips like me I would suggest exfoliating lips before using the Lip Tars because they do tend to accentuate flaky lips.

Pigmentation and wear time:

-Amazing pigmentation, in fact, the most pigmented product I have come across. A tiny drop is enough to cover both top and bottom lips, and I would highly recommend that you use a lip brush with darker colours because your lips will look like a mess otherwise. 
– Wear time is also just as amazing. Lasts all day, even through meals and drinking. The swatches were damn hard to get off my arm too. 

 
Lip swatch OCC Lip Tar in Grandma
Lip swatch OCC Lip Tar in Grandma- applied sparingly.
Lip swatch OCC Lip tar Vintage
Lip swatch of OCC Lip Tar in Vintage
me wearing OCC Lip Tar in Grandma
Full face photo- wearing OCC Lip Tar in Grandma


FOTD wearing OCC Lip Tar in Vintage
Full face photo- wearing OCC Lip Tar in Vintage


wearing a mix of OCC lip tar in Grandma and Vintage
Full face photo wearing a mix of Grandma and Vintage

Overall impression:


Loving the product. Even though it takes a bit of prep and careful application, it stays on your lips forever- a great party lip product. I have put an order through the Makeup and Glow website for Melange and Clear.
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