IMATS + LIP TAR

Last weekend, Morgan and I wend to the special pro-makeup artist only day at IMATS (International Makeup Artist Trade Show). It was interesting to see tons of pro makeup artists in one place. We were all talking about trends and products, and catching up with fellow makeup artists that we know (I totally saw Kaarin there!). I picked up these LIP TAR‘s from Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (OCC). The colors I chose were: (from left to right) Hush, Memento, Trollop and Clear.

If you’ve ever tried lip tars, you know that there is a specific way you are supposed to put them on. The whole idea is that a little goes a very, very long way. I wasn’t aware of this and when I was trying on the pigments for the first time and I put WAY too much on. I applied this super pale lilac color and it looked terrible, think Mod 60’s lip stick gone all wrong. I had to ask the OCC girl for some makeup remover and once she looked up at me, she got really wide eyed, then smiled and scrambled to get me some Alcone Makeup Wipes.  She then explained that I only needed a small amount, about the size of the head of a pin and I could dilute the product with the Clear. After I practiced the technique for a bit, I really started to like them! I decided to buy some more natural colors for my brides. Last Sunday I did a bridal makeup trial with Melissa from Baked by Melissa and we loved Memento on her!

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