Designed in New York City, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (also known as OCC Makeup) differentiates itself from most major cosmetic lines by not only being 100% cruelty-free, but also 100% vegan. OCC’s highly pigmented makeup requires very little product to achieve long-lasting and full coverage after a single application – making their line (especially their lip line) a must-have for those looking for an all-day wear.
OCC is most recognized for their infamous Lip Tar – a highly pigmented liquid lipstick available in over 40 different matte and metallic colors. To create the perfect long-lasting lip, this requires more then lipstick alone. Long-lasting lips require lip primer, a lip pencil, lipstick, and a quality lip brush – all of which OCC is able to provide. Below I will list step-by-step instructions on how you can achieve the prefect long-lasting lip whether it is for a night out on the town or for your big day.
1) Prime the Lips: Using OCC’s Lip Tar/Primer, apply a small bead to the center of the lip and blot with the tip of your finger outward. This product (a blend of essential oils) not only conditions and rehydrates the lips, but also prevents dry lips from tearing during lip pencil application. Allow to fully absorb into the lips.
2) Define the Lips: After priming the lips, outline the lips using OCC’s clear primer pencil. This prevents the lip tar from feathering during and/or after application – making the lip tar even more long lasting. For an even more defined look, use an OCC lip pencil in the same color as the lip tar (if available).
3) Color the Lips: Once the lip pencil has been applied, use OCC’s #010 Precision Lip Brush to apply a small bead of OCC’s Lip Tar in your chosen color to the center of the lips. Brush outward and carefully along the edges of the lip up to and over the lip pencil previously applied. Apply more lip tar in small amounts as needed. Allow the lip tar to set, and you’re all set for whatever your pending day and/or night entails!
For more information on OCC’s great product line, visit their main website here.
Austen Parker is a professional makeup artist with a diverse creative and academic background – holding a degree in entrepreneurship and advanced business analysis with additional studies in fine art, art history, and pre-med/cosmetic dermatology.
His passion for makeup combined with a strong understanding of science, skincare and facial anatomy gives him a unique perspective on makeup application – including color placement, blending, and the knowledge of unique melanin patterns – bringing a scientific edge to his artistry. His work includes international fashion & beauty editorials, advertising, corporate & editorial portraiture, television, runway, and destination weddings.