One day, I decided I needed a dark red. And not just any dark red. An almost-black, pure, vampy red. I found a few shades online that looked promising and went to swatch them. They were all either too light or too purple. All I wanted was red, add black.
AND THEN. While browsing the Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics lip tars for the shade I wanted, I saw that they had a collection of primary colours, including black and white. I guess I had always assumed that these were for those crazy days when you need blue lips, but on this day I realized they were also intended to be used for mixing. Mixing. I already owned a red lip tar. So I bought the black.
|OCC "Stalker" and "Tarred"|
|A toothpick because I don't have proper tools.|
|Red. Add black.|
Omfg I'm a genius.
It took an extra dash of black to make it come out right, so I have a swatch of the original "Stalker", and then with one drop of "Tarred" and the final colour with two drops of "Tarred".
|On the right. Obviously.|
|It's not a real selfie if it wasn't taken in a bathroom.|
OCC saves the day. And saves me a bunch of money, because now when I'm struck with the need for a particular shade, I can try and mix it up for myself. And honestly, this was super fun. I'll be mixing and matching now just because I can.