If you’ve ever asked yourself why it’s “socially acceptable” to wear red lipstick but not blue lipstick or yellow lipstick, this is for you. Actually, it’s for all of us: Red, yellow and blue are the OG colors of the rainbow, yet you rarely see red eye makeup or blue lip makeup — and you almost never see any kind of cosmetic in the color yellow. What’s up with that?
That’s why we were so excited to see the latest release from Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics: The Primary Pack contains five of the brand’s popular lip tars — three of which are primary colors (red, yellow, blue) and two in the ultimate neutral shades (black and white). There’s also a lip brush, which is crucial. When you’re applying yellow lipstick, you wanna keep those lines precise, ya know?
But if the thought of wearing bright blue lipstick intimidates you, know the following: This set’s best feature lies in its range of possibilities. Mix a tiny bit of blue into your red lipstick to create a beautiful purple shade; blend yellow and red to get a nice bright coral — or, if you want to get crazy, mix blue and yellow for a good old green lip.
Then there are the black and white shades: Of course you could wear ’em alone, but you could also use them to lighten or darken up any other lippies in your collection. Just think about the perfect shade of pink you could create by mixing up a customized mix of the red and white shades!
Interested in getting creative and having the chance to create your own lip shades? Snag this whole set for $50 here!