Why does Black Dahlia apply pink?
I bought the All Star Mini 4 pk a little while ago, and I've been struggling with feathering, transfer, dry lips, the whole list of common issues.
I think I may have been applying too much... however when I use "the tiniest bit", I'm not getting the deep rich colour I wanted with Black Dahlia.
This was the colour I was most excited about in the set, as I don't wear a lot of pink. I tend towards reds, burgundy's, plums, ox blood, etc. (unless I'm going neutral). Instead of the "blackened red" advertised, Black Dhalia applies as a dark pink. If I build the colour in stages, I either run into bleeding colour or it will fade to the dark pink within the hour (or both!).
How do I build the colour so it stays, without the bleeding mess? So far I don't see the advantage to using this over a more traditional formula, but maybe I'm doing something wrong.
asked 6 months ago
on Lip Tar - Matte
Try a black lip liner, or a dark lip pencil, and then apply the lip tar on top? That should give you a dark base to start off so you don't have to build so much to get a dark color.
answered 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Sometimes the pigment and the liquid settle apart from each other and that might have happened here. It happened with my first tube of Tarred- the color applied a weird translucent grey after sitting in my drawer for too long. The best advice I can give is "shake it for a while and see if that helps."
I bought the Black Dahlia metallic first and I found it to be too light and kind of pink. The Black Dahlia matte applies darker. My daughter felt that it wasn't dark enough even after applying it heavier. If you feel the same, I recommend adding a small dot of the Tarred (black color) to see if you can get the color that you are looking for with having to apply so much. They have also just come out with a Black Dahlia lip pencil, which lasts a very long time as a lip pencil or under your lip color.
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
I had that problem with the color Tarred. You have to shake them up. The super dark ones such as Tarred and Black Dhalia have different concentrations of liquids than the other lip tars- shake it up and down and back and forth and your problem should be fixed :)
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
I had the same problems, I think it's just about getting used to working with the formula, especially that shade. If you haven't already, make sure your lips are very exfoliated before applying. I use a bit more than the other colors for Black Dahlia, since it needs to be a lot more even. Also, the new OCC pencils are great for preventing feathering. Good luck!