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2012 Readers’ Most Innovative Brand

With 15.0% of votes, OCC is this year’s most innovative brand, as voted by readers.  Urban Decay came in second with 11.9% followed by Illamasqua in third with 10.0% of votes.

Other Nominees

Bare Escentuals, Benefit, Chanel, Giorgio Armani, Guerlain, Hourglass, MAC, Make Up For Ever, Maybelline, NARS, Revlon Tarte, YSL

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2012 Most Innovative High-End Brand

When one thinks of innovative brands, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics is always a contender.  From there, it’s a careful consideration of an entire year’s worth of releases, from new formulas to new shades.  With the release of Metallurgy, OCC became the clear winner this year.  It takes great patience, attention to detail, and commitment to play around with the formula that made you so successful (Lip Tar) in the first place and then do it all over again with a twist.  Did we not see the blinding brightness of Nylon this year? What about Conceal? Definitely one of my favorite concealers, especially when you need full-on, opaque coverage.  This is a brand that’s not afraid to try new things and create shades you might not otherwise think of. It is a brand that takes so much pride in each and every product they create.

2012 Best High-End New Product

OCC’s Metallurgy took Lip Tars to the next level by adding a metallic sheen and very subtle shimmer to them.  It’s the same richly pigmented, ultra long-wearing Lip Tar we know and love but with a new finish!

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2012 Best Fall Collection

OCC’s Heroine collection was a beautiful mix of deep, dark, and darker.  With horror movie-inspired shades, it was so perfectly fall.  I fell in love with Overlook and Technoir Loose Colour Concentrates, and this is the collection where OCC launched their new Creme Colour Concentrates, too!

2013 Best High-End Liquid Lipstick

Lip Tars are extremely pigmented, long-wearing, and dry down to a satin-matte finish with just a slight sheen.  They’re not drying, and I don’t find that they bleed or feather on me.  They are mint-scented and come in small, squeeze tubes but are meant to be applied with a lip brush.

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