Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

OCC Black Box Set for Black Friday 2014
OCC Black Box Set for Black Friday 2014

In honor of Black Friday, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics is offering 20% OFF everything sitewide on OCCMAKEUP.COM, including Lip Tar, Cosmetic Colour Pencils, Nail Lacquer, Créme Colour Concentrates and more! The OCC Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale is perfect for longtime OCC lovers looking to restock their favorites and for those who want to indulge in the products that beauty lovers everywhere are buzzing about! Sale begins Friday, November 28th and ends Monday, December 1st.

Black Box Set ($49.00) ($78 Value) (Limited Edition)

OCC is pleased to bring back the classic BLACK BOX SET! Four full-sized OCC products in rich black shades and textures to add dark drama to any makeup look. The set includes: ‘Little Black Dress’ Stained Gloss, ‘Tarred’ Cosmetic Colour Pencil, ‘Bauhaus’ Créme Colour Concentrate & ‘Blaylock’ Cosmetic Glitter. Only available from 11/28 to 12/1. $49.50 USD ($78 Value, over 35% OFF!)

  • Little Black Dress (Stained Gloss)
  • Tarred (Cosmetic Colour Pencil)
  • Bauhaus (Creme Colour Concentrate)
  • Blaylock (Cosmetic Glitter)

Availability: November 28th through December 1st at occmakeup.com

Friday, October 24th, 2014

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Pro's Picks Portables
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Pro’s Picks Portables

Presenting Pro’s Picks: Portables! Twelve all-new Lip Tar: Test Tube shades in both Matte and Metallic textures. Unparalleled pigment potency delivers intense color payoff with the ease of application of a gloss and the lasting power of a lipstick. The Pro’s Picks: Portables set has been expertly coordinated by the artists at OCC who selected a range of shades to create whatever lip look you desire! These Test Tubes are great for longtime Lip Tar lovers who want their favorite shades on the go, or for kick-starting a brand new obsession!

Availability: Now at Sephora

Pro’s Picks: Portables ($59.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Interlace Palest Créme Peach
  • Zhora Peach with Pink Shimmer
  • Annika Pale Peach Neutral
  • Cha Cha Pale Tangerine
  • Grandma Clean, Classic Coral
  • Vintage Deep Burgundy
  • Harlot Neon Popsicle Red
  • Nylon Neon Bubblegum Pink
  • Hoochie Vibrant Magenta
  • Digitalis Pink-Tinged Lavender
  • Sebastian Plum-Toned Taupe
  • Iced Pure White Frost
  • #010 Precision Lip Brush

Availability: Now at Sephora

Sunday, September 14th, 2014

Is brown lipstick making a comeback for fall? Perhaps… here are five more modern takes on brown (at least, to me) that switch it up by adding brown tones or changing the finishes. What are your favorite shades of brown from the past and present?

  1. Maybelline Touchable Taupe — a soft, muted rosy brown
  2. OCC Marion — a medium, rosy brown
  3. Too Faced Sweet Maple — a warm, plummy brown
  4. NARS Cythere — a metallic beige-brown
  5. NARS Deborah — a lightly glossy, reddish-brown

>> See side-by-side swatches! <<

Sunday, August 10th, 2014

OCC Unknown Pleasures Collection
OCC Unknown Pleasures Collection

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics’ fall collection, Unknown Pleasures has a good mix of more unique, non-traditional lip colors paired with a few interesting takes on more traditional lip colors that still manage to be more unique than not.  It’s always fun to see matching nail polishes with the lip colors, in case Lip Tars aren’t your thing.  Overall, I really liked the collection, though I didn’t care for the thinner, runnier consistency of Vain and Pagan Lip Tars, but the collection gave us Technopagan Lip Tar, which is a knock-your-socks-off kind of a color.

Sephora was supposed to launch it earlier this week, but no sign of it yet, but it is available at Beautylish and occmakeup.com.  

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Saturday, August 9th, 2014

OCC Lament Lip Tar
OCC Lament Lip Tar

OCC Lament Lip Tar ($18.00 for 0.33 fl. oz.) is described as a “neutral rose beige.” It’s a light-medium, muted orange–not quite peach, not quite true orange, and it’s not as bright as you might expected. Melt Cosmetics Summer! (P, $19.00) is brighter. MAC Enchanted One (LE, $16.00) is pinker. Too Faced Melted Nude (P, $21.00) is more muted, more beige. MAC Close Contact (LE, $16.00) is lighter. Givenchy Beige Mousseline (101) (P, $36.00) is slightly darker. MAC Antonio’s Girls (LE, $16.00) is pinker. NARS Biscayne Park (P, $25.00) is darker. MAC Wholesome (LE, $16.00) is yellower. MAC Nearly Nude (LE, $16.00) is lighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

The consistency was thin but not watery, easy to spread but didn’t feather or bleed along the edge of the natural lip line, and it felt like most Lip Tars do (and I only note this since two of the six fall shades were a little runny). It had excellent color payoff that yielded full color coverage with little product, and the color itself stayed on well for almost six hours before starting to break down. It was neither drying nor hydrating on me, and it didn’t feel clingy, so it was pretty comfortable to wear.

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10/10

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Friday, August 8th, 2014

OCC Covet Lip Tar
OCC Covet Lip Tar

OCC Covet Lip Tar ($18.00 for 0.33 fl. oz.) is described as a “buff neutral.” It’s a light-medium, orange beige with strong, warm undertones and a satin finish. MAC Tropical Buzz (LE, $22.00) is more orange, darker. MAC Sensual Sparks (LE, $16.00) is lighter, less orange. NARS Floralies (P, $25.00) is lighter. MAC Sheer Mandarin (LE, $17.00) is more orange, darker, shimmery. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Banjee (P, $18.00) is darker, brighter, more orange. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

The consistency was in line with the Matte Lip Tars; not too thick or too thin, never watery, and very pigmented so a little goes a long way, even with a lighter color like Covet. It’s a more unusual color, which I found harder to dupe, so it was nice to see this get added to the permanent line-up. It wears a total of eight hours on me, but the color pulls into lip lines noticeably after six hours of wear. It takes about an hour for the satiny shine to wear down to a matte finish. It was neither hydrating nor drying over time, and it was comfortable to wear.

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9/10

Longevity

8.5/10

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