Sunday, November 4th, 2012

OCC Triptych Lip Tar
OCC Triptych Lip Tar

OCC Triptych Lip Tar

OCC Triptych Lip Tar ($16.00 for 0.33 fl. oz.) is described as a “true 24K metallic gold.” It’s a molten honey gold with a metallic shimmer-sheen. Shocking, I’m sure, but I don’t have a dupe for this. Back in June, I reviewed Triptych in its Loose Colour Concentrate form (and it was amazing), and as a lip color–oh, la la! If you have that, you could try mixing it with clear gloss to achieve a similar color.

It’s mostly opaque, and it has a very lightweight feel once applied. As always, Lip Tars are best applied with a lip brush and with very, very little product. OCC says that you need even less of these than you do of the regular Lip Tars, as too much can minimize the metallic finish. There’s a light mint scent but no taste.As soon as these arrived yesterday, I ripped into the package and photographed straight away so I could get to testing them, as they are typically long-wearing, so I needed all the time I could get! This was the first shade I tested the wear of, and it wore brilliantly (there’s a pun in there somewhere)–just under eight hours.

The Glossover

P
product

Triptych

Temptalia Recommends
A
If you ever wanted full-on gold lips, Triptych has you covered! Not so sure about opaque gold? It also works well patted on top of your favorite berry and red lipsticks.

Product

10/10

Pigmentation

9.5/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

4/5

Results
Loading ... Loading ...
Dupes
Login or Register to be able to add this to your Vanity or Wishlist! Plus rate and review!

See more photos & swatches! Continue reading →

Sunday, November 4th, 2012


OCC Metallurgy for Holiday 2012

After three years of intensive product development, OCC is proud to introduce a whole new breed of Lip Tar. Infused with state of the art hi-resolution metallic pigments, the unparalleled opacity has gone high-voltage electric with a reflective shimmer finish.

Since its launch in 2009, OCC fans worldwide have been clamoring for a metallic-finish Lip Tar. To match that demand OCC looked to the natural foods movement to find a mineral-derived ingredient to keep the highest-opacity metallic pigments in a luxurious, weightless suspension. The result? A Lip Tar formula that requires even less product than ever before! Remember: a little goes a long, strong way!

PRO TIP: Apply the smallest possible bead of LIP TAR with our Precision Lip Brush for an unparalleled metallic finish in a fully opaque yet lightweight layer of smooth and hydrating lip perfection polish! Want even more shine? Add a thin layer OCC ‘Clear’ Lip Tar, also the perfect primer, overtop of your metallic Lip Tar lip look.

Lip Tar ($16.00)

  • Iced Opaque snow white frost
  • Triptych True 24K metallic gold
  • Authentic Full strength copper metallic
  • Electric Grandma Electrified true, classical coral
  • Super NSFW True red with a golden metallic flourish
  • Yaoi Perfectly pink pearlescence

Availability: November 15th at www.occmakeup.com, December 1st at www.sephora.com and select Sephora locations nationwide!

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

OCC Overlook Loose Colour Concentrate
OCC Overlook Loose Colour Concentrate

Don’t Overlook This Plum

OCC Overlook Loose Colour Concentrate ($12.50 for 2.5g) is described as a “deep plum shimmer.” It’s a red-toned medium-dark plum with a soft, frosted finish. When applied dry, it has a more subdued finish–less of a sheen–than it does when used damp, where the frosted sheen comes forth. Urban Decay Last Call is redder, less purple. Guerlain Boulevard du Montparnasse is darker, more purple, less of a sheen. Le Metier de Beaute Fig is darker, more burgundy. MAC Plum Dressing is a smidgen darker and less frosted. NARS Caravaggio is lighter, more purple.

It has a soft, silky-smooth texture with a finely-milled powder consistency.  It’s opaque whether it’s used dry or wet, though there is a notable difference in the finish depending on the application method.  Because it’s so finely-milled, it applies evenly and melts against the skin like butter.  I tried it on the eye without a primer, and I didn’t have any creasing or fading even after a full eight hours of wear.

The Glossover

P
product

Overlook

A+
Not too red, not too purple; Overlook is a nice balance between the two that creates a wearable plum shade that has a lot of versatility.

Product

10/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

4.5/5

Results
Loading ... Loading ...
Dupes
Login or Register to be able to add this to your Vanity or Wishlist! Plus rate and review!

See more photos & swatches! Continue reading →

Monday, September 24th, 2012

OCC Technoir Loose Colour Concentrate
OCC Technoir Loose Colour Concentrate

It’s Blue! It’s Purple! Maybe It’s Both…

OCC Technoir Loose Colour Concentrate ($12.50 for 2.5g) is described as a “purpled navy shimmer.” It’s a bluish-violet with navy blue and violet shimmer. There was an almost duo-chrome-like finish to it. Giorgio Armani Ecailles is similar but has a more satiny finish. MAC Wintersky is lighter. Estee Lauder Untamed Violet is darker, more purple. Burberry Midnight Blue is similar, slightly bluer. MAC Naval Blue is darker, bluer.

The texture is soft, finely-milled, and applies smoothly without effort.  When applied dry, it has a softer, more subdued appearance and had good color payoff.  When applied wet, it was slightly richer in color, and it was fully pigmented.  I wore it on the lid for eight hours without a primer and did not experience any fading or creasing during that time period.  This shade will look bluer or more purple depending on what you use with it, but alone, it looks more purple than blue, but it’s not full-on purple.

The Glossover

P
product

Technoir

A
This shade will look bluer or more purple depending on what you use with it, but alone, it looks more purple than blue, but it's not full-on purple.

Product

9.5/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

4/5

Results
Loading ... Loading ...
Dupes
Login or Register to be able to add this to your Vanity or Wishlist! Plus rate and review!

See more photos & swatches! Continue reading →

Thursday, September 20th, 2012


Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Heroine Collection

Inspired by our favorite horror movie heroines, OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE COSMETICS pays homage to those who dare to face danger with seductive confidence. This season, OCC unveils lips to die for, eyes that smolder, and nails with a stiletto-like sharpness, so that you can confront this Fall/Winter season as wickedly as you want!

Lip Tar ($16.00)

  • Black Dahlia Blackest blackened red
  • Lydia Darkroom plum
  • Marion Deceitfully dirty rose
  • Psycho Dripping with blood red
  • Starling Deeply rusted red
  • Sybil Midnight brownout

Loose Colour Concentrate ($12.50)

  • Overlook Deep plum shimmer
  • Technoir Purpled navy shimmer

Glitter ($12.50)

  • Blaylock True black glitter

Creme Colour Concentrate ($20.00)

A new innovation from OCC, Crème Colour Concentrate is a smooth, blendable, buildable crème coverage product that’s suitable for use on the eyes, lips and cheeks!

  • Miriam Subdued whitened plum
  • John Doe Ash-toned taupe
  • Cthulu Dirty pale olive green

Nail Lacquer ($8.00)

  • Black Dahlia Blackened red (Satin)
  • Psycho Blood red (Satin)
  • Starling Deeply rusted red (Satin)
  • Suspiria UV magenta (Demi-Matte)
  • Captain Howdy Pea soup green (Satin)
  • Debaser Ridge-filling base coat

Availability: Now @ OCC Makeup

Monday, September 17th, 2012


OCC Fall Lip Tars

OCC Heroine Collection: 6 New Lip Tars

OCC Fall 2012 Lip Tars ($16.00 for 0.33 oz.) sees the launch of six new shades: Black Dahlia (blackened red), Lydia (darkroom plum), Marion (deceitfully dirty rose), Psycho (dripping with blood red), Starling (deeply rusted red), and Sybil (midnight brownout). The six shades are inspired by the brand’s favorite horror movie heroines.

Black Dahlia is a blackened red with a touch of brown-burgundy. It has a very lip stain-like appearance on the lips. It doesn’t quite get opaque without over-applying the product. It’s fairly even, and at a distance, it definitely looks even. This shade wore eight hours and stained for another two. MAC Soulfully Rich is less red. MAC Prince Noir is less red, darker. Chanel Maniac is darker. Milani Black Cherry is lighter. MAC Media is browner, redder, and lighter.

Lydia is a medium-dark pink plum with even, opaque color coverage. I’d say this is the most “wearable” of the six and rather universally flattering. It lasted for seven hours on my lips. MAC Hot Gossip is lighter, pinker. MAC Plumful is pinker, sheerer. MAC Flaunting It is more purple, sheerer. Make Up For Ever is frosty.

Marion is a lightened peach-brown with opaque color coverage. It needed very little product for full, even color. This wore for seven hours. Burberry Heather Rose is darker. CoverGirl Delish is a touch pinker. Guerlain Gracieuse is similar but has shimmer.

Psycho is a bright orange-red–very fiery–with opaque color payoff. It applies evenly and smoothly It lasted for eight hours on my lips.. MAC Sail la Vie is similar. MAC Scarlet Ibis is redder. Giorgio Armani #405 is more orange and has shimmer. Dolce & Gabbana Sheer is glossier.

Starling is a rusted, reddened brown. It yielded full color coverage and went on evenly. This shade wore for seven hours. Cle de Peau Danse de Feu is lighter and has shimmer. Make Up For Ever #20 is a bit redder.

Sybil is a deep, dark chocolate brown with subtle reddish undertones. This shade lasted for eight hours.  It was extremely pigmented and applied opaquely and evenly. MAC Chestnut is not quite as dark/rich. MAC Seeds of Desire is redder. MAC Film Noir is lighter, warmer.

Beginning today, Sephora will be carrying the new six shades, but more noteworthy, is that Lip Tars sold through Sephora will be sold in an eco-friendly vinyl bag along with instructions and a mini precision lip brush–just to help newcomers to all that is Lip Tar learn the ropes a little more easily! Lip Tars are best applied with a brush and with very, very little product. As in a dot or two of product, not a dollop or glob. It’s not a gloss, and it’s way, way more pigmented than the majority of liquid lipsticks on the market. If you over-apply, the product may bleed/feather, and it will easily get onto teeth, too.

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, but very few products do, so take that with a grain of salt.  They are mint-scented and come in small, squeeze tubes but are meant to be applied with a lip brush. Black Dahlia was the only shade that wasn’t opaque, and overall, had a slightly different texture (and definitely a different look) than the majority of OCC’s Lip Tar range.

The Glossover

product

OCC Heroine Lip Tars - Black Dahlia, Lydia, Marion, Psycho, Starling, Sybil Reviews, Photos, Swatches

A
Lip Tars are extremely pigmented, long-wearing, and dry down to a satin-matte finish with just a slight sheen. They can be worn alone or mixed with each other to create new shades!

Product

10/10

Pigmentation

9.5/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

4/5

Results
Loading ... Loading ...
Dupes
Login or Register to be able to add this to your Vanity or Wishlist! Plus rate and review!

See more photos & swatches! Continue reading →