5 Amazing Antique Gold Eyeshadows

5 Amazing Antique Gold Eyeshadows

Any other beauty buffs as enthusiastic as I am when it comes to antique golds? It’s absolutely one of my favorite shades to wear. My two top favorites are both difficult to get, as one is only available overseas (Giorgio Armani #14 Eyes to Kill Intense) and the other was a limited edition shade from eons ago (MAC Rye). An honorable mention goes to Urban Decay Maui Wowie, which has frustrating fall out from the micro-glitter, but the color itself is amazing–it’s one of the few fallout-prone eyeshadows I’ll bother to work with.

What’s your favorite antique gold eyeshadow?

OCC Chlorophyll Lip Tar

OCC Chlorophyll Lip Tar ($14.00 for 0.33 fl. oz.) is described as a “full-on teal.” It’s a green-based teal. Not unsurprising, but I don’t have a ready dupe suggestion for you. Illamasqua Apocalips is much, much bluer. Chlorophyll has a strong green pull. It also has a lightly glossy finish, and while it’s plenty pigmented, the liquid-like texture does cause it to settle into lip lines.  The glossiness will fade after a half hour or so, and you can blend out the color a bit more, because it gets drier, so it won’t pull into the lip lines as much.  It can take a little practice to get the hang of Lip Tars, but their major selling point–to me–is their longevity, because the wear can be anywhere from six to ten hours, depending on the shade and how much it stains.

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OCC Chlorophyll Lip Tar
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar Chlorophyll
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Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
10
Application
4
Total
92%

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (OCC) Kava Kava Nail Lacquer

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (OCC) Kava Kava Nail Lacquer ($8.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “creme beige” with a frost finish. It’s a warm light-beige with threads of pale white shimmer–so there are some brush strokes. It reminded me of URban Decay Fame, which is more neutral in tone. Rescue Beauty Lounge Sheer Nude is more opaque and a little more peach-hued. Zoya MInka is more opaque and a bit lighter, almost yellow-tinted. I think Rescue Beauty Lounge Ani is the closest–it has shimmer but no metallic threads.

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Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (OCC) Kava Kava Nail Lacquer
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Nail Lacquer Kava Kava
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Product
7
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7
Longevity
9
Application
3.5
Total
76%

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (OCC) Chlorophyll Nail Lacquer

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (OCC) Chlorophyll Nail Lacquer ($8.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “vibrant teal/green” that is opaque and has a satin finish. It’s being repromoted with OCC’s spring/summer Garden collection, but it has already been part of the permanent range for some time. It’s a really green-teal with a finish that looks like a cream to me. MAC Ocean Dip is much more of a blue-teal. Essie Turquoise & Caicos is closer but lighter.  There was nothing that I could think of that came close enough to this to even be considered similar, let alone a dupe.

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Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (OCC) Chlorophyll Nail Lacquer
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Nail Lacquer Chlorophyll
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10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
98%

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (OCC) Chimera Nail Lacquer

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (OCC) Chimera Nail Lacquer ($8.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “mint green metallic.” According to OCC, it should be opaque and has a metallic finish. It’s a green-teal with lots of metallic shimmer that is opaque in two coats. I could see this leaning a little tealer on cooler complexions, but against my warmer complexion, I can see the green in it. I went hunting for dupes, but I could not find anything that’s quite like this in products I’ve reviewed. China Glaze Mistletoe Kisses is so green in comparison, while Zoya Bevin is lighter, not as intense, and has no shimmer. It’s like I saw hints of Chimera in other shades, but nothing came close enough.

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Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (OCC) Chimera Nail Lacquer
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Nail Lacquer Chimera
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9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
9
Application
4.5
Total
91%

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics The Garden Collection for Spring/Summer 2012


Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics The Garden Collection for Spring/Summer 2012

OCC’s S/S 2012 Collection “The Garden” also includes freshly-picked Loose Colour o in a bouquet of the rarest floral shades yet. Loose Colour Concentrate, our super saturated pearlescent pigment powders can be used in a variety of ways to bring colour and shimmer wherever it’s desired. Recommended for eyes & cheeks on its own, mixed with our clear lip tar for a luminous lip look, and anywhere (and any way!) your imagination dictates!

Nail Lacquer ($8.00)

  • Kava Kava Creme beige (Opaque, Frost)
  • Copperhead Brilliant copper glitter (Semi-opaque, Glitter)
  • Arsenic Brilliant silver glitter (Semi-opaque, Glitter)
  • Phantasm Pastel blue metallic (Opaque, Metallic)
  • Chimera Mint green metallic (Opaque, Metallic)
  • Chlorophyll Vivid teal green (Opaque, Satin) (Repromote)

Cosmetic Glitter ($12.00)

  • Fae White with green and violet reflections

Loose Colour Concentrate ($12.00)

  • Datura Opalescent pink/lavender
  • Foxfire Silver lime sheen
  • Acacia Yellow with blue/green duochrome
  • Triptych Sleek, true gold
  • Mimosa Orange with strong gold shimmer

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