Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

OCC Meta Lip Tar Stained Gloss
OCC Meta Lip Tar Stained Gloss

OCC Meta Lip Tar Stained Gloss ($18.00 for 0.33 fl. oz.) is described as a “red orange shellac.” It’s a bold, brightened orange-toned red with a luminous sheen. Dior Ceremony Red is bluer-based and shimmery. Chanel Exces is sheerer but similar in color (not as bright). OCC Harlot is similar in color (but a true Lip Tar). Illamasqua Fume isn’t quite as warm-toned.

It has a really lightweight feel and thin texture, and for the first three to four hours, there’s a natural sheen–not full-on glossy shine but still rather luminous. After, it has a subtler sheen and looks like a lip stain. The color coverage is much like a stained glass window; translucent enough that the natural lip color comes through somewhat but still a lot of color density. Meta lasts for six and a half hours well, and the stain lingers for another hour or so. It’s neither hydrating nor drying.

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It's incredibly long-wearing and delivers the stained glass look and color as promised. I wish it was hydrating, because of how long it wears!

Product

9.5/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

4.5/5

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Monday, May 6th, 2013

OCC Jealous Lip Tar Stained Gloss
OCC Jealous Lip Tar Stained Gloss

OCC Jealous Lip Tar Stained Gloss ($18.00 for 0.33 fl. oz.) is described as a “popsicle pink/red.” It’s a bright pop of warm red with a glossy, jelly-like finish. MAC Strawberry Malt is pinker. MAC Strut Your Stuff is slightly more orange but similar in color. Illamasqua Fume is redder. MAC Russian Red is slightly darker. Illamasqua Temper is a touch more orange but similar in the way it looks.

Stained Gloss is a take on Lip Tar with a glossier finish, more translucent quality to the color, and a color that will stain and isn’t sheer but is reminiscent of stained glass windows. Yes, stained glass windows certainly come to mind! They have just a little translucency that gives them a lighter look, almost jelly-like, while still yielding the kind of pigment that made Lip Tars famous in the first place. Jealous had a thinner consistency that was lighter in weight and in appearance. I actually feel like the new formula may appeal to those who find the original Lip Tars too much, too pigmented, or felt like they took too much work.

The glossy finish lasts three to four hours, while the lip color lingers on for much longer (another four, for a total of eight hours of wear). It also stains, so there is still even color beyond eight hours, but it looks more like a stain and less rich/intense as it did when initially applied. It was neither drying nor hydrating while I wore it, and it started to feel more like a regular Lip Tar once the glossiness wore away (I’d say the later couple of hours of Lip Tar’s wear). I do wish they were hydrating, though, because as they wear so long, that added moisture would be a treat.

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It's incredibly long-wearing and delivers the stained glass look and color as promised. I wish it was hydrating, because of how long it wears!

Product

9.5/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

4.5/5

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Thursday, May 2nd, 2013


A little OCC Lip Tar Stained Glosses sneak peek swatches for you! It launches May 23rd at OCC and Sephora. Reviews soon! :)

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Friday, April 26th, 2013

OCC Lip Tar & Nail Lacquer Duo
OCC Lip Tar & Nail Lacquer Duo

Celebrity drag queens Willam, Detox and Vicky Vox become the first faces of Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics. These drag queens are amongst Hollywood’s most famous and can be seen on RuPaul’s Drag Race, Rihanna’s music videos, Nip/Tuck, American Wedding (to name a few) and now on to the packages of Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics.

Making their debut on May 7th, 2013 you can find this dynamic trio wearing their favorite matching Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tars and Nail Lacquers in a collection exclusive to Sephora.com and select Sephora stores. The celebrity drag queen collection of Lip Tar & Nail Lacquer Duo Packs will each come with a mini Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Brush and an inserted card that Willam, Detox and Vicky Vox can be seen on.

This makeup-loving trio is a natural choice to sport Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics long-lasting Lip Tar, which goes on slick and moist but dries down to a satin finish and densely pigmented Nail Lacquer. Celebrity drag queen Lip Tar & Nail Lacquer Duo Packs will be offered in Anime, Black Dahlia, and Kava Kava at a special price of $22.50 each.

Lip Tar & Nail Lacquer Duo ($22.50) (Limited Edition)

  • ANIME (Featuring WILLAM) – Bright Neon Pink Lip Tar & Nail Lacquer
  • BLACK DAHLIA (Featuring DETOX) – Super Blackened Red Lip Tar & Nail Lacquer
  • KAVA KAVA (Featuring VICKY VOX) – Neutral Peach Lip Tar & Nail Lacquer
  • NSFW (Featuring WILLAM) – True Balanced Red Lip Tar & Nail Lacquer
  • STRUMPET (Featuring DETOX) Deep Purpled Burgundy Lip Tar & Nail Lacquer
  • GRANDMA (Featuring VICKY VOX) Clean, Classic Coral Lip Tar & Nail Lacquer

Availability: May 7th online @ Sephora and select Sephora stores

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Friday, April 12th, 2013

OCC Lip Tar Stained Gloss
OCC Lip Tar Stained Gloss

An exciting new texture option from the LIP TAR range, STAINED GLOSS combines the pigment potency of LIP TAR with a casual glossy finish that’s ready-to-wear from its first slick application to the high impact stain it leaves behind. “OCC fans have been asking to see a new take on LIP TAR that remains true to our high opacity heritage, while providing a more transparent look” says David Klasfeld, CEO and Creative Director, “We took our inspiration from art objects like stained glass windows and lighting gels. Transparent yet concentrated color that no one would dare call sheer”. LIP TAR: STAINED GLOSS can be worn alone or layered over your favorite existing shades for added depth, dimension and a glossy finish that lasts!

Lip Tar Stained Gloss ($18.00) (Permanent)

  • Voyeur Yellow glaze creates a peach neutral
  • Androgyne Pyschedelic orange gel
  • New Wave Glassy neon pink
  • Meta Red orange shellac
  • Jealous Popsicle pink/red
  • Rhythm Box Translucent purpled burgundy

Availability: May 23rd, 2013 @ OCC and Sephora

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Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

OCC Pond Nail Lacquer
OCC Pond Nail Lacquer

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Pond Nail Lacquer ($10.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “true royal blue” with a satin finish. It’s a bold, royal blue cream; very rich and decadent. China Glaze Manhunt is darker and slightly jelly-like. Zoya Song is a bit darker, and it has a lot of shimmer. MAC Breezy Blue is purpler. Illamasqua Force is similar in color but not quite as bright. Deborah Lipmann I Know What Boys Like is darker. Essie Declare Your Denim is bluer, not as bright.

This is an incredibly pigment-rich formula; nearly one coat is fully opaque, but I felt like the texture looked best (dense, plush, and lightly shiny) with two coats, so I’d still recommend two coats.  For reference, I left my pinky fingernail with only one coat of product, so you can see the opacity.  The consistency isn’t too thick or too thin, but it is on the thicker side.  It flowed well over the nail, and I didn’t have any problems with the polish streaking or pooling along the edges.  I typically get a week of wear with minor tip wear but no chipping with OCC’s formula.

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For those who've been on a long hunt for a royal blue cream that's fully pigmented, I think your hunt might be over!

Product

9.5/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

9.5/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

5/5

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