Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Plastic Passion Collection for Spring 2014

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Plastic Passion Collection for Spring 2014
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Plastic Passion Collection for Spring 2014

For Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, Spring 2014 is not the season to play it safe! Gone are the demure pastels and flirty palette of seasons past, replaced instead by hypersaturated hues and technicolor textures. OCC’s PLASTIC PASSION collection delivers its most vibrant lineup of Lip Tar shades to date, in both our Matte and Metallic textures. Lips are lacquered in shades that are bold beyond belief. For Spring, excess is everything! Featuring the legendary DEVEN GREEN as the faces of PLASTIC PASSION!

Lip Tar ($18.00)

  • Pool Boy Aquatic blue (Matte)
  • Rollergirl Vibrant lavender purple (Matte)
  • Mannequin Malibu pink (JMatte)
  • Kimber Neon orange coral (Matte)
  • Hollywood Beige/gold shimmer (Metallic)
  • Pleasure Model Pearlescent pink (Metallic)

Nail Lacquer ($10.00)

  • Pleasure Model Pink-toned pearl (Pearlescent)
  • Seething Lingerie satin pink (Pearlescent)
  • Vapid Palest lavender (Creme)
  • Automaton 24K gold with red/green duochrome (Metallic)
  • Deven Green Nearly-neon green (Creme)
  • Pool Boy Aquatic blue (Creme)

Availability: Online February 1st at occmakeup.com and Sephora.com; Lip Tars in Sephora stores on February 18th

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Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Cosmetic Colour Pencils Launching in February

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Cosmetic Colour Pencils
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Cosmetic Colour Pencils

Further expanding our ever-growing colour range, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics presents 12 new pencil products: COSMETIC COLOUR PENCILS. The first wave of COSMETIC COLOUR PENCILS range from everyday essential neutrals (Trick, Pennyroyal, Sybil), compliments to best-selling Lip TarTM shades (Anime, Black Dahlia, NSFW) and playful vivids (Pool Boy, Hoochie, Grandma). Launching with our clear, invisible liner ‘ANTI-FEATHERED’, this range of pencils will be the perfect compliment to Lip Tar. $16.00 each.

  • Anti-Feathered Clear, invisible liner
  • Trick Warm, mid-tone beige*
  • Pennyroyal Roasted peach brown
  • Symbil Midnight brown-out
  • Tarred True black
  • Feathered True white
  • Anime Vibrant neon pink*
  • NSFW True, balanced red*
  • Black Dahlia Blackened red*
  • Grandma Clean, classic coral*
  • Hoochie Vibrant magenta*
  • Pool Boy Aquatic blue creme

* Lip- and body-safe. All other shades are eye-, lip-, and body-safe.

Availability: February 1st online at occmakeup.com, sephora.com; in-store at Sephora on February 18th

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5 Shades of Radiant Orchid for Lips & Tips

Now that 2014 has kicked off, and I’m sure you’ve heard that Pantone’s color of the year is Radiant Orchid.  I know we’ll see plenty of new introductions of the color throughout the year, but I know that we’ve seen the color before–and you may already have some in your stash!  Here are a few of my picks for wearing radiant orchid on your lips or your tips…

What are your favorite orchid-hued lip colors and nail polishes?

Top 10 of 2013: Best Lipglosses

When it comes to lipgloss, I personally fall in love with two types:  insanely pigmented, nearly opaque colors or glimmering, dazzling, sparkling, and shimmering ones–but they have to be loaded with sparkle (and yet, they can’t feel gritty!).  Over the years, while stickiness isn’t a deal-breaker, I don’t like heavy, thick, goopy kind of glosses.  Reflecting on glosses I’ve tested out this past year, here were the ones I picked for my top ten!

What were your must-have lipglosses from 2013?

Top 10 of 2013: Best Nail Lacquers

I have to admit: this was a complete challenge. In fact, it felt unfair trying to narrow down favorites to a mere ten when I was considering around 300 different shades from the past year. As what tends to happen when I start to feel indecisive, I went for favorites across brands and weighted uniqueness slightly more heavily than other factors. But there were some really outstanding formulas released this year! At year-end, I have to give major props to Cult Nails and OCC, both of which had a lot of contenders.

What were your favorite polishes you tried this past year?

OCC Isherwood, Man by Man, Sebastian Nail Lacquers

OCC Isherwood Nail Lacquer ($10.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “metallic tobacco ebony.” It’s a deep, dark, rich mahogany brown with copper and bronze micro-shimmer and warm, red undertones. It was fully opaque in two coats and had a natural shine when dry. The consistency wasn’t too thick or too thin. It had a more metallic finish, so there were some minor, though visible, brush strokes depending on the lighting/angle. I can’t recall reviewing anything quite like this shade. MAC Chestnut (LE, $16.00) has a similar coloring but is a cream, so it’s quite different at the end of the day. See comparison swatches.

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