Monday, August 15th, 2011

OCC Mirrorball Cosmetic Glitter

OCC Fall 2011: Mirrorball Cosmetic Glitter

OCC Mirrorball Cosmetic Glitter ($12.00 for 0.088 oz.) is described as a “disco-era silver with rainbow reflections,” and it will launch with the Pretty Boy Collection on September 6th. OCC’s Cosmetic Glitters are not for use in an airbrush machine and not recommended for use in the immediate eye area. They are micronized metallic glitter for face and body art, and they recommend applying over OCC Ink (before it dries) for long-lasting wear.

Mirrorball is a silvery-blue base of color with a multitude of iridescence. It really is a rainbow of reflections, because there are so many visible colors reflecting, but it is dominated by green, blue, and violet–though there are red, orange, yellow shimmers as well. Swatched dry, it tends to look more like colored sand, but when applied wet (I used water, though for real application, I would use a mixing medium–something with a more adhesive base), it comes together better.

The glitter feels very fine, though it certainly has more of a gritty texture than OCC’s Loose Colour Concentrates–which is as expected. Again, these are not recommended for use in the immediate eye area. Some ways to use glitter: mixed in nail polish, strewn over wet polish, in hair, mixed with lipstick/gloss, mixed with a body oil–just to name a few ways.

I decided not to use the Glossover rating system to grade this product (which does not work for all beauty products–e.g. hair, skincare, etc.), because ultimately, it’s going to depend on how you use it. It’s not a product that really stands on its own–it is designed to be mixed with something.  The very nature of the product doesn’t enable it to stay on without some type of base (like a sticky cream) or adhesive element (like a mixing medium).  It’s a nice glitter–it’s not chunky or gritty, and it comes together well when used with other mixtures.  There are lots of pretty reflections and iridescence, just as one would want in a glitter.

On an overall basis, I rate the product an A.  The packaging is just like the Loose Colour Concentrates, and again, I really had to tap and bang around the pot to get as much glitter to show as I did for photography purposes.  The three-holed sifter gives you enough product to work with but not too much.

See more photos & swatches!

OCC Mirrorball Cosmetic Glitter

OCC Mirrorball Cosmetic Glitter

OCC Mirrorball Cosmetic Glitter

OCC Mirrorball Cosmetic Glitter

OCC Mirrorball Cosmetic Glitter (Dry/Wet)

OCC Mirrorball Cosmetic Glitter (Dry/Wet)

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13 thoughts on “OCC Mirrorball Cosmetic Glitter Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. This is gorgeous! Too bad I cannot use it on my eyes. I think I’m going to have to pass in that respect.

  2. Bit expensive for *just* cosmetic glitter. Thanks for the review, though!

  3. Violet

    I’m.. mesmerized. Yeah, no, this is definitely going in my OCC wishlist stat!

  4. lily

    can you show us how it looks with occ ink? if thats what its supposed to be used for.

  5. Holy crap, this is absolutely mesmerizing O.o I love that the shimmer is, essentially, rainbow, as opposed to just silver – it seems really unique!

  6. The shimmer is pretty though personally I’d prefer a warmer color for my skin tone for use as body glitter.

  7. Angela

    How would you compare this to mac silver 3D?

  8. Stephanie

    For those who want a similar effect I recommend Fyrinnae’s “Dinosaur Plushie” it’s a loose eyeshadow that is silver with a rainbow of holographic glitter. It’s truly beautiful and under $6 for a lot of product.

  9. Do you know if this is the glitter OCC used on the man on the Pretty Boy promo pictures? Its a gorgeous color nonetheless, but I was just curious.

  10. Constanze

    It’s amazing, I like the light shimmer.

  11. GG

    What is OCC Ink? I don’t see it on the OCC website.